General Information

Useful Information

  • climateClimate
    Four distinct seasons in Korea: – Spring (March ~ May)
    – Summer (June ~ August)
    – Autumn (September ~ November)
    – Winter (December ~ February).
    The temperature in Seoul in October ranges approximately between 10-20 ℃
  • Currency Exchanges and TaxesCurrency Exchanges
    and Taxes
    [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.
    The exchange rate is approximately USD 1 to KRW 1,135 as of August 2018.
    [Tax] 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.
  • ElectricityElectricity
    In Korea, 220V outlets are most common.
    Please check the power supply before use since some hotels provide 110V outlets for the convenience of the customers.
  • EmergencyEmergency
    1339 : Medical Emergency
    119 : Emergencies for Fire, Rescue & Hospital Services
    112 : Police
    129 : First Aid Services
  • Useful WebsitesUseful Websites
    Korea Tourism Organization:
    Gateway to Korea:
    Seoul Tourism Organization:
    Seoul Metropolitan Government: