About Seoul

It is wonderful and interesting to travel to Seoul, where the past and the present coexist and change day by day. Seoul is the best place for city travel, where you can meet beautiful palaces with 600 years of history and large and small art and culture villages that lead the trend in Korea.

Attractions in Seoul

Nature & Tourism

  • Hangang River
  • Cheonggyecheon Stream
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace
  • N Seoul Tower


  • Myeongdong
  • Lotte World Mall
  • Dongdaemun
  • Insadong


  • K-Star Road
  • HIKR Ground
  • Real K-Pop Dance
  • K-Beauty Experience Center


  • Nanta Theater-Myeongdong
  • COEX Aquarium
  • Jamsil Baseball Stadium
  • Seoul Kimchi Academy House

Photo by: Visit Seoul

Useful information

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.
Passport and Visa A valid passport and Korean Visa are needed for all visitors to the Republic Korea.
Exemption: Visitors with round-trip tickets from countries that have a special agreement with Korea can stay in Korea up to 30 days or 90 days depending on the type of agreement between the two countries.
For more information: http://www.mofa.go.kr
Time Difference Korean Standard Time : UTC/GMT +9 hours (Daylight saving time is not applied in Korea.)
Current time in Korea: http://www.worldtimeserver.com
Business Hours Government office hours are usually from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on weekdays and closed on weekends.
Banks are open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on weekdays and closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
Major stores are open every day from 10:30 am to 8:00 pm including Sundays.
Climate Four distinct seasons in Korea :
Spring (March - May)
Summer (June - August)
Autumn (September - November)
Winter (December - February)
The temperature in Seoul in September is approximately between 19-24 ℃ degrees.
Currency Major foreign currencies that can be exchanged at banks, hotels, and the airport include the US Dollar, Japanese Yen, Euro, and UK Sterling. Most hotels, restaurants, and shops accept major international credit cards including Visa, American Express, Diners Club, Master Card, and JCB. Foreign-issued ATM cards may have limited use.

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.

- 1 USD - 1,238 KRW

- KOREA EXCHANGE BANK, Last Update 2022-04-19, 16:53:21

  • 50,000 won
    (oman won)

  • 10,000 won
    (man won)

  • 5,000 won
    (ocheon won)

  • 1,000 won
    (cheon won)

Telephones & Mobile Phones International/domestic calls can be made from your hotel room. Public telephones are also available and located throughout the hotel. Mobile phones can be rented at the airport or at major hotels. To apply for a mobile phone rental service, you will need identification(passport) and a credit card.
Electricity In Korea, 220 volt outlets are most common. Some hotels provide 110 volt outlets for shavers.
Please check the power supply before use.
Useful Links
Emergency Call
1339Medical Emergency
119Emergencies for Fire / Rescue & Hospital Services
129First Aid Services