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CONTENTS Section 1

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About Korea - Country Overview

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- Weather

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- Interesting Facts About Korea

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Visa

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Quarantine

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Support for Foreigners

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Section 2

Living and Culture -Family Culture

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-Food Culture

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-Housing & Accommodation

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-Financial Services

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-Transportation

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-Broadcasting / Telecommunication

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-Public Services

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Education

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Medical Service

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Employment

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Travel & Activities

Section 3

-Travel

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-Festival

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-Leisure & Sports

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-Shopping

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Directory

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KOTRA - Organization & Activities

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Section

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Planning to visit or live in Korea? Here’s all you need to know before entering the country.

•About Korea - Country Overview - Weather - Interesting Facts About Korea •Visa •Quarantine •Support for Foreigners

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About Korea

Country Overview

Quick facts about Korea

Located at the eastern end of the Asian continent, the country is widely referred to as Korea but its official name is the Republic of Korea. Because the Korean peninsula is divided into South Korea and North Korea, the Republic of Korea is also called South Korea. The country comprises of the southern half of the peninsula and around 3,000 islands. Geographically, Korea is classified as Northeast Asia along with its neighbors China and Japan. Korea is divided into one special city (teukbyeolsi), six metropolitan cities (gwangyeoksi), eight provinces (do), one special autonomous city (teukbyeol jachisi) and one special autonomous province (teukbyeol jachido). These are further subdivided into a variety of smaller entities, such as cities (si), counties (gun), districts (gu), towns (eup), townships (myeon), neighborhoods (dong) and villages (ri).

Administrative Districts Seoul Metropolitan Government, Busan Metropolitan City, Daegu Metropolitan City, Incheon Metropolitan City, Gwangju Metropolitan City, Daejeon Metropolitan City, Ulsan Metropolitan City, Gyeonggi-do Province, Gangwondo Province, Sejong Metropolitan Autonomous City, Chungcheongbuk-do Province, Chungcheongnam-do Province, Jeollabuk-do Province, Jeollanamdo Province, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, Gyeongsangnam-do Province, Jeju Special Self-Governing Province. 8


Country Name

Republic of Korea

National Flag

Taegeukgi

National Flower

Rose of Sharon

Climate

Continental climate with four distinct seasons

Capital

Seoul (designated as the nation’s capital in the Joseon Dynasty in 1394)

Time Zone

GMT + 9 hours

Total Area

100,188.1㎢ (109th largest in the world)

Form of Government

Democratic republic

Population

51,687,681(Nov. 2016) (28th largest in the world)

GDP

US$ 1.4004 trillion (2016 IMF statistics, ranked 11th in the world)

Official Language

Korean

National Currency

won (KRW)

Religion

Buddhism, Protestantism, Catholicism, etc.

Main Industries

Semiconductors, automobiles, shipbuilding, flat panel display, petroleum products, etc.

*Source: Statistics Korea, International Monetary Fund (Last updated Nov. 2016)

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About Korea

Public holidays in Korea

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There are a total of 15 days of public holidays in Korea. However, with the introduction of the substitute holiday system in 2013, the average number of annual public holidays is expected to increase by 1.1 days.

Public Holiday

Date

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New Year’s Day

January 1

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Lunar New Year’s Day (Seollal)

January 1 (lunar calendar)

Seollal was abolished during the Japanese colonial rule, but was reinstated as a public holiday and became a three-day holiday in 1989. People eat tteokguk (rice cake soup) and bow (sebae) to the elders.

Independence Movement Day (Samiljeol)

March 1

Celebrates the nation-wide independence movement on Mar. 1, 1919.

Buddha’s Birthday

April 8 (lunar calendar)

The biggest celebration day for Buddhists

Children’s Day

May 5

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Memorial Day

June 6

Honors the soldiers and patriots who died defending the nation.

Liberation Day (Gwangbokjeol)

August 15

Celebrates Korea’s liberation from Japanese colonial rule in 1945. It is also the only national holiday celebrated by both South and North Korea.

Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day)

August 15 (lunar calendar)

Chuseok is one of the year's most important traditional holidays. Chuseok is often referred to as Korean Thanksgiving Day. People eat songpyeon (half moon-shaped rice cake), do seongmyo (visiting ancestral graves and making a formal bow of gratitude) and perform charye (an ancestral ritual service).

National Foundation Day (Gaecheonjeol)

October 3

Celebrates the foundation of Dangun Joseon, the first kingdom on the Korean peninsula.

Hangul Day

October 9

Celebrates the creation of Hangul, the Korean alphabet. Hangul Day was reinstated as a public holiday in 2012.

Christmas

December 25

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■Other Memorial Days (Not Public Holidays) • Arbor Day • Labor Day • Parents' Day •Teacher's Day •Constitution Day

April 15 May 1 May 8 May 15 July 17

※Substitute Holiday Policy for Seollal, Chuseok, and Children’s Day (implemented Nov. 5, 2013) - If Seollal (lunar new year’s day) holidays or Chuseok holidays coincide with other public holidays or if Children’s Day falls on Saturday or other public holidays, then the immediately following non-holiday day is designated as a substitute holiday. Example: The 2015 Chuseok holidays (Sep. 26 – 28) included a Sunday, so Sep. 29 was designated as a substitute holiday.

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About Korea

Weather Spring

March-May: The weather is cold in the morning and at night, and warm in the afternoon. Flowers and trees grow and bloom throughout the season. You will still need warm winter clothes in March, but light clothes are recommended from April. There are often hot summery days in May.

Summer

June-August: The weather is hot, ranging from 25℃ to 35℃. The rainy season starts at the end of June and lasts to the end of July. However, this does not mean it rains everyday throughout this period.

Fall

September-November: The weather starts to get colder, ranging from 10℃ to 25℃. There are some winter-like cold days in November, so it is recommended to start preparing some winter clothes and heating devices. The sight of vividly colored autumn leaves is enchanting during this time of the year.

Winter

December-February: The weather is very cold, ranging from -10℃ to 10℃. Normally, there are three cold days followed by four less cold days and this cycle repeats throughout the season. Many days will be accompanied by snow and cold wind. Warm clothes and heating devices are a must. The weather gets fairly warm by the end of February.

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Weather Precautions

Last Cold Snap

The influence of the Siberian air mass weakens as spring approaches and the temperature rises, but there is a temporary anomaly where the strength of this air mass increases and the temperature drops temporarily. This sudden temperature drop occurs during in spring in Korea. The last cold snap that people really feel lasts from the end of February to midApril, but the actual last cold snap can extend to March or May. The last cold snap has been longer in recent years, and spring is becoming shorter due to this pattern. So if you have plans to visit Korea in spring, be mindful of the sudden temperature drops.

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Yellow Dust Watch

In spring, tiny sand particles from the deserts and dry areas of China and Mongolia thousands of kilometers away rise high up to the sky and blow toward Korea on strong, dry westerly winds, covering the sky with yellow sand dust. This phenomenon, known as hwangsa, or yellow sand, occurs intensively from March to May, when the atmosphere becomes very dry. The yellow dust clouds up the skies of the Korean peninsula and obstructs vision, and sometimes turns the sky yellowish brown. A fine layer of sand dust accumulates on cars, buildings, and even the inside of buildings. The dust can cause irritations in the eye and respiratory symptoms, so it is highly recommended to wear masks and wash your hands frequently during this period.


Interesting Facts About Korea Korea is the world’s only aid recipientturneddonor nation

Korea received development aid worth US$ 33 billion over 55 years from 1945 to 1999 to recover from Japanese colonial rule (1910-1945) and the Korean War (1950-1953) and to achieve economic development. However, in 1987, Korea started giving aid, and became an active donor nation by establishing the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in 2001. In 2009, Korea’s status as an aid donor nation was officially recognized by the UN, and Korea remains the only aid recipient-turned-donor nation in the world.

The only divided country left in the world

Following the armistice agreement in July 1953, Korea was separated into South Korea and North Korea along the 38th parallel. Korea still remains separated, and became the only divided country left in the world after the reunification of Germany and Vietnam.

A country where many different religions peacefully coexist

Korea has many different religions, and is religiously tolerant. Buddhism, Christianity and Catholicism are the main religions, and there are many other religions such as Islamic, Won Buddhism, Confucianism and Shamanism. The fact that Korea celebrates national holidays that represent different religions, such as Buddha’s Birthday (Buddhism), Gaecheonjeol (mythical founding of the nation) and Christmas (Christianity and Catholicism) reflects Korea’s religious diversity. Foreigners who come from a country in which the majority of its people believe in a certain religion are often surprised to see churches, Buddhist temples and other places of worship all in one neighborhood. However, because roughly 40 percent of the population is non-religious, it is best to avoid religious topics when having conversations with Koreans.

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Visa

Visa

General Information

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What is a visa?

The meaning of visa differs somewhat depending on the country. An ‘entry confirmed’ stamp serves as a verification of approval for entry to the country by a foreign national, while the ‘recommended for entry’ stamp given by the consulate to foreign nationals entering the country serves as only the consulate’s recommendation for entry. A visa is considered a consul’s recommendation for a foreigner’s entry. Therefore, even if one carries a valid visa, entry may be denied if one fails to satisfy the requirements of immigration inspection at the airport.

Visa issuance procedure

A foreign applicant for a visa should confirm his/her eligibility for staying in Korea according to the purpose of his/her entry into the country, and should submit an application along with the corresponding documents to an overseas Korean consular office.


Types of visa

Visas are classified into single entry visas and multiple entry visas for two or more entries.

Location of visa application and issuance

•Location of visa application and issuance: Korean embassies or consulates

abroad •Documents required for visa application: passport, visa application form,

other documents depending on the type of visa ※ For information on the documents required for the respective purposes of

stay, go to www.hikorea.go.kr. Additional or fewer documents may be required as deemed necessary for review.

Stay permit

Classified into short-term, long-term, and permanent residency according to the length of stay. Long-term stay and permanent residency (F-5) visa holders should register as aliens or declare their local address within 90 days of entering Korea. •Short-term stay: 90 days or less •Long-term stay: 91 days or longer •Eligibility for permanent residency (F-5) status: There is no limit to the

length of stay.

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Visa

Foreigners’ employment and scope of permitted activities

•Foreigners may stay in Korea within the scope of their sojourn status and

period. Unless permitted by law, foreigners are forbidden from participating in political activities. •To seek employment in Korea, foreigners are required to hold a visa that

permits employment and should work at the designated workplace only. •To change or add a workplace within the scope of their sojourn status,

foreigners must obtain permission in advance. However, persons appointed by Presidential Decree possessing specialized knowledge, skills, and/or functions may report within 15 days of the date of changing or adding their place of employment. •Visa types under which employment is permitted are as follows:

Short-term employment (C-4), university professor (E-1), foreign language/ conversation instructor (E-2), research (E-3), technology transfer (E-4), professional employment (E-5), arts & performances (E-6), special occupation (E-7), non-professional employment (E-9), vessel crew (E-10), working visit (H-2) ※Long-term resident (F-2), foreign spouse (F-6), permanent resident (F-5) visa holders: No restrictions apply to employment activities. ※Overseas Korean (F-4) visa holders may not engage in simple labor (However, employment in manufacturing is permitted.).

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Corporate Investment Visa (D-8) Eligible applicants

1 Indispensable professional specialists who intend to engage in the

Visa application

•Applicant: The relevant person

management, administration, or in the area of production, technology or research of a Korean company that is recognized as a foreign-invested company under the Foreign Investment Promotion Act (corporate investment [D-8-1] visa). 2 Representatives of corporations that have been recognized as “venture businesses” by virtue of possessing superior technology through intellectual properties or whose corporation has been deemed outstanding in terms of technology (corporate investment [D-8-2] visa). 3 Indispensable professional specialists who intend to engage in the management, administration, or in the area of production, technology or research of a company run by a Korean national (individual) which is recognized as a foreign-invested company under the Foreign Investment Promotion Act (corporate investment [D-8-3] visa). 4 Persons with a bachelor’s degree or higher who is a company founder owning intellectual property or a technology of equivalence (corporate investment [D-8-4] visa).

•Location of application: Korean embassy or consulate

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Visa

Application for visa issuance certificate

•Applicant: The relevant person or the inviter

Application for change of sojourn status

Foreign investors visiting Korea on a C-3 (short term general) visa or without a visa (limited to citizens of countries that have signed a visa waiver agreement with Korea or to citizens of those countries Korea admits without a visa) who could not obtain the D-8 visa before arriving in Korea can apply for change of sojourn status after their arrival before they engage in business activities. Note that the Investment Consulting Center of KOTRA can handle the procedures within a day.

•Place of application: The competent immigration office or its liaison office in

the location where the inviter has his/her address The applicant needs to obtain a visa issuance certificate or a visa issuance certificate number, and then apply for a visa at the relevant Korean embassy or consulate.

•Applicant: The relevant person •Place of application: The competent immigration office of the applicant’s

location, or the Investment Consulting Center of KOTRA Tel: 82-2-3497-1055/1056

Documents required for visa application (or visa issuance certificate or application for change of sojourn status)

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Documents required for visa application (or visa issuance certificate or application for change of sojourn status) ※More or less documents may be required for review

- Passport (a copy of passport when applying for visa issuance certificate) - Visa issuance application or visa issuance certificate application - A copy of the business license certificate - Certificate of all matters of corporate registration - HQ’s dispatch order (with the period of dispatch recorded) and employment certificate - A copy of the foreign invested corporation register - Foreign exchange declaration certificate (if foreign currencies are hand carried) - Tax payment certificate - Original copy of statement of change in shareholders - Office rental agreement - Residence lease agreement - One standard size photo (3.5 x 4.5cm)


※Additional documents required (For initial investments) - Record of operating funds (specification of the use of investment funds, bank note and copy of bank note, goods purchase receipt, etc.) - Documentary evidence of the remittance of investment funds (permission to carry out foreign currency issued by the customs office or bank of the applicant’s country, remittance certificate, original copy of foreign currency purchase certificate, customs declaration, etc.) - Document verifying the business’s operating record (import/export notification certificate, B/L, domestic goods purchase certificate, original copy of export/import certificate) - A photo of the workplace, office space and signboard

Dependent Family Visa (F-3) Eligible applicants

The spouse of a person eligible for corporate investment (D-8) visa, and his/ her children under 20 years of age who have no spouse.

Visa application

•Applicant: The relevant person •Place of application: Korean embassy or consulate If the applicant has received a visa issuance certificate or a visa issuance certificate number, he/she needs to submit only a passport, a visa issuance application, and a visa issuance certificate (or visa issuance certificate number).

Visa issuance certificate application

•Applicant: The relevant person or the inviter •Place of application: The competent immigration office or its liaison office in the location of the inviter The applicant needs to obtain a visa issuance certificate or a visa issuance certificate number. Once that is done, the applicant can apply for a visa at the relevant Korean embassy or consulate. 19


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Application for change of status of sojourn

•Applicant: The relevant person •Place of application: The competent immigration office of the applicant’s location or the Investment Consulting Center of KOTRA

Documents required for visa issuance application (or visa issuance certificate, application for change of sojourn status)

※More or less documents may be required for review

If the applicant has entered Korea without a visa or is on a short-term visa due to inevitable reasons such as household work arrangements, he/she may apply for a change in stay eligibility. The Investment Consulting Center of KOTRA can handle the procedures within a day.

- Passport (a copy of passport when applying for visa issuance certificate) - Visa issuance application or visa issuance certificate application - Family relationship certificate (marriage certificate, family register or birth certificate) - Inviter’s employment certificate or tax payment certificate - One standard size photo (3.5 x 4.5cm) - Processing fee (the amount differs depending on the period of stay)


Foreign Housekeepers of Foreign Investors and Professional Specialists (F-1) Eligible applicants

Housework assistants who have been employed by the inviting investor or indispensable professional specialist for at least one year in an overseas country as of the application date

Applying for a visa

•Place of application: Korean embassy or consulate

Required documents

The head of the Korean consulate may request additional documents if they are deemed necessary for the review of the purpose of entry, intent of invitation, the qualification of the inviter and the invitee, etc. - Passport - Visa issuance application - Fee - One standard size photo - Copy of foreign-invested company registration certificate - Documents proving the employer’s income qualifications (local employee’s income tax withholding certificate, income certificate, certificate of salary payment, copy of bankbook, etc.) - Housework assistant employment agreement - Personal reference certificate - Diploma or other documents proving the invitee’s educational status - A document proving that the invitee has worked as the inviter’s housework assistant for one year or longer - A copy of the inviter’s alien registration card ※In the case of investors investing under US$ 500,000 (inviters) - Local employees’ income tax withholding certificates or income certificates ※In the case of executives of foreign-invested companies - Employment certificate

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Visa

Granting of Sojourn Status (Foreigners Born in Korea) Application for change in stay eligibility

•Eligible applicants: Foreigners born in Korea •Application period: Within 90 days of the cause for application (birth) •Place of application: The competent immigration office having jurisdiction over the applicant’s address ※Failure to apply for granting of sojourn status within the said 90 days will incur a fine due to violation of the Immigration Act. •Method of application: The relevant person or his/her proxy should apply to the competent immigration office of his/her location or the Investment Consulting Center of KOTRA •Required documents - Passport - Application form - Certificate of birth - A copy of the alien registration card of the applicant’s father or mother - Processing fee

Alien Registration Eligible applicants and when to register

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•Eligible applicants: - Foreigners who wish to stay for more than 90 days in Korea after entering the country - Foreigners who wish to stay in Korea for more than 90 days after they are born in the country and are granted status of sojourn •When to register: - Within 90 days of entering the country - When sojourn status or change of sojourn status is granted (immediate) •Place of application: The competent immigration office having jurisdiction: over the applicant’s address or the Investment Consulting Center of KOTRA


Documents required for alien registration

•Required documents: - Application form - Passport - One standard size photo (3.5 x 4.5cm) - Processing fee (exempt for corporate investment [D-8] visa holders) ※Corporate Investment (D-8) - A copy of the foreign invested corporation registration certificate - A copy of business registration certificate ※Dependent Family (F-3) - A copy of the alien registration card of the accompanying person (the spouse or parents)

Reissuance of alien registration card

•Time for application: Within 14 days of the occurrence of the reason for reissuance •Place of application: The competent immigration office of the applicant’s location or the Investment Consulting Center of KOTRA •Required documents: - Passport - Application form - Document stating reason for re-issuance application (where lost) - Old alien registration card (exempt when lost) - One standard size photo (3.5 x 4.5cm) - Processing fee (exempt for corporate investment [D-8] visa holders)

Returning the alien registration card

•When to return - Foreign nationals should return their alien registration card to immigration control during the immigration inspection upon leaving the country permanently. *A fine will be incurred if the alien registration card is not returned within the above time frame.

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Visa

Report of change in alien registration matters

•Reasons: - Change of name, gender, date of birth and/or nationality - Change of passport number, issuance date, and/or validity period - Change of corporate investment (D-8) or trade management (D-9) visa holders’ organization or group (including change of name) •Deadline for report - Within 14 days of occurrence of the cause for report •Required documents: - Passport and alien registration card - Report form - Documents proving the changes

Extension of Period of Stay Extension of period of stay

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A foreigner who wishes to outstay the permitted stay period in Korea must obtain approval for such an extension of the stay period. •Period of application: From two months before expiry of the stay period to the expiry date ※Applications for extension after the expiry date will be fined. •Method of application - The relevant person or his/her proxy needs to apply to the competent immigration office or the Investment Consulting Center of KOTRA and submit the required documents. - However, if the applicant is staying in the country on the application date, he/she is allowed to apply (application from overseas or via a proxy is not allowed). •Required documents: ※More or less documents may be required for review. - Passport - Alien registration card - Application form - A copy of the foreign invested corporation registration certificate (issued by KOTRA or a foreign exchange bank) - Transfer order on which the dispatch period is specified (may be replaced with a transfer order submitted for report of change in eligibility of stay if the document specifies the dispatch period)


- Individual income tax payment certificate documents: B-class withholding tax receipt or certificate of tax payment - A copy of the business registration certificate - A transcript of the corporate registration certificate - Corporate tax payment certificate - Documentary evidence of residence (lease contract, etc.) - Processing fee (exempted for corporate investment (D-8) visa holders)

Permission of Activities Beyond the Current Status of Sojourn Permission of activities beyond the current status of sojourn

Foreigners who wish to engage in activities beyond the scope of their current sojourn status must receive permission to do so in advance. Should such activities become full-time and the main purpose of their sojourn, however, they must receive permission to change his/her sojourn status. •How to apply A foreigner or his/her proxy can make an application by preparing and submitting the required documents to the local immigration office. However, corporate investment (D-8) visa holders seeking to engage in activities permitted under the intracompany transfer (D-7) visa and CEOs and other professional specialists intending to give lectures at universities may receive permission through KOTRA.

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Immigration Priority Card What is the Immigration Priority Card?

KOTRA issues the Immigration Priority Card to foreign investors contributing to the Korean economy in order to expedite their airport immigration process. Holders of the Immigration Priority Card can use the fast track immigration lane reserved for investors (and diplomats). •Eligible applicants Employees of overseas parent companies of foreign-invested firms whose notified amount of FDI to Korea exceeds the following: Industry

Minimum FDI (Notification basis)

Manufacturing

US$ 15 million

Finance & Insurance

US$ 50 million

Tourism

US$ 10 million

Logistics & Distribution

US$ 5 million

R&D, Businesses Involving Advanced Technology

US$ 2 million

•Employees of foreign economic organizations in Korea •Investment delegations invited by related central and/or local government agencies ※The number of cards issued for each business establishment may be limited depending on the total number of applicants.

•How to apply Submit application form and required documents to KOTRA on the 1st - 9th of each month. •Required documents: - An application form - A copy of employment certificate (or any document proving that the applicant belongs to the company, organization, etc. to which a card has been issued) - A copy of the foreign-invested company registration certificate (In the case of a foreign economic organizations, a certified copy of corporation registration, and in the case of an investment delegations, a letter of invitation) 26


- A copy of passport, 2 photos (3cm x 4cm) - 1 JPG image file ※Application can be made via email by attaching the application form and the other documents in PDF file format. •Application and inquiries Investment Consulting Center, Jiho Park (Assistant Manager) - Address: Investment Consulting Center, Office No. 203, IKP Building, KOTRA, 7 Heolleung-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul - Tel: 82-2-3497-1741 - Fax: 82-2-3497-1129 - E-mail: jhp @kotra.or.kr ※The above information is subject to change according to the Ministry of Justice guidelines.

Reentry Permit Reentry permit

•Eligibility for reentry permit - A registered foreigner who has left Korea for more than one year within the stay period and intends to reenter the country must acquire a reentry permit. - If a foreigner exempted from alien registration has left the country for more than one year and intends to reenter the country, he/she must obtain a reentry permit. •Required documents: - Passport - Alien registration card - Application form - Processing fee (exempt for corporate investment [D-8] visa holders) •How to apply - The relevant person or his/her proxy (must present relevant personal ID or power of attorney) needs to apply to the competent immigration office or its liaison office and submit the required documents. - Online application: Hi Korea Electronic Civil Services (www.hikorea.go.kr) 27


Quarantine

Quarantine

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Purpose of quarantine

The advent of new infectious diseases like SARS, MERS and avian flu and the reemergence of old ones are posing a threat to global health. Also, the continuous increase in trade volume and cross-border travel is adding to the risk of transmission of infectious diseases to other countries. To prevent infectious diseases from spreading into or out of the country, Korea has in place quarantine procedures and preventative measures for passengers and cargo on board vessels, aircrafts, trains and automobiles.

Quarantine declaration

•Quarantine guide - At the quarantine office, quarantine certificates are issued for overseas travelers, animals, and plants. - Travelers should check whether their destination country requires a quarantine certificate.


Quarantine of Travelers Vaccination

Check with each country’s vaccination requirements for yellow fever, cholera, malaria and other major infectious diseases. •Vaccination and certificates - Incheon Airport National Quarantine Station (2106C) is located at the center of the terminal, next to the Millenium Hall in Area 5 on the 2nd floor. Vaccinations and certificates are available here. - Open weekdays (Mon.-Fri. 09:00-18:00); phone reservations are available. •Vaccination fee & certificate issuance fee - Yellow fever: 28,600 won, Cholera: 25,300 won (2 visits required), Certificate issuance: 1,000 won •Website and contact information - Quarantine for Travelers: travelinfo.cdc.go.kr/travelinfo - Incheon Airport National Quarantine Station (reservation for vaccination): 82-32-740-2703 - Quarantine Help Desk: 82-32-740-2700/2706

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Quarantine

Animal and Plant Quarantine Import quarantine

1 Animal Quarantine (Dogs, Cats and Other Traveling Pets) •Persons entering with companion animals must go through animal quarantine at the CIQ at Incheon International Airport (by the Luggage Claim). •Incheon International Airport Animal Quarantine Office - Inside the airport’s CIQ, near baggage claim carousel number 5, 8, 15, 19 •Required documents: Animal quarantine certificate issued by the exporting country’s authorities

2 Information Required on the Animal Quarantine Certificate ① Microchip implant number: Importers of animals bearing microchips that are not ISO11784/11785 compliant should prepare the appropriate microchip reader. ② Test result on neutralizing antibody test to rabies (within 24 months of the sampling date, result should be 0.5 IU/ml or higher), test date, name of testing laboratory ※Animals younger than 90 days and animals from a rabies free country do not require a test result on neutralizing antibody test to rabies. ③ Certification of no history of Hendra virus and Nipah virus infection (for Malaysian cats and dogs and Australian cats) ④ Date of birth, quarantine certificate issuance number, government stamp of approval by exporting country, signature of veterinarian, etc. ※Check the precise details at the time of entry as the above information is subject to change. ※This is in accordance with OIE (World Organization for Animal Health) recommendations and is subject to change depending on animal disease outbreaks in the originating country. ※Quarantined animals that pass the inspection test will be released on the day of quarantine, but the quarantine period will be extended for animals that do not pass the inspection, and the animal’s caretaker shall pay any additional costs incurred.

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3 Quarantine of Livestock Products and Plants •If a traveler is in possession of any plants (fruits, flowers, etc.) or livestock products (sausages, dried meat, processed meat, dairy products, or egg products), he / she must be inspected at a quarantine station. •Most fruits, fruit vegetables, root vegetables with soil attached, meat, ham, sausages, dried meat, etc. are restricted.

Export quarantine

1 Animal Quarantine •If the destination country requests an animal quarantine certificate from Korea, the animal owner must receive quarantine from the Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency and carry the animal quarantine certificate when leaving the country with the companion animal. - Export quarantine applicants must check the quarantine requirements of the destination country through the country’s animal quarantine agency, embassy in Korea, etc. •As the import of certain types of companion animals is banned in some countries, applicants must check the relevant information in advance. •Quarantine service at Incheon International Airport - Animal and plant quarantine center (Inside entrance 7 on the 3rd floor of the airport terminal) •Required documents: - Certificate of rabies vaccination, physical examination report and other documents required by the destination country - Business hours 09:00-18:00 (Weekdays) Outside of business hours, call 82-32-740-2660/2661/2671 ■Contact Information •Animal export quarantine: 82-32-740-2660/2661 •Quarantine for an extended period: 82-32-752-1271/1272 •Animals shipped by cargo: 82-32-740-2678

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Quarantine

2 Quarantine of Livestock Products and Plants •If the destination country requires a livestock products and plants quarantine certificate from Korea, the owner must receive quarantine from the Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency and carry the animal quarantine certificate when leaving the country with the livestock products and plants. - Export quarantine applicants must check the quarantine requirements of the destination country through the country’s quarantine agency, embassy in Korea, etc. •As the import of certain types of livestock products and plants is banned in some countries, applicants must check the relevant information in advance. ■Contact Information •Hand-carried livestock products and plants: 82-32-740-2660/2661 •Hand-carried plants: 82-32-740-2077 •Livestock productsshipped by cargo: 82-32-740-2673 •Plants shipped by cargo: 82-32-740-2074 •Livestock products shipped by express cargo: 82-32-740-2627 •Plants shipped by express cargo: 82-32-740-2073 •Livestock products shipped by mail: 82-32-740-2683 •Plants shipped by mail: 82-32-740-2088

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Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency

Information on animal diseases, plant pests and diseases, import and export of animals and plants and quarantine service for overseas travelers. Web: www.qia.go.kr

â– Contact Information Office

QIA Head Office

Address

175, Aanyang-ro, Manan-gu, Anyang-si, Gyeonggi-do

Incheon International Government agency bldg, 47, 424 beon-gil, Gonghang-ro, Airport Regional Office Jung-gu, Incheon

Tel Animals 82-31-467-1994 Plants 82-31-250-9179 Animals 82-32-740-2660 Plants 82-32-740-2077

Yeongnam Regional Office

8, Jungang-daero 30beon-gil, Jung-gu, Busan

82-51-600-6250

Jungbu Regional Office

129, Juan-ro, Nam-gu, Incheon

82-32-722-8237

Seoul Regional Office

46, Deungchon-ro 39ga-gil, Gangseo-gu, Seoul

82-2-2650-0617

Honam Regional Office

3F Hongin bldg, 96, Munhwa-ro, Gunsan-si, Jeollabuk-do

82-63-460-9430

Jeju Regional Office

4F Jeju Regional Government Complex,59, Cheongsa-ro, Jeju-si, Jeju-do

82-64-728-5350

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Support for Foreigners

Support for Foreigners

Foreigner Support Service Foreigner support service

Both government and private organizations provide services such as education on Korean language and culture, and counseling designed to aid foreigners to adjust to life in Korea. The services offered by foreigner support institutions are especially useful in the early days when it is difficult to communicate and form relationships with Korean people and the culture seems rather strange and unfamiliar.

Korean Language Education Korean language education

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Learning Korean is an absolute necessity in order to understand Korean culture and to live in Korea without too many problems or difficulties. There are many institutions where foreigners can learn Korean free of charge. The Multicultural Family Support Center, the Korea Support Center for Foreign Workers and the Korean Language Institute are some of the most well-known institutions that provide education on Korean language for foreigners. The Multicultural Family Support Center runs a home teaching program which dispatches Korean language teachers to the homes of married immigrants. Various online Korean education programs are also available recently, and foreigners can learn Korean at home when it suits them.


