CP2015
19 - 22 July 2015 in Seoul, Korea

Local Information

About Seoul

 

Seoul, as the capital city of Korea, acts as the political, cultural, commercial, and financial center. Seoul is also a historical city, the ancient capital of the Chosun-Dynasty for 500 years, with many tourist attractions, including old palaces and gardens. In Seoul, the past and the present meet together and coexist in harmony. During the Congress, you will be able to enjoy both the flavor of the traditional Korean culture and the excitement of a sprawling metropolitan city.

For more information, please visit http://www.visitseoul.net/en/

 

Time Difference

 

Korean time is 9 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+9)

Business hours for banks are generally from 09:00 to 16:00 on weekdays only. Banks are closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. ATMs are widely available. Major department stores are open from 10:30 to 20:00, including Sundays, but smaller shops tend to open earlier and close later every day.

 

Currency

 

The unit of Korean currency is the Won (₩). Coin denominations are ₩10, ₩50, ₩100 and ₩500. Banknotes are ₩1,000, ₩5,000, ₩10,000 and ₩50,000.

1) Credit cards

Diners Club, Visa, American Express and MasterCard are widely accepted at major hotels, shops and restaurants in the larger cities. Check with your credit card company for details of merchant acceptability and other services which may be available.

2) Traveler's check

Accepted, but may be difficult to change in smaller towns. To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travelers are advised to take Traveler's check in US Dollars.

 

Electricity

 

In Korea, electrical outlets are operated at 220 volt only. Overseas delegates bringing laptop computers and other electrical appliances are advised to check whether a transformer is required.

 

 

 

Emergency

 

Seoul, as the capital city of Korea, acts as the political, cultural, commercial, and financial center. Seoul is also a historical city, the ancient capital of the Chosun-Dynasty for 500 years, with many tourist attractions, including old palaces and gardens. In Seoul, the past and the present meet together and coexist in harmony. During the Congress, you will be able to enjoy both the flavor of the traditional Korean culture and the excitement of a sprawling metropolitan city.

 

Tipping & Tax

 

 

Tipping is not customary in Korea. Sometimes, expensive restaurants and luxury hotels may add a service charge of 10%. Thus, you do not necessarily have to prepare for extra charges since it will be included in the bill.

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