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Safety & Security

Korea and Seoul are unique in the degree to which people enjoy the freedom to walk safely on the streets at all times. The crime rate in Seoul, especially in regard to foreign tourists, is one of the lowest in the world.

Currency

The unit of Korean currency is the Won (₩).
Coin denominations are ₩10, ₩50, ₩100 and ₩500. Banknotes are ₩1,000, ₩5,000, ₩10,000 and ₩50,000.
Rate of Exchange :1 USD = 1064.9000 KRW (date : 2018-01-19)

Climate and Apparel

Daejeon, situated in a temperate zone, has four distinct seasons. But July is hotter month of the year, so bring cotton or linen clothes is recommended. The average temperature range in July is between 21 degrees to 29 degrees Celsius. A hat and comfortable shoes are recommended for some tours. (Detail: Click)

Time Zone

The time zone is Greenwich Mean Time +9 hours.

Business Hours

Banks are generally open between 09:00 and 16:00 on weekdays. All banks are closed on Saturday, Sundays, and public holidays. Government office hours are usually from 09:00 to 18:00 on weekdays. Department stores are open between 10:30 and 20:00. Smaller shops have extended opening hours from 09:00 to late in the evening.

Tip & Tax

Tipping is not a regular practice in Korea. Service charges are included in your bill for rooms, meals and other services at hotels and upscale restaurants. Koreans occasionally do tip when they are especially pleased with the service they receive. Value-Added Tax (VAT) is levied on most goods and services at a standard rate of 10% and is included in the retail price. In tourist hotels, this 10% tax applies to rooms, meals and other services and is included in the bill.

Electricity

In Korea, 220 volt outlets are most common. Some hotels provide 110 volt outlets for shavers. Please check the power supply before use.

Emergency Call

  • 112: Police
  • 119: Emergencies for Fire / Rescue & Hospital Services
  • 129: First Aid Patients
  • 1330: Travel Information Center
  • 1339: Medical Emergency

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