Seoul Global Center Free Korean Course

The Seoul Global Center provides free Korean language classes that are available for any non-Korean residing in the capital city. Complimentary classes are offered in different difficulty levels. Web: global.seoul.go.kr/ Tel: 82-2-2075-4130~1 (English), 82-2-2075-4113 (Chinese), 82-2-2075-4105 (Japanese) E-mail: hotline@seoul.go.kr

International Migrant Center

This center organizes regular festivals, camps, and Korean courses for multicultural families. You can browse the complete list of activities on the official notice board on their website. Web: www.migrantcenter.net/ Tel: 82-31-795-5158

Community Community

The local community is a great place to connect and interact with people. It can prove to be a great companion at times away from home. Sharing information and understanding others will help you mix in with the new community, make new friends, participate in interesting activities, and help you cope with the changes around you. There are a number of expat communities based in Korea. They are hosted by foreign organizations or foreigner support groups and are for people from certain countries or an open community for all. Keep in mind that there are a wide variety of groups to choose from. 35


Support for Foreigners

Seoul International Women's Association (SIWA)

The largest international women's organization in Korea hosts monthly coffee gatherings, offers over 40 courses on subjects such as photography and cooking, and plans Korean culture experience events and other networking sessions. The association holds a regular bazaar that sells donated secondhand goods to support those in need. It is a great community and is especially recommended to spouses who have immigrated to Korea by marriage. Web: www.siwapage.com E-mail: contact@siwapage.com

British Association of Seoul

Teatime, educational courses, mahjong gatherings, and Halloween parties galore. Collecting monetary donations takes up a big part of this association's activities. Web: www.britishseoul.com E-mail: www.britishseoul.com/contact

Community Korea

Community Korea's activities can be categorized into four groups. Language exchange is for Koreans and non-Korean residents. Their foreign activity committee organizes concerts, camps, Korean song class, and regular parties. They also arrange temple stay programs. Web: www.communitykorea.com E-mail: info@communitykorea.com

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Gugak (Korean traditional music) classes

The National Gugak Center provides regular gugak (traditional Korean music) classes for foreign residents. Janggu (Korean double headed drum), samulnori (traditional percussion quartet), folk song and pansori (Korean dramatic song and dance) lessons are provided in Korean easy enough for foreigners to understand. Web: www.gugak.go.kr Tel: 82-2-580-3300

Animal Rescue Korea

A growing network of foreigners residing in Korea who share a love for animals formed this citizen charity group. They find new homes for homeless animals, nurture animals in need, and are regularly involved in volunteer work and fundraising. Web: www.animalrescuekorea.org E-mail: www.animalrescuekorea.org/contact

Seoul Japan Club (SJC)

This is a community for Japanese businesspersons living in Korea. The community not only focuses on promoting togetherness but is also committed to solving business issues that Japanese corporates face in Korea. Web: www.sjchp.co.kr Tel: 82-2-739-6962 37


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Seoul Migrant Center

This center regularly provides various programs for foreign residents.

I-Park Department Store Cultural Center (Yongsan)

Ballet classes, cooking classes and many other cultural classes are offered in English for both foreigners and Koreans.

Daejeon International Exchange Center

This is a foreign resident community based in Daejeon. It offers courses for cooking, traditional culture, and more.

Seoul Volunteer Center

The Center has volunteer programs for foreigners.

Web: www.withmigrants.org Tel: 82-2-3672-9472

Web: www.iparkculture.com Tel: 82-2-2012-4050

Web: www.dicc.or.kr Tel: 82-42-223-0789

Web: www.volunteer.seoul.go.kr Tel: 82-1670-1365


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Foreign villages in Seoul

According to the Korea Immigration Office and the Korea National Statistical Office, there are around 2.02 million foreigners in Korea as of October 2016. Korea is experiencing a steep rise in international marriages with more and more multicultural families coming about. There are 10 foreign neighborhoods and streets in Seoul alone. Ansan Foreigner Village, Incheon China Town, Namhae German Town, and Geoje Northern Europe Town are well-known foreign villages outside the capital. In the past, expatriate housing areas were limited to a few neighborhoods around foreign embassies. Now, residential areas for foreigners are becoming ever more diverse.

■Foreign Villages in Seoul Korean-Chinese Village (Yenbian Street : Garibong-dong, Guro-gu)

Many Korean-Chinese people have settled in Garibong-dong, Guro-gu, Seoul, constituting a Chinese community. A business community has developed along a 500m-long alley where both Korean and Chinese are spoken.

Muslim Village (Seoul Central Masjid : Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu)

An Islamic business community comes together ‘temporarily’on weekends as many Muslims go to the mosque to attend their weekly service on Friday afternoons.

Chinese Village No. 1 (Little Chinatown : Yeonhui-dong of Seodaemun-gu and Yeonnam-dong of Mapo-gu)

A Chinese community has developed around the Chinese Junior and Senior High Schools at Yeonhui-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul. It is a residential-commercial Chinese village where many Chinese restaurants have formed into a Chinese business town.

Chinese Village No. 2 (Chinese Street: in front of the Chinese Embassy at Myeong-dong, Jung-gu)

A cultural village has developed in the Chinese business town that has sprung up around Hanseong Chinese Elementary School in front of the Chinese Embassy. Local Koreans can experience ‘Chinese culture’ in downtown Seoul as Chinese villages such as Yenben Street or Korean-Chinese villages have developed in various parts of Seoul.

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Support for Foreigners

French Village (Seorae Village: Bangbae-dong and Banpo 4(sa)-dong, Seocho-gu)

A French residential-commercial community has developed around a French school. Various cultural events are staged backed up by dedicated administrative support from the local gu or district office in the French language.

Japan Village (Little Tokyo: Ichon 1(il)dong, Yongsan-gu)

One of the oldest foreign villages in Seoul, Little Tokyo is equipped with a kindergarten and a range of educational, religious and business facilities. Japanese is spoken at nearly all of the facilities and services have been developed for Japanese residents.

Mongolia Village (Mongol Tower: Beorumul-gil, Gwanghuidong, Dongdaemun-gu)

This tower is also known as a ‘Mongolian island floating in Seoul’ as many Mongols from various parts of Seoul or its suburbs gather here to exchange information. Korean is virtually nonexistent here.

Italian Village (Club Italia: Francisco Catholic Church at Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu)

A cultural community based on religious bonds has developed here even though few Italians reside in Seoul. Diverse cultural events are held by the Italian cultural center around a Catholic church that holds mass every Sunday for Italians and also runs a kindergarten.

Philippine Village (Sunday Market: in front of Hyehwa Catholic Church at Hyehwa-dong, Jongno-gu)

‘Little Manila’ comes together in front of Hyehwa Catholic Church every Sunday. Many truck-mounted stalls sell Philippine-related products.

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Websites supporting multiple languages

Korea is a leader in information technology. Foreign nationals can learn about the language and society of Korea online through various websites. Websites operated by foreigner support institutions are particularly useful because they offer their services in multiple languages.

Website

Web Address

Operating Institution

Service

Overall multicultural family support The Central Office service including Korean language for Multi-cultural education, information on living in Family Support Korea, and news programs in multiple Centers languages.

Multicultural Family Support Center Website

www.liveinkorea. go.kr

Korea.net

Korea.net

KBS World News

world.kbs.co.kr

Migrants’ Network TV

www.mntv.net

The Cyber University of Korea’s Multicultural Campaign

ecamp.kdu.edu

The Cyber Korean language education University of Korea

Korea Support Center for Foreign Workers

www.migrantok. org

Korea Support Center for Foreign Information on counseling and education Workers

HiKorea

www.hikorea.go.kr

Ministry of Justice

Online applications for visa-related matters

Mangonet

www.saladtv.kr

Migrant Center Asia Chang

Community for married immigrants; provides information on education, health services, and jobs.

Korean Culture and Official website of Korea Information Service KBS World

Introduction to news, current events, and entertainment programs offered in multiple languages.

Korea Support News offered in multiple languages; Center for Foreign and classes in Korean language in Workers daily life.

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Korea has a lot to offer. Here’s a guide to the Korean culture and society, and how to make the most out of your stay in Korea. •Lving and Culture - Family Culture - Food Culture - Housing & Accommodation - Financial Services - Transportation - Broadcasting/ Telecommunication - Public Services •Education •Medical Service •Employment •Travel & Activities - Travel - Festival - Leisure & Sports - Shopping 43


Living and Culture

Family Culture

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Characteristics of the Korean family

The traditional Korean family is a large family of many generations with confucionism at its roots, but the modern form of family in Korea is a nuclear family consisting of parents and their children. Generally, children move out of the house when they grow up and get married, although some leave their parents and live independently when they become an adult. Because children tend to live longer with their parents compared to other countries, the Korean family is very tight-knit.

Language etiquette

The Korean language uses different expressions and terms depending on the age and status of the person being addressed, and relationship and intimacy with the person. The Korean language employs forms of honorific speech and normal speech. •If the person you are addressing is older than you or occupies a higher position, you should use honorific speech. You should also use this form of speech when you are talking in public places. •If the person you are addressing is your friend or your subordinate, you should use the normal form of speech. You should also use this form of speech when you are talking to children.


Manners and Etiquette for Special Occasions Wedding

Wedding ceremonies in Korea today usually take place at a commercial wedding hall, hotel or church whereas traditional Korean weddings were held at the bride’s house. Traditionally, all guests to a wedding need to prepare a gift money of some appropriate amount for the bride or groom. Guests to a wedding ceremony need to dress appropriately to respect and celebrate the occasion. Men should wear suits and women should avoid white or pink and should not wear anything dressier than the bride’s wedding dress. In Korea today, most wedding ceremonies and receptions take place at separate venues and guests are led to a reception hall for dining although some ceremonies are held at a dining hall with guests served with food. After the ceremony the bride and groom change to Korean traditional garments called Hanbok and move to a special venue where the traditional Pyebaek ritual takes place.

Funeral

A three-day funeral is common in Korea. The best time to visit is between 09:00 to 23:00 on the second day because the funeral parlor may not be ready on the first, and the coffin is carried out first thing in the morning on the third day. Mourners - both men and women - visiting the funeral house are expected to wear a black suit with black tie and shoes although other dark colors such as dark blue or gray will also be acceptable. On arriving at the funeral house, mourners exchange bows with the bereaved family members before paying their respect to the deceased person by offering incense. The incense offering is traditionally followed by two deep bows to the portrait and exchanging a single bow with the bereaved family and offering a word of condolence. Christians tend to give gentle nods rather than deep bows to express their condolence.

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Terms for addressing family members

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Living and Culture

Food Culture

Everyday Food Everyday food

Koreans enjoy eating together and sharing their food. If they invite guests, they tend to serve better food than their usual food. A typical Korean meal mainly consists of steamed rice, soup, and side dishes. Types of soup include guk (soup), tang (soup or stew) and jjigye (stew), while the huge variety of side dishes includes seasoned vegetables, steamed dishes, boiled dishes, grilled dishes, stir-fried dishes, deep-fried dishes, and pancake dishes. However, the most representative side dish is of course kimchi. As an alternative to steamed rice, there are various noodle dishes (hot noodle soup, cold buckwheat noodles), sujebi (hand-pulled dough soup), and tteok (rice cake).

Korea’s Staple Foods Steamed rice

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Steamed rice is a staple in almost all Korean meals and Koreans prefer sticky rice. Barley, beans and other grains are also added to rice.


Kimchi

Kimchi is a staple side dish served at almost every meal. Kimchi not only tastes great but is highly nutritional and easy to store. Vegetables such as radish, nappa cabbage, and cucumber are salted and seasoned with chili, garlic, green onion, ginger, and fermented fish; and are then sealed in a pot and left to ferment for a certain period. Winter kimchi (or gimjang) is prepared during late November to early December for the cold season when fresh nappa cabbage is not readily available. Koreans usually get together with their close relatives to make large amounts of winter kimchi.

Guk (soup), Tang (soup or stew), Jjigye (stew), Jeongol (hot pot)

A typical Korean meal consists of a bowl of rice, kimchi, one type of soup or stew, and several side dishes served all at once. Vegetables, meat, seafood, fish and various other ingredients are used, and many different cooking methods are used. Some of the most popular and widely eaten soup, stew and side dishes are as follows. •Soup and stew - Miyeok-guk: Soup made with seaweed. Koreans eat this soup on their birthday. - Kongnamul-guk: Soybean sprout soup. - Seollong-tang: A rich soup made by simmering ox bones, brisket, and other cuts of beef for many hours. - Kimchi-jjigye: Kimchi stew boiled with pork, vegetables and other ingredients. - Doenjang-jjigye: Soybean paste stew boiled with tofu, radish, mushroom and onion. •Side dishes - Bulgogi: Thinly sliced beef marinated in sweet soy-based sauce and stir-fried with vegetables. - Galbi: Grilled marinated beef or pork ribs. - Jeyuk-bokkeum: Pork seasoned in spicy sauce and stir-fried with assorted vegetables. - Saengseon-gui: Salted or seasoned grilled fish. - Saengseon-jorim: Fish and vegetables braised with soy sauce and seasoning.

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Popular Korean Dishes

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Bajirak kalguksu (clam noodle)

This comforting noodle dish refers to flat noodles in broth made with littleneck clam. Other ingredients such as prawn and dried anchovy are also used to make the broth depending on the recipe. Clams are rich in protein, minerals and taurine, so the noodles are known as an invigorating and healthy dish.

Dakgalbi (spicy stir-fried chicken)

Dakgalbi, or spicy grilled chicken, is a popular food that originated in the city of Chuncheon. In the past, people who could not afford to buy pork ribs used to eat grilled chicken as a substitute. The grilled chicken dish was prepared by marinating chicken in a sweet, spicy sauce and grilling it like pork ribs. This dish became popular as a side dish consumed with alcohol, and soon it spread throughout Chuncheon. At present, some 30 restaurants in the city’s downtown Myeongdong form a food alley called “Chuncheon Dakgalbi Alley”.

Kkotgejang (live blue crabs in soy sauce)

Known as kkotgejang, this dish is made by preserving fresh live blue crabs in a special sauce made with soy sauce and various herbs. Dangjin in Chungcheong province is especially famous for this crab dish, because only fresh egg-bearing hen crabs caught in the spring season are used.

Samgyetang

Samgyetang is a chicken soup made with a whole young chicken stuffed with glutinous rice. Ginseng, jujube, ginger, garlic and various herbal spices are used to make the broth, and the soup is served with cubed radish kimchi. Samgyetang is especially popular as a summer stamina dish in Korea.


Jeonju bibimbap

Although there are various kinds of bibimbap to choose from, the traditional form of bibimbap which originated from Jeonju is particulary popular. The jeonju bibimbap is made with rice steamed in beef broth, adding richness and flavor to the rice. Also, the bean sprouts add a crunchy flavor to the dish. Jeonju bibimbap is served in traditional brass bowel, which is known to preserve the taste and nutritional value of the ingredients.

Gomtang (ox bone soup)

Gomguk refers to ox bone soup, while gomtang is steamed rice topped with ox bone soup. Gomtang is cooked with beef and ox intestines to produce a rich flavor. It was originally sold in Korean traditional markets in Naju and became famous across the nation simply by word of mouth among merchants. Naju gomtang has now become a popular local food of Jeolla province, and is served in many restaurants nationwide.

Grilled black pork

A specialty food of Jeju-do. Jeju’s black pigs have a long and narrow snout, short ears, a droopy belly and back, and shiny black fur. Jeju black pork is tender and juicy, and is also known to be high in unsaturated fat but low in cholesterol. Owing to the rising popularity of Jeju’s black pork, many restaurants specializing in grilled black pork have sprung up in recent years.

Naengmyeon

Naengmyeon means “cold noodles”. The noodles are thin and chewy and made with the flour and starch of buckwheat, potatoes or sweet potatoes. There are two varieties of Naengmyeon – mulnaengmyeon is served in cold broth and topped with boiled eggs and sliced pear, cucumber or radish, and bibim-naengmyeon is served with spicy red pepper dressing and eaten all mixed. 49


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Gimbap

Steamed rice is either simply seasoned with salt or with baehapcho, a mixed seasoning of vinegar, sugar and salt. The rice is then placed on a sheet of dried laver. Strips of eggs, eomuk (fish cake), carrot, seasoned spinach and pickled radish are then placed in the middle to be rolled together into a cylinder shape. The roll is then cut into bite-sized pieces. The taste can be quite versatile, depending on the ingredients. Gimbap is a perfect meal option for when you’re on the go!

Buchimgae/ Jeon

Buchimgae and jeon refer to many pancake-like dishes in Korean food. Meats, seafoods, vegetables and eggs are mixed with flour batter and then pan-fried with oil. Depending on the ingredients of choice, the pancakes are called differently. Examples include pajeon made of spring onion, kimchi jeon made of kimchi and bindaetteok made of ground beans. All go well with makgeolli (Korean rice wine).

Tteokbokki

Tteokbokki, along with gimbap and odaeng (skewered fish cake), is one of the most common foods sold by street vendors. Rice powder is steamed and made into a long cylinder-shaped rice cake called garae-tteok. This rice cake is cut into finger size pieces and cooked in a spicy yet sweet red pepper sauce called gochujang. Fish cakes and vegetables can be added depending on personal tastes.


Sundae

Sundae is a traditional sausage made of the lining of pig intestines stuffed with a mixture of bean curd, vegetables and glass noodles. It is usually dipped in seasoned salts and in some regions, it is served with ssamjang, a mixed paste of gochujang and doenjang (fermented soybean paste). Sundae can also be made with squid or mixed with glutinous rice.

Eomuk

Eomuk is usually referred to as odaeng. Odaeng is a kind of fish cake, made of ground fish. This fish cake is skewered and boiled in water along with radish and green onions. This popular snack is especially loved during the cold winter months. Some variants also contain sausage, cheese or rice cakes.

Twigim

Twigim is the general term for deep fried food covered with flour batter. Squid, dumplings, potatoes, shrimp and assorted vegetables are the usual main ingredients. They taste even better dipped in soy sauce or tteokbokki sauce.

Hotteok

Hotteok are chewy pancakes, usually stuffed with various combinations of sugar and walnuts or pine nuts. The recipe can be made adventurous by adding vegetables or cheese to the batter. The dough can come in a unique green color by adding green tea powder.

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Housing and Accommodation

Types of housing and accommodation in Korea

1 Detached Single-Unit Housing Houses that are detached by unit and occupied by a single family. Many foreigners reside in singleunit housings in neighborhoods such as Ichon-dong, Itaewon, and Pyeongchang-dong.

2 Apartment A type of multi-unit housing in which each floor of the building is divided into multi-family residences. Some have built-in home appliances and wardrobes, but most of them are unfurnished, thus requiring the residents to purchase furniture and appliances themselves.

3 Officetel A combination of the words “office” and “hotel.” An officetel is a studio apartment that usually serves as a workplace during the day, and as a place to sleep and eat at night. Unlike an apartment, an officetel usually has “full-options,” meaning it is fully equipped and that there is no need to buy basic furniture or appliances. Officetels consist of either one room (single residential space) or two rooms (two separate residential spaces). 52


4 Hanok “Hanok” is a traditional Korean house or structure made with wood. Recently, many of them have undergone remodeling. In Seoul, hanok houses are concentrated in the Hanok Villages in Bukchon and Namsan.

5 Residence Short for “Serviced Residence.” Similar to an officetel, a residence is equipped with kitchen utensils, a washing machine and other items of furniture. Moreover, such facilities as a sauna, a swimming pool, and a fitness club, as well as the usual hotel services, are often available.

•Han Suites Tel: 82-2-2280-8000 Web: www.hansuites.com (English)

•Somerset Palalce Tel: 82-2-6730-8888 Web: www.somersetpalaceseoul.com (English)

•Oakwood Premier Tel: 82-2-3466-7000 Web: www.oakwoodseoul.com (English)

•Vabien Tel: 82-2-6399-0078 Web: www.vabienseoul.com (English/Japanese)

6 Hotels For international visitors visiting Korea for a short-term stay or needing assistance from staff speaking English, the best accommodation option is a hotel with foreign language service and a full set of amenities. But, staying at a hotel is the priciest option as well.

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Finding a house in Korea

1 Lease on a Lump-Sum Deposit (Jeonse) A method of leasing apartments that is unique to South Korea. The renter pays the landlord a certain lump sum as a deposit and resides in the apartment for the contracted period, at the end of which the landlord returns the deposit to the tenant in full. It is possible to lease an entire apartment or a part of it (one floor or one or two rooms). When leasing an entire apartment, the deposit is usually 60-70% of the property’s value. These contracts are usually renewed every two years, and the landlord is prohibited by law from terminating the contract before the two years are up, unless the tenant wishes to do so. Utilities and other costs (electricity, water, gas, phone, internet, cable, etc.) are paid separately by the tenant.

2 Monthly Rent (Wolse) A method of leasing apartments with a deposit as well as monthly rent. For wolse, the deposit is much smaller compared to jeonse for a residential space of a similar size. The landlord may be open to adjustment or negotiation between the deposit and the monthly rent, i.e. a larger deposit for a lower monthly rent, or a smaller deposit for a higher rent. The amount of rent differs according to the size and number of rooms and other facilities. Monthly rent often does not include utilities and other costs (electricity, water, gas, phone, internet, cable, etc.), so the tenant must pay them separately.

3 Pre-paid Lease A lease is similar to monthly rent (wolse) except that the rent for one whole year is paid up front as a lump sum. Targeting foreigners in particular, this is probably the easiest way to find a house in Korea. Houses for lease are concentrated in Pyeongtaek, Songdo, and Itaewon. Utilities and other costs (electricity, water, gas, phone, internet, cable, etc.) need to be paid separately.

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Tip In Korea, the official unit for measuring an area is ㎡. However, ‘pyeong’, a traditional Korean unit of measurement, is still widely used. One pyeong measures approximately 3.3 ㎡. Real estate prices vary depending on the type of housing, size, location, and other factors. In Seoul, apartment prices, jeonse (lump-sum deposit) prices and monthly rent in Gangnam-gu, Seochogu, Songpa-gu, and Yongsan-gu are higher compared to other districts in city. ※Real estate consulting for foreigners: INTRUFRIEND Tel: 82-2-793-2021 Web: www.intrufriend.com

■Tips for Renting an Apartment/ Officetel Unit Rental agreements are signed in Korea through the intermediary of a real estate agent. A safer way than entering into a rental agreement directly with the landlord is to use the service of a real estate agent. However, this involves a cost in the form of a brokerage fee (see the brokerage fee rate table below). Ask a licensed real estate agent in the neighborhood of your choice to show you apartments that fit your criteria. If you find one that you like, have your agent draft a rental agreement. Once you have signed the agreement, you pay the agent the brokerage fee and move in on the date agreed upon under the agreement. ■Brokerage Fee In Korea, a licensed real estate agent, serving as the go-between for a purchase or rental agreement on a residential or commercial property, charges a brokerage fee based on the value of the transaction. Although there is some difference depending on the region, the difference is generally quite negligible. Using the rate table for the City of Seoul below, you can fairly accurately estimate the brokerage fee you will be paying.

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*Note: Residential property transaction-related information provided below is subject to change with subsequent amendment of provincial or municipal ordinances following an amendment of real estate law. ■Real Estate Brokerage Fee (applied from 2016) - Residential Properties Type of Transaction

Sale/Exchange

Rental etc. (transactions other than sale or exchange)

Value of Transaction

Maximum Rate

Upper Limit

Less than 50 million won

0.6%

250,000 won

50 million won or more, but less than 200 million won

0.5%

800,000 won

200 million won or more, but less than 600 million won

0.4%

600 million won or more, but less than 900 million won

0.5%

900 million won or more

Rate set by the real estate agent, not exceeding 0.9%

Less than 50 million won

0.5%

200,000 won

50 million won or more, but less than 100 million won

0.4%

300,000 won

100 million won or more, but less than 300 million won

0.3%

600 million won or more, but less than 900 million won

0.4%

900 million won or more

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Rate set by the real estate agent, not exceeding 0.8%

Details that must be included in the contract

•Location of the residence (The location in the certified register must be the same as the

address of residence indicated in the contract.) •Contracted price (deposit and monthly rent) •Exact sum and date for the down payment, middle payment (payment before moving in), and

final payment (payment upon moving in). (It is advisable to keep the down payment to within 10% of the deposit.) •Contract period •Signature or thumbprint of both the landlord and the tenant

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■Nonresidential Properties (land, commercial properties, officetels, etc.) Type of Transaction

Sale/exchange, rental, etc.

Maximum Brokerage Fee Rate

Determination of Brokerage Fee

Determination of Transaction Value

Rate set by the real estate agent, not exceeding 0.9%

Amount negotiated between the real estate agent and the customer below the maximum rate set by the former which should not exceed 0.9%.

Same as residential properties

※Maximum brokerage fee = Transaction value ×Maximum brokerage fee rate (The amount may not exceed the upper limit specified) ※Real estate agents are required to set the maximum brokerage rate for each of the three categories of transaction (‘Residential property sale/exchange 600 million won or more in transaction value, ’ ‘Residential rental 300 million won or more in transaction value,’and ‘Sale, exchange or rental of properties other than residential properties’) below the respective maximum rate under the law, and specify it in the above rate table. ※The above real estate brokerage fee schedule was established by the Business Affairs of Licensed Real Estate Agents and Report of Real Estate Transactions Act and the City of Seoul’s Residential Property Brokerage Fees Etc. Ordinance.

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Things to check before signing a contract

•Certified copy of real estate register

Checking the certified copy of real estate register before you sign the contract is almost more important than inspecting the house itself. The register confirms the name of the landlord, the address, the size and structure of the house, and any liabilities on the house. You can acquire a certified copy at the registration office or through the Internet. It is better to ask a Korean friend for help if you are not sure. •Sum and method of payment The down payment is usually 10 percent of the deposit. For instance, if the deposit is 2 million Korean won, the down payment will be 200,000 won. Of the remaining 1.8 million won, a certain amount should be paid before moving in, within a contracted period of time, and the rest is paid on the day you move in. Sometimes you can pay all of the remaining 1.8 million won on the day you move in. Remember to keep the receipt.

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Moving

1 Moving Within Korea •Do-it-Yourself Moving Do-it-yourself moving is definitely a cheaper way of moving than paying a professional mover, and is ideal if you do not have too much to move. The price for the rental of a moving van or truck varies depending on the time, distance, the size of the vehicle and the rental company. If you need no help with loading and unloading, rent your vehicle from a rent-a-car company, rather than a moving company, as it is most often slightly cheaper. •Door-to-Door Moving Service A door-to-door mover takes charge of the entire process of a move, from packing and transportation to unpacking. As the rate varies depending on the amount of household goods, it is best to ask for an estimate beforehand. Also, in most cases, you need to make a reservation with a mover at least 15-30 days before the moving date. It is certainly a costlier way of moving than doing the move yourself. Nowadays, many movers offer not only unpacking, but also cleaning service. •Household Goods Moving and Storage Service Moving and storage services come in handy when you need to store your household goods due to a temporary reassignment out of the town, overseas business trip for a lengthy period, remodeling project or hiatus between two residences. The moving and storage service costs twice the moving service, as the move takes place twice (from your home to the storage, and from the storage to your home). The storage fee can be a daily or a monthly fee. For short-term storage, it is best to have the fee charged on a daily basis.

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2 International Moving International moving takes time and organization. It is therefore best to choose a mover early and plan the process well ahead of your planned relocation date. The general procedure of international moving is as follows: ① Arrangement for a home visit and estimate Movers send their staff to your home to see the amount of household goods to be moved and provide an estimate. If the estimate seems reasonable, you notify the mover and give them the go-ahead. ② Packing and inventory After sorting your household goods by type and packing them, the movers write up an inventory list containing serial numbers and hand it over to you. When checking the inventory, make sure to see if you have items that require extra-packaging, in a wooden crate for instance. ③ Cargo insurance When the packing part is completed, you need to make sure that you are covered by a cargo insurance which compensates you for any loss, theft or damage to your goods while in transit to the destination. ④ Transportation and cargo loading The packed goods are then transported, unless there is a special request from the customer, to a seaport or to an airport for customs clearance. With the export permit issued, the shipment is transported according to the itinerary, by plane or by ship, to the destination. At this time, documents related to the shipment are sent to the moving company’s branch at the destination port. If you have any questions or requests, this is the time to ask or make them.

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Taking care of utility bills and making arrangements to have mail forwarded

Before moving out of a house, you need to pay the final utility bills. On the day of the move or the day before, call up the gas, electricity and water companies to report the amount of consumption you see on the meter, and they will tell you the total amount of money you owe. Since there is usually a time lag of one month before you are billed, you will have to arrange with the next tenant or the landlord so that you can pay your portion of the bill the next month. The telephone and internet services can be transferred to your new residence. The post office forwards your mail to your new address for three months. For the phone numbers of utility companies and other public service organizations, check the directory. (P. 171)

Garbage disposal and recycling

Remove laminated covers.

Rinse and dry.

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1 Paper

Newspapers

Newspapers should not be wet and must be piled flat into a pile about 30 cm thick and tied with a string.

Books, paper sheets, paper shopping bags, etc.

- Should be free of laminated advertising flyers and other types of plastics and should not be soiled. - Laminated book or magazine covers and metal or plastic notebook springs are not recycled or re-used.

Milk packages, beverage packages, paper cups

After emptying beverage packages, they must be rinsed with water and crushed. They may be placed inside a bag or nested inside another packages in piles of 5-6, or be flattened, and dried.

Boxes

All tapes and metal pins should be removed from boxes, and they must be flattened and piled into a form easy to pick up.


2 Plastic

Remove label.

Check the recycling symbol.

Containers and packaging materials made of PET, PVC, PP, PS, PE, PSP

Containers should be completely emptied of content, and any lids in another material (or aluminum foil or wrap, etc.) or labels attached must be removed. Make the bundle as compact as possible for easy recycling.

Styrofoam buffers -Packaging synthetic foam resin used as buffer for electronics -Styrene foam used in packaging farm produces and dairy products

- Foam resin buffers in the packaging of refrigerators, washing machines, TV sets, air conditioners, audio equipment, personal computers, cell phone handsets should be returned to the store where they were bought. - Buffers should be clean and label-free. - Do not recycle heavily-soiled styrofoam or foam styrene coated with another material.

The vendor takes back packaging Styrofoam.

3 Glass Bottles

Remove label.

- Remove plastic or aluminum bottle caps. - Completely empty the bottles and rinse with water. Sort them by color into clear, blue, green and brown glasses. - Don’t put cigarette butts or other waste inside bottles. ”Empty beer bottles, soju bottles and soda bottles can be returned to the store for refund of the container deposit.

Check the recycling symbol.

The vendor takes back packaging Styrofoam.

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4 Cans & Steel Scraps

Tin, steel or aluminum cans (for food)

- The cans should be completely emptied and rinsed in water before recycling. - Remove outer or inner plastic lids. - Never put cigarette butts or other waste inside the can.

Other cans (butane gas cans, pesticide cans)

Pierce a hole to empty the content before recycling.

- Place them inside a paper or plastic bag or bundle and tie them with a string to keep them separate from other types of waste. - Metal items heavily mixed with plastic and other materials are not suitable for recycling as steel scrap.

Put tab inside can.

