KOREA FACTS

KOREA GENERAL

South Korea is a country visited by approximately ten million international travelers every year. With its long history in culture and tradition, the country has a lot to offer to travelers.

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NATIONAL SYMBOLS
  • Country Name: Republic of Korea (South Korea)
  • National Flag: Taegeukgi
  • National Flower: Mugunghwa (Rose of Sharon)
  • Capital: Seoul
  • Official Language: Korean
BASIC INFORMATION
  • Location: Northeast Asia
  • Area: 100,033km2
  • Population: Approx. 51 million
  • Time Zone: GMT + 9 hrs (3 hrs 30 min. ahead of Indian Standard Time)
  • Climate: Continental climate Winter (Dec~Feb) I Spring(Mar~May) I Summer (June~Aug) I Autumn (Sept~Nov)
  • Electricity: : 220V (60 Hertz, the outlet has two round holes)
  • Country Dial Code : +82

CURRENCY & CREDIT CARDS

The Korean Won is the currency in South Korea (Republic of Korea, KR, KOR). The currency notes come in the denominations of 1,000, 5,000, 10,000 and 50,000 won bills and 10, 50, 100, 500 won coins. All leading credit cards are accepted at all merchant establishments but some small shops, restaurants and traditional markets only accept cash. To withdraw or exchange the currency, visitors can visit banks and ATMs available throughout Korea. Currency can also be exchanged at leading hotels or private tellers in major tourist areas.

Exchanging Money

Indian Rupees cannot be directly converted into Korean Won. It is suggested to carry US Dollars which can be then converted into local currency.

  • Approx. Conversion Rate:
  • US$ 1 = KRW 1100
  • INR 1 = KRW 17
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INTERNATIONAL CALLS

HOW TO MAKE AN INTERNATIONAL CALL TO KOREA

To make a phone call to Korea from abroad, first dial 82 (country code for Korea), then the area code (except for the first number 0). Now, dial the phone number you wish to call us : +82-2-736-0338..

HOW TO MAKE AN INTERNATIONAL CALL FROM KOREA

First, dial any of the following international call company numbers, followed by the country code, area code and eventually the number you are calling.Pre-paid phone cards are available at convenience stores.

WEATHER

SPRING
SPRING (March-May)

Warm and sunny days with big daily temperature range. Recommended to have light jacket handy.

SUMMER
SUMMER (June-August)

Temperatures range from the upper 20s to lower 30ºC (80~85ºF). Mid-June to early July falls into the rainy season, so be sure to pack an umbrella.

AUTUMN
AUTUMN (Sept-Nov)

Although a bit dry and breezy, it is one of the best times to visit in Korea. Due to major daily temperature variations, it is recommended to pack a light jacket.

WINTER
WINTER (Dec-Feb)

With average temperatures dropping below 0ºC, winters are very cold, dry and snowy. Heavy coats and gloves are a must.

HISTORY

  • 2000 BCE
  • - Gojoseon (2333BCE~108BCE)
  • 500
  • - Three Kingdoms Period (57BCE~668CE)
    - Silla (57BCE~935CE)
  • CE
  • - Goguryo (37BCE~668CE)
    - Baekje (18BCE~660CE)
    - Gaya (42~562)
  • 500
  • - Unified Silla Period (676~935)
  • Balhae Kingdom (698~926)
  • 1000
  • - Goryeo Dynasty (918~1392)
  • 1500
  • - Joseon Dynasty (1392~1910)
  • 2000
  • - Japanese Colonial Period (1910 ~ 1945)
  • - Establishment of the Republic of Korea (1948)
  • - The Korean War (1950-1953)

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

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