Tips for First Visitors
The Korean local time is 9 hours ahead of GMT with no daylight
Weather in Gwangju
Average temperature in March is around 15℃. For
more details, click here
Currency & Credit card
The unit of Korean currency is the Won. US $1 is about KRW 1,100 as of October 2017. Major foreign currencies can be exchanged
at banks, hotels, and the airport include the US Dollar, Japanese Yen, Euro, and
UK Sterling. Credit cards including VISA, Master Card, American Express and
Diners Club, are widely accepted in most restaurants and hotels.
Outlets for 220 Volts are commonly available in hotels and
other facilities in Korea. Please check the power supply before using equipment.
Tipping is not a traditional Korean custom. A 10% service charge
is added to your bill at all tourist hotels so tipping is not expected. It is
not necessary to tip a taxi driver unless he assists you with luggage or
provides an extra service.
Passport & VISA
- 1339: Medical Emergency
- 119: Emergencies for Fire, Rescue & Hospital Services
- 112: Police
- 129: First Aid Services