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Useful Information

Useful Information

Useful Information

Climate
Four distinct seasons in Korea:
– Spring (March ~ May)
– Summer (June ~ August) *KBS International Radio Forum is held on August 19-20.
– Autumn (September ~ November)
– Winter (December ~ February)
Currency
The Korean currency is the Korean won (KRW - ₩). Currency exchange is available at official foreign exchange booths, banks, airports, department stores, and hotels based on the current exchange rate. Exchange fees vary by exchange locations.
Tipping
Tipping is not customary in Korea. Sometimes, expensive restaurants and luxury hotels may add a service charge of 10%. Thus, you do not necessarily have to prepare for extra charges since they will be included in the bill.
Voltage
In Korea, 220V outlets are most common. Please check the power supply before use since some hotel provide 110V outlets for the convenience of the customers.
Emergency
Dial 119 for the fire department and medical assistance and 112 for the police. A hotel staff or manager can arrange for a doctor or an ambulance in a situation of emergency.

(Photo credit: Korean Tourism Organization)

Seoul is a fast-moving modern metropolis and one of the largest cities in the world. Home to over 10 million citizens, it is a friendly city that is easy to get around in.

Seoul has been the capital of Korea for about 600 years since the time of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). Seoul was referred to as "Han Yang" during the Joseon Dynasty, but after the nation’s liberation from Japan in 1945, the newly founded Republic of Korea officially changed the name of its capital city to Seoul. Seoul has developed into a bustling metropolis, acting as the political, economic, social, and cultural hub of the country.

(Photo credit: Korean Tourism Organization)

The Hangang River runs through the heart of the city. The river divides the city in two: the northern part of the city is a focal point for culture and history, while the southern part is well known for its business districts.
Seoul has hosted many international events including: 1986 Asian Games, 1988 Olympic Games, and 2002 Korea/Japan FIFA World Cup. The success of these events has shown the world that Korea is truly an international city.

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