Frommer's South Korea, 2nd Ed (Frommer's Complete) by Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee

By Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee

In Frommer's South Korea, you will find out easy methods to: Steer clear of the touristy and the inauthentic and notice the genuine center of South Korea.Eat a Hanjeongsik (full-course meal) in a local cafe in Seoul, attend the Busar movie competition, store for the country's top materials (ramie materials) on the markets in Hansan, and hike the Seoraksan Mountains (or simply purchase the area's well-known mushrooms and honey)Seek out tea homes, limestone caves, Buddhist temples, sizzling springs, battlegrounds, and parks during the region.Travel South Korea like a professional with our candid suggestion and convenient Korean-language glossary.Also incorporated are actual neighborhood and city maps, up to date suggestion on discovering the easiest package deal offers, a word list of Korean food, and an internet listing that makes trip-planning a snap!

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See the section on “Credit Cards,” below, for additional information. indd 35 CURRENCY South Korea’s official monetary unit is the won (+). Currency is available in +10,000, +5,000, and +1,000 notes and +500, +100, +50, and +10 coins (which are less in use). S. dollar was trading around +1,152, the pound sterling at +1,896, the euro at +1,711, the Canadian dollar at +1,098, and the Australian dollar at +1,055. Bear in mind that conversion rates may fluctuate depending on economic conditions. com/ucc.

CREDIT CARDS Visa, American Express, MasterCard, and sometimes Diners Club are accepted at major hotels, department stores, large restaurants, and stores. Koreans frequently pay with their credit cards, but just because an establishment accepts a Korean credit card doesn’t mean it’ll accept yours. Many stores and restaurants may have trouble processing foreign cards, so make sure that you have enough cash on hand for your purchase. Also, remember to alert your credit card provider that you will be traveling overseas.

At the time of writing this book, gas was +1,400 to +1,900 per liter. Outside of holiday times, driving to Chuncheon in Gangwon-do takes about 2 to 3 hours from Seoul, Cheongju in Chungcheongbuk-do takes about 3 hours, Daegu takes 2 to 3 hours, Gyeongju takes about 5 hours, and Busan takes about 6 hours. Travel to Suwon is only about an hour and a half, to Daejeon in Chungcheongnam-do about 2 hours, Jeonju 4 hours, and about 4 hours to Gwangju. Jeju-do can accessed only by boat or plane. ). By Train Traveling by train can be the most comfortable way to get around the larger cities.

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