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Currency
Major foreign currencies that can be exchanged at banks, hotels, and the airport include the US Dollar, Japanese Yen, Euro, and UK Sterling. Most hotels, restaurants, and shops accept major international credit cards including Visa, American Express, Diners Club, Master Card, and JCB. Foreign-issued ATM cards may have limited use.

1 USD = 1138.05 KRW as of March 16, 2015
 
ATM (Automated Teller Machines)
Travelers who carry internationally recognized credit cards can get a cash advance in Korea Won from Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) installed at airports, major hotels, department stores, subway stations and tourist attractions. ATMs are in operation 24 hours a day. Most large stores, hotels and restaurants in Korea accept major international credit cards. However it is advisable to carry some cash, since many smaller establishments and stores are unlikely to accept credit cards.
 
Time
The Korean local time is 9 hours ahead of GMT with no daylight savings time.

2015/03/16 Mon
 
Weather (Jeju)
2015/03/16

10.3

Korea Meteorological Administration
 
Cell phone rental

You may rent a cell phone at the Incheon International Airport. Users can rent a handset and pay rental and call charges upon returning the phone. Applicants require identification, credit card, and a service contract (available at the booth).

 
Internationalc Call
International dialing code in Busan, Korea is +82-51(Area code). Please omit (0) when dialing from overseas.
 
Tip & Tax
Tip Tipping is not a regular practice in Korea. Service charges are included in your bill for rooms, meals and other services at hotels and upscale restaurants. Koreans occasionally do tip when they are especially pleased with the service they receive.

Tax Visitors can receive a refund on a receipt for a minimum purchase of KRW 50,000 (around US$52). To receive this refund, present refund receipts with the purchased goods at the customs desk at the Incheon International Airport when departing. These receipts can be cashed in at the Cash Refund Office in front of the Airport Duty Free Shop.

 
Business Hours
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 Sundays.
 
Useful Site
Jeju Special Self-Governing Province Hi Korea e-Government for Foreigner
Ramada Plaza Jeju Hotel Korean Air
Jeju Tourism Organization Asiana Airlines
Jeju International Airport Jeju Air
Kimpo International Airport t’way Airlines (no English ver.)
Incheon International Airport Air Busan
Korea Tourism Organization Jin Air
Seoul Metropolitan Government EastarJet
 

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