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Seoul is the capital and largest city of Korea, and it is an international city with a population of nearly 10 million.
The center of Korea with a history of over 2,000 years, Seoul offers everything to delight its visitors. From cutting edge technology and trend-setting culture to a remarkable history and traditions, from shopping centers to beautiful nature, Seoul’s attractions colorfully come together to engage all five senses. Seoul is an ancient city where history and traditions live on, and meet the modern world, creating unusual scenery. The city abounds with superb destinations that offer novel experiences as well as leisure.

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General Information for the trip

  • Currency: Won (₩)
  • Currently exchanged at the rate of approximately 1,200 Won to the US Dollar.
  • For the latest exchange rate, please visit Currency Converter - www.xe.com
  • 10,000 / 5,000 / 1,000 / 100 won are most frequently used in everyday life.
Bills
50,000 won 10,000 won 5,000 won 1,000 won
Equiv. to $50 Equiv. to $10 Equiv. to $5 Equiv. to $1
Coins
500 won 100 won 50 won 10 won
Equiv. to ¢50 Equiv. to ¢10 Equiv. to ¢5 Equiv. to ¢1
Insurance

Getting travel insurance in your country prior to visiting Korea is recommended.
Insurance is also available at Incheon International Airport.
2019 KIREC shall not be responsible for and shall be exempted from all liabilities in respect of any loss, damage, injury, accident, delay or inconvenience to any person, or his/her luggage or any property for any reason whatsoever, for tourist services provided.

Credit Cards

Major international credit cards such as Visa and Master are commonly acceptable at most hotels, department stores, restaurants, and shops.
Restaurants and shops generally display signs indicating what cards they accept.

Korean Standard Time: UTX/GMT +9 hours.

Current Time in Korea: click here

Mobile Phone (roaming)

CDMA cellular system is widely used in Korea. SK Telecom, KT and LG U+ provide SIM Card
roaming services to allow you to use GSM Subscription in Korea. At Incheon Airport,
you can rent a special CDMA Cellular phone which accepts your SIM Card.

Electricity

Voltage: 220V
The outlet has 2 round holes and also used in France. Germany, Austria, Greece, Turkey and many other countries.
In case you don't have multi-adapter, you can buy one at the airport/the duty free shops/ convenience stores or borrow from the hotel's front desk.

Emergency & Useful Numbers in Korea
  • Police: 112
  • Fire and Ambulance: 119
  • Local Directory Assistance: 114
  • Long Distance Directory Assistance: Area Code+114
  • Tourist Information: Area Code+1330
Useful Websites