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General Information
Tourist Information
About Seoul, Korea
Transportation
Visa Information
Tourist Information
  • Insurance
    • Getting travel insurance in your country prior to visiting Korea is recommended.
    • Insurance is also available at the Incheon International Airport.
    • GBCC 10 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.
  • Currency
    • 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
      KRW 50,000 (oman won) KRW 10,000 (man won) KRW 5,000 (ocheon won) KRW 1,000 (cheon won)
      Equiv. to $50 Equiv. to $10 Equiv. to $5 Equiv. to $1

      Coin
      KRW 500 (obaek won) KRW 100 (baek won) KRW 50 (osib won) KRW 10 (sib won)
      Equiv. to ¢50 Equiv. to ¢10 Equiv. to ¢5 Equiv. to ¢1
  • 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.
  • Tipping & VAT
    • Tipping is not a traditional Korean Custom.
    • A 10% service charge is added to your bill at all tourist hotels and tips are not expected.
    • It is not necessary to tip a taxi driver unless he assists you with luggage or provides extra service.
    • Tax refunds for non-residents and foreigners: click here.
  • Time Difference
    • 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 the Incheon Airport, you can rent a special CDMA Cellular phone which accepts your SIM Card.

      - SK Telecom
      - Olleh KT
      - LG U+
  • 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.
  • Weather
    • During April, the period GBCC 10 lies in, beautiful flowers start blooming with warm weather, and the average temperature is approximately 14°C.
    • For detailed information, please visit the official website of Korea Metrological Administration. - click here.
    • Clothing: Wearing warm jacket or cardigan is highly recommended during day and night.
  • Business Hours
    • Banks: 9AM – 4PM (Weekdays only)
    • Post Offices: 9AM – 6PM (Weekdays only)
    • Department Stores: 10:30AM – 8PM
    • Restaurants & Retail Stores: 11AM – 9PM (Some cases until 2AM or 3AM)
    • Major Convenience Stores: 24 hours (GS25, CU, Seven Eleven, etc.)
  • Emergency & Useful Numbers in Korea
    • Police: 112
    • Fire and Ambulance: 119
    • Dasan Seoul Call Center: 02-120 (+ARS 9)
    • Long Distance Directory Assistance: Area Code+114
    • Tourist Information: 1330



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