Pierce a hole and crush the can.

Bundle them up to keep separate from foreign objects / Separate metal parts.

5 Clothes - No mixed material items like carpets, leather bags, shoes or diaper pants. - Remove and save buttons and zippers that can be re-used. - Put them in a hemp sack to prevent them from getting wet and make a bundle about 30 cm thick.

Swap or give away.

Take off and save buttons and zippers.

6 Fluorescent Tubes Be careful not to break!

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- Sort and recycle only unbroken tubes.


Tip

How to purchase garbage bags

In Korea, you need to use specially designated plastic bags for garbage, which are available in nearby supermarkets or large discount stores. You need to use a different color of bag for everyday garbage and for food waste, so check before you buy them. Bags for everyday garbage come in volumes of 5, 10, 20, 30, 50, 75, 100 liters. An ordinary household usually uses a 10 or 20 liter bag. Food waste needs to be thrown out more frequently, so it is better to use bags of a smaller volume, such as 2-3 liters. In some regions food waste is collected in a designated container, so ask your neighbor to make sure. Garbage bags differ according to the district, so a garbage bag bought in one region cannot be used in a different district.

Tip

Useful smartphone apps for daily living

Laundry Collection & Delivery •Clean Basket: laundry collection and delivery service Tel: 82-70-7552-1385 Operating hours: 10:00-12:30

Taxi Cab Service Apps Simple smartphone applications for calling a taxi •Kakao taxi: www.kakao.com/kakaotaxi •T-Money taxi: www.t-money.co.kr •T map taxi: www.tmap.co.kr Food Delivery Apps •Baedal Minjok: www.baemin.com •Baedal Tong: www.bdtong.co.kr •Yogigo: www.yogiyo.co.kr •McDonalds McDelivery App: www.mcdelivery.co.kr/kr

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Financial Services

Financial institutions

•Primary Financial Institutions Primary financial institutions are banks and other deposit-taking institutions, also referred to as “monetary financial institutions.” Example: special banks (Korea EXIM Bank, Industrial Bank of Korea), commercial banks (Kookmin Bank, Woori Bank, Shinhan Bank, KEB Hana Bank, etc.), local banks (Busan Bank, Gwangju Bank, Daegu Bank, etc.) •Secondary Financial Institutions These financial institutions are also referred to as “non-monetary financial institutions,”as opposed to monetary financial institutions. Unlike banks providing indirect financial services, secondary financial institutions often offer direct financing, in other words, directly from fund suppliers to borrowers. Example: insurance companies, securities firms, investment trust •Tertiary Financial Institutions These institutions, far less structured than institutions belonging to the above two categories, are also known, since recently, as “consumer credit institutions,”and are primarily lenders. Example: lending companies

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1 General Information

Banks

•Opening Hours: 09:00-16:00 (closed on weekends and holidays) ■Using the ATM During opening hours

ATMs of your own bank

ATMs of other banks

Cash withdrawal Deposit using other banks’cards Within the same bank Funds transfer To a different bank Cash withdrawal Fund transfer

100,000 won Over or less 100,000 won None

After closing hour 100,000 won or less 250 won

Over 100,000 won 500 won

700 won

1,000 won

None

None

500 won

1,000 won

500 won

600 won 700 won

1,000 won

1,000 won

900 won 700 won

1,000 won

- Fees vary depending on the bank and amount. - Hours of operation during business hours: 08:30-18:00 (Mon.-Fri.); 08:30-14:00 (Sat.). As the hours of operation vary for each region and branch, it is advised to check the information in advance. - ATM fees are higher after bank closing hour and on weekends and holidays. - Fees apply when using an ATM of a different financial institution.

2 Opening a Bank Account •How to set up an account: Visit your nearest bank. •Documents required: passport, alien registration card, or travel document(s) •If you wish to present your passport or travel document as an ID you must present your full Korean address along with a copy of your ID from your home country, credit card used in Korea, or tax receipt from Korea. ※For a foreigner to obtain an ATM card, one must be employed in Korea or have a Korean guardian.

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3 Remittance or Wire Transfer 3-1. Overseas Remittance •Procedure: An amount not exceeding US$ 1,000 can be remitted per transaction without any restrictions. •Telegraph transfer (TT): Most commonly used for large sums or fast remittance. •Demand draft (DD): For remitting small amounts or when speedy remittance is not required. •Required documents: application for remittance, alien registration card, etc. (Additional documents may be required depending on the purpose of remittance.) ※Additional documents required for a foreign worker to remit his/her wage - Employment contract or certificate - Documentary evidence of local source income - Passport or entry visa - Tax payment certificate certified by employer (not applicable to illegal aliens or industrial trainees) - Certificate of tax payment (applicable to self-employed foreigners) •Information required for remittance: name, address and phone number of remitting person / name, address, phone number, bank name and address (city, province/state and country), account number, SWIFT code and bank code of the recipient •Points to remember: - Remittance/payment request forms need to be filled out in English. - Make sure that the spelling of the recipient’s name and the account number are correct. - The name of the account holder must match the name of the recipient. - The recipient’s bank name, branch, and country should be stated on the remittance application form. - Remittance cannot be made to certain countries including Myanmar, Libya, Iran and Sudan.

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3-2. Receiving Wire Transfer from Overseas •Information required by the overseas remitting party for a wire transfer to Korea: recipient’s name and bank name in English, bank address (headquarters), account number, SWIFT code •Documents required for receipt of a wire transfer from overseas: documentary evidence of reason for wire transfer (export contract, service contract, etc.) - Make sure to check with the bank in advance as the required documents may vary depending on the remittance amount.

4 Internet Banking: Online Banking Service and Transactions Internet banking refers to banking online using a web-based financial service system. Ask your bank about internet banking options. The service can be activated for you through a few simple steps. •Setting up internet banking: Visit a banking center near you → Fill out an application form → Register a secret code for funds transfer → A security card or an OTP card is issued → Log onto the online banking website → Online certificate isissued •Required documents: ID card (A valid ID within Korea; foreign passport not accepted), bankbook

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5 Telebanking Service: Banking Service Using a Telephone •Application procedure: Visit bank → Subscribe to service •Service details: Check account balance, inter- and intra-bank wire transfer, time savings, loan interest payment, request or termination of automatic charging of various bills to your account •Required documents for application: ID card, bankbook •Required information when using the telebanking service: account password, telebanking password, citizen registration number (ID number), account number

6 Mobile Banking: Financial Transactions Using a Smartphone •Services provided: transaction history, account balance and currency exchange rate check, wire transfer, check inquiry, credit card payment, cash service, etc.

7 Currency Exchange •Exchangeable forms: foreign currency cash, traveler’s check •Required documents: passport or ID card •Maximum exchangeable amount: currency exchange of amounts exceeding US$ 10,000 per case must be reported to the National Tax Service.

8 Korean Currency

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Bank card

1 Credit Card •How to apply: Visit your nearest bank. •Eligibility: Alien registration card holders who are 20 years or older with a place of employment in Korea, and who own an account at the applicable bank. •Required documents: income certificate (income for the past 3months), employee contract, alien registration card and passport. •Annual fee: The annual fee for a credit card consists of basic annual fee and partnership service fee. The fee is charged once a year, and the amount varies depending on the card. •Issuance process: The credit card review team will evaluate your documents. Even if your papers are not accepted, you can still be issued a credit card by depositing a cash guarantee at your bank (applies to KEB Hana Bank). Your credit card limit will be 90 percent of that deposit. In order to have the deposit returned you must cancel your credit card.

2 Check Card •How to Apply: Same as for a credit card •Eligibility: Same as for a credit card •Required documents: income certificate (income for the past 3 months), employment contract, alien registration card and passport •Annual fee: None

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Tip

What to do when your card is lost or stolen

When your credit card is lost or stolen, contact the credit card company immediately or visit your bank to report the loss or theft or ask to have the card temporarily deactivated. To report a lost card or request for the temporary deactivation of your card, you must visit a banking center, carrying an ID card.

Tip

Where to report a lost card (no area code)

•KB Kookmin Card: 82-1588-1688, 82-2-6300-7300 (English) •Lotte Card: 82-1588-8300 •Shinhan Card: 821544-7200, 82-1544-7000 •Samsung Card: 82-1588-8900, 82-2-2000-8100, 82-2800-1588-8700

Various tax payment obligations

•Citi Card: 82-1566-1000, 82-2-2004-1004 •Woori Card: 82-1588-9955, 82-21599-2288 (for foreigners), 82-2-2006-5000

•KEB Hana Card: 82-1544-3500, 82-2-524-8100

•Hyundai Card: 82-1577-6200, 82-2-3015-9000

Taxes are largely divided into national tax, which is imposed by the central government in order to supply the funds needed for national security, social service programs, etc., and local tax, which is imposed by local governments including those at the city, borough, and district levels in order to supply the funds needed for the regional transport system, public welfare system, etc. Foreigners have the same tax obligations as Korean citizens.

1 National Tax National taxes are imposed by the tax office to support the central government. National taxes include income tax, corporate tax, inheritance tax, gift tax, education tax, gross real estate tax, and customs duty. National tax inquiry: Visit the National Tax Service website (www.nts.go.kr), or dial 126. 70


2 Local Tax Regional tax inquiry: Local taxes are imposed by the local government’s city, borough, and district tax departments to support the local government, and include acquisition tax, resident tax, and automobile tax. •Local tax payment - Wetax You can go to the Wetax website(www.wetax.go.kr) to inquire about local taxes, make tax payments, and use various reporting services. You can also download the Wetax mobile app and make payments using the smartphone.

3 Information on Tax Counseling for Foreigners With the rising number of foreign employees in Korea, the National Tax Service provides the following services to serve their needs: - English counseling service - Telephone counseling service through an interpreter - Foreigners can call 110 (government call center) for simplified income tax return service and counseling on income tax return tax laws - National Tax Service’s Customer Satisfaction Center (82-1588-0560) - Services available in English, Chinese, Japanese, French, Russian, German, Spanish, Vietnamese, Mongolian, Indonesian, Thai, Bengali (Bangladesh), Urdu (Pakistan), Nepali, Khmer (Cambodia), Burmese (Myanmar), and Arabic - Income tax return counseling for foreigners is offered through an English Hotline (82-2-397-1440) and the National Tax Service’s English website offers an automatic income tax return calculation program

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Transportation

Transportation

1 Using the T-Money Transportation Card 1-1. T-money Cards Accepted Nationwide Nationwide T-money cards, used to pay public transportation fare, can be purchased and recharged at more than 30,000 vendors across the country including subway stations and convenience stores. In addition to bus and subway fares, the card can be used to pay train fare, taxi fare, inter-city bus fare and highway tollgate fee. Also, the card can be used at convenience stores, bakeries and fast food joints. For a list of T-money affiliated stores and shops, visit the T-money card website (www.t-money. co.kr, Korean only). In addition to the standard card form, the T-money card comes in various forms such as key chains and cell phone charms. The T-money transportation card is sold in various types, including the regular type, accessory type, smartphone USIM type, etc.

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1-2. CITYPASS+ The CITYPASS+ card, which bears instructions on how to use the card in English, Chinese and Japanese, is a T-money card with extra benefits for tourists and can be used in Seoul and other parts of the country. The card comes with discount coupons that can be used at tourist attractions, performance halls and restaurants in Seoul so be sure to make the most of it during your trip.

1-3. M-Pass, public transport season ticket for foreigners The M-Pass card, introduced in December 2011, is a public transportation card designed for foreign visitors that allows card holders to take up to 20 rides a day on the Seoul subway system, the Airport Railroad Express, the Incheon subway system and the Seoul metropolitan area bus system. Foreigners can purchase and return M-Pass cards at the Seoul Travel Information Center located in the Incheon International Airport, Seoul Global Culture and Tourism Center (Myeongdong), and Gangnam Tourist Information Center (Gangnam). Also, the card can be topped up with cash to pay taxi fares or purchase goods at T-money affiliated stores.

■How to Use the Card The card can be used on Seoul’s subway lines 1 to 9, the Incheon subway system, the Airport Railroad Express and buses in the greater Seoul area (Shinbundang Line, AREX Express Trains, inter-city express buses are not included). ※To use the card to pay fares for buses, airport limousine buses or taxis, add money to the card and use its T-money functions. An amount from 1,000 won to 90,000 won can be charged on the card at a time, and the maximum amount that can be charged is 500,000 won.

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■Card Types Period

1 Day Pass

2 Day Pass

3 Day Pass

5 Day Pass

7 Day Pass

Fare

10,000 won

18,000 won

25,500won

42,500 won

59,500 won

※A deposit of 5,000 won is required to purchase the card. When the card is returned, a transaction fee of 500 won is deducted and 4,500 won will be refunded. ※From the date the pass is issued, the expiration time is 24:00 (midnight) of the expiration date.

■Purchase and Refund Purchase

Refund

07:00-22:00 Tourist information centers located next to exit 5 and 10 on 1F of Incheon International Airport (Contact: 82-32-743-3270/3272), Seoul Global Culture 07:00-22:00 and Tourism Center (Myeongdong) (Contact: 82-2-3789-7961) 22:00-07:00

GS25 convenience store across exit number 10 on 1F of Incheon International Airport.

■Discount Coupons N Seoul Tower (10% off) Jeongdong Theater (10% off) Lotte World (10% off) Sachoom Dance Musical (20% off)

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts (10% off) Dragon Hill Spa (2,000 won off) Myeongdong Hanjeungmak (30% off) Myeongdong modpop (20% off basic course+meal voucher)

2 Postpaid Transportation Card Unlike the T-money card that has to be topped up beforehand, you can pay your public transportation fare afterward with a credit card. A credit card can be used as a postpaid transportation card if the postpaid transportation card function is added. The T-money card may be a better choice, however, for foreign visitors without a credit card issued by a Korean bank.

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Types of public transportation

1 Subway Subway systems are available in Korea, in Seoul and the metropolitan area, Busan, Daegu, Gwangju and Daejeon. The fare system is the same for all of these subway systems (purchase ticket → place the ticket on the reader → board/disembark subway → place the ticket on the reader) except for the single trip ticket whose price varies somewhat.

■Buying a Subway Ticket •Seoul Metropolitan Area: Single-trip cards [Single-trip card] Choose your destination at a transportation card vending/top-up machine and enter the fare plus a deposit (500 won) to get a single-trip transportation card. At the end of the transit, enter the single-trip card into a transportation card vending machine at your destination station for refund of the deposit. As of June 27, 2015, the base fare of Seoul, Gyeonggi, and Incheon subways has been raised by 200 won from 1,050 won to 1,250 won. An early morning fare scheme offering a discount of 20 percent for the first train of the day until 6:30 am is applied to the metropolitan subway and Incheon subway (discount does no apply to bus-subway transfers). Senior citizens aged 65 or older are entitled to free rides, and the benefits apply to foreigners with permanent residency as well. •Busan: Regular tickets and multi-ride cards Tickets may be purchased at a vending machine within a subway station for both regular tickets and multi-ride cards. Regular tickets can be for a one way trip or a round trip. The fare varying depending on the destination, travelers must choose a line from the map at the top or a section from the right-hand side. Multi-ride cards are available for one day, seven days or one month validity. •Gwangju: Single-trip tickets Single-trip tickets have no expiry date and may be used for all rides made within two hours of the time of initial validation. •Daegu and Daejeon: Single-trip token-style tickets

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Tip - To switch subway lines, follow the transfer sign, indicating the line number. - When riding to a destination farther than you have initially paid for, simply pay for the extra-fare using a ticket vending machine or to a subway staff. - Transfer discounts given when switching to another public transport system are not available for travelers using a single-trip card. - No deposit (500 won) is required when purchasing a subway ticket in places other than Seoul.

2 City Bus •Types of Buses (Seoul) City buses currently circulating in Seoul are new models launched in July 2004. Bus stops now match the color of the bus, making it easier to spot the stop for the right bus. Blue (trunk route) buses

Green (branch route) buses

M BUS

Blue buses are long-distance trunk- These branch-line buses provide The M BUS is an express bus line buses serving areas within the linkage to subway stops and serve system that serves a smaller number city of Seoul. areas within a neighborhood. of stops compared to other buses. No standing passengers are allowed on this bus.

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Yellow (circular route) buses

Red (wide area) buses

Inter-city express bus

Linking areas on the outskirts of the city, yellow buses meet diverse transportation demands in the city of Seoul.

These express buses ensure connection between Seoul and its surrounding cities in the metropolitan area.

These long distance express buses were specifically designed to connect metropolitan areas with nearby satellite cities. No standing passengers are allowed on this bus.


■Bus Fares in Major Cities as of Dec. 2016 (Unit: won) Type

Payment method

Seoul

City Bus

Card Cash

1,200 1,300

1,250 1,300

1,250 1,300

Card

2,300

2,050

Cash

2,400

City Express Bus M Bus Inter-City Express Bus

Gyeonggi Incheon Daejeon

Daegu

Busan

Ulsan

Gwangju

1,250 1,400

1,100 1,200

1,140 1,300

1,140 1,200

1,100 1,200

1,650

-

1,450

1,700

1,500

1,700

2,100

2,400

-

1,600

1,800

1,700

1,800

Card

2,400

2,400

2,600

-

-

-

-

-

Cash

2,500

2,500

2,900

-

-

-

-

-

Card

2,300

2,400

1,650

-

-

-

1,880

-

Cash

2,400

2,500

2,400

-

-

-

2,100

-

※Bus fare change (applied June 27, 2015): Blue/Green bus fare-1,200 won, Late-night bus fare-2, 150 won, Local bus fare-900 won ※In Seoul, a 20 percent morning discount is applied to all buses excluding the late-night bus from the first departure until 6:30 am, for a single ride using a card. ※Seoul metropolitan city late-night bus operation: From midnight to 4 am (from the point of departure) ※In Gyeonggi-do, an early morning fare system that offers a 400 won discount from the base fare is applied to the inter-city express bus from the first departure until 6:30 am, for single rides paid with a transportation card. *National bus transportation association (www.bus.or.kr)

■A Simplified Transit Fare System for the Seoul Metropolitan Area Under this simplified transit fare system for the capital area (Seoul Metropolitan City, Gyeonggi-do, Incheon Metropolitan City), travelers no longer pay separately for each ride with different transport means, from the subway to city buses and community buses. Regardless of transportation system and the number of transfers made between the systems, travelers always pay for the total distance traveled, as long as they use a transportation card. This represents significant savings for most. •Transfer trips (distance-metered fare) In this fare scheme for trips involving multiple transfers between different transportation systems, a basic fee is charged, based on the transportation means with the highest basic fee, and if the total distance traveled exceeds the distance listed below, an extra-fare of 100 won is charged for every 5km in excess.

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Eligible travelers Travelers using a T-money card or a postpaid transportation card Seoul Maximum time Metropolitan Free transfer within 30 minutes of unboarding (up to 1 hour between 21:00 and 7:00) between two rides Area Number of transfers Up to four transfers (up to five different transportation means) Travelers using a T-money card, Hanaro card, Mybi card, Cashbee card or a Eligible travelers postpaid transportation card Maximum time Free transfer within 30 minutes of unboarding between two rides

•May be used for changing means of transportation up to three times. •Free transfer system: Busan Metropolitan City will implement a free public

Busan Number of transfers

transport transfer system from July 1, 2015 in order to promote the use of public transport and to lessen the economic burden on citizens using the public transport. - Implementation date: From the first departure made on July 1, 2015 - Applicable transportations: Busan Metropolitan City intra-city bus, urban railway, local bus

Eligible travelers Travelers using a transportation card Fare discounts Daejeon

Subway (section 1) and community shuttle: Transfer discount Subway (section 1) and city bus: Free transfer

Maximum time Free transfer within 30 minutes of unboarding (60 minutes after unboarding for between two rides transportations with service interval of 16 minutes or longer) Number of transfers Up to three transfers (only one transfer to the subway) Eligible travelers

Gwangju

Applicable transfer type

Travelers using prepaid card affiliated with the Hanpay card, Mybi card or the Gwangju bank, and travelers with a credit card with a transportation card function. Transfer between the subway (section 1) and city bus

Maximum time Free transfer within 30 minutes of unboarding (no limit on the number of between two rides transfers) Travelers using pre-paid cards such as the TopPass card and Daegyeong Eligible travelers transportation card, and travelers with a post-paid card such as the KB Card, BC Card, Sinhan Card, Samsung Card and KEB Hana Card Daegu

Applicable transfer types

Between the subway, Daegu city bus and Gyeongsan city bus (except buses serving Yeongcheon, Goryeong and Seongju)

Maximum time Free transfer within 30 minutes of unboarding between two rides Number of transfers Up to two transfers (up to three transportation means)

※Transfer trip discounts do not apply to transfers within the same bus route or two successive subway rides. ※No discount for regional transit buses (including airport bus) or Incheon International Airport Railway trips. ※On Jul. 16, 2014, a ‘no-standing’ policy was imposed on inter-city express buses (including airport limousines) in the Seoul metropolitan area.

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Tip

How to pay for multiple passengers

You can pay for more than one person with your T-money card when you go on a bus ride. Just tell the bus driver the number of people you will be paying for with your transportation card before you use the reader. Remember, if you transit onto another bus, you must pay for the same number of passengers as your first trip for the transit discount to apply. Note that you cannot pay for multiple people on the subway.

Tip

Using public transport with smartphone apps

Smartphone apps not only show the routes of all modes of public transport including subway lines and bus services, but also display the estimated arrival times and departure intervals. Though it varies by app, some apps allow you to search routes from the starting point to the destination and offer convenient features such as ‘setting arrival reminders’. ■Seoul Metro Navigation This app displays all the subway routes of Seoul and offers many features including a search function for the fastest , shortest and least number of transfer routes and their travel times, subway station timetables, time calculation for last train, arrival reminders, and many others. The app is also offered in English as well. ■Korea Subway This app can be displayed in simplified/traditional Chinese, English and Japanese and provides subway maps of Seoul, Busan, Daegu, Daejeon, and Gwangju. It also provides plenty of useful features for travelers such as information on hotspots near subway stations, a traveler chat service which allows travelers to share information with each other, and a subway map that displays only the major subway stations popular among travelers. ■BP LINE This app enables the user to check information on all the subway, bus, KTX train and regular train services around the country. It offers many features such as route search, express train timetables, high resolution subway maps, and bus travel/arrival time search. The timetables for subways, buses, and trains are kept updated automatically even if the user does not manually update them.

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3 Taxi •International Taxi

Seoul city-designated taxi service for international residents of Seoul or international visitors to Seoul.

Reservation Fare Types

Why International Taxi?

Reservations are required and can be made by calling 82-1644-2255 or visiting the International Taxi website (www.intltaxi.co.kr). Cabs on stand-by, if available, are sent to customers without a reservation. Section-based, metered or rental rates depending on the case Mid-size taxi, Deluxe taxi: up to 5 passengers Jumbo-size taxi: 6 – 9 passengers - The selection and training of drivers as well as the fare schedule and the operation of the call center are managed directly by the Seoul city government. - Drivers and call center staff trained and tested for proficiency in major languages. - Information service providing tips to international residents on living in Seoul, including how to use the airports, touring Seoul and doing business in Korea. - Flat rates for trips between the Incheon International Airport and designated areas of Seoul. - Information desks and pick-up locations at the Incheon International Airport and the Gimpo Airport. - Major credit cards (Visa, Master, JCB, Amex) and T-money card accepted.

•Deluxe Taxi

These black taxi cabs with a yellow stripe, while more comfortable and providing better services than regular taxis, are slightly more expensive. •Regular Taxi

Many of them have a silver body with white or blue stripes, but many of the newer taxis are orange with a white stripe. The basic charge is 3,000 won in Seoul. A 20 percent night time surcharge is applied to the basic fare from midnight to 4:00 A.M. •Call Taxi

These taxis can be dispatched by phone, which is very convenient if you are in an area with few taxis or when it is late at night. They are identical to regular taxis in appearance, and the fare is the same as well. The fare is the same as a regular taxi fare; an intercity fare is applied once the taxi travels out of the si (city) or gun (district), and an additional call charge of 1,000 won may be imposed.

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•Kakao Taxi

Available for convenient use anywhere in Korea, even if you do not have a call taxi number or find it difficult to explain your location at an unfamiliar place. The fare is the same as a regular taxi fare, and there is no call charge. ■How to use PLAY store ▶ Download Kakao Taxi application ▶ Login to your Kakao account ▶ Set your place of departure and arrival ▶ Call

4 Express Bus Express buses, which are less pricey than the KTX, are good alternatives for a long-distance trip. There are two types of express buses: regular express bus and deluxe express bus. Deluxe express buses seat less passengers than the regular ones. The seats are wider and more comfortable and the buses are equipped with a satellite TV screen. Tickets may be purchased in advance, online at the express bus ticketing website. Check the terminal beforehand, as it varies depending on the destination. Gyeongbu and Yeongdong line buses depart from the Seoul Express Bus Terminal, and Honam line buses, bound for Gwangju or Jeonju, depart from the Central City Terminal. Most buses bound for places in eastern Korea, like Gangwon-do cities, depart from the Dong Seoul Express Bus Terminal, and many Chungcheongdo-bound buses from the Seoul Nambu Terminal. •Seoul Express Bus Terminal (Gyeongbu Line, Yeongdong Line)

Add: 194, Sinbanpo-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul (Subway Lines 3, 7 & 9, Express Bus Terminal station) Tel: 82-1688-4700 Web: www.exterminal.co.kr ■Main Routes Gyeonggi Province

Yongin, Icheon, Yeoju, Pyeongtaek, Anseong

Gangwon Province

Gangneung, Donghae, Samchok, Sokcho, Yangyang, Wonju (Hoengseong)

Chungcheong Province

Cheonan, Asan (Onyang), Jochiwon, Geumsan, Sejong city, Cheongju, Gongju, Government Complex-Daejeon

Chungcheong Province

Busan (Seobusan), Daegu, Sangju, Gimcheon, Gumi (Hwanggan), Yeongcheon, Gyeongju, Pohang, Ulsan, Gimhae, Jeomchon, Jinju, Masan, Changwon, Tongyeong, Sunsan, Ginseng land

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•Central City Bus Terminal (Honam Line)

Add:176, Sinbanpo-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul (Subway Lines 3 & 7, Express Bus Terminal station) Tel: 82-2-6282-0114 Web: www.hticket.co.kr ■Main Routes

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Jeolla Province

Gangjin, Goheung, Gokseong, Gwangju, Gimje, Naju, Namwon, Nokdong, Neungju, Damyang, Mokpo, Muan, Beolgyo, Boseong, Bongdong, Buan, Samho, Sunchang, Ancheon, Aetongri, Yeosu, Yeocheon, Yeonggwang, Yeongsanpo, Yeongam, Okgwa, Wando, Wanju, Iksan, Jangseong, Jangheung, Jeonbuk Gwangjin, Jeonbuk Hyeoksin, Jeonju, Jeongeup, Jido, Jindo, Hampyeong, Haenam, Haejae, Local Government Officials Development Institute, Hwasun, Heojin

Chungcheong Province

Goesan, Gunsan, Gijisi, Kkotji, Naju, Namwon, Naepo, Nonsan, Dangjin, Deoksan Spa, Munjang, Boryeong (Daecheon), Boeun, Hongseong, Heungdeok, Bukcheongju, Seosan, Songnisan, Anmyeondo, Yeonmudae, Yesan, Uncheon, Yuseong, Jeongsan, Jeongan Resting Stop, Jeungpyeong, Cheongyang, Cheongju International Airport, Taean

Gyeongsang Province

Andong, Yeongju, Yecheon, Onjeong, Uljin, Punggi

Gangwon Province

Sincheolwon, Cheolwon, Yeongwol, Chuncheon, Pocheon, Hongcheon


5 Train There are three types of trains varying in speed: KTX, Saemaeul and Mugunghwa. KTX trains are currently the fastest, with the travel time between Seoul and Busan about 2 hours and 50 minutes. The Samaeul is the second fastest train, with 4 hours and 30 minutes, and next is Mugunghwa, which takes 5 hours and 30 minutes. Timetables, routes and stations and fare information may be checked online at the KORAIL website (www.korail.com).

â– Ticket Reservation and Return Ticket Reservation

www.letskorail.com, Korail Talk (application), ticket machine, station (excluding subway stations), authorized ticket retail store, internet or railroad customer center (82-1544-7788, 82-1544-8545, English Service: 82-1599-7777)

Reservation Period

Tickets can be reserved and purchased from one month before date of departure up to 20 minutes before the train departure time (five minutes before train departure time when using Korail Talk).

Payment/Ticket Issuance

- Payment can be made with credit card, reward points, and cash/credit transfer (only when using the website). - Monthly credit card installment plan may be used for payments of 50,000 won or more. - After payment is made, the ticket can be issued through a smartphone, self- printing (home ticket) or SMS.

Ticket Return

- A ticket can be returned through the Korail website (home ticket, SMS ticket, smartphone ticket) or Korail Talk (smartphone ticket) before the time of departure stated on the ticket. - If the train departure time has passed, the ticket must be returned at a station. - A ticket cannot be returned after the train has arrived at the arrival station stated on the ticket. - When a purchased ticket is returned, a return fee will be charged based on the time of return. - Returning a ticket through the automated reply system (82-1544-1188) is not the same as requesting a return by calling the Korail customer center representative. - Standard station counter fee is charged when returning a ticket by calling the customer center.

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•Checking the Ticket After purchasing the ticket, check the ticket to make sure all the information on it (date and time of departure, departure and arrival stations, etc.) is correct.

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Coach No. Ticket issuer 9 Ticket refund No. 10 Amount paid 11 Seat No. 7

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•Boarding The train information is displayed on the LED board screen, 15 minutes before the departure time (trains for which boarding has already begun has a blinking red light at the upper right corner). Enter the boarding area beyond the gate and go to the platform indicated on the LED board screen to board the train.

