Korea has an open-mindedness toward religious belief that is envied throughout the world. Freedom of religion is fully guaranteed in the Republic of Korea. It's traditional religions - Shamanism, Buddhism and Confucianism - have all played an integral role in the country's sociocultural development. There are also minor religions based on various combinations of elements from these traditional religions. Christianity has developed a large following since its introduction to the peninsula in the late 18th century. You might be surprised to know that there is also a mosque located in central Seoul, known as the Seoul Central Masjid (서울중앙성원).