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General Information


The unit of Korean currency is the Won (₩). Coin denominations are ₩10, ₩50, ₩100 and ₩500.
Banknotes are ₩1,000, ₩5,000, ₩10,000 and ₩50,000.

Time Zone

The time zone is Greenwich Mean Time +9 hours.

Business Hours

Government Offices 9am to 6pm (Mon to Fri), Closed on weekends
Banks 9am to 4pm (Mon to Fri), Closed on weekends
Restaurants & Retail Stores Commonly open 11am to around 9pm (in some cases, open until 2 to 3am)
Major Convenience Stores GS25, CU, and 7-11 (24 hours, 7 days a week)


It is not customary in Korea.


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.

Emergency Call

  • 112 : Police
  • 119 : Emergencies for Fire / Rescue & Hospital Services
  • 129 : First Aid Patients
  • 1330 : Travel Information Center
  • 1339 : Medical Emergency

Useful Websites

Korea Tourism Organization
Gateway to Korea
Suwon Convention Center
Gyeonggi Tourism Organization
Incheon International Airport
Gimpo International Airport


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