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APR 24-26, 2019 | SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA

Explore Seoul

Explore Seoul

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Local Information

Electrical System

Outlets for 220 volts 60 cycles are dominant. Always check the power supply before using your equipment.

Emergency Numbers

Dial 119 for fire and medical attention (ambulance etc.) and 112 for the police.

Tax & Tipping

Value-added Tax (VAT) is levied on most goods and services at a standard rate of 10% and is included in the retail price. Tipping is not a traditional Korean custom. A 10% service charge is added to your bill at all tourist hotel and 3~10% at some restaurants, but if you feel you have been served with excellence, giving a small tip is accepted.


April continues the rapid warming trend in Seoul that started in March. The monthly average temperature increases to 11°C. The daytime average reaches 17°C. Nighttime temperatures could be a bit chilly as the temperature gets lower in the evenings at 5°C, so please do not forget to bring warm sweater and/or jacket.

Currency Exchange

The unit of Korean currency is the Won (₩ or KRW). One US dollar is equivalent to about ₩1,139 as of November, 2018.

Credit Cards

Visa, Master Card, and American Express are widely accepted in Korea.

Translator and Travel

→ Need travel information? Just Call 1330!

When you need English assistance or travel information, just dial 1330, and a bilingual operator will offer you detailed information on tourist sites, transportation, restaurants, etc.

If you want information about areas outside of Seoul, enter the area code of that region before pressing 1330.

⊙ Hours: 24-hour

⊙ How to dial 1330 from a telephone

  • In Korea
  • - Telephone: 1330
    - Cellphone: Area code + 1330 (EX. Information for Seoul 02-1330)
    - Service Charge: local telephone charge only
  • From Abroad
  • +82-Area code-1330 (EX. For Seoul +82-2-1330)
    - Be sure to drop 0 in front of area code

→ Area Codes

Area Seoul Gyeonggi Incheon Gangwon Chungnam Daejeon Chungbuk Busan
Number (0)2 (0)31 (0)32 (0)33 (0)41 (0)42 (0)43 (0)51
Area Seoul Gyeonggi Incheon Gangwon Chungnam Daejeon Chungbuk Busan
Number (0)2 (0)31 (0)32 (0)33 (0)41 (0)42 (0)43 (0)51

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