Good to know about travel & stay in Seoul

Seoul is considered very safe, and general common sense will serve visitors well. Crime is generally low. In any emergency dial 112 from your mobile phone.
Look out for the ‘Public Wi-Fi Seoul’ at many locations for free internet access.
Public toilets are provided in many places, are free to use, and are even clean.

Weather in Korea

In June it has average daily high temperatures of 27°C and an average humidity of 80%. It is a very fine weather for activities or going out.
It is recommended to avoid visiting Seoul at the end of June as the rainy season is expected to come to Seoul in late June (June 25).

1330 Korea Travel Helpline

The 1330 Korea Travel Helpline is a voice call and live chat service that provides local and international tourists with a wide range of information on traveling in Korea.

Languages : English, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese, Thai, Malay/Indonesia

· English, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Russian : 24 hours a day, all year round
· Vietnamese, Thai, Malay/Indonesia: 08:00-19:00, all year round

When in Korea, dial 1330 from any phone, when calling from overseas dial +82-2-1330

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Useful Korean Expressions

  • Hello: 안녕하세요 (annyeong haseyo)
  • Yes: 네 (ne) or 예 (ye)
  • No: 아니요 (aniyo)
  • Maybe: 아마도 (amado)
  • Please: 주세요 (juseyo)
  • Thank you: 감사합니다 (gamsahamnida) or 고마워요 (gomawoyo)
  • You’re welcome: 천만에요 (cheonmaneyo)
  • Okay: 예 (ye) or 괜찮다 (gwaenchanhda)
  • I’m sorry: 미안해요 (mianhaeyo)
  • I don’t know: 몰라요 (mollayo)
  • Excuse me (for apologies): 실례합니다 (sillyehamnida)
  • Excuse me (for someone’s attention): 저기요 (jeogiyo)
  • Good: 좋아요 (johayo) or 좋은 (joheun)

Emergency numbers in Korea

Telecom Operator: 100
Directory Assistance: 114
Faults: 110
Fire & Rescue: 119 (interpretation service available)
Police: 112 (interpretation service available)
Electrical Faults: 123

Police Interpretation Service

The Korean National Police Agency (KNPA) has established a nationwide interpretation telephone service in "112 Emergency Response Centres" so that foreigners can have the same service from the police as Korean speakers. It operates from 08:00-23:00 on weekdays and 08:00-18:00 on weekends. To use:

  1. Dial "112" from anywhere in Korea (no area code required).
  2. A police officer will ask you to wait until you are connected to an interpreter.
  3. Wait - Do not hang up upon hearing a beep or waiting signal.
  4. A police officer and an interpreter will come onto the phone.

The KNPA can help you:

  • to report a crime (eg assault, theft)
  • when you are in a dispute over a car accident
  • to report transnational crimes (eg terrorism, drug or people trafficking)
  • when you're being overcharged a taxi fare
  • when you're lost and need directions to your destination
  • treated unfairly by your employer or a colleague
  • when you need any assistance from police

Hansik Introduction

Since Korean food culture has a fairly high quality, you can eat typical Korean food without making a big mistake by ordering at any local restaurant.
The average price of a meal in a korean restaurant is about 8,000 won to 12,000 won. (7-10 USD)

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Top 10 Sights in Seoul                

1. Gyeongbokgung Palace

2. Namsan Tower

3. Hangang River

4. Myeongdong

5. Namdaemun Market

6. Hongdae

7. Bukchon Hanok Village

8. Gangnam & COEX Mall

9. Gwangjang Market

10. Cheonggyecheon Stream

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