TODAY

2024. 05. 27.

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Useful Information

  • Business Hours

    • Government office hours are typically from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on weekdays and closed on weekends.
    • Banks are open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on weekdays and are closed on weekends.
    • The department stores are open every day, including Sundays, from 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Climate

    • Korea experiences four distinct seasons:
    • Spring (March ~ May)
    • Summer (June ~ August)
    • Autumn (September ~ November)
    • Winter (December ~ February)
    • The temperature in Seoul in September is around 15-25℃ degrees.
  • Currency

    • The unit of the 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 denominations of 10,000, 5,000, 1,000, and 100 won are the most commonly used in everyday life.
    • Currently, the exchange rate is approximately 1,300 Won per US Dollar.
    • For the most up-to-date exchange rate, please visit the Currency Converter at www.xe.com.
  • Electricity

    • In Korea, 220-volt sockets are the most common type of electrical outlet.
    • Some hotels provide 110-volt outlets for electric shavers.
    • Please check the power supply before using it.
  • Emergency Dial Number

    • 119 : Emergency number for fire, rescue, and hospital services.
    • 112 : Police
  • Time Difference

  • VAT (Value Added Tax)

    • Value-Added Tax (VAT) is levied on most goods and services at a standard rate of 10%, which is included in the retail price.
    • This 10% tax applies to rooms, meals, and other services provided by tourist hotels and is included in the bill.
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