At a glance
Seoul, the capital of south Korea, is one of the most famous cities in the world. It is selected as UNESCO City of design, World Design Capital. More than ten millions of people are living in this dynamiccity, Seoul, and it is the capital of politics and economy of South Korea. Seoul is an attractive city where modern and traditional atmospheres are well harmonizedand it is developing as an international herb in terms of Hanryu, fashion and culture.
Korean currency is WON. Credit card is available in most hotels and restaurants.
Most banks open at 9:00a.m. and close at 16:00p.m. from Monday to Friday. An ordinary office opens at 9:00 a.m. and close at 18:00p.m. from Monday to Friday. Most department stores open at 10:30 a.m. to 20:00 p.m. Normal shops’ business hour is 10:00a.m. to 21:00 p.m.
Tap water in Korea is safe to drink. But, we offer free bottles of water for guests; convenience.
Weather and fashion
● Spring (March ~ May) - Warm and dry
In March, Seoul’s winter slowly fades as the city’s climate begins to warm. The last cold snap hits in April, but temperatures still fluctuate throughout the day. Then in May, the yellow dust from the west blows through and temperatures rise to 11-12 degrees Celsius.
It is the perfect time of year to travel as temperatures are ideal and the new flora of spring begins to blossom. As the saying goes, ‘April showers bring May flowers.’
What to wear: Light outerwear is recommended for the outdoors. Layering is key since even on warmer days, the temperatures can drop without notice.
● Summer (June ~ August) - Hot and humid
Summers in Seoul can be extremely hot and humid. The average temperature in June is 20 degrees Celsius. July marks Seoul’s meteorological transition into a wet climate as the monsoon season approaches. As the temperatures keep rising, the chances for torrential downpours and typhoons increase. The rainfall tapers off in August, but the hottest days are still ahead. Temperatures can stay up above 25 degrees Celsius even at night!
What to wear: When the rain is pouring during monsoon season and the air is sticky from the heat, it’s best to wear something that will keep you cool and dry.
● Fall (September ~ November) - Clear and breezy
Fall is said to be one of the most beautiful seasons in Korea. Temperatures cool in September, however some chances for heavy rain and typhoons still exist. With clear-breezy skies and moderate temperatures (14 degrees Celsius), October is the perfect month to spend your days outside. ?Temperatures start to drop significantly in November as daily averages fall to 7 degrees. Autumn comes to a close as the last leaves fall from their branches and the brisk winter beckons.
What to wear: Any knitwear or a thin coat is recommended. Avoid any garments that are too thin since it’s still chilly.
● Winter (December ~ February) - Cold and snowy
Winters in Seoul can get very cold and dry. As December draws near, the signs of cold weather become evident. A wave of frigid air hits the city in January as the average temperature drops to -2.5 degrees Celsius. Expect to see some heavy snowfall and blizzard-like weather! While February isn’t as cold as January, the temperatures are still relatively cold. But the winter eventually relents as the cycle of seasons begins anew.
What to wear: Wear a thick and heavy jacket or coat for the outdoors. Scarves, hats and gloves are a must.
* Source : http://www.visitseoul.net/
Time Zone: GMT +9 Hours
Measures: Metric System
Voltage: 220 volts