Questions tagged [south-korea]

A capitalist democratic country in East Asia more well known for its technology industry than tourism. Usage of the [south-korea] tag is intended for South Korea; for questions specifically about its northern neighbour, use the [north-korea] tag.

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Bringing a small amount of prescription medication into Seoul without a doctor's note

I will go on holiday to Seoul for a week, in 2 days. I would like to take small amounts (enough to cover my trip) of propantheline tablets, mometasone cream and fluticasone nasal spray with me. I ...
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Can I still purchase 4G/unlimited SIM card once I leave the airport in South Korea?

I want to purchase a mobile prepaid SIM card in Seoul but I missed my chance at Incheon Airport as I arrived at the counter just 2 minites before it is closed. So I tried purchasing it once I enter ...
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How is winter time in Busan, South Korea? [duplicate]

I will travel around early January. I want to know from someone who has been there around this time if it's extremely cold?
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Do I need visa for a long layover in Korea? [duplicate]

I'm a Filipino working in Canada as a temporary foreign worker. I'm going back to Philippines this coming Dec and my flight have to stop over in Korea for 16 hours. I would like to see my husband who ...
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Apply for a Korean visa in Japan

I'm a Vietnamese citizen and currently living in Japan. Can I apply for a South Korea tourist visa at the Korean embassy in Japan, or must I do it at the Korean embassy back in Vietnam?
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The most popular travel websites in South Korea?

Our family runs a small restaurant in Venice, Italy. Since we think that South Korea is an interesting market, we're thinking about advertising our restaurant on a Korean website that might be read by ...
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Reasons to carry passport in Korea as a US tourist

Other than having proper identification on hand if stopped by authorities, are there reasons to carry my US passport when I'm outside in Korea? I don't think I would get ID'd for drinks since I am 25 ...
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traveling with no visa [duplicate]

Filipino citizen traveling from Saipan via Korea with 13 hours lay over going to manila with NO either U.S. visa or Korean visa can take Korea airport city tour?
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Unable to purchase online rail tickets from Busan to Seoul

I've planned a trip to Busan and Seoul in a few weeks with the hotels booked and everything with the exception of getting to Seoul from Busan. I am planning to take the KTX train on the Gyeongbu ...
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Does T-Money card expire?

Similar to the question on Shanghai subway card, does South Korea's T-Money card expire after not being used for a while? Because I will enter the country again and again, I don't consider refunding, ...
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Can I use T-Money on AREX Express from Seoul Station to Incheon Airport?

I want to go back to Incheon from Seoul Station. When I came here, I used a bus from Incheon to Gangnam Station, but now I want to use AREX Express to return to the airport. Can I purchase the ...
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How far do taxis from Incheon Airport go?

I have an event in Yeoncheon, South Korea (near the North / South border). My flight takes me to Incheon Airport, then I need to somehow get from there to Yeoncheon. I've researched and there doesn't ...
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Can I fly to Cambodia and back to South Korea to catch my flight home to the US after my study abroad visa is over?

I am studying abroad for 6 months in South Korea but I want to go to Cambodia to do a volunteer trip for two weeks at the end of school. However during the Cambodia program my student visa ends in the ...
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Catch a one-way ticket to Korea

I realise that return tickets are sometimes required for tourist or visitor visas (i.e. Korea has 90 days free for Australians like me) Just wondering that if I ever plan on entering Korea on a one-...
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Can I buy a local SIM in South Korea that enables tethering?

I will stay for a week or more in Seoul, and want to get a local SIM in my iPhone. As far as I know, there don't seem to exist any carriers that enable tethering, as it is not mentioned there (but it ...
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Is there a popular non-Google Korean-English-Korean translator app?

In South Korea, there are popular alternatives to many of Google's online services, for example Naver's web portal (search) and maps app and KakaoTalk (messaging). Is there a Korean-English/English-...
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Is there a ZIP code I can enter when paying-at-the-pump in the USA with a South Korean credit card? [duplicate]

Im trying to use my South Korean Visa credit card at the gas pump and it is asking for my zip code. What am I supposed to do? Is there a generic ZIP code I can use?
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Is a visa required by an Indian citizen for visiting Seoul?

I am an Indian passport holder travelling to Germany via Seoul and would like to stay in Seoul for a couple of days. I have my flight tickets to Germany and a German residence permit. Do I need a ...
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Extending tourist stay in South Korea to take a language course?

I'm an American citizen planning to go to Seoul as a tourist for a month or two, and, if I like it, enroll in a three-month Korean language course through one of the universities there (making a total ...
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Is the Han River in Seoul clean enough for kayaking?

I'm looking into activities to do in Seoul and I see a kayaking tour in the Han River that looks interesting. A friend has mentioned to me that the Han River is almost as bad as the East River in NYC ...
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How and where can I organize a North Korea DMZ tour if I'm staying in Seoul? [duplicate]

My friends and I are interested in the DMZ, and we are looking to spend a day trip there. I understand that there are Saturday tours, but there aren't a lot of details around regarding that. How can ...
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How common are credit cards in Seoul? What types?

Do most stores in Seoul accept credit card payments? If so, what types? VISA, Mastercard, American Express?
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English-language meta-search engine with good coverage of Korean airlines?

When I search for flights from South Korea to nearby countries on Google Flights, there are usually many flights from airlines which don't share fare data with Google, for example: T'Way, Eastar Jet, ...
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Wi-fi at airports in Japan and South Korea

I want to know whether there is free Wi-Fi available at the major airports in Japan and Korea. If not then what's the best way to get access to the Internet while waiting for flights to kill some time?...
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Is there an active nightlife in Seoul on weekdays?