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Incheon Airport Railroad Express AREX

•Express Train

Route: Seoul Station ↔ Incheon International Airport (No stops in between) ■Route and fare Duration

43 minutes

First Train / Last Train Bound for Incheon International Airport

05:20 / 21:40

Adults 8,000 won

Bound for Seoul Station

05:20 / 21:40

Children 6,900 won

Inquiries: 82-1599-7788 www.arex.or.kr

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•Seoul Station City Airport Terminal - Location: AREX Seoul Station B2 - Services: flight and baggage check-in services, immigration check (for travelers boarding international flights at Incheon Int’l Airport on the same day) - Operating hours: flight check-in (Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, and Jeju Airlines), baggage check-in 05:20- 19:00 (The boarding procedure must be completed three hours prior to the time of departure.) - Departure immigration check: 07:00-19:00 Passengers that don’t use the services at Seoul Station City Airport Terminal can also take the express train. - Tel: 82-1599-7788 • City Airport Services

- Flight check-in: 1st Floor - Check-in service hours: National carriers: 05:20-18:30 / Jeju Air, foreign airlines: 05:10-18:30 Airlines available for check-in at City Airport: Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Jeju Air, Thai Airways, Air Canada, Philippine Airlines, MIAT Mongolian Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Japan Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Delta Airlines, United Airlines - Departure immigration check: 2nd Floor - Service hours: 06:00-18:30 - Required documents: boarding pass, passport - Tel: 82-2-551-0077~8 Web: www.calt.co.kr

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Driving (Getting a driver’s license)

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1 Converting a Foreign Driver’s License to a Korean License A driver’s license issued by an appropriately-empowered foreign authority may be exchanged for a Korean driver’s license, by providing required documents including a certificate from the embassy of your home country and after undergoing a physical exam and taking a written test. ※To check if you need to take a written test, see the List of Countries Having a Reciprocal Driver’s License Agreement with Korea at the website of the Road Traffic Authority Driver’s License Examination Office(dl.koroad.or.kr). Only unexpired full licenses may be exchanged. Temporary licenses, learner’s licenses, provisional licenses, probationary licenses or driving permits or certificates are not acceptable for exchange.

Documents Required

1. Foreign driving license (The foreign driver’s license is surrendered at the time of receiving a Korean license. The foreign driver’s license will be returned when the license holder submits his/her passport and plane ticket before leaving the country.) 2. A certificate in Korean or English, issued by your country’s embassy in Korea or by the Korean embassy in the license issuing country, proving the authenticity of the license ※The certificate from an embassy does not have to be notarized. ※If the driver’s license or certificate does not contain the date of issuance and a date of expiration, provide a driving record or an equivalent document with the date of issuance and the date of expiration. 3. An entry/exit record issued by the immigration authority and the passport ※The entry/exit record and the stamps on the passport should show that you stayed in the license-issuing country for at least 90 days. 4. ID card ※Korean citizens: ID Card, passport or any other valid, government-issued identification document (Korean citizens here refer to those who are registered as residents pursuant to Article 6 of the Resident Registration Act) ※Foreign nationals: passport and alien registration card ※Overseas Koreans: passport and domestic residence report Card ※Foreign nationals who are not registered as an alien resident and are in Korea for less than 90 days cannot exchange their foreign license for a Korean license (They are, however, allowed to take the regular driver’s test including the road test.) 5. 3 color photos (for the size of the photo and other details, see the Road Traffic Authority Driver’s License Examination Office’s website)

Fees

- Foreigners, foreign citizenship holders of countries that recognize the Korean driver’s license: 12,500 won - Foreigners, foreign citizenship holders of countries that do not recognize the Korean driver’s license: 20,000 won

Others

* Foreign driver’s license is exchanged only for a class-2 regular license. * Foreign driver’s licenses issued in countries having a reciprocity agreement with Korea (Belgium, Poland, Spain and Italy) may be exchanged for licenses of the same class and type.


* License exchange applications must be submitted personally by applicants. List of Countries Having a Reciprocal Driver’s License Agreement with Korea (National Police Agency Notice, May. 15, 2015)

Others

- Visit the website of the Road Traffic Authority Driver’s License Examination Office. 1. Countries where Korean licenses are exchanged for local ones without requiring test-taking. 2. Regions with an independent driving license system such as Hong Kong, Taiwan are considered countries for the purpose of driver’s license conversion. 3. If, after the enactment of this Notice, Korean licenses are newly recognized or no longer recognized in a country, and if the Korean police is notified of such change, the recognition of licenses of this country in Korea will be based on this updated rule. * Licenses from countries with a reciprocity agreement with Korea: physical examination only * Licenses from countries without a reciprocity agreement with Korea: physical examination and a written test (40 multiple choice questions) in Korean, English, Chinese or Russian * Licenses from countries without a reciprocity agreement with Korea: physical examination and written test (40 multiple choice questions) in Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, Russian, Indonesian, Mongolian, Cambodian or Indonesian (Tagalog) * A written test is administered for applicants with a license from the states of Oregon and Idaho (U.S.) although there is a reciprocity agreement with Korea. Drivers whose Korean driver’s license was cancelled in the past must receive six hours of traffic safety education - Visit the website of the Road Traffic Authority Driver’s License Examination Office.

2 International Driver’s License International driver’s license issued by a signatory of the Geneva Convention may be used for one year in Korea from the date of entry. From January 1, 2002, international driver’s license issued by a signatory of the Vienna Convention has also been allowed, and may also be used for one year from the date of entry. •KOROAD Driver’s License Call Center:

82-1577-1120, 82-2-2230-6114 www.koroad.or.kr/en_web/index.do (English) dl.koroad.or.kr/license/cn/index.jsp (Chinese) dl.koroad.or.kr/license/jp/index.jsp (Japanese)

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3 Exchanging a Foreign Driver’s License to a Korean One 1. Foreign driver’s license A Korean driver’s license cannot be issued if the period of validity on the original foreign driver’s license has expired. 2. Certificate of entry and exit and passport (The license issuance date or renewal date should be stated.) ※The certificate of entry and exit may also be issued at KOTRA’s Investment Consulting Center (Processing fee: 2,000 won) ※For licenses issued from a third country, license holders must provide proof that he/she has stayed in the country of issuance for 90 days or longer.

D-8 visa holder Required documents (D-8, F-3 holders)

3. Alien registration card or domicile registration card ※Short-term residents of less than 90 days are not eligible for the license exchange service, but may obtain a Korean license by taking a written test. 4. Certificate from home country’s embassy or and apostille proving the authenticity of the applicant’s foreign driver’s license - Certificates issued by and embassy are valid for one year from the date of issuance. In the case that the period of validity stated on the certificate is less than one year, the stated period shall be applied. - The apostille shall be valid until the date designated by the Lottery. ※As the embassies of the U.S., U.K., Russia, Finland, Uzbekistan and Hong Kong do not issue a certificate, applicants from these countries should submit an apostille. ※The certification from an embassy or an apostille needs to be in Korean or English to be considered valid. 5. Three color photos (3cm x 4cm) Identification photo taken within the past six months 6. Physical exam report KOTRA’s Investment Consulting Center does not provide physical exams. Please visit a designated hospital for a physical exam and submit the report. 7. License issuance fee: 7,500 won

For D-8 visa holders and their accompanying family members Fees

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①~⑦ and the original copy of the visa holder’s certificate of alien registration ※ Accompanying family members’ refers to the spouse and unmarried children (aged 18) of D-8 visa holders. ※The certificate of confirmation of alien registration can be issued at KOTRA’s Investment Consulting Center (Handling fee: 2,000 won).

Physical exam (varies according to hospital), license issuance fee (7,500 won) Korean license issued in exchange for a foreign license is limited to the Type 2 regular license. ※Exception or proxy registration is not allowed for citizens from countries with a reciprocity agreement with Korea- the foreign license will be collected. ※The foreign license will be returned when departing from Korea (the license holder must visit in person within three years.).


4 Foreigners Without a Driver’s License The same procedure for obtaining a new driver’s license for local Koreans applies to foreigners who have not obtained a license from their home country. ※For more infomation, visit the Road Traffic Authority website or contact the Customer Center •KOROAD Driver’s License Call Center:

82-1577-1120, 82-2-2230-6114 www.koroad.or.kr/en_web/index.do (English) dl.koroad.or.kr/license/cn/index.jsp (Chinese) dl.koroad.or.kr/license/jp/index.jsp (Japanese)

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Useful websites

■Dugeun Dugeun Driving wonderfuldriving.com This free online education website is designed to help multicultural families residing in Korea obtain a driver’s license. The website is offered in various languages including English, Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, and Indonesian, and allows users to take a driver’s license education course online in multiple languages. Not only does it describe the procedures to follow to obtain a driver’s license in great detail but it also offers video lessons for written examination, motor function capability test, and road test.

■Road Traffic Authority www.koroad.or.kr/en_web/index.do The website offers information on the foreign driver’s license and international driver’s license among other things, as well as information on safe driving in Korea in such sections as Korea’s Traffic Environment, Things You Should Know, and Expressway Driving Guide.

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Purchasing and registering a vehicle

When purchasing a vehicle in Korea, foreigners must submit their alien registration card that states his/her place of residence.

1 Documents Required for Registering a New Vehicle - Certificate of residency - Certification of domicile - Certificate of seal impression for foreigners - Korean driver’s license - Personal seal - Copy of company sponsored health insurance (Proof of income) *Foreigners must have resided in Korea for at least two years. *Foreigners that hold F-4 or F-5 visas are eligible for monthly installment plans when purchasing a vehicle.

2 Registering a Vehicle - Certificate of residency A new vehicle should be registered upon purchase. On request, a car manufacturer or dealership can handle vehicle registration. Failure to register the vehicle will result in imprisonment for up to two years or a fine up to five million won. •Where to register: The vehicle registration department of the Si/Gun/Gu office. •Required documents for the registration of a new vehicle - Application for registration - One copy of vehicle manufacture certificate (for newly manufactured vehicles) or one copy of import declaration certificate (for imported cars) - Certificate of valid liability insurance - Temporary driving permit and number plates (front and back plates) - Registration tax receipt - Alien registration card, certificate of domicile registration •Documents required for car disposal - Application form for cancellation of vehicle registration - Certificate of vehicle registration - Receipt of vehicle (issued by auto junkyard) or confirmation of theft report (when vehicle is stolen) - License plates (front and back plates) and seal - Alien registration card, certificate of domicile registration

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※Deadline for cancellation of vehicle registration The deadline for cancellation of vehicle registration is one month from the date of vehicle disposal, and failure to cancel registration within this period will result in a fine. ※Visit Seoul Global Center Website (global.seoul.go.kr) for more information and details regarding the purchase of new and used vehicles, transfer of ownership and other vehicle related questions.

Auto insurance

Under Korean law, auto insurance is compulsory and owners are required to purchase auto insurance in order to own and operate a vehicle.

■Insurance Companies That Sell Auto Insurance to Foreign Drivers •AIG Korea Tel: 82-1544-2792, 82-2-2260-6800 Web: www.aiggeneral.co.kr

•MG Direct Tel: 82-1588-5959 Web: www.mgcar-direct.com/index.html

•KB Insurance Tel: 82-1544-0800, 82-1544-4357(Foreign) Web: www.kbinsure.co.kr

•Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance Tel: 82-1588-5114, 82-2-2119-2000 Web: www.samsungfire.com

•Hyundai Marine & Fire Insurance Tel: 82-1588-5656 Web: www.hi.co.kr

•Hanwha General Insurance Tel: 82-1566-8000, 82-2-316-7000 82-1566-8000, 82-2-316-7000

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Purchasing a car

There are no special restrictions or conditions for foreigners seeking to purchase a car in Korea. If purchasing by cash, only the purchaser’s ID (alien registration card) is required. •Purchasing by installments: As with Korean citizens, the possession of an income certificate is important for foreign nationals as well. When purchasing by installments, the following documents are required: alien registration card, seal certification, driver’s license, and income certificate; as well as any one of the following: company medical insurance, invoice of withholding tax, property tax certification. Installment purchase is relatively easier for F4, F5 visa holders compared ro other cisa types. •Lease: Only Korean citizens living in Korea and aged over 20 are eligible for car lease. Therefore, if a foreigner wishes to register for car lease, he/she will need a residential permit and will be subject to a rather meticulous evaluation.

Tips for driving in Korea

1 Bus-only Lanes Bus-only lanes, reserved for the exclusive use of authorized buses, are special travel lanes created to speed and promote the flow of bus traffic. To avoid obstructing the traffic of other types of vehicles, on highways, bus lanes are in the middle of a road, and in regular roads, at the outer side of a road. Although only buses meeting certain conditions are authorized to use busonly lanes, in some cases, other vehicles with multiple passengers may be allowed to use them as well. An unauthorized vehicle caught driving on a bus-only lane is fined. See the list of vehicles authorized to use bus-only lanes below:

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Road type

Bus-only lane

Vehicles authorized to use bus-only lanes Highways

Other roads

9-passenger vehicles or multi-passenger vehicles (passenger vehicles and multi-passenger vehicles that seat no more than 12 should have at least six passengers on board)

1. Large-size multi-passenger vehicles seating 36 or more passengers 2. Business multi-passenger vehicles seating less than 36 3. School buses operating for transportation of children, carrying a registration. 4. The following multi-passenger vehicles designated by the Commissioner of the local policy agency to facilitate traffic movement: A. Multi-passenger vehicles for school children or commuters operating on a fixed route and seating at least 16. B. Multi-passenger vehicles deemed necessary, for the transportation of participants of an international conference, etc. C. Multi-passenger vehicles for foreign tourists operated by a chartered bus operator and which seat 25 people or more.

*For more detailed information, see the Enforcement Decree of the Road Traffic Act.

2 Hi-pass Hi-pass is an electronic toll payment system operated by the Korea Expressway Corporation to alleviate bottlenecks caused by cars slowing down and stopping at a tollgate to pay the toll. Drivers with a Hi-pass device and card installed inside the vehicle do not need to slow down at the tollgate and can just drive through it. The toll is automatically debited from the prepaid Hi-pass card (which, therefore, needs to be topped up beforehand). In the case of a postpaid card affiliated with a credit card, tolls are paid later once a month on the credit card due date. Cars without a Hi-pass device, passing through a Hi-pass lane, become photographed, and their drivers have to pay the toll plus a fine. Therefore, make sure to enter the right lane at a tollgate.

3 Permissive Left Turn In Korea, most traffic lights have a dedicated left turn light, and drivers must make a left turn only when this signal lights up. But, if you see a sign like the one on the left at a crossroads, this means that you may make a left turn, even if there is no left turn light. Make your left turn when the traffic light is green, after checking for cars coming from the left and right. 93


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4 How to Respond to a Traffic Accident Foreign drivers are recommended to keep the phone numbers of their Korean friends, lawyer, car insurance company, and their local embassy in case they get into an unexpected traffic accident. It is also crucial to carry a camera to record the scene of the accident. A car should be parked on the roadside immediately after a traffic accident occurs. You may call 119 for emergency aid or an ambulance. You should report an accident within three hours in a city or within 12 hours in a rural area by phone (112 without the area code) or by visiting a police station. The driver should immediately notify the car insurance company of such information as the date and place of the accident, degree of damage, circumstances of the accident, evidence, and witnesses. You should seek advice from the insurance company to avoid unfair liability or penalties arising from damage of evidence. When in need of interpretation service or other assistance, call the Seoul Global Center (82-2-2075-4130~1). If the Center does not offer services in the language you speak, call the BBB, which offers free interpretation service in 17 languages (82-1588-5644 / 82-2-725-9108~9).

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Violation points system

Violation points are imposed on drivers depending on the degree of the violation and damages. The driver’s license may be revoked or suspended when the total accumulated points reach a certain level. You may check the violation points for traffic violations and traffic accidents at the Road Traffic Authority website. •KOROAD Driver’s License

Tel: 82-1577-1120, 82-2-2230-6114 Web: www.koroad.or.kr/en_web/index.do (English) dl.koroad.or.kr/license/cn/index.jsp (Chinese) dl.koroad.or.kr/license/jp/index.jp (Japanese)

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Broadcasting / Telecommunication

TV Networks Korean terrestrial broadcasting stations

Broadcasting Station

Channel

TEL

Website

KBS1

No.9

82-2-1588-1801 82-2-781-1000

www.kbs.co.kr

KBS2

No.7

82-2-1577-1300

www.kbs.co.kr

MBC

No.11

82-2-789-0011

www.imbc.com

SBS

No.6

82-2-2001-6600

www.sbs.co.kr

EBS/EBS2

No.10

82-1588-1580

www.ebs.co.kr

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Cable TV (requires set-top box)

Cable TV, which combines broadcasting and communication, is a multichannel broadcasting service airing various programs such as news, movies, music, entertainment, documentaries, sports, religion, education, baduk (game of Go), and home shopping. Foreigners should check with their local cable service provider for the documents required for foreign subscribers. For the contact number of local cable service providers, refer to the Korean Cable TV Association website (www.kcta.or.kr, Korean only). Among the many cable channels, Arirang TV (www.arirang.co.kr) airs programs that provide information on Korea in foreign languages. •Korea Cable TV Association Tel: 82-2-735-6511 Web: www.kcta.or.kr •Arirang International Broadcasting Tel: 82-2-3475-5000 Web: www.arirang.com/index.asp •Required information for cable TV subscription: name, phone number (home/mobile), address of subscriber and alien registration card

Satellite broadcasting

After installing a satellite antenna and receiver set, subscribers can access almost 140 channels specializing in movie, news, music, sports, and audio as well as regional broadcasting networks, international channels such as DW-TV (Germany), TV5 (France), RAI (Italia), TVE (Spain), NHK (Japan), and English channels such as MCM(music channel), WTN, BBC, NBC, CNN, CNBC, etc. •Sky Life Tel: 82-1588-8665/82-2-2003-3000 Web: www.skylife.co.kr •SEKI SATELLITE Co., Ltd. Tel: 82-2-2231-7989 Web: www.sekisat.co.kr

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Radio

There are several AM and FM radio stations that air foreign language programs. AFN is the only around-the-clock English program broadcasting channel, at 548 AM and 102.7 FM frequencies. •Internet service: www.classicfm.co.za (around-the-clock English program)

Fixed-Line Phone and Internet Fixed-line phone and internet

Korea’s major telecom service providers – KT Olleh, SK Broadband and LG U-Plus - offer fixe-line telephone, internet phone, mobile phone and internet TV services. Subscription can be made through telephone or the company website, and once a subscription request is accepted, the company will dispatch an installation engineer. The fees include subscription fee, basic fee, and equipment (modem) usage fee, and users need to carefully consider the service fee and benefits offered by each company when choosing a plan. Contracts are normally made for one, two, or three year period, and companies may offer partial fee discounts. Cancelling a service within the contract period may incur a cancellation charge. It is advised to visit the website of each telecom provider and compare the various options before choosing a plan. ※Users can benefit from fee discounts by using bundled services (multiple telecom services such as internet, telephone, mobile communication provided as a bundle).

Service Provider

Homepage/Telephone Website: www.olleh.com Inquiries: Dial 100 Foreign language customer service: Call 82-1588-8448 Website: www.skbroadband.com (English available) Inquiries: Dial 106 Foreign language customer service: Call 82-80-8282-106#3 Website: www.uplus.co.kr (English available) Inquiries: Dial 101

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Mobile Phone Service Opening a mobile phone account

Consultation services for foreign residents in Korea are offered by SKT, KT, LGT, and other telecommunication companies in English, Chinese, Japanese, and various other languages. Using such a service will make activating your mobile phones and selecting your monthly plans much easier and more convenient. There are two methods of payment for mobile phone usage by foreign nationals in Korea, i.e. paying up front for a prepaid phone or paying at the end of the month. Prepaid phone rates are more expensive than those of deferred payment phones, but they do not come with a fixed contract of 2-3 years, which means that you can use a prepaid phone for the desired length of time. Referred to as PPS, they are appropriate for people who intend to stay in Korea for a short period of time only, and you can open a line in your name as long as you have a passport. For deferred payment phones, the sign-up procedure is the same as for Korean citizens, but it is recommended that you verify the policy regarding the number of phones you can activate, installment options, and security deposit policies because the policies vary according to one’s sojourn status.

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Mobile phone plans for foreigners

•No deposit. Prepaid plan availabe •Korean credit card or bank account required •Offers customer service in English/Chinese/Japanese •Mobile phone service: Dial 1583 (toll-free) or 82-2-2190-1180 •Website: www.olleh.com •Requires deposit to subscribe •English customer service: Tel. 82-80-2525-011 •Website: www.tworld.co.kr (English available) •Offers same plan as those provided to domestic persons; requires bank account •English customer service: Tel. 82-1544-0010 •Website: www.uplus.co.kr (English available) ※Prepaid mobile phone Although the rates are somewhat higher than post-paid mobile phones, prepaid mobile phone plans do not have a contract period, so subscribers can choose the service period. ※What foreigners should know before subscribing to a mobile phone plan •Foreigners must bring their alien registration card or certificate of report of domestic residence. •Payment can only be made through a bank account or credit card under the subscriber’s name.

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Website for comparing mobile phone monthly plans

Web: www.wiseuser.go.kr/eng/main.do This website is the English-language version of Wise User, a communication user information web portal operated by the Korea Communications Commission. It offers online guidance on signing up, using, and cancelling various communication product packages such as mobile phones, high-speed internet, landlines, internet phones, IPTV, and bundled products. The product comparison section under the services utilization category can be especially helpful when you want to change your monthly plan or telecommunication company because it regularly updates the data for comparing the monthly plans offered by each telecommunication company for mobile phones, high-speed internet, and IPTV. It also provides other useful information on international roaming services, fraud prevention, and customer protection centers.

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Opening a telecommunication account

English language websites are operated for foreign customers of online stores of the three major telecommunication companies available, allowing them to open accounts without having to visit the stores in person. The online stores also offer detailed information regarding opening a mobile phone account, bundle packages of landline, high-speed internet and IPTV, as well as additional services that are helpful for estimating the costs of monthly plans. SK Telecom Web: www.tworld.co.kr/poc/eng/html/EN.html This website is the English language version of the T World online store. It provides detailed guides on mobile phone plans and additional services such as ring-back tones and lettering services. However, information on mobile phone plans is only available after you log in to your online account. Customer centers and international roaming centers are also available in English, Japanese, and Chinese. In addition, the addresses of and contact information on T World stores specifically designated for foreigners are available, helping foreigners to open and cancel accounts on this website as well.

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KT OLLEH Shop Web: global.olleh.com/eng/main.do This website is for foreign customers of KT. It provides detailed information on the requirements and monthly plans for mobile phones, internet, landlines, and TV; as well as information on bundle packages of TV, internet, and landlines as well. Also, you can check the amount of discount which varies according to the length of the contract (usually from 1-3 years) right away.

LG U+ Web: www.uplus.co.kr/com/main/pemain/PeMain.hpi This is the English language website for foreign customers of LG U+. It provides information on mobile phones, internet phones, high-speed internet, IPTV, and landlines It also offers useful information on the Triple Play Service, bundle packages of landlines, TV, and high-speed internet, or any of the three products offered by LG U+.

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Local area codes

Landlines You can just dial the phone number without using the area code if you are making a call within the same region. However, you must dial the area code prior to the phone number if you are making a call to an outside area. Moblie Phones You must dial the area code first regardless of the area you are calling. Seoul

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Busan

051

Daegu

053

Daejeon

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Ulsan

053

Sejong

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Gwangju

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Chungcheong Chungcheong JeollabukJeollanam043 041 063 061 buk-do nam-do do do

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Mobile Phone Rental/ Roaming from Incheon International Airport •Services: mobile handset rental, international roaming •Opening hours: 06:00-22:00 •Phone number: 82-2-3416-7010

LG U+

KT

•Services: mobile phone rental, international roaming service •Opening hours: 06:00-22:00 •Phone number: 82-1588-0608 (From Korea) / 82-2-2190-0901 (From overseas, toll-free)

SKT

•Services: mobile phone rental, international roaming service •Opening hours: 06:00-22:00 •Phone number: 153-112 (From Korea) / 82-2-6343-9000 (From overseas, toll-free)

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International calls

How to Make International Calls International call access number → Country code → Area code → Telephone no. ※When calling the U.S. from Korea International call access number (001)+Country code (1)+Area code (omit 0 when the first digit is 0) ※ International call access numbers KT (001), SK Telink (00700), LG U-Plus (002), Sejong Telecom (00365)

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Argentina Belgium Ireland Andorra Hong Kong Italy Australia Hungary Japan Austria India Kuwait Bahrain Iran Poland Bangladesh Iraq Macao Brazil Colombia Norway Brunei Malaysia Pakistan Bulgaria Mexico Philippines Canada Myanmar Nigeria Mongolia Sudan Angola Indonesia

54 32 353 376 852 39 61 36 81 43 91 965 973 98 48 880 964 853 55 57 47 673 60 92 359 52 63 1 95 234 976 249 244 62

Sweden Chile Netherlands Portugal China New Zealand Romania Russia Germany Spain Saipan Greece Sri Lanka Denmark Guam Egypt Saudi Arabia Switzerland Finland Singapore Taiwan France South Africa Thailand Turkey UK US Venezuela Libya Nepal Vietnam Syria Uzbekistan Cambodia

46 56 31 351 86 64 40 7 49 34 1+670 30 94 45 1+671 20 966 41 358 65 886 33 27 66 90 44 1 58 218 977 84 963 998 855

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SIM card purchase (Korea roaming SIM card)

You can purchase a prepaid SIM Card that can be used in Korea and most foreign countries. Below are the sales locations of the Korea Roaming SIM Cards. •Where to buy a SIM card ?

You can purchase SIM cards on the homepages for SIMCARDKOREA and EG SIM CARD. Homepage SIMCARD KOREA

Operating hours Tel Email

EG SIM CARD

Homepage Operating hours Tel

www.simcardkorea.com (Korean, English) 09:00-18:00 82-505-648-7000 (Korean) 82-505-649-7000 (English) kjy@simcardkorea.com (English) www.egsimcard.co.kr/ENG/ (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) 09:00-22:00 82-1899-6120 (Korean, English, Chinese)

News Outlets - Foreign Language Press

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Tel

Website

Foreign Language Service

The Kyunghyang Shinmun

82-2-3701-1114

www.khan.co.kr

English

The Kukmin Daily

82-2-781-9114

www.kmib.co.kr

English

The Dong-A Ilbo

82-2-2020-0114

www.donga.com

English,Chinese, Japanese

Yonhap News Agency

82-2-398-3114

www.yonhapnews.co.kr

English English,Chinese, Japanese

The Chosunilbo

82-2-724-5114

www.chosun.com

JoongAng Ilbo

82-2-751-5114

joongang.joins.com

English,Chinese, Japanese

MK Business News

82-2-2000-2000

www.mk.co.kr

English,Chinese, Japanese English,Japanese

The Hankyoreh

82-1566-9595

www.hani.co.kr

The Korea Economic Daily

82-2-360-4114

www.hankyung.com

English

Herald Biz

82-2-727-0114

biz.heraldcorp.com

English Newspaper English Newspaper

Korea Herald

82-2-727-0205

www.koreaherald.com

The Korea Times

82-2-724-2359

www.koreatimes.co.kr

English Newspaper

Korea Joongang Daily

82-1577-0510

joongangdaily.joins.com

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Living and Culture

Public Services

Administrative institutions

The administrative institutions that people visit in everyday life are mostly township (myeon/eup) offices, community service centers, and city (si), county (gun) and district (gu) offices. These offices provide health and welfare services, maintain public facilities, and issue and file various certificates and process civil petitions as well.

Police Station (☎112)

If you become the victim of a crime or are involved in a car accident, you should dial 112 or report the incident directly to the nearest police station. Simply dial 112 on a phone without an area code.

Fire Station (☎119)

Dial 119 when there is a fire or a medical emergency. Dial 119 without an area code.

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Postal services

1 Domestic Postal Service - Service provided by: Post office and post service agencies nationwide - Key services: Mail, courier service (express parcel delivery), banking, and insurance. - Business hours: 09:00-18:00 (Postal service) 09:00-16:30 (Banking service) - Contact: 82-1588-1300 / 82-2-2108-9895

■Postal rates (as of Dec. 1, 2016, unit: won) Weight(g)

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■Parcel service rates (as of Dec. 1, 2016, unit: won) Service

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4,000

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Local National

2,200 2,700

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5,700 6,200

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■Courier service (as of Dec. 1, 2016, unit: won) Service Local National Jeju(Next-day delivery)

2kg (60㎝) 4,000 5,000

5kg (80㎝) 5,000 6,000

10kg (120㎝) 6,500 7,500

20kg (140㎝) 8,000 9,000

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*Courier service base charges: Based on box packaging standard •Courier service makes next-day delivery, but the delivery period may vary in remote areas including island areas. •Starting from September. 12, 2015, the courier service is available on Saturdays. (09:00-13:00)

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•Postal Code Search - On August. 1, 2015, the old six-digit postal code was changed to a five-digit code in order to improve the efficiency of mail sorting. - Postal codes can be searched at post offices throughout Korea or through the internet post office (www.epost.kr), Korea Post (www.koreapost.go.kr), and postal services applications.

2 International Mailing and Shipping International mailing and shipping service is classified into ordinary mail service, parcel delivery service, and Express Mail Service (EMS). In general, parcels may weigh up to 20kg, and EMS up to 30kg; fees vary depending on the type, size, and weight of the package. To check the weight limit in a particular country, you can refer to the post office website or other related websites. - Rates and fees: The Korea Post website (www.koreapost.go.kr/ eng) provides a list of the rates of EMS & EMS premium services. For the rates of international mail and parcel services, call the Korea Post call center (82-1588-1300 or 82-2-2108-9895). - EMS Search Inquiry: www.koreapost.go.kr ems.epost.go.kr ※Check the barcode number on your EMS receipt

3 International Postal Service If you are willing to bear higher postal charges to send documents or parcels abroad safe and fast, you can use international postal services with a global network. The following is a list of international postal services operating in Korea, so check the rates and services at their website. ■DHL Korea Web: www.dhl.co.kr/en.html Tel: 82-1588-0001 ■FedEx Web: www.fedex.com/kr_english/ Tel: 82-80-023-8000, 82-2-333-8000 ■UPS Korea Web: www.ups.com/content/kr/en/index.jsx Tel: 82-1588-6886 107


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4 Door-to-door Delivery Service and Quick Service (Motorcycle Delivery) The door-to-door delivery service (taekbae) is widely used in Korea, and many service providers are operating in the country. Although the door-to-door delivery service is more expensive than a regular postal service, you can send a package anywhere you want around the nation. Types

Door-to-Door Delivery Service

Booking

Booking by phone or Internet → Delivery person visits your place → Delivery

Delivery lead time (Seoul, weekdays only) Fee

Seoul & Gyeonggi-do Province (1-2 days) Others (3-4 days) Additional charges for remote islands or mountainous areas

Quick Service

Immediately upon pick-up

Fee varies depending on distance and the weight of package.

*For the list of delivery service companies, check the directory. (P.○171)

Public bath facilities

Public bath facilities in Korea are largely divided into bathhouses, saunas, and ‘jjimjilbang’ . •Bathhouses: There are bathing areas and shower facilities. Admission costs between 4,000-6,000 won. •Saunas: There are spa facilities and rest areas in addition to bath and shower facilities. Admission costs between 5,000-7,000 won. •Jjimjilbang: A popular form of public bathhouse unique to Korea used also for gathering of friends and families. In addition to bathhouse facilities, thereis a common area for mingling shared by both genders. Some elaborate places also have restaurants, nail salons, massage and beauty facilities inside the establishment. Admission costs between 7,000-12,000 won.

