Host City, Seoul
Seoul, the capital of Korea, has become the center of politics, economy, industry, society, culture and education for the last 600 years since its
designation as the capital of the Joseon Dynasty in 1394. Seoul has a rare natural environment with the Han River, with an average width of
over 1km, crossing its center and green mountains surrounding its outskirts. It is a beautiful city where traditional and modern cultures
UTC/GMT+9 hours, referred to locally as KST (Korea Standard Time).
The standard electricity supply is 220-volt AC at 60 Hz.Two types of round, two-pin sockets are used:
Type C "Europlug" and Type F "Schuko".
Bills & Money Exchange
The standard unit of currency in Korea is the Korean Won(KRW). Currency exchange can be done at the airport as well as the most banks by presenting your passport.
Telephone / Mobile
To make an international call from Korea, first dial International Phone Call Carriers (001, 002, 005, 008, 00365, 00700), then ,
Country code + Area Code + Phone Number. You can also purchase a prepaid SIM Card that can be used in Korea. Mobile rental services are available at the airport or at major hotels.
City bus is the most common means of transportation in Seoul which are classified to three different colors: green, blue, and red. The basic
fare is KRW 1,300 for the green and blue buses, and KRW 2,400 for the red bus. The Seoul Subway is efficient, clean, safe, and very easy to
use. The basic fare for most zones is KRW 1,350. Taxies are also plentiful and relatively inexpensive in Seoul. Regular taxi fares begin at
KRW 3,000 and increase by increments of KRW 100 based on the time and distance traveled.