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Traveler's Essentials

  • Standard Time in Korea is 9 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT +9)

  • The unit of Korean currency is Won. Korean monetary units are KRW10, KRW50, KRW100, and KRW500 coins, and KRW1,000, KRW5,000, KRW10,000 and KRW50,000 notes
  • Tipping is not a traditional Korean custom. Service charges are added to the bill but tipping is not expected. It is also not necessary to tip a taxi driver unless extra services are provided.
  • The standard electricity supply is 220-volts AC at 60Hz.


  • T-money is a transportation card as well as a device used to pay for taxi fares and, in some cases, transactions at convenience stores. T-money card is rechargeable at any of the T-money vendors or Ticket Vending and Card Reload Devices inside most subway stations.



    • Max Daytime Temperature (°C)
    • 26°C (79°F) in September
    • Min Night-time Temperature (°C)
    • 15°C (59°F) in September
    • Hours of Sunshine (Daily)
    • 10 Hours per day in September
    • Hours of Daylight (Daily)
    • 11 Hours per day in September
    • Heat and Humidity Discomfort
    • None in September
    • Days with some Rainfall
    • 9 Days in September
    • Monthly Rainfall (mm)
    • 137 mm (5.4 inches) in September