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Bath culture in Korea

The bath culture in Korea is very popular. Many people visit public baths every week or two to submerge their bodies in hot water and scrub their skin clean. People are usually completely naked when they take a bath. In Korea, people go to a public bath together only when they are very close. People from countries without a public bath culture may find it awkward to be naked with so many strangers. Koreans are sometimes surprised to see foreigners entering a public bath in their underwear. However, it is sure worth giving a try and many foreigners come back for more.

Tip

How to take a bath in a public bathhouse

① Take a quick shower and wash your hair before entering the bath. ② Get into the hot soaking pool and sweat it out for 5-10 minutes. ③ Exit the pool and scrub your body with a scrubbing mitt. ④ Proceed to the cold soaking pool or the sauna. ⑤ Lastly, take a shower one more time.

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Education

Education

Foreign schools

As of April 2016, there are 44 international schools in Korea: 22 in Seoul, 9 in Gyeonggi-do, 5 in Busan, 2 in Daegu, and the rest in other provinces or cities. English is the main language in most international schools in Korea, and U.S.-style curricula are taught. Students planning to continue their studies in a Korean university need to earn additional credits in Korean and Korean history. However, the standard curriculum suffices for those planning to complete their higher education abroad. You must check if there is an authorized education program for entering college. The number of students enrolled varies widely, from 100 to as many as 1,500. The tuition ranges from US$ 15,000 to 25,000 annually. Other expenses such as the school bus fee, textbook costs and extracurricular activity costs must also be considered. Admission criteria vary depending on the school, and laws and regulations related to international schools change frequently. Therefore, it is best to directly inquire with the school to obtain exact and up-to-date information. For the list of international schools in Korea and their contact information, see the directory. (P. 173)

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Major Foreign Schools Seoul International School

Founded in 1973, Seoul International School is the first international school in Korea. It offers a curriculum ranging from kindergarten through high school, and charges annual tuition fees of 17 million won (US$ +3,300) and 24.62 million won (US$ +5,200) for kindergarten and high school students, respectively. Admission fees and school bus fees are not included. •Add: 15, Seongnam-daero 1518beon-gil, Sujeong-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do •Tel: 82-31-750-1200 •Web: siskorea.org

Cheongna Dalton School

Founded in 2011, the Cheongna Dalton School is the only international school that is considered equivalent to domestic education, which makes it possible for its graduates to enter Korean universities. The curriculum ranges from kindergarten to high school, and dormitories are available as well (but only for 5th grade students and beyond). The annual tuition fee is around 20 million won per year as of 2017, and tuition varies depending on the curriculum. •Add: 344, Cheomdandong-ro, Seo-gu, Incheon •Tel: 82-32-563-0523 •Web: www.daltonschool.kr

Tip

Curious about foreign schools in Korea?

It would be a good idea to check out the comprehensive guide provided on the website operated by the Ministry of Education (www.isi.go.kr/en/index.do). You can access a wide range of information covering everything from international kindergartens to universities, and information about foreign educational institutions and schools and their contacts and website information as well.

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Foreign Kindergartens Foreign kindergartens

Most international schools and international charter schools offer international kindergarten curricula. A school system that emcompasses kindergarten, elementary, middle, and high school curricula is convenient. However, there are institutions that only operate kindergarten curricula, such as the Namsan International Kindergarten and the Franciscan Foreign Kindergarten. These curricula are intended for children aged 2-5. The curriculum is divided into pre-kindergarten and kindergarten courses, and at least one parent must hold foreign citizenship for their child to be admitted.

Namsan Int’l Kindergarten

Founded in August 2005 and operated by the Seoul International School, the Namsan International Kindergarten is an IB PYP Candidate School where classes are taught by foreign teachers with experience of teaching abroad in various international schools. The student-faculty ratio ranges from 4:1 to 6:1. The school is equipped with an outdoor playground and swimming pool, and an indoor gymnasium. •Add: 8-6, Dasan-ro 8-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul •Tel: 82-2-2232-2451 •Web: www.seoulforeign.org

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Franciscan Foreign Kindergarten

Founded in October 1975, the Franciscan Foreign Kindergarten is a foreign kindergarten operated by the Order of Friars Minors Conventual. For its wholeday programs, the annual tuition fee is around 12 million won, with admission fees and school bus fees charged separately. Classes start in August, and there are various curricula designed to develop the children’s potential. As there are many students on the waiting list, it may be difficult to register your child with the school. •Add: 90, Hannam-daero, Yongsan-gu, Seoul •Tel: 82-2-798-2195 •Web: www.ffkseoul.com

International Schools & International Charter Schools International schools & International charter schools

The international schools and international charter schools are based on US and Canadian curricula, all of which are taught in English, with Chinese and Korean as secondary foreign languages. Foreign students account for around 70 percent; and it allows an easier transition for foreign students and is much more convenient when it comes to applying for universities in the U.S. or Canada post graduation. However, there are only five international schools in Korea which offer curricula that are legally equivalent to the domestic education curricula in accordance with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, namely, Chadwick International School, Daegu International School, NLCS Jeju, Branksome Hall Asia (BHA), and KIS Jeju. Students can apply to Korean universities after graduating from these international schools. However, the international charter schools are divided into schools whose curricula are the equivalent of domestic education and those that are not. Most of these schools base their curricula on foreign education offices or on partnerships with other foreign schools.

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International Schools Chadwick International

Chadwick International was founded in September 2010 and is the biggest international education institution, offering a complete 12-year curriculum from kindergarten to high school. The annual tuition fee is around 36 million won, though it varies depending on the curriculum. The school operates a school bus system, so it is possible for students from Seoul to attend the school. However, the school bus is not provided free of charge. •Add: 45, Art center-daero 97beon-gil, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon •Tel: 82-32-250-5000 •Web: www.chadwickinternational.org

Daegu International School

Daegu International School was founded in 2010 as the branch school of a renowned private school in the U.S., the Lee Academy of Los Angeles. Its curriculum ranges from kindergarten to high school, and is taught in English and Chinese. Annual tuition fees are 19.5 million won and 27 million won, respectively for kindergarten and high school, and vary depending on the curriculum, while admission fees, meal plans, school bus fees, and dormitory fees are charged separately. •Add: 22, Palgong-ro 50-gil, Dong-gu, Daegu •Tel: 82-53-980-2100 •Web: www.dis.sc.kr

Branksome Hall Asia (BHA)

BHA was founded in October 2012 and is the only foreign sister school of the renowned private girls’ school in Canada, Branksome Hall, which boasts a long history of 110 years. Although its curriculum is open to both boys and girls from kindergarten through 5th grade, the curriculum from 6th to 12th grade is for girls only, and graduation from BHA is equivalent to graduation from Branksome Hall in Canada. Its various natural sciences, engineering and arts curricula, along with its sound dormitory system, are its strong points. •Add: 234, Global edu-ro, Daejeong-eup, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do •Tel: 82-64-902-5000, 82-2-6001-3860 •Web: www.branksome.asia

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International Charter Schools BIS Canada

Founded in August 2008, BIS Canada is the international charter school of British Columbia of Canada, whose curriculum ranges from kindergarten through high school. Upon graduation, each student receives a graduation certificate certifying that the student has completed an education recognized as the equivalent of that offered in Canada. This is a secondary education degree which is recognized in Canada, the US, and the UK, thus enabling students to apply to universities in English-speaking countries without submitting English language proficiency exam scores such as TOEFL. However, it is not possible to apply to a Korean university with this curriculum. •Add: 33, Jeongjail-ro, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do •Tel: 82-31-8022-7114 •Web: www.biscanada.net

CMIS Canada

Founded in August 2010 upon receiving approval from the Manitoba Ministry of Education in Canada, CMIS Canada offers a curriculum ranging from kindergarten through high school that is based on the Canadian education curriculum. Students of this school are registered under Canada’s Ministry of Education system just like students in Canada, and they receive a Canadian graduation certificate upon graduation. Though it is advantageous for students to apply to universities in Canada and other countries abroad, it is not possible to apply to universities in Korea with this degree. •Add: #202-116, Prujio Arcade, Songdo Global Campus, 28,Songdomunhwaro 28beon-gil, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon •Tel: 82-32-715-8080 •Web: www.mbis.kr

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Edible International Academy

Founded in September 2012, the Edible International Academy has formed an education partnership with Fairmont Private School, a private school recognized as one of the best in the U.S. Its curriculum includes English, mathematics, and other subjects based on the primary education curriculum of the U.S.; and it has also implemented the Edible Schoolyard Project, a naturalism education program originating from the Berkley area that integrates the students’ experience of raising crops and plants in a family garden and cooking with other subjects in the school curriculum such as math and science. Applicants must submit an application and pass the entrance examination and interview to gain admission to the school. •Add: Incheon English Village, 976, Wondang-daero, Seo-gu, Incheon •Tel: 82-32-560-8006 •Web: www.eiaglobal.or.kr

Libraries and Bookstores Libraries and bookstores

The National Library of Korea, located in Banpo-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul, is the first modern library of Korea and boasts the nation’s largest holdings of foreign language books. Libraries like the National Assembly Library of Korea, the Supreme Court Library, the annex library of the Office of Education, public libraries, and university libraries also hold collections of foreign language books. Although it does not possess a large collection of foreign books, the Namsan Library is inside Namsan Park and has a great view, making it ideal for pleasant walks and peaceful reading. The Pyeongnae Library in Namyangju, Gyeonggi-do Province is a public library that offers foreign books in ten different languages for people from multicultural backgrounds. In addition to lending books, the library organizes various cultural events as well. To use a library in Korea, you will need a library card. Bring a photo ID (alien registration card) and ask the library staff to make one for you. Note that some libraries do not lend certain materials. Visitors can check in their coat or bag at the reception desk. For the list of libraries with a collection of foreign language books and their contact information, refer to the directory.

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Using the National Library of Korea

The National Library of Korea houses over 11 million books (and documents), making it the largest library in Korea. First-time users should register as members on its website and show their ID, such as their alien registration card or passport, at the information desk in order to receive a library card. The library issues two types of library card, the one-day library card and the regular library card. The one-day library card must be returned upon exiting the library, whereas the regular library card is valid for up to three years from the date of issuance.

■Library Card Issuance Process

One-day library card

Libary card printer Regular-use library card Entrance gate at front door

Locker

Library card issuing room

After using the library, return your one-day library card. If the library card is not returned, future issuance of a library card will be restricted. A replacement fee is charged for a lost library card.

First user

Exit gate at front door

Return one-day library card

*Type of Library Card •One-day library card: Issued before use and returned after use •Regular-use library card: Kept by cardholder - Eligibility for card issuance: Users visiting more than twice a week Add: National Library of Korea, 201, Banpo-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul Tel: 82-2-535-4142 Web: www.nl.go.kr 117


Medical Services

Medical Services

Medical care system in Korea

Hospitals and clinics in Korea are generally equipped with the latest medical equipment, and the quality of medical service is quite high as well. With the growing international population in Korea, many medical institutions are stepping up their efforts to respond to the heightened demand for care from this community and to extend quality services to them. Some hospitals operate a 24-hr emergency medical call center offering advice and assistance over the phone and free interpretation services.

Primary Care Institutions

Providers of comprehensive medical diagnostics based on early signs of health problems - Public health centers, public health center branches, community health centers

Secondary Care Institutions

Hospitals with at least four medical departments, each with specialists providing medical care to both inpatients and outpatients and having 30-500 sick beds.

Tertiary Care Institutions

Hospitals with specialists in all medical fields that are either a general hospital or a university hospital with 500 or more sick beds.

”To get a consultation from a specialist in a tertiary care institution, a patient must have a referral from a practitioner in a primary or a secondary institution. The cost of the initial consultation is much higher for patients without a referral.

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KOTRA’s Investment Consulting Center

KOTRA’s Investment Consulting Center offers free hospital visit accompaniment service to foreign investors and their family members. The languages supported are English and Japanese. (Reserve by phone at least one week in advance.) English consultant: 82-2-3497-1056, Japanese consultant: 82-2-3497-1055

International Healthcare Center ■General Hospitals (Western medicine, Oriental medicine) •Seoul National University Hospital International Healthcare Center Tel: 82-2-2072-0505 Reservation: by phone or on the website Website: www.snuh.org/english Language: English, Chinese, Japanese, other foreign languages

•ASAN Medical Clinic Reservation: 82-2-3010-5001 Website: eng.amc.seoul.kr/asan/lang/eng/main.do Language: English, Chinese, Japanese,etc. •Korea Univ. Medical Center Reservation: 82-2-920-5677 Website: www.kumc.or.kr Language: English, Chinese, Mongolian, Russian

•Samsung Medical Center Tel: 82-2-3410-0200/0226 Reservation: on the official website Website: english.samsunghospital.com/main/ •KyungHee University Medical Center english.do Reservation: 82-2-958-9644/9477 Language: English, Chinese, Japanese, etc. Website: www.khuoh.or.kr Language: English, Chinese, Japanese, •Severance Hospital Russian Reservation: 82-2-2228-5800/5810 Website: www.yuhs.or.kr/en •Jaseng Hospital of Korean Medicine Language: English, Chinese, Japanese,etc Reservation: 82-2-3218-2167 (English), 82-23218-2106, 82-2-3218-2169 (Japanese), 82-23218-2177 (Russian) Website: www.jaseng.co.kr Language: English, Chinese, Japanese, Mongolian, Russian 119


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■Women’s Hospital •Medi-i Women’s Hospital Reservation: 82-2-936-2122 Website: www.medi-i.com Language: English •Miz Medi Hospital Reservation: 82-1588-2701, 82-2-3467-3814 Website: www.mizmedi.com Language: English, Chinese, Mongolian, Russian

National Health Insurance

•CHEIL Women’s Healthcare Center Reservation: 82-2-2000-7357 (English), 82-2-2000-7351~2 (Chinese), 82-2-2000-7351 (Japanese) Website: www.cheilmc.co.kr Language: English, Chinese, Japanese, Mongolian, Russian

1 Employee Health Insurance (Workplace Insurance) <Eligibility> •The employer and employees of a workplace that hires one or more fulltime workers. •Workplaces without an employee are not eligible •Workplaces not eligible for enrollment - Workplaces without a permanent address - Individual workplaces with no employee and only a representative •Enrollment is mandatory for corporations, even if there are no employees and just one representative. 2 Foreigners and Overseas Koreans’Application for Exclusion from Enrollment in Workplace Insurance <Legal ground> •Article 76 (5) of the Enforcement Decree of the National Health Insurance Act (Foreigners etc. to be Policyholders and their Dependents) •Article 61 (5) of the Enforcement Rule of the same Act (Notification of Foreigners’ Enrollment) •Criteria for Overseas Koreans and Foreigners’Enrollment in National Health Insurance (Ministry of Health and Welfare Notification No. 2007-69) 3 Health insurance for the self-employed <Eligibility> Registered foreign residents (satisfying the eligibility criteria below), those who reported their place of domestic residence and those who reported their enrollment in a health insurance program.

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Eligibility (types of residency)

National Pension

Health Insurance

Cultural Arts (D-1), Study Abroad (D-2), Industrial Training (D-3), General Training (D4), Journalism (D-5), Religious Affairs (D-6), Supervisory Intra-company Transfer (D7), Corporate Investor (D-8), Trade Management (D-9), Professorship (E-1), Foreign Language Instructor (E-2), Research (E-3), Technology Transfer (E-4), Professional Employment (E-5), Arts & Performances (E-6), Special Occupation (E-7), Working Holiday (H-1), Non-professional Employment (E-9), Family Visitation (F-1), Residential (F-2), Dependent Family (F-3), Overseas Korean (F-4), Permanent Residence (F-5), Foreign Spouse (F-6)

Documents required

- Alien registration card - Proof of income if applicable - Domestic residence report card for people of Korean descent (F-4)

Date of insurance acquisition (for those who entered Korea before December 17, 2008)

Date of alien registration or date of report Date of report of domestic residence of domestic residence

- Domestic residence report card - Certificate of academic enrollment (D-2, overseas Koreans)

Date of insurance acquisition (for those 3 months from the date of entry into Korea 3 months from the date of entry into Korea who entered Korea on (the date of entry for those with a student (the date of entry for those with a student and after December or employment visa) or employment visa) 17, 2008) Where to submit the application

Local branch with jurisdiction over the registered place of residence (alien registration card/ domestic residence report card)

Application method

When submitted personally by the applicant (immediate processing) -Submission of required documents -Instant issuance of the enrollment certificate (1st month insurance contribution must be paid at the time of the issuance)

The following household members of a foreign resident or an overseas Korean may be co-insured: Co-insurance of family - Eligible household members: lineal ascendants and descendants of the insured members member (including children of his/her daughters), unmarried brothers and sisters, spouses of household members, lineal ascendants and descendants of the spouse of the insured member.

* Inquiries about the health insurance plan: 82-1577-1000, 82-2-390-2000 (English), www.nhic.or.kr

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Medical Services

Pharmacies

In Korea, drugs like cold medicines, antacids, laxatives and vitamins can be bought over the counter at a pharmacy, without a prescription, but more specialized drugs like antibiotics and hormone pills require a prescription to purchase. For prescription drugs, your pharmacist most often wraps pills by single doses before giving them to you. As many drugs come with no dosage or other information, you need to listen carefully to your pharmacist’s instructions and ask questions. If your pharmacist can speak English, ask him/her if he/ she could write it down for you. If you have any kind of drug allergy, tell your doctor about it so that you can get the prescription that is right for you. Note also that you cannot refill your prescriptions in Korea, which means that if you need more of the same medications, you must see your doctor again for a new prescription. ※Check the list of pharmacies that open on weekends (or all year round) at www. pharm114.or.kr (Korean only)

■Website providing list of pharmacies with foreign language service •Songpa-gu

•Gangbuk-gu

ehealth.songpa.go.kr

www.ehealth.or.kr

•Dongdaemun-gu

•Seocho-gu

health.ddm.go.kr/eng

www.seocho.go.kr

•Gangnam-gu

•Gangdong-gu health.gangdong.go.kr

health.gangnam.go.kr

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Employment

Getting a job

Foreigners can only get a job that conforms to the visa with which they are issued according to their purpose of entry. Married immigrants who are issued spousal visas (F-13 and F-21) may also get jobs. The website below can help foreigners to access information related to getting jobs. *You can check whether your visa allows you to get a job at the website of e-Government for Foreigners (www.hikorea.go.kr) or by calling 1345 without dialing the area code.

â&#x2013; Seoul Global Center (global.seoul.go.kr) This website operated by the Seoul Metropolitan Government provides information on job fairs, getting jobs, and employment, and is available in English and Chinese. â&#x2013; Employment Permit System (www.eps.go.kr) This website provides recruitment/employment support service including filing of applications and inquiry on application status for business owners residing in Korea and foreign workers. It also provides employment and job support services, and information on the employment permit system, employment process, and prospective employment opportunities in 20 different languages including English, Chinese, Thai, and Vietnamese. It also provides different visa services for regular entry foreign nationals (E-9 visa) or special entry foreign nationals (H-2 visa). 124


■Hi Korea (www.hikorea.go.kr) This portal website provides a wide range of information and services for foreigners residing in Korea. The services provided include electronic processing of applications, employment support, and investment support. The website also provides links to other useful sites such as Invest KOREA (www.investkorea. org), which provides information on investing in Korea in four different languages (Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese), the Korea Visa Portal (www.visa.go.kr), and the Employment Permit System site (www.eps.go.kr).

Korea’s Company Culture Korea’s company culture

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A top-down hierarchical structure in which subordinates have to follow superiors’ orders without question was the norm in the company culture of Korea for many years, and such culture still remains to some degree in many companies even today. Also, a project could only be launched after a long reporting and authorization process, so decision-making was slow. However, in recent years, the reporting process has been dramatically shortened in many top corporations in Korea. Also, staff members are voicing their opinions more freely and such voices are reflected more into important company decisions. Coworker dinner gatherings often continued till late at night accompanied by heavy drinking, but more companies are opting for shorter dinner sessions with light drinking as companies have begun to place more importance on work-life balance in recent years.

Danuri

Web: www.liveinkorea.kr Danuri is a website providing a wide range of information and tips for foreigners who have come to live in Korea for reasons of marriage, immigration or employment. The website provides information in 13 languages, including English, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Thai, Vietnamese, and Tagalog. The information is categorized into sections such as Residence and Foreigner Support, Support for Adaptation to Korea (Korean Society), Job Seeking Services, and Life and Medical Aid. Also, the Guidebook for Living in Korea, which is designed to help foreigners adjust to life in Korea, is available in PDF format. In addition, the Multicultural Family Helpline (1577-1366), which provides consulting in 13 languages, operates 24 hours a day. 125


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Job Fair for Foreign-Invested Companies 2017 ■Objectives •Resolve skilled-labor shortage of foreign firms and facilitate their business •Address the youth unemployment crisis •Raise awareness on foreign firms’ contribution to the Korean economy ■2016 Job Fair Overview and Result Date

October 17th – 18th (Mon. to Tue.)

Venue

Hall D2 (3rd Floor), COEX, Samsung-dong, Seoul

Participants (Fortune 500)

92 Foreign-Invested Companies (27)

Number of Visitors

14,616 Job Seekers

Number of On-Site Interviews

11,895

Host

Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (MOTIE)

Organizer

KOTRA

* In 2017, Job Fair will be held in September (or October).

■Items Provided at Job Fair for Foreign-Invested Companies •1-2 booths (9 ㎡) •Information desk, consultation table, chair •Company name signboard •Parking ticket, lunch ticket, etc. *No cost is required for above items.

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Travel

Travel Destinations Travel for spring flowers

Spring is the perfect season to take a trip to enjoy the fresh blooming flowers. Of the numerous popular destinations, the following are particularly famous for their attractive spring vistas: Jisimdo Island in Geoje, Gyeongsangnamdo, which is often referred to as Dongbaekseom (Camellia Island) for the red camellia blossoms that cover the entire island in winter and early spring; Boksakkot Village in Yeongdeok, Gyeongsangbuk-do, which is famous for its hills covered with peach blossoms and fragrant aromas; Tulip Park in Imjado Island in Sinan, Jeollanam-do, where over 5 million tulips bloom in vivid colors; and Goryeosan Mountain in Ganghwado Island, Incheon, which turns yellow with azaleas every spring. Other springtime attractions include Gurye, which is famous for yellow Cornelian cherries, Gwangyang, for its maehwa (Korean apricot) blossoms and Cheongsando Island for its yellow canola flowers and green barley fields. *Spring in Seoul is best represented by the sudden flowering of cherry blossoms. The Yeouido Cherry Festival held in early or mid-April is particularly popular among spring holidaymakers, with the main venue attracting tens of thousands of people every night during the festival period. Source: Yeongdeungpo-gu Office Culture Tour (tour.ydp.go.kr)

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Summer vacation destinations

One great way to escape from the scorching summer sun is to take a trip to a cool refreshing place. That’s why some of Korea’s top summer holiday destinations include caves and valleys in remote scenic areas such as Hwanseongul Cave in Samcheok, Gangwon-do, which is known as the largest network of caves in East Asia, and Eoreumgol Valley in Miryang, where the ice formed in winter remains until summer, filling the valley with cool breeze even on the hottest days of summer. The valley has been designated by the Korean government as Natural Monument No. 224. *If you are planning a day trip for your summer holidays, one of the following water parks may be the ideal choice. These water parks have an exciting range of water rides, water slides, and many other amusement facilities for people of all ages.

Everland Caribbean Bay in Yongin, Gyeonggi-do (www.everland.com/web/caribbean/main.html) Vivaldi Park Ocean World in Hongcheon, Gangwon-do (www.daemyungresort.com/oceanworld) Tedin Waterpark in Cheonan, Chungcheongnam-do (www.tedin.co.kr) Blue One Water Park in Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do (wp.blueone.com)

Autumn holiday destinations

If you want to make the most of the beautiful natural landscapes of Korea in the autumn season, remember that the country has a great many spots that are praised for the mountain peaks and valleys and trees bursting with vivid colors. Top attractions renowned for their colorful autumnal scenes include Seoraksan Mountain, which is often cited as the number one destination among people seeking colorful autumn landscapes, Seoul Forest, a riverside park in Seoul loved for its beautiful walks adorned with the golden leaves of 300 jinkgo trees, Boryeong Eunhaeng Village, which has Korea’s largest jinkgo tree colony, Beopjusa Temple of Songnisan Mountain, and Chilseon Valley of Jirisan Mountain. *For some, a better choice might be a hill, mountain, coast or wetland covered with silver grass or reeds that produce feathery whitish gray inflorescences in autumn, turning an expanse of land into a shiny silver world. Top attractions for avid seekers of such landscapes include Myeongseongsan Mountain whose ridges create breathtaking views with silver grass in full bloom, Mindungsan Mountain in Jeongseon, which attracts more visitors than its rivals, Yongan Eco March Park, which has the largest silver grass field in Korea, Sinseong-ri Reed Field, and Suncheon Bay Wetland, a wide coastal wetland covered with reeds. 129


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Snowbound winter landscapes

Deogyusan and Jirisan Mountains are generally regarded as Korea’s two top winter holiday destinations for the stunning snowbound landscapes they create. Of the two, Deogyusan is favored for accessibility, as visitors can use a gondola lift to get to Seolcheonbong Peak from Muju Resort, and it’s only 20 minutes’ walk from there to reach Hyangjeokbong Peak (1614m), the mountain’s summit. For hikers to Jirisan Mountain, Nogodan Peak (1507 m) offers the best winter landscapes and comparatively easy trails to reach it. The Nunkkot (“Ice Blossoms”) Tunnel located at the entrance to Baegyangsa Temple in Jangseong, Jeollanam-do is also a very popular winter holiday destination, and was chosen by the Korea Tourism Association as one of the “best winter trails” for the breathtaking snowy landscapes surrounding it.

UNESCO World Heritages in Korea Jongmyo Shrine

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Designated as Historic Site No. 125, the Jongmyo Shrine is a royal shrine of the Joseon Dynasty where seasonal memorial rites are held to honor the deceased kings and their consort queens. The construction of the shrine began in 1394, three years after the coronation of the founder of the dynasty’s King Taejo, and completed in 1421 when it was under the rule of its fourth monarch King Sejong. It was burnt down during the Imjin and Jeongju Wars (1592-1598) triggered by Japanese invasions, and was rebuilt in 1608, the year when King Gwanghaegun was enthroned. The shrine was enlisted in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1995.


Changdeokgung Palace

This royal palace located in Waryong-dong of Jongno-gu, Seoul, is designated as Historic Site No. 122. It was established when Joseon (13921910) was under the rule of King Taejong (r. 1400-1418), and had official royal residences and offices used by many Joseon rulers. It has many exquisite buildings including Donhwamun Gate (Treasure No. 383), and was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list in 1997.

Royal tombs of Joseon

The Joseon Dynasty maintained unique funeral and burial traditions and there are eight royal tombs in Seoul, including Jeongneung, Heoninneung, Seonjeongneung, Taegangneung and Uireung. The tombs are regarded as important sources of knowledge regarding the views of the world, religion and nature of Korea in the Joseon period and architectural heritage representing the dynasty that lasted for over 500 years.

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Visit Seoul (www.visitseoul.net) - A fast and easy guide to travelling in Seoul

Seoul’s official travel information site offers information on Seoul’s major tourist sites and accommodations, popular restaurants, and recommended travel courses under various themes. You can make reservations for walking tours, as well as online reservations for movies and performances.You can also download the mobile application (m.visitseoul.net) to access information with your smartphone.

Ganghwa Dolmen Site

This historic site contains about 150 dolmens dotted around Goryeosan Mountain in Ganghwa-gun, Incheon Metropolitan City. The site has Korea’s largest table-shaped dolmen, which is 6.4 m long and 2.5 m high. The dolmens in this site are located up to 100-200 meters above sea level, which is higher than other dolmens in Korea. 131


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Suwon Hwaseong Fortress

Located in downtown Suwon, Gyeonggi-do, and designated as Historic Site No. 3, the fortress is widely admired for its historic significance and architectural excellence, and its building involved the use of modern techniques and equipment as well as architectural design. It was placed into the UNESCO World Heritage Sites List in 1997.

Namhan sanseong Fortress

Designated as Historic Site No. 57, Namhansanseong Fortress was built during the Joseon Dynasty to defend the nation’s then-capital, Hanyang, like Bukhansanseong Fortress. The full scale construction of the fortress began in 1621 during King Gwanghaegun’s rule. The fortress is currently a popular hiking spot as the road along the fortress walls are not too steep and well maintained. In 2014, Namhansanseong Fortress was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Seokguram Grotto

This cave temple designated as Korea’s National Treasure No.24 is located at the midslope of Tohamsan Mountain in Gyeongju. The temple was built by Kim Dae-seong when Silla was under the rule of King Gyeongdeok. The delightfully simple design combined with superbly carved statues makes it one of the world’s greatest works of Buddhist art. The temple, along with Bulguksa Temple, was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list in 1995.

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Bulguksa Temple

Located on the foot of Tohamsan Mountain in Jinhyeon-dong of Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Bulguksa Temple is designated as Historic Site No. 1. It is one of the two greatest works of Korean Buddhist art along with Seokguram Grotto and has a number of treasures such as the Bulguksa Three-story Stone Pagoda, Dabotap Pagoda, and Baegungyo and Yeonhwagyo Bridges. Both temples were designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1995, and the temple is the headquarters of the 11th Parish of Jogye Order in Korean Buddhism.

Gyeongju Historic District

The Gyeongju Historic District has preserved priceless historical and cultural remains of Buddhism and the royal capital of Silla (57 BCE-935) for a millennium. The Gyeongju Historic District, which was added to the World Heritage Sites list in December 2000, is divided into five zones; Namsan Zone, which is a treasury of Korean Buddhist art; Wolseong Zone containing the palace site of a millennium kingdom; Daeneungwon Zone, the burial site of Silla royals; Hwangnyongsa Zone storing the essence of Silla Buddhism; and Sanseong Zone displaying the features of military facilities built to defend the royal capital of Silla. A total of 52 cultural treasures protected by the law are in the District.

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Historic Villages of Korea ▼ Hahoe and Yangdong

Hahoe Village in Andong is a “single-clan village” established by the Ryu clan of Pungsan in the 1600s which still maintains the original layout with old houses and institutions including a private Neo-Confucian Academy (Seowon). The village contains some superb examples of traditional Korean architecture reflecting the life of the literati class of mid Joseon such as Yangjindang Hall, Chunghyodang Hall, Bukchondaek House, and Byeongsan Seowon which is largely regarded as a masterpiece of Joseon-era academy buildings. Yangdong Village is located at a site 16 km northeast from Gyeongju, the ancient capital of Silla, following Hyeongsangang River, and is designated as Important Folk Material No. 1890. The village, set up on an auspicious place in terms of Pungsu (or Feng Shui) principles, maintains the original layout with houses built when the village was relishing prosperity, and has a number of buildings designated by the Korean government as Treasures and Important Folk Materials.