I'll be traveling to Seoul on a Monday in the near future and I want to experience the nightlife culture. My concern is that I leave Seoul on a Friday afternoon and unable to experience the nightlife. ...
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Indonesian passport holder wishing to visit South Korea for tourism. Do I need a visa?

I'm planning to visit South Korea next month. Short stay, only 5 days. Do I still need a visa? I hold an Indonesian passport with a Malaysian visa (I live here currently).
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Importance of cherry blossom season in South Korea

Cherry Blossom (sakura) season is a huge event in Japan drawing millions of visitors and with many festivals, with centuries old traditions like Hanami. South Korea being at relatively close ...
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Can I sign up in advance for a Joint Security Area tour that departs from Imjingak?

All Joint Security Area tours (staying on the South Korean side) I have seen depart from Seoul (example 1, example 2, example 3). Is there any way to sign up in advance for a Joint Security Area tour ...
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Stopover in Korea [duplicate]

I am a Vietnamese passport holder. I'm going back to Vietnam from Seattle next week. I will have a half-day layover in Incheon Airport. I want to go into the city - Seoul just for resting, like ...
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Can I go to the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) by myself?

I wonder whether I can go to and visit the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) by myself, i.e., without some tour operator. I am mostly interested in the 3rd tunnel, and its neighboring sites such as ...
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Can I leave South Korea to reset the 90 days visa counter?

My friend tells me that I can leave South Korea for 1 night and re-enter, to reset my 90 days. For example, an American could enter Korea and stay for 90 days and then go to Japan or China (any place ...
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Geumjeongsan Mountain walkable?

I'm planning a trip to Busan, Korea and I wanted to check some temples by walking to them. A couple of places mention Geumjeongsan Mountain but it doesn't say much about an official hiking path. I ...
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Moving from US to South Korea, what surge protectors can I buy?

In September I'm moving from the US to South Korea. South Korea uses 220V/60Hz power and the continental European C/E/F-style plugs. As part of my budgeting process, I'm working on determining what ...
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Can I ask for a re-stamp on my passport at Incheon airport?

Is there an immigration office in Incheon Airport (Korea)? Can I re-stamp my stamp for my arrival because my passport got wet and the stamp was washed out and it can be barely seen.
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Do I need Korea Visa when transit at Incheon Airport, as an Indonesian citizen?

I'm travelling from London (UK) to Jakarta and using 2 different airlines (2 separate tickets - non connecting flight), from London to Incheon using Asiana (1 ticket), and from Incheon to Jakarta ...
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How long does it take to get US from South Korea by Container Ship?

I would like to know how many day will it take to get US from South Korea. Before asking, I check in google and other websites. But, I didn't find any answers. Could anyone guess me how many days it ...
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Visa for transit in Seoul

I have a question about the visa needed to transit in Korea. I'm an Indonesian passport holder and am traveling to the US. On the way back I have a transit of 24 hours at Incheon. If I want to go out ...
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Traveling in South Korea's countryside as an English speaker

I plan to travel in South Korea's countryside by car in May and June. I only speak English. Will language be an issue when booking a hotel (I'll probably only book a few days ahead of time), buying ...
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Does a Vietnamese citizen need a transit visa for South Korea?

I am a Vietnamese passport holder. I'm going back to Viet Nam from Montreal this December, and I will transit at Incheon Airport for a few hours. Do I need a Korean visa just for transiting, either ...
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Should I bring a surgical mask while travelling to South Korea during November?

I will be in South Korea one week in November. Do I need to worry about any sort of life threatening infections (e.g., bird flu), while visiting there? Also do I need to bring surgical mask, while ...
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Can Samsung Galaxy S5 be used in South Korea?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5, model SM-G900F. This is a 4G/LTE phone which I purchased from a carrier in Singapore. It is unlocked. I would like to confirm that this phone can be used in South Korea ...
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Can transit in Japan or korea [closed]

I am traveling to Vladivostok from India. I have a flight from India to Japan to Korea to Vladivostok. Can I transit in Japan or Korea? I hold an Indian passport.
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South Korea vs. Japan. Which gets cold earlier in autumn?

I will finally arrive on the Chinese east tomorrow, over three month behind my original schedule. My plan was to take a ferry to South Korea spend a month there and then take a ferry to Japan to ...
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What is the difference between type C and type SE plugs?

I live in Japan, which uses plugs A and B for mains connectors, and I will be going to South Korea, so I decided to buy a plug adapter for my electronics. Searching online, all points that South ...
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Traveling to Seoul, phone questions

I have an ASUS zenphone 2 (yay for dual sim slots!) and I'm traveling to Seoul next week for a two week business trip. 1) do I need to worry about a power converter for the phone charger, or will the ...
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10 days in South Korea using an Australian Passport, whilst on a Chinese visa

Do I need a visa for a 10 day holiday to South Korea? I have an Australian passport living in China on a z visa.
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Is there a bar at Incheon airport?

Is there a bar at Incheon International Airport, Korea (ICN)? I know there are 7-11s etc where you can buy a can and sit at a table, but I'm looking for a bar and some draught beer.
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Taking 2 laptops and an iPad for travel, as a student, to South Korea from USA

I'm a US Citizen who has received a D-2 (Student) South Korean Visa. I have one laptop that I use for personal/school use and another laptop I that I am required by my job to use on their system (...
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Where can I buy authentic cheongsachorong (청사초롱) - traditional lanterns - in Seoul?

Cheongsachorong (청사초롱) are traditional lanterns, originally used for weddings in Korea. They are made of red and blue silk. Cheongsachorong By Minseong Kim (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://...
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Why are Korean girls camera shy?

I am trying to understand the reason why Korean girls are so camera shy. Whenever they realize a public camera is on them in a situation an American girl would wave or smile or thumbs up, they ...

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