About Korea

Giving its unique geographical characteristic, the Korean Peninsula is surrounded by the sea. Located in Northeast Asia, Korea faces Japan to the east and China to the west. With an area of 100,431 km² and a population of approximately 51.75 million, the Republic of Korea observes time using Korea Standard Time (KST, UTC/GMT+9).


Renowned for its unique culture, rich history, and modern cities, Korea offers many famous tourist attractions that captivate visitors from all around the world. Korea's largest cities, including Seoul, are full of modern architecture and cultural facilities, having a unique charm that harmonizes with natural scenery.


Moreover, Korea serves as a global hub for Hallyu culture, with its popular Korean dramas, music, and movies captivating audiences worldwide. The cultural phenomenon of K-POP, epitomized by groups like BTS and BLACKPINK, highlights Korea's significant cultural influence on the global stage.


Boasting its breathtaking natural landscapes, from majestic mountains like Mt. Jiri and Mt. Halla to picturesque coastlines along the South Sea, it is the best place for tourists who enjoy nature. Visitors can revel in the beauty of Korea's natural wonders, explore historical sites in Gyeongju, relax on pristine beaches in Jeju, or marvel at the scenery of Mt. Seorak.


Weather & Climate

The weather is mostly sunny and pleasant with the average daytime temperature between 17.7 and 26.2℃, making the seasons perfect for outdoor activities or travels. Average precipitation in the September amounts to 141.5 mm. It's a refreshing and a cool breeze blowing day with the end of the rainy season in summer.


Incheon International Airport to Seoul Station

The distance from Incheon International Airport (Terminal 1) to Seoul Station is approximately 60 kilometers. It takes 43 minutes by Airport Railroad Express (AREX) and approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes by car. All means of public transportation accept cash, credit cards, or transportation cards (T-Money, NAMANE Card, etc.) that you can purchase at the airport.

AREX : Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese

Airport Limousine Bus : Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese

Airport Limousine Bus routes and timetable : Korean only

Taxi : Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese


Subway Map


Currency & Credit Card

South Korean Won (KRW/₩) is the official currency of the Republic of Korea. Most of the businesses in Korea widely use and accept payment by credit cards, including at major hotels, department stores, and general shops. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and other credit cards can be used; however check the service availability before making purchases as some stores may not provide this service.


Electricity

The standard voltage in Korea is 220 volts at 60 Hertz, and the outlet has two round holes. If you do not have a multi-voltage travel adapter, you may ask to borrow or purchase one from your hotel's front desk. You can also find them at the airport, retail stores, major duty-free shops, and even convenience stores. 


For more detailed information, you can check Korea Tourism Organization website ‘Visit KOREA’ : Visit KOREA

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