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Korea Country Quickfacts

  • Dongdaemun Design Plaza
  • Metropolitan Subway
  • Downtown Seoul from Bongeunsa Temple
  • Seoul and the Han River
  • Nagoya Castle during cherry blossom season
  • Condos in the city
Area:  100,267 km²
Capital: Seoul
Country Code: 82
Country Population: 51,141,000
Credit Cards: All major credit cards are accepted.
Currency: Won (KRW)
Departure Tax: Departure taxes are included with your airline ticket.
Drives on the: Right
Electricity: 110/220V AC 60 Hz. Government policy is to phase out the 110 volt supply and many hotels now have a 220 volt supply.
Ethnic Groups:  Korean, Chinese, Others:
Flag: South Korea Flag
Location:  Eastern Asia, southern half of the Korean Peninsula bordering the East Sea (Sea of Japan) and the Yellow Sea (northern part of the East China Sea).
Official Language(s): Korean, English widely taught in junior high and high school
Religion: No affiliation 46%, Christian 26%, Buddhist 26%, Confucianist 1%, other 1%
Time Zone: 14 hours ahead of Toronto and New York, and 17 hours ahead of Vancouver and Los Angeles
Tipping: Tipping is not required nor expected in Korea. Most major hotels add a compulsory 10% service charge to bills. This is on top of the 10% VAT (which is usually included in most prices at stores in Korea, but not in some high-end restaurants).


Korea Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Korea.

Learn about the history and culture of Korea, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Korea's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips and visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Korea for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Korea tours today!


Extend Your Trip

After your Korea tour, consider taking the time to visit other destinations. Goway offers exciting China vacation packages, India tours and Thailand vacation packages plus a comprehensive selection of vacation packages in many other Asian countries.



Book your Korea tour with Goway! 

ASIA by Goway is an exclusive division that specializes in planning and organizing Korea tours, vacations and experiences. Choose from a simple city stopover, an independent travel module, and much more. We want to be your first choice when next you go globetrotting to Korea.

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