General Information
Climate & Weather
Average Temperature in October: 6°C~19°C
(We recommend bringing light jacket for late night and early morning.)
You may check the weather and weather forecast on
http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/AK/AK_EN_1_1_2.jsp
Korean Food
Eating out is one of the great pleasures of visiting Korea, a country famous for its many native dishes. Korean cuisine will provide unique tastes for visitors. There is also a wide variety of American, Continental, Chinese and Japanese restaurants. Korean food is nutritious, well balanced and low in calories as it involves a wide variety of vegetables. Seasonings include garlic, red pepper, scallion, soy sauce, fermented bean paste, ginger and sesame oil.
Black pork barbecue, horse meat, and seafood are just a few of the diverse culinary culture of Jeju Island that can be experienced. View Details (Click!)
Currency
The basic currency of Korea is won. Specifically, various notes and coins are used: Notes include 1,000 won, 5,000 won, 10,000 won, and 50,000 won denominations, while coins include 10 won, 50 won, 100 won, and 500 won denominations.
Cash & Check
Foreign bank notes and traveler’s checks can be converted into Korean won at foreign exchange banks and other authorized money exchange outlets. The exchange rate is subject to market fluctuations.
Credit Card
Credit cards, including VISA, American Express, Diners Club, Master Card and JCB, are accepted at major hotels, department stores, restaurants, and retail outlets.
Business Hours
Government office hours are usually from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays. Banks are open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays and closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Major department stores are open from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. including Sundays.
Tip
Tipping is not a regular practice in Korea. Service charges are included in your bill for rooms, meals, and other services at hotels and upscale restaurants. Koreans occasionally do tip when they are especially pleased with the service they receive.
Insurance
Participants are advised to take out adequate travel and health insurance before leaving their respective countries. The Organizing Committee has no insurance coverage for the participants and will not be responsible for any accident that may occur during the Conference.
Electricity
Korea uses both the 110 and 220-volt systems, although the use of the 220-volt system is more widespread. Because most new hotels have 220-volt wiring installed, it is advised to check beforehand. Most recently built houses are wired with 220-volt systems.
Time Difference
In relation to Greenwich Mean Time, Korea is + 9 hours.
Tourist Information Center
Korea Travel Hotline 1330
(Regular telephone: 1330 (without area code) / Mobile phone: 064-1330)
Korea Tourism Organization carries out the tourism advisory telephone service at #1330 every day of the year even through public holidays at all Tourist Information Centers in the nation for your traveling convenience.
There is a diverse array of information at #1330 that can surpass the information provided in the designated area’s map, tour guidebook, and Tourist Information Center. You will have access to detailed information on the desired sights as well as accommodation, transportation, restaurants, and more in Korean, English, and Japanese.
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