Trip to Daegu Useful Information
- Medical/Fire emergency : 119
- Police : 112
- First Aid Patients : 129
- Travel Information Center : 1330
South korea is very safe, even for solo female, and is a country that prides itself on its low crime rate.
The currency of South Korea is the South Korea Won (KRW). Coin denominations are \50, \100 and \500. Banknotes are \1,000, \5,000, \10,000, \50,000. Pound Sterling, US Dollars, Euro and other major currencies can be exchanged into South Korean Won (KRW) locally, or you can purchase currency in advance. Foreign currency can be exchanged at foreign exchange banks.
Currency Converter: https://www.xe.com/currencyconverter/convert/?Amount=1&From=USD&To=KRW
Korea has four distinct seasons. It has a wide temperature difference between summer and winter and much precipitation in comparison with that of the Continent. The warmest month is August, whereas January is the coldest one. The average temperature recorded over the last 10 years is 7.2℃ in Nov.; the temperature range in Nov. is between 2.9 degrees to 11.5 degrees Celsius. The average recorded rainfall is 73mm in Nov.
Korea Meteorological Administration: http://www.kma.go.kr/eng/index.jsp
The time zone is Greenwich Mean Time +9 hours.
Greenwich Mean Time: https://greenwichmeantime.com/time/south-korea/seoul/
Government offices and Organizations
are usually from 9:00 to 18:00 on weekdays and closed on weekends & public holidays. Banks are open from 9:00 to 16:00 on weekdays.
Korea power sockets deliver an average voltage of 220v. Some hotels provide 110 volts outlets for shavers. Please check the power supply before use.