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They are almost certainly Buddhist monks - the shaved head and gray clothes (apparently called "gasa") are a mark of their ascetic style of living. The gray robes worn by a monastic declare that one is a practitioner, and represent the spirit of no belongings, letting go of all worldly desires.


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He is Buddist. Buddists in Korea wear grey and red robes, despite of the most asian countries where the popular color is yellow and orange.


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I hope these links from the official Korea Tourism Organisation website, visitkorea, will help you: Muslim Food Guide Religious concerns / Halal Restaurants in Korea


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I think there is explanation of your question http://guidetokorea.wordpress.com/2011/11/15/air-raid-sirens-in-seoul-no-cause-for-alarm/ the siren will most likely only ever be a test out here. Check the time if you do hear it. 11am or 2pm on the dot are generally the test times. The siren will last 2-3 minutes then stop.


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According to the Korea Customs Service website, prepared food for personal consumption is not included in the items that must be declared at customs upon arrival, provided that the total value of all items you are bringing in (and will not take back out with you) does not exceed the duty-free allowance of 400 USD. There are special weight/value restrictions ...


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I completed my travel. I can confirm that the shower rooms are completely self contained. You can leave your luggage at the front desk or carry it with you inside. The shower rooms look exactly like the pictures. The towels are small in size and you need to ask for multiple ones for an adult. It doesn't cost anything even for the "amenities". The only thing ...


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I am told, the problem with them Indian customs is, you can read them boys all the rules from the book, but if they see you with more than 2 average sized (750 ml ?) alcoholic bottles, you have had it. By the book, you can carry 2 liters of alcohol : http://www.cbec.gov.in/trvler-guide_ason22may2013.pdf 3. What are the norms for the import of Alcoholic ...


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According to Timatic you are eligible to 'Transit Without Visa' (TWOV) as long as you connecting flight departs within 24 hours. TWOV (Transit Without Visa): Visa required, except for Holders of onward tickets transiting Seoul Incheon (ICN), for a max. transit time of 24 hours. You will need to remain "airside" and will not be allowed pass ...


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According to the Australian government's website on travel to Korea, the answer is yes - your passport must have six months validity from the date you plan to return to Australia, although there's no mention on the actual Korean sites as to how long your passport must be valid for to enter, just that it must be valid. In general, the amount of time you ...


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There are multiple ferry companies so multiple rates. You can take a look at Seat 61, which provide the listing. There is Weidong which runs about 750 CNY for the economy ticket which runs from Qingdao and Jinchon Ferry, which runs from Tanggu. Unfortunately the latter is in Korean, but there is information on that from Travel China Guide which states 888 ...


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I think they have various types of map available at the airport and tourists information centers near the attraction you want to go. I guess you only want a topographic map for hiking, not for researching, so accuracy is not that important. The Korean government has this weird law where they forbid any detailed map data to be stored on servers outside Korea ...


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Usmania International Restaurant Usmania is a Pakistani restaurant expressing authentic Pakistani taste in both its interior and food. The menu features about a hundred dishes, ranging from whole wheat bread, lamb, beef or chicken, but does not offer any pork dishes or alcoholic beverages, which are prohibited by the Koran. Inside the ...


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Normally Philippines' citizens do not fall under visa exemption as described on Korean Government site, however under APEC Business Travel Card you can enter Korea and receive a C-2 visa up to 90 days upon arrival.


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The Philippines is not amongst the Countries under visa exemption agreement for ordinary people. Its citizens are, however, exempted of visa fees for short stay of no more than 59 days. So, as far as I can tell, the answer to your question is no. You have to apply for a visa before coming to South Korea. See also: Wikipedia: Visa policy of South Korea


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I flew into Seoul on a one-way ticket and Australian passport in November 2012 with no problems at all. I would expect most nations to treat Australians and Canadians in a pretty similar manner. In my case I did have onward ticket, to Australia seven weeks later. But when I arrived at Incheon International Airport nobody asked to see any such ...


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It is quite hard to find ATMs that accept foreign cards, including Visa Electron and Cirrus cards in Korea outside areas with more foreign expats and tourists. The ATMs which accept non-Korean cards will have a small logo or sign saying "Global ATM". Thread about "Global ATMs" on official Seoul tourism website "Visit Seoul". One of these areas with more ...


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All major Korean cell-phone network providers (SKT,KT,LG) have their booth at the airport. They rent cell phones with daily charges. If you can read Korean, look here. You can also rent data sharing devices called egg (KT) or bridge (SKT). You can use them to get wifi wherever you can get cell service.


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MikkaRin has it right, these drills aren't anything to be concerned about. When they do happen, traffic is meant to come to a halt (some choose to ignore) and things generally go quiet except for the sirens. Seeing fighter jets was a daily norm for me (lived in Ulsan for a year) and they are always out and about, but nothing to be concerned of.


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The Airport Limousine (route #600) bus runs every 18-20 minutes between Seogwipo and the airport in Jeju City express, stopping only at a few select stops, including Jungmun Tourist Resort Complex (and International Convention Center), World Cup Stadium and terminating at the Seogwipo KAL Hotel. These are all usable stops. They're there for people at the ...


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It took a lot of research, but according to TSA policies, Solids food can be brought on a plane: Solid food items (not liquids or gels) can be transported in either your carry-on or checked baggage. Liquid or gel food items larger than 3.4 oz are not permitted in carry-on baggage and should be placed in your checked baggage if possible In case you ...


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According to the official Korean Tourism Organization, you do unfortunately. http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/GK/GK_EN_2_1_1.jsp However there seems to be a South Korean consulate with visa services in Seattle http://usa-seattle.mofa.go.kr/english/am/usa-seattle/visa/visa/index.jsp As a side note, I do not think a US student visa grants any special ...


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I've been Googling this all day, regularly finding new ports and routes to plug into new searches. Not long after finding the route map that I added to the question I found a page with lots of details and prices. Ironically on a website named byferryfrom2japan.com. Of all the options cheapest was, as of one year ago, seems to be: Lianyungang >> ...



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