Depositories for the Tripitaka Koreana Woodblocks

The Tripitaka Koreana woodblocks stored in a depository in Haeinsa Temple are known to contain the world’s most perfect edition of Buddhist scriptures and widely admired for the elaborate carving displaying the remarkable development of woodblock printing in medieval Korea. The temple depositories built in the 15th century are also regarded as priceless treasures as they provide a near perfect condition for safe storage of the woodblocks. The buildings also exhibit superb architectural beauty. The scripture depositories in Haeinsa Temple contain over 80,000 woodblocks of the Buddhist canon of scriptures elaborately carved by Goryeo artisans in the 13th century. The buildings are known to be the world’s only structures specially built for the purpose of storing the Tripitaka. The buildings show a great example of Korean traditional wooden buildings maintained in the early Joseon period and whose architectural beauty is combined with scientific knowledge used to create a perfect environment for the storage of woodblocks in a nature- friendly manner. The depositories store a collection of 81,258 woodblocks carved with about 52 million characters of the Tripitaka. They have great preservation value since all the characters are precise and equal in size with no errors or wrong types.

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Jeju volcanic island and lava tubes

The World Heritage Sites in Jeju include Hallasan Mountain, Seongsan Ilchulbong Tuff Cone and Geomuoreum Lava Tube System. Jeju-do has provided very important sources for the knowledge of volcanoes and volcanic eco systems containing many rare species including endangered species, landscapes and geographical features that have become some of Koreaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main tourist attractions. Thanks to the islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fantastic natural heritage, the Jeju volcanic island and lava tubes were added to the UNESCO Natural Heritage Sites list in the 31st Session of the World Heritage Committee held in Christ Church, New Zealand in June 2007.

Museums and Galleries National Museum of Korea

The museum is the biggest in Korea and boasts a collection of more than 300 thousand historical artifacts. The museum building has six floors above ground and one underground floor, and the artifacts are displayed by era and type. The museum moved to its current location in 2005. Add: 137, Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul Tel: 82-2-2077-9000 Web: www.museum.go.kr

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Seoul Museum of History

Established by the Seoul city government in 2002, the museum displays historical and traditional artifacts that help understand the culture and history of Seoul, the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s capital for 600 years. The artifacts on exhibit are mostly related to the traditional lifestyle of the Joseon Dynasty which show how the people lived at the time. Add: 55, Saemunan-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul Tel: 82-2-724-0274~6 Web: www.museum.seoul.kr

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea

The museum, which is the largest museum of modern and contemporary arts in Korea, opened in 1969 and moved to its current location in 1986. The museum houses more than 4,000 paintings, sculptures and installations including Nam June Paikâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s video installation Dadaikseon (The more the better). In addition to permanent exhibitions, various special exhibitions are held year-round. Add: Gwangmyeong-ro, Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do Tel: 82-2-2188-6000 Tel: www.mmca.go.kr

Seoul Museum of Art

Established by Seoul city in 1988, the museum introduces and exhibits the works of Korean artists. The museum moved to its current building in 2005, and the building consists of three floors and six exhibition halls. The annex to the museum opened inside Gyeonghuigung palace in 2003. Add: 61, Deoksugung-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul Tel: 82-2-2124-8800 Web: sema.seoul.go.kr

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Namsangol Hanok Village

The Namsangol Hanok Village is a replica of a Joseon-era village consisting of various Hanok (traditional Korean houses) and the houses of aristocrats and peasants. The village also has traditional ponds and gardens and in the south of the garden there is a site where a time capsule was buried in 1994 to commemorate the 600th year of Seoul’s designation as the nation’s capital. Add: 28, Toegye-ro 34-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul Tel: 82-2-2261-0511, 82-2-2264-4412 Web: hanokmaeul.seoul.go.kr

Korean Folk Village

The village has around 270 traditional houses and buildings and has a collection of more than 16,000 folk artifacts. In traditional holidays like Seollal or Chuseok, various cultural events are held. Add: 90, Minsokchon-ro, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do Tel: 82-31-288-0000 Web: www.koreanfolk.co.kr

Movie Theaters Movie theaters

Movie theaters in Korea are mostly multiplex cinemas with multiple screens. Most of the theaters are connected to subway stations, or inside department stores or shopping centers. The list of major multiplex chains in Korea is as follows (refer to website for screenings and locations). In addition to multiplex chains, there are movie theaters that screen independent films or art films. • Lotte Cinema • Megabox • CGV

82-1544-8855 www.lottecinema.co.kr 82-1544-0070 www.megabox.co.kr 82-1544-1122 www.cgv.co.kr

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Performance Halls Seoul Arts Center

Seoul Arts Center is an exhibition and performance center located near Umyeonsan mountain. The Center opened in 1993, and consists of an opera house, music performance hall, exhibition hall and lecture hall. More than 2,000 art performances (opera, concerts, recitals, etc.) and exhibitions are held every year at the Center. Add: 2406, Nambusunhwan-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul Tel: 82-2-580-1300 Web: www.sac.or.kr

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts

A culture and arts space located in Sejong-daero, the Center consists of the Sejong Grand Theater, the Sejong M Theater and Sejong Museum of Art. Before the Seoul Arts Center opened in 1988, all major performances in Korea were held at the Sejong Center, and the Center still hosts various performances, exhibitions and events.

Seongnam Arts Center

The Seongnam Arts Center opened in 2005 by Seongnam city to bring culture and arts closer to its citizens. The Center consists of an opera house, concert hall, exhibition hall and conference hall.

Add: 175, Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul Tel: 82-1544-1887, 82-2-399-1114~6 Web: www.sejongpac.or.kr

Add: 808, Seongnam-daero, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do Tel: 82-31-783-8000 Web: www.snart.or.kr

Lotte Concert Hall

Lotte Concert Hall opened in 2016 as Koreaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first Vineyard style of concert hall. With seats for 2,036 people, the hall is a major venue for diverse musical events, and classical and jazz concerts in particular. Add: 300, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul, Tel: 82-1544-7744 Web (English): www.lotteconcerthall.com/eng

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Daehangno

Daehangno refers to the 1.5 km zone in Hyehwa-dong, Seoul. Daehangno literally means â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;university streetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; because the universities in the area drew many youths and students. The Seoul National University campus used to be in Daehangno but moved to Gwanak-gu in 1975. The campus site is now Maronie Park, which is crowded with people because many small cultural performance halls and theaters are located near the park. Every year, the Daehangno Small Theater Festival is held. Add: Hyehwa-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul (Hyehwa station, line no. 4)

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Korean travel apps

1. Visit Korea Official Guide Provided free of charge by the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) for English-speaking travelers, this application program contains a wealth of tourism information for visitors to Korea, including hotel room rates, tourist programs and routes, and a smart navigation program. 2. Daehanminguk Guseokguseok (Every Nook and Cranny of Korea) Also provided by the KTO, the app contains helpful travel information, popular tourism attractions, festivals and recommended destinations across Korea, all compiled and contributed by a group of top travel experts on the basis of their direct experiences. It includes valuable tips on where and what to eat, where to go and what to do, and effective navigation services. 3. Jeonbuk Yeohaeng Hyu (Rest and Refreshment in Jeonbuk) This travel app is designed for tourists who are visiting, or planning to visit the province of Jeollabuk-do. It contains comprehensive information about what to see and eat, where to stay, and what to enjoy, all provided in a user-friendly manner. 4. TOAST (Tour and Story) for Gangwon This travel app is designed to offer guidance, information and advice to travelers to Gangwondo and encourage their participation. It contains the most up-to-date tourist information about popular attractions in the province based on vivid stories told by users, including food, accommodation, traditional markets and outdoor activity venues.

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Daegwallyeong Snow Festival

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Boryeong Mud Festival

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Muju Firefly Festival

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Andong Mask Dance Festival

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Seoul International Fireworks Festival

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Masan Gagopa Chrysanthemum Festival

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Daegwallyeong Snow Festival Venue: Songcheon in Hoenggye-ri, Daegwallyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do Tel: 82-33-335-3995 Web: www.snowfestival.net First held in 1993, the Daegwallyeong Snow Festival has developed into one of Korea’s most popular winter festivals, and was listed in the Top 12 Cultural Festivals of Korea in 2000. The festival’s main venue is located on a highland area over 700 m above sea level, where the abundance of snow in winter creates breathtakingly beautiful, silvery landscapes often referred to as the “Asian Alps.” Festival events include an exhibition of ice and snow sculptures, snow sledding, snow bobsleigh, ice skating and many other winter outdoor activities.

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Busan Songdo Daljip Festival Venue: Songdo Beach and vicinity in Seo-gu, Busan Tel: 82-51-240-4062 Web: www.bsseogu.go.kr First launched in 1999 as Korea’s only traditional bonfire (Daljip, or ‘moon house’) festival, the Busan Songdo Daljip Festival now attracts large crowds from all over the country with the spectacular sight of a bonfire on Songdo beach in Busan. In addition to the main event of burning a huge bonfire, the festival offers a wide range of fun, cultural events such as Sansinje, a traditional ceremony honoring the mountain deity, Gillori, a ritual procession celebrating the opening of the festival, the presentation of traditional performing arts, a fireworks display, and a group circle dance called Ganggangsuwollae. The highlight of the festival is the burning of a bonfire made with fresh pine branches on the beach at Songdo. The fire is believed to expel evil and invite good fortune. It is held on January 15 by lunar calendar celebrating the first full moon of the New Year. 141


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Gwangyang Maehwa Festival Veunue: Seomjin Village and other towns and districts in Gwangyang-si, Jeollanam-do Tel: 82-61-797-3714~5 Web: www.gwangyang.go.kr

Held in Gwangyang, which is known for its vast fields of maehwa, or Korean apricot, the Gwangyang Maehwa Festival is one of Koreaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s major spring festivals, attracting over a million visitors from all over the country every year. Because of the picturesque spring scenes created by fully-blooming maewha flowers covering the surrounding hills and mountains and the banks of the Seomjingang River, Gwangyang has been chosen as a filming location for several films and TV dramas, including Chwi-hwa-seon by the internationally renowned film director Im Gwon-taek and the TV miniseries Damo. In addition to the fascinating spring landscapes, the festival also presents a variety of cultural events including exhibitions of paintings and calligraphy.

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Icheon Ceramics Festival Venue: Seolbong Park in Icheon-si, Gyeonggi-do Tel: 82-31-638-8609 Web: www.ceramic.or.kr

The Icheon Ceramics Festival is the main cultural festival of Icheon, which has been a local hub of pottery and ceramics since the Bronze Age, and was designated by UNESCO as a City of Crafts and Folk Art in 2010. The festival provides participants with opportunities to experience and understand ceramic works that were created by Korean potters in the past and which now fascinate art lovers all around the world, including Goryeo celadons renowned for their jade blue color and noble beauty, white porcelain wares admired for their pure white surface and austere beauty, and Buncheong wares prized for their exuberance and simplicity of shape and decoration. The festival also provides a wide range of educational events such as a potterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wheel experience, finger painting, pottery demonstration, and pottery classes. 142


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Namwon Chunhyang Festival Venue: Gwanghalluwon Garden and Yocheon Stream in Namwon-si, Jeollabuk-do Tel: 82-62-620-5771~9 Web: chunhyang.org

This festival held in Namwon is based on Chunhyangjeon, the old story of two star-crossed young lovers, Chunhyang and Mongnyong, which is often compared with the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. Now in its 90th year and one of the most popular festivals in Korea, the festival is highlighted by the traditional memorial ceremony honoring the virtuous life and fidelity of Chunhyang, a prestigious national Gugak (traditional Korean music) contest, and other events including traditional performing arts such as Gillori and folk games such as Geunettwigi (swinging).

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June

Hansan Fabric Cultural Festival Venue: Hansan Mosi (Ramie Fabric) Museum and vicinity Tel: 82-41-950-4749 Web: www.hansanmosi.kr

This festival was launched with the aim of publicizing more widely the traditional ramie fabric (called Mosi in Korean) produced by Mosi weavers in Hansan. Mosi fabrics, as a special local product of Hansan in Chungcheongnam-do, have been a valuable part of the Korean heritage for 1,500 years, and were an essential item of the tributes offered to the royal court. The festival consists of a variety of events such as a Mosi weaving demonstration, the presentation of Mosi fashion show videos, an exhibition of Mosi items, and Hansan Mosi embroidery and jogakbo (Korean traditional patchwork) experiences.

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Boryeong Mud Festival Venue: Mud Plaza in Daecheon Beach Tel: 82-41-930-3882 Web: www.mudfestival.or.kr, www.daechonbeach.or.kr

Since its launch in 1998, the Boryeong Mud Festival has attracted numerous summer vacationists from all over Korea with a variety of exciting fun events featuring mud, mud slides, mud baths, mud wrestling, and even a mud marathon held on Daecheon Beach, the only shell-powder sand beach in Korea. The mud used in the events is obtained from the nearby coastal wetlands which are both clean and unpolluted and rich in beneficial minerals and germanium.

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Muju Firefly Festival Venue: Muju-gun, Jeollabuk-do Tel: 82-63-324-2440 Web: firefly.or.kr

The Muju Firefly Festival was founded in 1997 with the aim of promoting the importance of ecological health and nature-friendly lifestyles with the focus on the firefly, an insect designated by the Korean government as Natural Monument No. 322, and its main food daseulgi, a species of freshwater snail that is native to Korea. The festival provides participants with an opportunity to explore the fantastic view of fireflies emitting flickering phosphorescent light, have an ecological overnight stay experience in the undisturbed natural environment of Muju, and fly wish balloons.

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Andong Mask Dance Festival Venue: Downtown Andong including Talchum Park and Street of Culture Tel: 82-54-841-6387~8 Web: www.maskdance.com

This festival representing the cultural heritage of Andong provides participants with a rare opportunity to enjoy a variety of mask plays and courtyard drama from many parts of the world including China, Japan, the Philippines, France and Egypt, as well as the Andong Mask Dance itself. The festival also guides participants to various fun events designed for their direct involvement, such as mask making and mask dance classes.

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Seoul International Fireworks Festival Venue: (Yeouido-dong) 50, 63-ro, Yeongdeungpogu, Seoul (Yeouido Hangang Park) Web: www.hanwhafireworks.com

The Seoul International Fireworks Festival, held in Yeouido Hangang Park (in front of 63 Building) every autumn, is Koreaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest and most popular fireworks festival, attracting the participation of some of the top international and Korean fireworks teams who present breathtaking displays of fireworks that light up Seoulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nighttime sky. The festival also provides a variety of associated events such as fun parades and street performances.

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Masan Gagopa Chrysanthemum Festival Venue: Pier 1 of Masanhang Port Tel: 82-55-225-2341 Web: festival.changwon.go.kr/gagopa culture.changwon.go.kr Since its foundation in 2000, the Masan Gagopa Chrysanthemum Festival has grown into one of the most popular autumn festivals in the area, representing Masan in Changwon-si. The highlight of the festival is the exhibition of a great variety of chrysanthemums created using traditional and modern botanical techniques. The festival also includes exhibitions of bunjae (bonsai) trees and chrysanthemums, as well as concerts and performances.

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Busan Christmas Tree Festival Venue: Car-free streets of Gwangbok-ro, Jung-gu, Busan Tel: 82-51-600-4086 Web: bctf.kr

The Busan Christmas Tree Festival represents the celebratory winter season of Busan, Koreaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second largest city, attracting crowds of Busan citizens to the festival venues in the streets of Gwangbok-dong, which are packed with lavishly decorated Christmas trees and illuminations of all colors and designs. The festival includes daily concerts, special Christmas concerts, music performances, Christmas parades and other celebratory events involving wish trees, a charity chimney, and treasure hunts.

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Outdoor Activities by Region Inje, Gangwon-do

Valleys and mountain peaks in and around Naerincheon Stream provide ideal venues for extreme outdoor activities such as scad diving, scad walk, rafting, zip lining and bungee jumping. •SCAD diving and walk Inje is the only place in Korea where one can enjoy these new extreme sports developed in Germany. The diving and walk that take place at the 50.2-meter-tall Scad Tower fully meet the expections of thrillseekers. *Inje Narsha Park (inje-themepark.com) •Rafting, zip trek, and bungee jumping: Naerincheon Stream is marked by rapid turbulent currents, making it Korea’s most popular rafting course. The zip trek along the river valley and bungee jumping from Korea’s highest bungee point (63 meters) also make Inje one of Korea’s most popular destinations for extreme sports. *Inquiries: Culture and Tourism in Inje (tour.inje.go.kr), Zip trek (www.ziptrack. co.kr), Xgame Resort (www.injejump.co.kr)

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Yeongwol, Gangwon-do

Home to the Donggang River, one of Korea’s most loved rafting sites, Yeongwol attracts extreme water adventurers from across Korea, and enthusiasts of rafting, canoeing and river bugging in particular. •Rafting, canoeing and river bugging: The Donggang River in Yeongwol is generally regarded as Korea’s best venue for three types of water sports: rafting, a challenging recreational outdoor activity in which a small group of participants ride an inflatable raft along a rough river; river bugging, the activity of rafting down a fast-flowing river on a small, inflatable, single-seat craft called a river bug; and canoeing, or paddling down a river on a narrow canoe with a single-bladed paddle. * Inquiries: Tourism in Yeongwol (www.ywtour.go.kr)

Danyang, Chungcheong buk-do

Danyang is often dubbed the “Korean mecca” of air sports. It boasts some of Korea’s most popular facilities and venues for aerial activities, paragliding and hanggliding in particular, attracting air sports enthusiasts from all over Korea. •Paragliding and hang gliding: Danyang has five paragliding and hang gliding launch sites and ULMlanding sites, providing a fine environment for paragliders, hang gliders and ultralight pilots. The fact that the county enjoys at least 300 days of sunny weather throughout the year and has wide open fields also helps attract many air sports enthusiasts. The Danyang Gliding Site at the summit of Yangbangsan Mountain is particularly widely favored as it provides a vantage point overlooking all of downtown Danyang. It also operates a beginners program assisted by experienced instructors. •Clay pigeon shooting: Danyang has a clay pigeon shooting range favored by local enthusiasts of the art of firing at special flying targets called clay pigeons. Even beginners can enjoy the sport at the range through one-on-one coaching by qualified shooting instructors. The range is located at a scenic site 500 meters above sea level, and ticket prices vary according to the number of targets chosen, from five to twenty-five. *Culture and Tourism in Danyang (tour.dy21.net)

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Mungyeong, Gyeongsang buk-do

Equipped with Asia’s first zipline facility and Korea’s first railbike trail, Mungyeong has grown into a Korean hub of outdoor activities, including shooting, horse riding and air sports as well as ziplining and draisine tour. •Zip lining: Zip lining is the latest outdoor activity trend in which even beginners can enjoy a sky adventure over scenic valleys or forests with the help of simple instruction and reliable safety devices. Zipline Mungyeong offers nine zipline courses to choose from according to the degree of difficulty and speed. •Railbike: Mungyeong has Korea’s first railbike facility consisting of five courses which together take 40-50 minutes to complete. The Jinnam Station course is currently out of service due to construction work. *Inquiries: www.mgtpcr.or.kr •Horse riding: Opened in 2003 and currently operated by a veteran rider with 30 years’ experience, Mungyeong Horse Land has become a very successful horseriding club with regular clients including TV and film companies. As such, individual riding tourists are advised to make an advance reservation. A 20 percent discount is available on the ticket price for the users of other outdoor clubs in Mungyeong, such as Yeonggang rafting, Flying Land, cart riding and ziplining. *Inquiries: 82-54-552-9991

Jeju-do

Undoubtedly Korea’s number one tourist destination, Jeju-do also provides the country’s best and most popular outdoor programs in marine sports and horseriding. •Marine sports: A paradise for enthusiasts of Korean marine sports, Jeju-do offers a great variety of opportunities for marine sports and tourism including cruise, yacht or submarine tours, windsurfing, waterskiing, banana boat riding, wake boarding, jet-skiing, snorkeling and scuba diving. •Horseriding: Home of Korean horses since medieval times, Jeju-do has the largest number of successful riding clubs in Korea. Most programs offer simple riding along a 20-30 minute riding course under the supervision of highly trained instructors. The fantastic natural landscapes around the riding courses are a great bonus. *Inquiries: Jeju Nolmeong Swilmeong (Visit Jeju, Enjoy Jeju) www.jejutour.go.kr/

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Activities

Spring and autumn

Skateboarding, inline skating, cycling, mountain biking, paragliding, scuba diving, golf, hiking, trekking, ATV trail riding, horseriding, and rock climbing

Summer

Yachting, rafting, river bugging, wake boarding, waterskiing, blob jumping, windsurfing, kayaking, ziplining, and camping

Winter

Skiing, snowboarding, snowmobile trail riding, snow sledding, iceskating, ice diving, and ice climbing

* For enthusiasts of skateboarding, inline skating and cycling, Yeouido Plaza and several Hangang Parks on both sides of the Hangang River provide fine courses. On-site rental of inline skates and bicycles is also available at the reasonable price of 3,000 won per hour. * For campers, reserving a place at a campsite is essential as camping is enjoying a surge in popularity now. * For enthusiasts of ice diving, one of the most extreme adventure activities, in which divers plunge straight into the icy waters of a frozen lake, Gangwon-do may be able to provide a venue.

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Shopping

Department stores

Department stores in Korea offer a wide range of consumer goods such as clothing, food, electrical appliances, cosmetics, jewelry and housewares usually with high-quality facilities and services. Prices tend to be higher than their competing retailers, but seasonal promotions and sales events help shoppers get high-quality products at surprisingly low prices. For foods, including fresh, cooked or half-cooked, you can buy them at much cheaper prices (50 to 70 percent of their original price) if you take advantage of closing time special offers. â&#x20AC;˘Lotte Department Store, Shinsegae Department Store, Hyundai Department Store, Galleria, Time Square, etc.

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Hypermarket chains

Korea has several hypermarket chains enjoying brisk business with food, clothing, kitchenware and many other household items. These retailers are attracting a growing number of customers, family shoppers with children in particular, by offering good quality products at lower prices. Their strengths include modern-style facilities and services, and a wide shopping area. Visiting one to buy only a few items, however, may not be a wise option because you may have to join a long queue for payment. •Emart, Emart Traders, Lotte Mart, Vic Market, Kim’s Club, Home Plus, Costco, etc. ※Of the hypermarkets listed above, Costco, Traders and Vic Market are

membership-only warehouse clubs that tend to provide a wider selection of imported merchandise.

Traditional markets

Traditional markets in Korea have long been an integral part of the daily life of ordinary Korean people and are now regarded as an important element of their cultural heritage, and thus are becoming popular tourist attractions among foreign travellers in Korea. The markets, open once every five or seven days or, for some, seven days a week, not only offer a great range of commodities and farming and marine products at low prices but also present various cultural events. The attractive merits of the traditional markets include haggling over prices and getting something you want at incredibly low, “clearing” prices. •Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market, Garak-dong Agro-Fisheries Wholesale Market, Gyeongdong Yangnyeong Market, Cheongnyangni Fruit Market

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Popular traditional markets in Seoul

Dongdaemun Shopping Complex Dongdaemun Shopping Town

Add: 266, Jongno-6 ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul Tel: 82-2-2262-0114 Products: fabrics, fashion accessories, clothing materials, wedding products, household goods, and more

Namdaemun Market

Add: 21, Namdaemunsijang 4-gil, Junggu, Seoul Tel: 82-2-1330 / 82-2-753-2805 1330 Web: www.namdaemunmarket.co.kr Products: fashion apparel, accessories, consumer elctronics, cosmetics, ginseng, and much more

Garak Market

Add: 932, Yangjae-daero, Songpa-gu, Seoul Tel: 82-2-3435-1000 Web: www.garak.co.kr Products: agricultural and livestock products, fish, etc

Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market Add: 688, Nodeul-ro, Dongjak-gu, Seoul Tel: 82-2-814-2211~2 Web: www.susansijang.co.kr Products: seafood

Seoul Gyeongdong Market

Add: Wangsan-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul Tel: 82-2-967-8721 Web: www.kyungdongmart.com Products: oriental medicine ingredients, dried seafood, vegetable

Bangsan Market

Add: 20, Dongho-ro 37-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul Tel: 82-2-2268-6691 Web: www.bangsan-tmk.com Products: papers (gift wraps, packaging papers, wall papers, etc.)

Gwangjang Market

Add: 88, Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul Tel: 82-2-2267-0291 Products: silk, textile, fashion apparel, agricultural and marine products, bedding, handicrafts, and more

Seoul Jungbu Market

Add: 35, Eulji-ro 36-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul Tel: 82-2-2267-5617 Products: dried goods, fruits and vgetables, agricultural wholesale market

Hwanghakdong Flea Market

Add: Hwanghak-dong, Seoul Tel: 82-2-3396-6890, 82-2-3396-6900 Products: antiques, old furniture, electronic goods, watches, jewelry, camera and more

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Major traditional markets in Korea

Seomun Market in Daegu

Jagalchi Market in Busan

Nambu Market in Jeonju

Gugyeong Market in Danyang Danyang Fifth-day Market

Add: 45, Keunjang-ro 26-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu Tel: 82-53-256-6341 Web: www.seomun.net Main items for sale: fabrics and textiles, fashion accessories, curtains, bedclothes, and other merchandise and groceries Add: 19-3, Pungnam-mun 1-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do Tel: 82-63-284-1344 Web: jbsj.kr/?m_code=jjnm Main items for sale: fabrics and textiles, furniture, dried seafood, vegetables, fruit, medicinal herbs and other merchandise

Andong Old Market

Add: 184-4, Seobu-dong, Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do Tel: 82-54-858-9002 Web: www.adjang.kr Main items for sale: local specialties such as spicy stewed chicken, Andong hemp fabric, Andong Soju, and clothing, farming and marine products, and other merchandise

Add: 52, Jagalchihaean-ro, Jung-gu, Busan Tel: 82-51-245-2594 Web: jagalchimarket.bisco.or.kr/ Main items for sale: seafood products including fish, dried fish, other fish products

(Open on the 1st, 6th, 11th, 16th, 21st and 26th day of the month) Add: 31, Dojeon 5-gil, Danyang-eup, Danyanggun, Chungcheongbuk-do Tel: 82-43-422-3301 Main items for sale: farming products (garlic and dried chilli pepper in particular), daily necessities, clothing, etc.

Gwangyang Fifth-day Market

(Open on the 1st, 6th, 11th, 16th, 21st and 26th day of the month) Add: 3, Baegun-ro, Gwangyang-eup, Gwangyang-si, Jeollanam-do Tel: 82-61-797-2601 Main items for sale: agricultural products and fisheries, clothing and other merchandise

Moran Market in Seongnam

(Open on the 4th, 9th, 14th, 19th, 24th and 29th day of the month) Add: 79, Dunchon-daero, Jungwon-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do Inquiries: 82-31-721-9905 Main items for sale: medicinal herbs, livestock, chilli pepper, grains and flowers

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Convenience Stores

Convenience stores offer a wide range of everyday items such as groceries, snack foods, confectionery, toiletries, soft drinks, tobacco products, magazines and newspapers, although the number of items they stock depends on their size. While they are conveniently located on almost every city street corner, prices are slightly higher than in market stores. •CU, GS25, Seven Eleven, Buy The Way, Ministop, etc.

TV Home Shopping

Korea now has a large number of TV homeshopping channels that sell a wide range of commodities and services, clothing, foods, cosmetics, electrical appliances, and insurance, automobile and travel products. One distinctive merit of using these homeshopping channels is that you can purchase the product or service you want through a simple telephone call, and often get an opportunity to receive bonus gifts. Delivery is quick, as is the refund process. •Lotte Home Shopping, Hyundai Home Shopping, CJ O Shopping, NS Home Shopping, GS Shop, etc. ※TV homeshopping channels now promote online shopping through computers

and mobile apps by offering extra discounts, points, miles or cash back.

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Tips to control impulse buying when home shopping

1 Pay with cash or debit card rather than credit card Home shopping channels use various techniques to encourage consumers to buy the products they promote, sometimes sending urgent messages that they will soon be “Sold out!” If you have decided to buy a product and are ready to pay, it would be better to use your debit card or cash rather than a credit card as it gives you two weeks to think about your decision before your payment is processed.

2 Buy clothing or daily commodities during the last sales period TV home shopping channels offer high-quality goods at comparatively lower prices but the benefits can vary according to when these are purchased because even the same goods can be offered under different conditions or at different prices. Wait until the last phase of a sales period to get the goods of your choice at the lowest possible prices.

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3 Pay attention to the subtitles TV home shopping channels use a variety of subtitles designed to boost the sales of the products they promote. Statistics show that shoppers tend to be more satisfied with their purchase when they buy goods applied with the phrases “the same product as that sold in department stores,” “free gift with purchase,” “special offer,” and “get more for the same price.” Note, however, that “the same brand as that in department stores” does not necessarily mean the same product.

Online shopping

Internet shopping is still growing at an alarming speed in Korea, as in the rest of the world, due to its convenience and low prices. Some online shopping sites deal with only a small selection of products, foods, clothing or books, while others have much wider selections just like department stores. While online shopping is convenient and saves time, shoppers need to make sure that the products they see on the PC monitor are the same products they would get elsewhere, and should be aware of how their personal information is handled. •Gmarket, 11st., Interpark, Auction, Shinsegae Mall, Lotte Mall, etc.

Do’s and don’ts for safe internet shopping

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Check whether the website has a web server certificate installed. Use online shopping malls with certification marks. Install Active X File only when necessary (ex. adding a security patch) . Distrust sites that demand detailed personal information. Thoroughly check your transaction conditions. Regularly change your ID and password. Use card payments rather than cash payments. Save proof of transaction by printing the order confirmation, terms of purchase, etc. 9 Do not open suspicious email. 10 Get help from a specialist (consumer protection agent) if a problem arises. Consumer Counseling Center: Dial 1372 without the area code www.ccn.go.kr Korea Consumer Agency: www.kca.go.kr

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Use 3G or LTE when shopping with mobiles

Mobile shoppers need to turn to the 3G or LTE mode when they shop using their mobile devices because using public Wifi can lead to security vulnerabilities. They also need to use a mobile vaccine for safe mobile shopping. It would be wise not to click URLs linked with text messages for discounts, special events or free coupons as they tend to be Smishing.

