Korean Standard Time is UTC/GMT +9 hours / No daylight savings time.
Winter in Seoul lasts from December to February. The temperature is about -6~3°C on average but can drop below -15°C. Heavy snow periodically falls on the city. When it does, parks and gardens are transformed into shimmering landscapes of white.
Korea’s currency is the won (￦). Paper money comes in denominations of 1,000 won (Cheon Won); 5,000 won (Oh Cheon Won); 10,000 won (Man Won); and 50,000 won (Oh Man Won). Coins come in 10 (Sip), 50 (Oh Sib), 100 (Baek) and 500 (Oh Back) won.
Major international credit cards are commonly accepted at most hotels, department stores, restaurants, and shops. Restaurants and shops generally display signs indicating what cards they accept.
The standard voltage in Korea is 220 volts. The outlet has two round holes and is the same type used in France, Germany, Austria, Greece, Turkey, and many other countries. The multi-voltage travel adapter are available at hotel's front desk. You can find it at a duty-free shop, convenience shop at Incheon Int'l Airport, or Yongsan Electronics Shopping Town
Government office hours are usually from 9:00 am to 06:00 pm on weekdays and closed on weekends. Banks are open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on weekdays and closed on Saturday and Sunday. Major stores are open every day from 10:30 am to 08:00 pm including Sunday.
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