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About Korea

Where is Korea?

Korea in world map

The Korean peninsula is located in Northeast Asia. It is surrounded by the ocean on three sides, giving Korea its unique geographical feature. With Seoul as its capital city, the mainland is roughly 1,030㎞ long and 175㎞ wide at its narrowest point. Korea's total land area is 100,033㎢, neighboring Japan to the east, China to the west, and sharing the northern border with Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea).

Weather
The ideal time to visit Korea is spring and autumn season (April-May, October-November).
During the forum period in November, average temperature is around 3-11°C and 37-58°F so we suggest you to bring jackets or sweaters to be warm.
Time Zone
Korean Time : GMT+9
Currency
The basic currency of Korea is Won (KRW). Specifically, various notes and coins are used: Notes include 1,000 won, 5,000 won, 10,000 won, and 50,000 won deniminations, while coins include 10 won, 50 won, 100 won, and 500 won denominations. Foreign bank notes and traveler's checks can be converted into Korean won at foreign exchange banks and other authorized money exchange outlets.
Please refer to Korea Exchange Bank (www.kebhana.com)
Electricity
Korea has a 220-volt AC, 60㎐ electrical current. Visitros from certain countries need an adaptor for electric appliances.
Credit Card
International credit cards, including VISA, American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and JCB are widely accepted at major hotels, department stores, restaurants and retail outlets. Please check with your credit card company for details of merchant acceptability and other services which may be available in Korea.