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Returns and refunds

You should always keep the receipt for your purchase in case you need to exchange or refund it. For a refund or exchange, you need to request it and send your purchase back to the seller within 7 or 14 days of purchase. If you have used or damaged the product, you may not be able to exchange or refund it. As for products purchased online, you need to request a refund or exchange by contacting the shopping site. You may have to pay the return cost according to the siteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s policy. If you find it difficult to obtain an exchange or a refund or have suffered damage or loss due to your purchase, contact the Korea Consumer Agency, or the 1372 Consumer Protection Center operated by the Fair Trade Commission.

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Telephone (55-11) 3175-3030 (54-11) 4312-0033 (56-2) 3221-0710 (57-1) 637-5099 (507) 264-8105/7970 (51-1) 437-4341 (53-7) 2041020/1117/1165 (55-21) 2172-0902 (595-21) 238-1699/ 328-7111 (593-2) 2237-111 (49-69) 2429-920/9 (49-40) 3405-740 (49-89) 2424-2630 (30-210) 654-3623~4 (31-20) 673-0555 (45) 3312-6658 (40-21) 233-2171~3 (32-2) 203-2142 (359-2) 969-5571 (46-8) 308-090 (41-44) 503-5300 (34-91) 556-6241 (44-20) 7520-5300 (43-1) 586-3876 (39-02) 795813 (420) 245-005-650 (385-1) 4815-101 (48-22) 520-6230 (33-1) 55-35-88-88 (358-9) 682-9490 (36-1) 201-8474/6368 (7-495) 258-1627~8 (7-423) 240-7104 (7-383) 319-6508/6509 070-7001-0607 (994-12) 436-7560/1 (380-44) 495-2951

Fax (55-11) 3175-3031 (54-11) 4312-7755 N/A (57-1) 637-9238 (507) 214-9717 (51-1) 437-7167

Homepage www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/saopaulo www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/buenosaires www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/santiago www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/bogota www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/panama www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/lima

(53-7) 204-1209

www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/havana

(55-21) 2172-0902

www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/riodejaneiro

N/A

www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/asuncion

(593-2) 2908-450 (49-69) 2535-89 (49-40) 3405-7474 (49-89) 2424-2639 (30-210) 6543-508 (31-20) 673-6918 (45) 3332-6654 (40-21) 233-2174 (32-2) 203-0751 (359-2) 969-5033 (46-8) 306-190 (41-44) 202-4318 (34-91) 556-6868 (44-20) 7240-2367 (43-1) 586-3979 (39-02) 798235 (420) 245-005-651 (385-1) 4818-821 (48-22) 520-6231 (33-1) 55-35-88-89 (358-9) 682-94910 (36-1) 488-0184 (7-495) 258-1634 (7-423) 319-6510

www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/quito www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/frankfurt www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/hamburg www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/munich www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/athens www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/amsterdam www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/copenhagen www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/bucharest www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/brussels www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/sofia www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/stockholm www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/zurich www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/madrid www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/london www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/vienna www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/milano www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/prague www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/zagreb www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/warsaw www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/paris www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/helsinki www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/budapest www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/moscow www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/vladivostok

(7-383) 222-7805

www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/novosibirsk

(994-12) 436-7562 (380-44) 495-2951

www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/baku www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/kiev


Region

CIS

Middle East

Africa

City

Telephone (7-727) 245-94-93/ Almaty 070-7735-8988 Tashkent (998-71) 140-0215/6 Saint Petersburg (7-812) 241-0033 Ulan Bator (976) 7711-0140 Dubai (971-4) 450-4360 Tripoli (218-91) 321-8274 Istanbul (90-212) 325-3646 Riyadh (966-11) 273-4496 (212-522) 98-96-27/ Casablanca 98-46-36 (213-21) 60-44-51/ Alger 69-41-94/69-42-03 Muscat (968) 2411-7011~3 Amman (962-6) 5831-045 Baghdad (964-772) 224-4629 Tehran (98-21) 2620-6711 Tel aviv (972-3) 639-6488 Cairo (20-2) 2754-5319/5329 Kuwait (965) 2243-6933, (962-6) 5831-045 Damascus (963-11) 311-5015 Doha (974) 4016-2603 (254-20) 2228-928/ Nairobi 2220-458 Lagos (234-1) 792-7212 Johannesburg (27-11) 784-2940 Dar es Salaam (255-22) 292-2201/2 Addis ababa (251-113) 204305 (249-1) 8349-8814 Khartoum 8349-8845 Accra (233-302) 764-367 Kinshasa (243-81) 362-6920

Fax

Homepage

(7-727) 274-18-28

www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/almaty

(998-71) 140-0217 N/A (976) 7711-0142 (971-4) 450-4350 N/A (90-212) 325-3642 (966-11) 273-4750

www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/tashkent www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/saintpetersburg www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/ulaanbaatar www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/dubai www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/tripoli www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/istanbul www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/riyadh

(212-522) 99-45-13 www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/casablanca (213-21) 69-42-09

www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/alger

(968) 2411-7014 (962-6) 5831-015 N/A (98-21) 2620-6698 (972-3) 639-6489 (20-2) 2754-7429 (965) 2243-6948

www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/muscat www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/amman www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/baghdad www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/tehran www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/telaviv www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/cairo www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/kuwait

(962-6)5831-015

www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/damascus

(974) 4016-2602

www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/doha

(254-20) 315-706

www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/nairobi

N/A (27-11) 784-2983 (255-22) 292-2200 (251-113) 204396

www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/lagos www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/johannesburg www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/daressalaam www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/addisababa

(249-1) 8349-8860

www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/khartoum

(233-302) 762-918 N/A

www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/accra www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/kinshasa

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â&#x2013; Embassies and Consulates in Korea Nation Afghanistan Algeria Angola Argentina Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bangladesh Belarus Belgium Bolivia Brazil Brunei Bulgaria Cambodia Canada Chile China Colombia Congo Costa Rica Cote d' Ivoire

Telephone 82-2-793-3535 82-2-794-5034/5 82-2-792-8463 82-2-796-8144 82-2-2003-0100 82-2-732-9071/2 82-2-797-17-65/66 82-2-796-4056/7 82-2-2237-8171/8173 82-2-749-0381 82-2-318-1767/2726 82-2-738-4970 82-2-790-1078/9 82-2-794-8625/6 82-2-3785-1041/1046 82-2-3783-6000 82-2-779-2610 82-2-738-1038 82-2-720-1369 82-2-722-7958 82-2-707-9249/9254 82-2-3785-0561/2 82-2-725-6765/6766 Czech Republic 82-2-720-6453 Denmark 82-2-795-4187 Dominican Republic 82-2-756-3513 Ecuador 82-2-739-2401/2 Egypt 82-2-749-0787/9 El Salvador 82-2-753-3432/3 Ethiopia 82-2-790-9766 Fiji 82-2-792-6396 Finland 82-2-370-103-00 France 82-2-3149-4300 Gabon 82-2-793-9575/6 Georgia 82-2-792-7118/7171 Germany 82-2-748-4114 82-2-3785-1427 Ghana 82-2-749-8982~3

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Fax 82-2-795-2662 82-2-794-5040 82-2-792-8467 82-2-792-5820 82-2-2003-0196 82-2-732-9486 82-2-797-1767 82-2-790-5313 82-2-2237-8174 82-2-797-1688 82-2-3789-2757 82-2-738-4974 82-2-790-1084 82-2-794-8627 82-2-3785-1040 82-2-3783-6239 82-2-779-2615 82-2-738-1077 82-2-725-6959 82-2-722-7998 82-2-707-9255 82-2-3785-0564

Homepage N/A www.algerianemb.or.kr www.angolaembassy.or.kr N/A www.southkorea.embassy.gov.au/seol/home.html www.bmeia.gv.at/kr/botschaft/seoul.html www.seoul.mfa.gov.az/ N/A www.belarus.or.kr republicofkorea.diplomatie.belgium.be/ko N/A seul.itamaraty.gov.br N/A N/A N/A www.canadainternational.gc.ca/korea-coree www.coreachile.org www.chinaemb.or.kr/kor N/A N/A N/A cotedivoireembassy.or.kr

82-2-734-6452

www.mzv.cz/seoul

82-2-796-0986 82-2-756-3514 82-2-739-2355 82-2-795-2588 82-2-753-3456 82-2-790-0156 82-2-792-6397 82-2-723-4969 82-2-363-4310 82-2-793-9574 82-2-792-3118 82-2-748-4161

sydkorea.um.dk www.embadom.or.kr coreadelsur.embajada.gob.ec N/A N/A N/A N/A www.finland.or.kr www.ambafrance-kr.org N/A N/A www.seoul.diplo.de

82-2-3785-1428

www.ghanaembassy.or.kr


Nation Greece Guatemala Honduras Hungary India

Telephone 82-2-729-1400/1 82-2-771-7582/3 82-2-738-8482 82-2-792-2105 82-2-798-4257 82-2-783-5675~7 Indonesia 783-5371~2 Iran 82-2-793-7751~3 Iraq 82-2-790-4282-2/3 Ireland 82-2-721-7200 Israel 82-2-3210-8500 Italy 82-2-750-0200/0201 Japan 82-2-2170-5200 Jordan 82-2-318-2897 Kazakhstan 82-2-391-8906 Kenya 82-2-3785-2903/4 Kuwait 82-2-749-3688 Kyrgyz Republic 82-2-379-0951 Laos 82-2-796-1713 Lebanon 82-2-794-6482 Libya 82-2-797-6001/2 Malaysia 82-2-795-9203 Mexico 82-2-798-1694/5 Mongolia 82-2-2266-8228/9229 Morocco 82-2-793-6249 Myanmar 82-2-790-3814/6 Nepal 82-2-3789-9770/1 Netherlands 82-2-311-8600 New Zealand 82-2-3701-7700 Nigeria 82-2-797-2370/3280 Norway 82-2-727-7100 Oman 82-2-790-2431 Pakistan 82-2-796-8252/0313 Panama 82-2-734-8610//1 Papua New Guinea 82-2-2198-5771 Paraguay 82-2-792-8335/1173 Peru 82-2-757-1735~7 Philippines 82-2-796-7387 Poland 82-2-723-9681

Fax 82-2-729-1402 82-2-771-7584 82-2-738-8403 82-2-792-2109 82-2-797-6338

Homepage N/A N/A www.hondurasembassy-seoulkorea.com www.mfa.gov.hu/kulkepviselet/KR/en/mainpage.htm www.indembassy.or.kr

82-2-780-4280

www.indonesiaseoul.org/indexkorea.php

82-2-792-7052 82-2-790-4206 82-2-774-6458 82-2-3210-8555 82-2-797-5560 82-2-734-4528 82-2-318-3644 82-2-395-9766 82-2-3785-2905 82-2-749-3604 82-2-379-0953 82-2-796-1771 82-2-794-6485 82-2-797-6007 82-2-794-5480 82-2-790-0939 82-2-2266-8227 82-2-792-8178 82-2-790-3817 82-2-736-8848 82-2-311-8650 82-2-3701-7701 82-2-796-1848 82-2-727-7199 82-2-790-2430 82-2-796-0316 82-2-734-8613 82-2-2198-5779 82-2-792-8334 82-2-757-1738 82-2-796-0827 82-2-723-9680

seoul.mfa.ir N/A www.dfa.ie/irish-embassy/republic-of-korea/ embassies.gov.il/seoul www.ambseoul.esteri.it/ambasciata_seoul www.kr.emb-japan.go.jp/ www.jordankorea.gov.jo www.kazembassy.org www.kenya-embassy.or.kr N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A www.malaysia.or.kr embamex2.sre.gob.mx/corea www.mongolembassy.com N/A N/A www.nepembseoul.gov.np southkorea.nlembassy.org www.nzembassy.com/korea www.nigerianembassy.or.kr www.norway.or.kr N/A www.pkembassy.or.kr/kor/ N/A www.papuanewguineaembassy.kr www.embaparcorea.org/korea N/A www.philembassy-seoul.com www.seul.msz.gov.pl

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Directory Nation Portugal Qatar Republic of South Africa Romania Russian Federation Rwanda Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Singapore Slovakia Spain

Telephone 82-2-3675-2251~3 82-2-798-2444/6

Fax 82-2-3675-2250 82-2-790-1027

Homepage www.seul.msz.gov.pl N/A

82-2-2077-5900

82-2-792-4856

www.southafrica-embassy.or.kr

82-2-797-4924 82-2-752-0630

82-2-794-3114 82-2-752-1407

N/A www.russian-embassy.org

82-2-798-1052

82-2-798-1054

rwanda-embassy.or.kr

82-2-739-0041 82-2-745-5524 82-2-790-6109 82-2-773-2465 82-2-794-3982 82-2-796-8207

N/A N/A www.seoul.mfa.gov.rs/ www.mfa.gov.sg/seoul/ N/A www.exteriores.gob.es/Embajadas/SEUL/ko/Paginas/inicio.aspx

82-2-737-9577

www.slembassykorea.org/

82-2-793-8693 82-2-3703-3701~2 82-2-737-9392 N/A

www.sudanembassy.co.kr www.swedenabroad.com/en-GB/Embassies/Seoul www.eda.admin.ch/seoul.html www.roc-taiwan.org/KR

82-2-798-3448

www.thaiembassy.org/seoul

82-2-797-6152 82-2-790-4333 82-2-797-8546 82-2-790-3238 82-2-790-5697 82-2-725-1738 82-2-6245-3181 82-2-738-8845 82-2-578-0576 82-2-577-3661 82-2-732-1548 82-2-739-2064720-4684

N/A N/A www.seul.be.mfa.gov.tr uae-embassy.ae/Embassies/kr korea.mfa.gov.ua/en www.gov.uk/government/world/south-korea www.embrou.or.kr kr.usembassy.gov

82-2-739-0631/4 82-2-745-5554 82-2-797-5109/798-5109 82-2-774-2464~7 82-2-794-3981 82-2-794-3581/2 82-2-735-2966/7 Sri Lanka 82-2-794-2968 Sudan 82-2-793-8692 Sweden 82-2-3703-3700 Switzerland 82-2-739-9511 Taipei 82-2-399-2780 82-2-790-2955 Thailand 82-2-795-0095/3098/3253 Timor Leste 82-2-797-6151 Tunisia 82-2-790-4334/5 Turkey 82-2-3780-1600 UAE 82-2-790-3235 Ukraine 82-2-790-5696 United Kingdom 82-2-3210-5500 Uruguay 82-2-6245-3179 USA 82-2-397-4114 82-2-574-6554 Uzbekistan 82-2-577-3660 Venezuela 82-2-732-1546~7 Vietnam 82-2-720-5124/725-2487

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www.uzbekistan.or.kr www.venezuelaemb.or.kr/index.asp www.vietnamembassy-seoul.org


â&#x2013; Government Bodies and Semi-Governmental Organizations Category

Government Bodies

Name Ministry of Strategy and Finance

Telephone 82-44-215-2114

Homepage www.mosf.go.kr

Ministry of Science and ICT and Future Planning

82-1335

www.msip.go.kr

Ministry of Education

82-2-6222-6060

www.moe.go.kr

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

82-2-2100-2114

www.mofa.go.kr

Ministry of Unification

82-2-1577-1365

www.unikorea.go.kr

Ministry of Juctice

82-2-2110-3000

www.moj.go.kr

Ministry of National Defense

82-2-748-1111

www.mnd.go.kr

Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs

82-2-2100-3399

www.moi.go.kr

Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism

82-44-203-2000

www.mcst.go.kr

Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

82-2-6196-9100

www.mafra.go.kr

Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy 82-1577-0900

www.motie.go.kr

Ministry of Health and Welfare

82-129

www.mohw.go.kr

Ministry of Environmant

82-44-201-6568

www.me.go.kr

Ministry of Employment and Labor

82-1350

www.moel.go.kr

82-2-2100-6000 Ministry of Gender Equality and Family 82-1577-1366

www.mogef.go.kr

Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport

82-44-1599-0001

www.molit.go.kr

Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries

82-44-220-5555

www.mof.go.kr

Seoul Metropolitan Government

82-2-120

www.seoul.go.kr

Incheon Metropolitan City

82-32-120

www.incheon.go.kr

Busan Metropolitan City

82-51-120

www.busan.go.kr

Gwangju Metropolitan City

82-62-120

www.gwangju.go.kr

Daegu Metropolitan City

82-53-120

www.daegu.go.kr

Daejeon Metropolitan City

82-42-120

www.daejeon.go.kr

Ulsan Metropolitan City

82-52-120/1345/1577-2818 www.ulsan.go.kr

Local Gyeonggi-do Governments Gangwon-do

82-31-120

www.gg.go.kr

82-33-254-2011

www.provin.gangwon.kr

Chungcheongbuk-do

82-43-220-2114

www.cb21.net

Chungcheongnam-do

82-41-635-2000 82-41-120

www.chungnam.net

Jeollabuk-do

82-63-280-2486

www.jeonbuk.go.kr

Jeollanam-do

82-61-286-2063

www.jeonnam.go.kr

Gyeongsangbuk-do

82-54-880-2114

www.gb.go.kr

Gyeongsangnam-do

82-55-211-2114

www.gyeongnam.go.kr

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Category

Name Jeju Special Self-governing Province Local Governments Sejong Metropolitan Autonomous City The National Assembly Of The Republic Of Korea Cheongwadae, Office of the President Korea Agro-Fisheries&Food Trade Cor. Korea Land & Housing Corporation Korea Tourism Organization Korea National Oil Corporation Korea Water Resources Corporation Korea Electric Power Corporation Korea Financial Telecommunications and Clearings Institute The Korea Commercial Arbitration Board SemiGovernmental Seoul Business Agency Organizations Korea Trade Insurance Corporation Korea Exim Bank Korea Accreditation Board National Intelligence Service Financial Services Commission Fair Trade Commission Korean National Police Agency National Tax Service Korea Customs Service Small and Medium Business Administration Statistics Korea Korean Intellectual Property Office

170

Telephone 82-64-120 82-44-120

Homepage www.jeju.go.kr www.sejong.go.kr

82-2-788-3656//3664 www.assembly.go.kr 82-2-730-5800 82-61-931-114 82-55-922-5114 82-33-738-3000 82-52-216-2114 82-42-629-2634 82-1577-0600 82-61-345-3114

www.president.go.kr www.at.or.kr world.lh.or.kr kto.visitkorea.or.kr www.knoc.co.kr

82-1577-5500

www.kftc.or.kr

82-2-551-2000~2019 82-1577-7119 82-2-1588-3554 82-2-3779-6114 82-43-927-1330 82-111 82-2-2100-2568 82-44-200-4326 82-182 82-1588-0560 82-125

www.kcab.or.kr www.sba.seoul.kr www.ksure.or.kr www.koreaexim.go.kr www.kab.or.kr www.nis.go.kr www.fsc.go.kr www.ftc.go.kr www.police.go.kr www.nts.go.kr www.customs.go.kr

82-42-481-6894

www.smba.go.kr

82-2-2012-9114 82-42-481-5073

kostat.go.kr www.kipo.go.kr

www.kwater.or.kr home.kepco.co.kr/kepco


â&#x2013; Chambers of Commerce & Foreign Investment Related Bodies Category

Chambers of Commerce

Foreign Investment Related Bodies

Name

Telephone

Homepage

American Chamber of Commerce in Korea 82-2-6201-2200

www.amchamkorea.org

British Chamber of Commerce in Korea 82-2-6365-2300

www.bcck.or.kr

Canadian Chamber of Commerch in Korea 82-2-554-0245~6

www.canchamkorea.org

Italian Chamber of Commerce in Korea 82-2-402-4379

www.itcck.org/english

Seoul Japan Club

82-2-739-6962~3

www.sjchp.co.kr

EU Chamber of Commerce in Korea

82-2-6261-2700

www.ecck.eu

French Chamber of Commerce in Korea 82-2-2268-9505

www.fkcci.com

Korean German Chamber of Commerce & industry

korea.ahk.de

82-2-3780-4600

Australian Chamber of Commerce in Korea 82-2-766-9590

www.austchamkorea.org

Invest KOREA

82-1600-7119

www.investkorea.org

Office of the Foreign Investment Ombudsman

82-2-3497-1827

www.i-ombudsman.or.kr

Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy 82-1577-0900

www.motie.go.kr

Ministry of Strategy and Finance

82-44-215-2114

www.mosf.go.kr

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

82-2-2100-2114

www.mofa.go.kr

Gyeonggi Province

82-31-120

invest.gg.go.kr/

Gyeonggi Association of Foreign-invest Companies

82-31-259-6521

www.gafic.or.kr

Jeonnam Ordinance on Foreign Investment Promotion

82-61-286-5120

N/A

Jeonbuk Ordinance on Foreign Investment Promotion

82-63-280-2401

N/A

â&#x2013; Delivery & Shipping: Home, International Category Gas Electricity

Water

Name

Telephone

Homepage

Korea City Gas Association

82-2-554-7721

www.citygas.or.kr

Korea Electronic Power Corporation

82-61-345-3114

cyber.kepco.co.kr

The Office of Waterworks Seoul Metropolitan Government

82-2-120

arisu.seoul.go.kr

Waterworks Headquarters Incheon Metropolitan City

82-32-720-2114

www.waterworksh.incheon.kr

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Category

Water

Phone & Internet Cable TV & Satellite TV

Name

International Shipping

Home and International

172

Homepage

82-53-121 82-53-670-2000

www.dgwater.go.kr

Waterworks Headquarters Busan Metropolitan City

82-51-669-4211

water.busan.go.kr

Waterworks Headquarters Gwangju Metropolitan City

82-62-121

water.gjcity.net/index.do?S=S14

Ollet KT

82-2-2190-1180

www.olleh.com

SK TWORLD

82-80-2525-011

www.tworld.co.kr

LG U+

82-1544-0010

www.uplus.co.kr

KT Skylife

82-2-2003-3000

www.skylife.co.kr

82-2-2108-9895 82-1588-1300

www.epost.go.kr

Korea Express

82-1588-1255

www.doortodoor.co.kr

KGB LOGIS

82-1577-4577

www.kgbls.co.kr

Dongbu Express

82-2-6363-2600

www.dongbuexpress.com

ILYANG Logis

82-1588-0002

www.ilyanglogis.com

Kyoungdong Express

82-80-873-2178

www.kdexp.com

Hanjin Express

82-1588-0011

hanex.hanjin.co.kr

Hyundai Shipping

82-2-722-8000

www.cyhds.com

Corea International Logistics

82-1588-5824

www.cilkorea.com

Pumex

82-2-1588-6534

www.pumex.co.kr

Chosun Shipping

82-2-2031-7000

www.aecx.co.kr

Tongin Express

82-2-723-0123

www.tonginpack.com

Asian Tigers Transpack

82-2-3489-2500

www.asiantigers-korea.com

Ace Shipping

82-2-3142-3100

aceshipping.co.kr

Kokusai Express

82-2-3143-5555

www.kokusaiexpress.com/ENG

Sea Road Global Logistics

82-2-771-3311 www.searoad.or.kr 82-70-7439-2424

Calspress (Busan)

82-51-512-1212

www.calspress.com

Allied Pickfords

82-2-796-5961

kr.alliedpickfords.com

Orient Shipping

82-2-716-6600

www.orientship.kr

UPS

82-1588-6886

www.ups.com/kr

DHL Korea

82-1588-0001

www.dhl.co.kr

FedEX

82-2-333-8000

www.fedex.com/kr

Postal Service Internet Post Office

Home Delivery

Telephone

Waterworks Headquarters Daegu Metropolitan City


â&#x2013; Education : Foreign School, Language Institute, Library, Bookstore Category

Foreign School

Name

Telephone

Homepage

Dulwich College Seoul

82-2-3015-8517

www.dulwich-seoul.kr

Dwight School Seoul

82-2-6920-8600

www.dwight.or.kr

Seoul International School

82-31-750-1200

www.siskorea.org

Seoul Academy International School

82-2-554-1690

www.seoulacademy.net

Seoul Foreign School

82-2-330-3100

www.seoulforeign.org

Yongsan International School of Seoul 82-2-797-5104

www.yisseoul.org

Asia Pacific International School

82-2-907-2747

www.apis.seoul.kr

Global Christian Foreign School

82-2-797-0234

www.gcfskorea.org

Korea International School (Seoul)

82-2-3496-0510

www.kis.or.kr

Korea International School (Pangyo)

82-31-789-0509

www.kis.or.kr

Korea International School (Jeju)

82-64-741-0509

www.kis.or.kr

Korea Kent Foreign School

82-2-2201-7091

www.kkfs.org

International Christian School of Uijongbu 82-31-855-1276

www.ics-ujb.org

Gyeonggi Suwon International School 82-31-695-2800

gsis.sc.kr

Suwon Chinese E-School

82-31-262-2648

www.oscschool.co.kr

Centennial Christian School

82-2-772-9275~6 www.ccslions.com

International Christian School Pyeongtaek 82-31-651-1376

www.icsptk.org

Chadwick International School

82-32-250-5000

www.chadwickinternational.org

Daegu International School

82-53-980-2100

www.dis.sc.kr

Branksome Hall Asia

82-64-902-5000

www.branksome.asia

International School of koje

82-55-680-5000

www.iskoje.org

Taejon Christian International School

82-42-620-9000

www.tcis.or.kr

Kwangju Foreign School

82-62-575-0900

www.kwangjuforeignschool.org

Gyeongnam International Foreign School 82-55-853-5125

www.gifs.or.kr

Busan International Foreign School

82-51-742-3332

www.bifskorea.org

Busan Foreign School

82-51-747-7199

www.busanforeignschool.org

Korea International Christian School

82-32-688-2212~5 www.christianschool.or.kr

Rainbow International School

82-2-571-2917/18 www.rischool.org

Seoul Hua-chaio Chinese E-School

82-2-776-1688

www.hanxiao.or.kr

Seoul Hua-chaio Chinese M and H-School 82-2-324-0664

www.scs.or.kr

Korea Yeongdeungpo Chinese E-School 82-2-2678-5939

yongxiao.kr

Busan Chinese E-School

82-51-467-0274

N/A

Busan Chinese M and H-School

82-51-467-0275

www.kbchs.org

Korea Daegu Chinese E-School

82-53-255-4273

N/A

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Directory

Category

Foreign School

Name

Telephone

Homepage

Korea Daegu Chinese M and H-School 82-53-471-1422

www.kdcs.or.kr

Uijeongbu Chinese E-School

cafe.daum.net/ui-hwagyo

82-31-829-3481

Incheon Chinese Jungsan E, M and H-School 82-32-772-3615

N/A

Jecheon Chinese E-School

82-43-646-2038

N/A

Wonju Chinese E-School

82-33-764-4846

N/A

Chungju Chinese E-School

82-43-847-2656

N/A

Onyang Chinese E-School

82-41-462-2807

N/A

Gunsan Chinese E-School

82-63-445-2417

N/A

Busan Chinese Kindergarten

82-51-468-2845

N/A

Seoul Japanese School

82-2-308-2010

www.sjs.or.kr

French School of Seoul

82-2-535-1158

www.lfseoul.org

German School Seoul

82-2-792-0797

www.dsseoul.org

Lycee International Xavier

82-2-396-7688

www.xavier.sc.kr

Korea Mongolian School

82-2-3437-7078

www.mongolschool.org

ECLC International Kindergarten

82-2-795-8418

www.eclcseoul.com

Franciscan Foreign Kindergarten

82-2-798-2195

www.franciscanfk.com

Cheongna Dalton School

82-32-563-0523

www.daltonschool.kr

Busan Japanese School

82-51-753-4166

busanjs.jp

Hyundai Foreign School

82-52-250-2851

hyundaiforeignschool.com

North London Collegiate School Jeju

82-64-793-8004

www.nlcsjeju.co.kr

GANADA Korean Language Institute

82-2-332-6003

www.ganadakorean.com

Korean Language Institute, Sun Moon 82-41-559-1302~3 kli.sunmoon.ac.kr University Ewha Womans University Korean 82-2-3277-6958 Language School Yonsei University Korean Language Institute

elc.ewha.ac.kr

82-2-2123-8550~2 www.yskli.com 82-2-2123-3464~5

Language Teaching Research Center 82-2-735-0039

N/A

Seoul Korean Language Academy

82-2-563-3226

www.seoul-kla.com

Seoul National University Language 82-2-880-8570/ Education Institute 5488

language.snu.ac.kr

Center for Korean Language & Culture

82-2-2173-2260, 82-31-330-4831

builder.hufs.ac.kr/user/hufskorean

Hanyang University International Language Institute

82-2-2220-1663/ 1665~6

iie.hanyang.ac.kr

Konkuk University Language Institute 82-2-450-3075~6 kfli.konkuk.ac.kr Sogang University Korea Language Education Center

174

82-2-705-8088~9 klec.sogang.ac.kr


Category Foreign

Library

Bookstore

Name International Language Schoolof Dankook YBM SISA Language Institute Ajou University Korean Language Institute The National Library of Korea National Assembly Library Namsan Public Library Seodaemun Public Library Gangnam Public Library Namyangju Municipal Pyeongnae Library Junggu Municipal Sindang Library Kyobo Bookstore Young Poong Bookstore Bandi and Luni's

Telephone 82-1899-3700 82-2-2278-0509 82-31-219-1675/1677 82-2-535-4142 82-2-788-4211 82-2-754-7338 82-2-6948-2115/2160 82-2-3448-4741~5 82-31-590-8560~1 82-2-2280-8490~1 82-1544-1900 82-1544-9020 82-1577-4030

Homepage www.dankook.ac.kr www.ybmedu.com www.ajou.ac.kr/kr/admission/enter05.jsp www.nl.go.kr/english/index.jsp www.nanet.go.kr/english nslib.sen.go.kr sdmlib.sen.go.kr gnlib.sen.go.kr lib.nyj.go.kr/pynae/index.jsp www.e-junggulib.or.kr www.kyobobook.co.kr www.ypbooks.co.kr www.bandinlunis.com

â&#x2013; Medical Service : Hospital, Life Insurance Category

Region

Name

Telephone

Homepage

Seoul National University Hospital

82-2-2072-0505

www.snuh.org

Severance Hospital

82-2-2228-5800/5810 www.yuhs.or.kr

Seoul Asan Medical Center

82-2-3010-5001

Samsung Medical Center

82-2-3410-0200/0226 www.samsunghospital.com

medical.amc.seoul.kr

Gangnam Severance Hospital 822-2019-3600/3690 gs.iseverance.com Seoul

Soonchunhyang University Hospital 82-2-709-9114/9158

www.schmc.ac.kr/seoul

Hanyang University Medical Center 82-2-2290-9553

www.hyumc.com

Kyung Hee University Medical Center 82-2-958-9644/9477

www.khmc.or.kr

Seoul St. Mary's Hospital

Hospital

Gyeonggi-do

82-2-2258-5745~6 www.cmcseoul.or.kr

Chung-Ang University Hospital 82-1800-0114

www.caumc.or.kr

Korea University Medical Center 82-2-920-5677

www.kumc.or.kr

Ewha Women's University Hospital 82-2-2650-5890

www.eumc.ac.kr

Migrant worker's Hospital

82-2-862-0066

N/A

Ajou University Medical Center

82-31-219-4311~3/ www.ajoumc.or.kr 4010/7070

Cheongsim International Medical Center

82-31-589-4300

Gachon University Gi lMedical Center 82-32-460-3213

www.csmc.or.kr www.gilhospital.com

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Category

Region

Gyeonggi-do

Busan

Hospital

Telephone

Homepage

National Cancer Center

82-31-920-1934

ncc.re.kr

Soonchunhyang University Hospital Bucheon

82-32-621-5114

www.schmc.ac.kr

Inha University Hospital

82-32-890-2080

inha.com

Boomin Hospital

82-51-602-8189

www.bumin.co.kr

Good Gang-An Hospital

82-51-610-9182/630-0123 www.gang-an.or.kr

Inje University Pusan Paik Hospital 82-51-890-6114

www.paik.ac.kr

Parkside Rehabilitation Hospital 82-51-629-8000

www.parkside.co.kr

Good Moonhwa Hospital

82-51-644-2002

www.moonhwa.or.kr

Kosin University Gospel Hospital

82-51-990-6114/6900 www.kosinmed.or.kr /630-0123

Gyeongsangnam-do Changwon Fatima Hospital

82-55-270-1000

www.fatimahosp.co.kr

Gyeongsangbuk-do Kumi Cha Medical Center

82-54-450-9700

kumi.chamc.co.kr

Kyemyeong University Dongsan Medical Center

82-53-250-7303

www.dsmc.or.kr

Yeongnam University Medical Center

82-1522-3114/82- yumc.ac.kr/12_english/ 53-623-8001 vision.htm

Ulsan University Hospital

82-52-250-7000

www.uuh.ulsan.kr

Chosun University Hospital

82-62-220-3114

hosp.chosun.ac.kr

Chonnam National University Hospital

82-62-220-5400

www.cnuh.com

Kwangju Christian Hospital

82-62-650-5000

www.kch.or.kr/eng

Daegu

Ulsan

Gwangju

Jeollabuk-do Daejeon

Life Insurance Company

176

Name

Presbyterian Medical Center 82-63-230-8114

www.jesushospital.com

Wongkwang University Hospital 82-63-859-1114

www.wkuh.org

Eulji University Medical Center 82-42-1899-0001

www.emc.ac.kr

Konyang University Hospital

82-42-600-6654/6655 www.kyuh.ac.kr

Hanhwa Life Insurance

82-2-2169-0899 82-1588-6363

www.hanwhalife.com

Allianz Life Insurance

82-1588-6500, 82-2-3299-5500

www.allianzlife.co.kr

Samsung Life Insurance

82-2-900-3114

www.samsunglife.com

Hungkuk Life Insurance

82-31-789-9200

www.hungkuk.co.kr

Kyobo Life Insurance

82-2-2670-5200

www.kyobo.co.kr

Tongyang Life Insurance

82-2-2047-2000

www.myangel.co.kr

Metlife Korea

82-2-2017-6700

www.metlife.co.kr


Category

Region

Life Insurance Company

Name

Telephone

Homepage

Prudential Financial

82-2-331-4620

www.prudential.co.kr

Shinhan Life Insurance

82-2-2131-3000

www.shinhanlife.co.kr

PCA Life Insurance

82-2-6958-3898

www.pcakorea.co.kr

ACE Insurance

82-1599-4600

www.acelife.co.kr

ING Life Insurance

82-2-2261-1133

www.inglife.co.kr

LINA Life Insurance

82-2-797-9000

www.lina.co.kr

AIA Korea

82-2-3707-4800

www.aia.co.kr

Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance 82-2-2119-2000

www.samsungfire.com

Hyundai Marine & Fire Insurance

82-1588-5656

www.hi.co.kr

Meritzfire

82-1566-7711

www.meritzfire.com

KOB Life Insurance

82-2-6913-8190

www.kdblife.co.kr

â&#x2013; Financial Service : Bank, Credit Card Category

Bank

Name

Telephone

Homepage

Korea Development Bank

82-2-1588-1500

www.kdb.co.kr

Standard Chartered Bank

82-1577-7744

www.standardchartered.co.kr

Shinhan Bank

82-1577-8380 82-2-3449-8380

www.shinhanbank.co.kr

KEB Hana Bank

82-1599-6111 82-42-520-2500

open.keb.co.kr

Woori Bank

82-2-2006-5000 82-1599-2288

spot.wooribank.com

J.P. Morgan

82-2-758-5200

www.jpmorganam.co.kr

Citibank Korea

82-2-3704-7000

www.citibank.co.kr

Mizuho

82-2-3782-8500

www.mizuhocbk.co.jp

Bank of China

82-1670-5566

www.bank-of-china.com

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China 82-2-755-5688

www.icbc.com.cn

HSBC

www.hsbc.co.kr

82-1588-1770

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Category

Ban

Credit Card Company

Name

Telephone

Homepage

Barclays

82-2-2126-2600

www.barclays.com

BNP Paribas

82-2-317-1700

www.bnpparibas.co.kr

UBS

82-2-3702-8888

www.ubs.com/kr/en.html

Deutsche Bank

82-2-724-4500

www.db.com/korea

ING

82-2-317-1800

www.ing.com

Master Card

0079-811-887-0823 www.mastercard.com

American Express Card

82-2-399-2929

www.americanexpress.com

JCB Card

82-2-755-4693

www.jcbcard.kr

BC Card

82-2-950-8600

www.bccard.com

KEB Hana Card

82-1544-3500

www.hanacard.co.kr

Shinhan Card

82-1544-7000

www.shinhancard.com

Woori Card

82-2-2169-5900

card.wooribank.com

Citi Card

82-2-2004-1004

www.citibank.co.kr

NH Card

82-2-3704-1004 82-1588-2100 82-1544-2100

card.nonghyup.com

â&#x2013; Entertainment & Culture Category

Name

Telephone

Homepage

The National Theater of Korea

82-2-2280-4114

www.ntok.go.kr

Seongnam Arts Center

82-31-783-8000

www.snart.or.kr

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts 82-2-399-1114~6 www.sejongpac.or.kr

Art Gallery & Museum

178

Soma (Seoul Olympic Museum of Art) 82-2-425-1077

www.somamuseum.org

Seoul Arts Center

82-2-580-1300

www.sac.or.kr

Universal Arts Center

82-70-7124-1740 www.uac.co.kr

Jeongdong Theater

82-2-751-1500

www.chongdong.com

Chungmu Art Center

82-2-2230-6600

www.caci.or.kr

National Museum of Korea

82-2-2077-9000

www.museum.go.kr

National Folk Museum

82-2-3704-3114

www.nfm.go.kr

National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea 82-2-2188-6000

www.mmca.go.kr

Seoul Museum of History

www.museum.seoul.kr

82-2-724-0274


Category

Art Gallery & Museum

Movie Theater

Amusement Park

Name

Telephone

Homepage

The Museum of Agricultural

82-2-2080-5727

www.agrimuseum.or.kr

Gahoe Museum

82-2-741-0466

www.gahoemuseum.org

Kyungin Museum of Fine Art

82-2-733-4448~9 www.kyunginart.co.kr

Seoul Museum of Art

82-2-2124-8800

sema.seoul.go.kr

National Palace Museum of Korea

82-2-3701-7500

www.gogung.go.kr

Museum Kimchikan

82-2-6002-6456

www.kimchimuseum.co.kr

CGV

82-1544-1122

www.cgv.co.kr

Mega Box

82-1544-0070

www.megabox.co.kr

Lotte Cinema

82-1544-8855

www.lottecinema.co.kr

Seoul Cinema

82-2-2269-2700

www.seoulcinema.com

Lotte World Theme Park

82-1661-2000

www.lotteworld.com

Everland

82-31-320-5000

www.everland.com

Seoul Land

82-2-509-6000

www.seoulland.co.kr

Seoul Children's Grand Park & Zoo

82-2-500-7335

grandpark.seoul.go.kr

Aiins World

82-32-320-6000

www.aiinsworld.com

E-world

82-53-620-0001

www.eworld.kr

Gyeongju World Resort

82-54-745-7711

www.gjw.co.kr

Tongdo Fantasia

82-55-379-7000

www.fantasia.co.kr

â&#x2013; Shopping Category

Department Store

Market

Name

Telephone

Homepage

Shinsegae

82-2-310-1047

www.shinsegae.com

Lotte

82-1899-8900 82-2-771-2500

www.lotteshopping.com

Hyundai

82-2-549-2233

www.ehyundai.com

The Galleria

82-2-410-7114

dept.galleria.co.kr

Timesquare

82-2-2638-2000

www.timessquare.co.kr

Namdaemun Market

82-2-752-1913

www.namdaemunmarket.co.kr

Dongdaemun Shopping Town

82-2-2262-0114

www.dongdaemunsc.co.kr

Kwangjang Market

82-2-2267-0219

www.kwangjangmarket.co.kr

Bangsan Market

82-2-2268-6691~4 www.bangsan-tmk.com

Garak Market

82-2-3435-0400

www.garak.co.kr

Gangseo Market

82-2-2640-6000

www.garak.co.kr

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Directory

Category

Market

Name Telephone Homepage Gyeongdong Market 82-2-967-8721 www.kyungdongmart.com Noryangjin Fisheries Whoisale Market 82-2-2254-8000~1 www.susansijang.co.kr Pyounghwa Market

82-2-2265-3531~3 www.pyounghwa.com

Doota Migliore (Myengdong) Nakwon Arcade Yongsan ETLand YangJae flower market E-Mart

82-1833-8800 82-2-2124-0001 82-1599-1968 82-2-707-4700/4694 82-2-579-8100 82-2-380-5678 82-1577-2500 82-2-2145-8000 82-2-530-5752 82-2-3459-8000 82-2-2022-6900 82-1899-9900 82-2-820-8500 82-2-2157-0100 82-2-2012-0101 82-2-6282-0114 82-2-1566-6222 82-2-6002-5300 82-2-2639-6000 82-2-1688-3020 82-1688-6680 82-1599-1110 82-1577-0161 82-1588-2001 82-2-2656-2001 82-1588-8000 82-2-2669-8000 82-1599-1500 82-1600-6200 82-1544-0080 82-1666-3060 82-70-7997-3060 82-1688-8686 82-2-773-2092 82-2-3483-1133 82-2-754-1921 82-2-6022-4228

Lotte Mart Mega Mart

Shopping Mall

Dutyfree Shop

Kim’s Club Home Plus Hanaro Mart COSTCO Mega mart Garden 5 I’park Mall Central City Enter 6 COEX Mall The Shilla Dutyfree Lotte Dutyfree Donghwa Dutyfree WalkerHill Dutyfree Shinsegae Dutyfree Korean Air Asiana Air

Airline

Jeju Air Jin Air Eastar Jet Air Busan Tway Air Garuda Indonesia KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Delta Airlines Lufthansa

180

www.doota.com N/A www.enakwon.com www.i-etland.co.kr/ www.yfmc.co.kr emart.shinsegae.com www.lottemart.com N/A corporate.homeplus.co.kr www.nhhanaro.co.kr www.costco.co.kr home.megamart.com www.garden5.com www.iparkmall.co.kr www.centralcityseoul.co.kr www.enter6.co.kr coex.co.kr www.shilladfs.com/en en.lottedfs.com www.dutyfree24.com www.skdutyfree.com www.ssgdfs.com www.koreanair.com flyasiana.com www.jejuair.net www.jinair.com www.eastarjet.com www.airbusan.com www.twayair.com www.garuda-indonesia.com/kr www.klm.com/ www.delta.com www.lufthansa.com


Category

Airline

Deluxe First Class Hotel

Name Malaysia Airlines

Telephone 2-2-7536-241/2

Homepage www.malaysiaairlines.com

Vietnam Airlines

82-2-757-8920

www.vietnamairlines.com

Air-Astana

82-2-3788-0170

www.airastana.com

Air India

82-2-752-6310

www.airindia.co.kr

Air Canada

82-2-3788-0100

www.aircanada.co.kr

Air France

82-2-3483-1033

www.airfrance.co.kr

Air Hong Kong

82-32-744-6766

www.airhongkong.com.hk

United Airlines

82-2-751-0300

www.kr.united.com

Japan Airlines

82-2-757-1711

www.kr.jal.com/krl/en

All Nippon Airways

82-2-2096-5500

www.ana.co.jp/wws/kr/k

Air China

82-2-774-6886

www.airchina.kr

China Southern Airlines

82-1899-5539

www.cs-air.com

China Eastern Airlines

82-1661-2600

www.easternair.co.kr

China Airlines

82-2-317-8888

www.china-airlines.co.kr

Cathay Pacific Airways

82-1644-8003

www.cathaypacific.com/kr

Thai Airways

82-2-3707-0114

www.thaiair.co.kr

Philippine Airlines

82-2-399-8000

www.philippineairlines.co.kr

Singapore Airlines

82-2-755-1226

www.singaporeair.com/kr

Aeroflot Russian Airlines

82-2-569-3271/3276 www.aeroflot.ru/cms/zh

Qatar Airways

82-2-3772-9000

www.qatarairways.co.kr

Emirates Airlines

82-2-2022-8400

www.emirates.com/kr

The Westin Chosun Seoul

82-2-771-0500

www.echosunhotel.com

Millennium Seoul Hilton

82-2-753-7788

www.hilton.co.kr

The Plaza Hotel

82-2-771-2200

www.hoteltheplaza.com

The Shilla

82-2-2233-3131

www.shilla.net

Lotte Hotel Seoul

82-2-771-1000

www.lottehotel.com

Grand Ambassador Seoul

82-2-2275-1101

grand.ambatel.com

Grand Hyatt Seoul

82-2-797-1234

seoul.grand.hyatt.com/ko/hotel

Sheraton Grand Walkerhill

82-2-455-5000

www.sheratonwalkerhill.co.kr

W Seoul-Walkerhill

82-2-465-2222

www.wseoul.com

Grand Hilton Seoul

82-2-3216-5656

www.grandhiltonseoul.com

Mayfield Seoul

82-2-2660-9000

www.mayfield.co.kr

JW Marriott Seoul

82-2-6282-6262

www.jw-marriott.co.kr

Intercontinental Hotel

82-2-555-5656

www.grandicparnas.com:444/kor

The Ritz-Carlton Seoul

82-2-3451-8000

www.ritzcarltonseoul.com

Imperial Palace Seoul

82-2-3440-8000

www.imperialpalace.co.kr

Intercontinental Seoul COEX

82-2-3452-2500

www.iccoex.com/kor/index.do

Lotte Hotel World

82-2-419-7000

www.lottehotelworld.com

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Category Deluxe First Class Hotel

Name MVL Goyang Hotel

Telephone 82-31-927-7700

Homepage www.mvlhotel.com/goyang

The Westin Chosun Busan

82-51-749-7000

twcb.echosunhotel.com

Paradise Hotel Busan

82-51-742-2121

www.busanparadisehotel.co.kr

Royal Hotel Seoul

82-2-756-1112

www.royal.co.kr

President Hotel

82-2-753-3131

www.hotelpresident.co.kr

Sejong Hotel Seoul

82-2-773-6000

www.sejong.co.kr

Koreana Hotel

82-2-2171-7000

www.koreanahotel.com

Pacific Hotel

82-2-777-7811

www.thepacifichotel.co.kr

Hotel Capital

82-2-6399-2000

www.hotelcapital.co.kr

Holiday Inn Seoul Seongbuk

82-2-929-2000

www.holiday.co.kr

82-2-710-7112

www.seoulgarden.co.kr

82-2-567-1101

novotel.ambatelen.com/gangnam

Kensington Hotel Yoido

82-2-6670-7000

www.kensingtonyoido.co.kr

Seoul Palace Hotel

82-2-532-5000

www.seoulpalace.co.kr

Ramada Seoul

82-2-6202-2000

www.ramadaseoul.co.kr

Haeundae Centum Hotel (Busan)

82-51-720-9000

www.ecentumhotel.com

SEACLOUD (Busan)

82-51-933-1000

www.seacloudhotel.com

PALE DE CZ (Busan)

82-51-746-1010

www.paledecz.co.kr

COATEL

82-2-6288-3333

www.coatel.co.kr

M Chereville

82-2-447-9959

www.m-chereville.com

Provista

82-2-597-1140

www.provista.co.kr

Human Starville

82-2-556-0070

www.humanstarville.com

Oakwood

82-2-3466-7000

www.oakwoodpremier.co.kr

Gangnam Serviced Residences

82-2-6474-1515

www.gangnamresidence.com

Somerset Palace Seoul

82-2-6730-8888

www.somersetpalace.co.kr

Fraser Place Central Seoul

82-2-2220-8888

seoul-central.frasershospitality.com

Oriens Hotel & Residences

82-2-2280-8000

www.orienshotel.com

Hyundai Residence

82-2-3406-8000/1 www.hyundairs.com

Casa Ville

82-2-6220-4000

www.casaville.co.kr

Stay7

82-2-365-9010

www.stay7mapo.com

Artnouveau city

82-2-580-7300, 82-2-580-7400

www.gnanhotel.com

Vabien Suites

82-2-2076-9000

www.vabiensuite.com

Korea Hotel

82-2-3152-0777

www.koreahotel.com

Hotel Java

82-1544-8608

www.hoteljava.co.kr

HOTELVIP

82-2-785-5552

www.hotelvip.co.kr

Hotel Join

82-2-2017-4644

www.hoteljoin.com

Oh my Hotel

82-1566-7005

www.ohmyhotel.com

INTERPARK Tour

82-1588-3443

tour.interpark.com

Deluxe Second Class Seoul Garden Hotel Hotel Novotel Ambassador Gangnam

Residence Hotel

Hotel Reservation Service

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Category Hotel Reservation Service

National Park

Traditional Village

Royal Palace

Tourist Information

Name BENIKEA (Managed by Korea Tourism Organization)

Telephone 82-1330, 82-33-738-3670

Homepage

Hotels.com

82-2-3480-0151

www.hotels.com

Hotel.Korea

82-2-552-6965

www.hotel.co.kr

Hotel Together

82-2-584-6505

N/A

Seoraksan National Park

82-33-636-7700

seorak.knps.or.kr

Bukhansan National Park

82-2-909-0497

bukhan.knps.or.kr

Jirisan National Park

82-55-970-1000

jiri.knps.or.kr

Hallasan National Park

82-64-713-9953

www.hallasan.go.kr

Dadohae National Park

82-61-554-5474

dadohae.knps.or.kr

Taeanhaean National Park

82-41-672-9737

taean.knps.or.kr

www.benikea.com

Hallyeohaesang Marine National Park 82-55-860-5800

hallyeo.knps.or.kr

Andong Hahoe Folk Village

82-54-840-6974

www.hahoe.or.kr

Yongin Korean Folk Village

82-31-288-0000

www.koreanfolk.co.kr

Jeju Folk Village Museum

82-64-787-4501~2 www.jejufolk.com

Gyeongbokgung

82-2-3700-3900

www.royalpalace.go.kr

Changdeokgung

82-2-3668-2300

www.cdg.go.kr

Deoksugung

82-2-771-9955

www.deoksugung.go.kr

Changgyeonggung

82-2-762-4868

cgg.cha.go.kr

Korea Tourism Organization

82-33-738-3000

korean.visitkorea.or.kr

Korea.net

82-44-203-330

www.korea.net

Seoul Global Center

82-2-2075-4180

global.seoul.go.kr

The Official Travel Guide to Seoul

82-2-3788-0883

www.visitseoul.net

Dynamic Busan

82-51-1330,82-51-120 etour.busan.go.kr

Colorful Daegu

82-53-803-3902

tour.daegu.go.kr/eng

Incheon Tour

82-32-120

eng-itour.incheon.go.kr/foreign/index.do

Gwangju Metropolitan City

82-62-120

tour.gwangju.go.kr/eng/main.cs

Daejeon Metropolitan City

82-42-120

www.daejeon.go.kr/dre/index.do

Gyeonggi-do Tourism

82-31-259-4711

en.ggtour.or.kr

Gangwon Tourism

82-33-1330, 82-33-249-3337 en.gangwon.to/cyber/en

Chungcheongnam-do Culture & Tourism 82-41-635-2000

www.chungnam.net/englishMain.do

ChungBuk Tourism Nadri

82-43-220-4003

tour.chungbuk.go.kr/home_en/ sub.php?menukey=266

Jeollabuk-do Culture and Tour Information

82-63-1330 82-63-280-3336

webtrans.wordia.co.kr:7000/etgi/#none

Namdo Korea

82-61-247-0011

www.namdokorea.com/en

Gyeongsangbuk-do Tour

82-54-1330, 82-54-745-0753 tour.gb.go.kr/en/index.do

Gyeongnam Tourism

82-55-1330, 82-55-211-6130 english.gntour.com

Jeju Tour Info

82-64-120

webtrans.wordia.co.kr:7000/etgi/

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â&#x2013; Sports & Leisure Category Leisure Sports

Tennis

Taekwondo

Golf

Fitness & Swimming

184

Name

Telephone

Homepage

River City

82-2-3442-3313

www.hanrivercity.com

Hangang Project Headquarters

82-2-120

hangang.seoul.go.kr

Dong Seoul Tennis Courts

82-2-406-4781

N/A

Jangchoong Tennis Courts

82-2-2274-3379

N/A

Seoul High School Tennis Court

82-2-582-8151

N/A

Hannam Tennis Courts

82-2-790-3651

www.hannamtennis.com

Nakwon Tennis Courts

82-10-6267-9392 blog.naver.com/j2h7072

Worldcup Park Tennis Courts

82-2-300-5501~2 worldcuppark.seoul.go.kr

Forest Jump Tennis Club

82-2-579-7277

EZ Tennis

82-10-4880-5313 cafe.naver.com/hannamtennis

Kolon Sporex Tennis

82-2-580-8301~2 www.sporex.com

Hanaro Tennis Courts

82-2-3462-7807

N/A

Sportime Tennis Courts

82-2-526-0444

www.sportime.co.kr

cafe.naver.com/fotestjump

International Kumkang Taekwondo Center 82-2-2642-0692

www.taekwontokorea.com

Hannam Taekwondo Center

82-2-794-9125

N/A

Haedong Taekwondo Center

82-2-794-1462

N/A

Itaewon Taekwondo Center

82-2-798-7271

N/A

Seoul Expats Taekwondo Center

82-2-322-6067

N/A

Expats Taekwondo Center in Korea

82-2-884-5833

N/A

Benest Golf Club

82-1577-9727

www.golfsamsung.com

Konjiam Country Club

82-31-760-3555~6 www.konjiam.lg.co.kr

Namseoul Country Club

82-31-709-6000

www.nscc.co.kr

New Korea Golf Club

82-2-353-0091

www.newkoreacc.co.kr

Lakeside Country Club

82-31-334-2111

www.lakesidecc.co.kr

Lakehills Country Club

82-31-336-8350

lakehills.co.kr

Lotte Skyhill Country Club

82-55-340-9000

www.skyhill.co.kr

Asiana Country Club

82-31-334-8800

www.asianacc.co.kr

Alpensia

82-33-339-0000

www.alpensiaresort.co.kr

Jack Nicklaus Golf Club

82-32-850-8000

www.jacknicklausgolfclubkorea.com

KBS Sports World

82-2-2600-8880

www.kbssw.co.kr

Olympic Park Sports Center

82-2-410-1111~2/1600 www.ksponco.or.kr

World Spopia

82-2-2041-6114~5 www.worldspopia.co.kr

Club 36.5

82-2-569-3650

blog.naver.com/club3650

RU Fitness Center

82-1577-8420

www.rufitness.com

Liberty Gym

82-2-798-0994

N/A


Category

Name Hamilton Hotel Swimming Pool

Fitness & Swimming

Sheraton Walkerhill Hotel Swimming Pool 82-2-450-4607

www.sheratonwalkerhill.co.kr

Supia Han River Swimming Pool

82-2-761-8201

N/A

Jamwon Han River Swimming Pool

82-2-536-8263

N/A

Sealala

82-2-2628-9000

www.sealala.com

Woongin Playdoci

82-1577-5773

www.playdoci.com

Caribbean Bay

82-31-320-5000

www.everland.com

Seorak Waterpia

82-1588-2299

www.hanwharesort.co.kr

Vivaldi Park Ocean World

82-1588-4888

www.daemyungresort.com

Phoenix Park Blue Canyon

82-1577-0069

www.phoenixpark.co.kr

Yongpyong Resort

82-33-330-7103

www.yongpyong.co.kr

Tedin Family Waterpark

82-41-906-7000

www.tedin.co.kr

Spavis

82-41-539-2000

www.spavis.co.kr

Bugok Hawaii

82-55-536-6331

www.bugokhawaii.co.kr

Aqua Fantasia

82-55-379-7000

aqua.fantasia.co.kr

Blue One Waterpark

82-1899-1888

wp.blueone.com/

Hanguk Donggang Rafting

82-33-375-6600

www.rvv.co.kr/rvv

Youngwol Rafting

82-33-375-1432

www.ywrafting.com

Donggang Reports

82-33-333-6600

www.raft.co.kr

Konjiam Resort

82-1661-8787

www.konjiamresort.co.kr

Jisan Forest Resort

82-31-644-1200

www.Jisanresort.co.kr

Yongpyong Resort

82-33-335-5757

www.yongpyong.co.kr

High One Resort

82-1588-7789

www.high1.com

Daemyung Resort Vivaldi Park

82-1588-4888

www.daemyungresort.com

Bears Town Resort

82-31-540-5000

www.bearstown.com

Yangji Pine Resort

82-2-744-2001~2 www.pineresort.com

Welli Hilli Park

82-1544-8833

www.wellihillipark.com

Elysian

82-33-260-2000

www.elysian.co.kr

Phoenix Park

82-1577-0069(#1)

www.phoenixpark.co.kr

O2 Resort

82-33-580-7000

www.o2resort.com/english

Star Hill Resort

82-2-2233-5311

www.starhillresort.com

Eagle Valley Ski Resort

82-43-846-3000

eagle.zencom.co.kr

Eden Valley Resort

82-55-379-8000

www.edenvalley.co.kr

Hansol Oak Valley Resort

82-33-730-3500

www.oakvalley.co.kr

Muju Deogyusan Resort

82-63-322-9000

www.mdysresort.com/index.asp

Seoul World Cup Stadium

82-2-2180-2002

www.seoulworldcupst.or.kr

82-2-2240-1777

www.doosanbears.com

82-2-3660-1000

www.heroes-baseball.com

Water Park & Rafting

Ski & Resort

Sports Events Jamsil Baseball Stadium Mokdong Baseball Stadium

Telephone 82-2-3786-6000

Homepage www.hamilton.co.kr

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Category

Name Incheon Munhak Baseball Stadium Busan Sajik Baseball Stadium

Sports Events Jamsil Gymnasium Jamsil Sports Complex

Leisure for Children

The National Folk Museum of Korea The befu Kidzania Gymboree Rainbow Children Center Uni Culture COEX Aquarium Ice Hockey Team (Jr. Kings Korea)

Telephone 82-32-200-7507 82-51-590-9000

Homepage www.sksports.net/Wyverns/Munhak/index.asp www.giantsclub.com stadium.seoul.go.kr/reserve/ 82-2-2240-8802 reserve_01_03_01.html stadium.seoul.go.kr/reserve/ 82-2-2240-8800 reserve_01_00.html 82-2-3704-3114 www.kidsnfm.go.kr/eng/eng 82-2-2234-4032/4036 www.thebefu.org/ 82-1544-5110 www.kidzania.co.kr/web/eng 82-2-596-0949 www.gymboree.co.kr 82-2-796-2776 N/A 82-2-2201-9300~1 www.uniartcenter.com 82-2-6002-6200 www.coexaqua.co.kr 82-10-3778-3803 www.jrkings.co.kr/

■Communities : Cultural Centers, International Groups Category

Name British Council China Cultural Center in Seoul

Telephone 82-2-3702-0601 82-2-733-8307

Homepage www.britishcouncil.kr www.cccseoul.org

Goethe Institut

82-2-2021-2800

www.goethe.de/seoul

Italian Cultural Institute in Seoul

Cultural Center

International Group

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Philippine Korean Cultural House Centre Culturel Francais Public information and Cultural Center Embassy of Japan Korea Saudi Arabia Cultural Center Cultural Affairs Embassy of Mexico in Korea Istanbul Cultural Center Latin America Cultural Center Israel Culture Center American Women’s Club (AWC) Association des Francophones de Coree (AFC) Australian and New Zealand Association of Korea (ANZA) British Association of Seoul (BASS) Korea Contract Bridge League (KCBL)

82-2-796-0634 82-2-797-7792 82-51-442-0025 82-2-317-8500

www.iicseoul.esteri.it

cafe.naver.com/phil7107 www.institutfrancais-seoul.com www.kr.emb-japan.go.jp/cult/cul_ 82-2-765-3011~3 guide_map.html 82-2-744-6471 N/A 82-2-798-1694/5

embamex2.sre.gob.mx/corea

82-2-3452-8182 82-31-962-7171 82-2-525-7301 82-2-749-3554

tulip.or.kr/main.php www.latina.or.kr www.ilculture.or.kr awckorea.com

82-2-3477-5423

N/A

N/A

www.anzakorea.com

82-2-756-0260 82-2-3445-3847

www.britishseoul.com www.kcbl.org/bbs/clubs-e.php


Category

International Group

Name

Telephone

Cercle Franco-Coreen

82-2-596-8858

N/A

Homepage

FOCUS-Foreigner's Community Service

82-70-797-8212/ 798-7529

www.focusonseoul.com

Helping Others Prosper through English (HOPE)

82-10-3905-7020 www.alwayshope.or.kr

Irish Association of Korea (IAK)

N/A

Mexican Community Group

82-2-798-1694~5 N/A

Nordic Women's Club (NWC)

82-11-1704-6937 N/A

Korea Middle East Association

82-2-793-1775

N/A

Royal Asiatic Society-Korea Branch

82-2-763-9483

www.raskb.com

Seoul International Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Association (SIWA)

N/A

www.siwapage.com

Seoul Players

N/A

N/A

www.iak.co.kr

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KOTRA-Organization & Activities

About KOTRA About KOTRA

KOTRA was established in 1962 to bolster the Korean economy through trade. It has since traveled alongside Korea on its journey of economic growth. In the 1960s and 70s, KOTRA developed overseas markets and in doing so served as a driving force in increasing Korea’s exports. In the 1980s, KOTRA led efforts to achieve economic diplomacy in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. During the Asian financial crisis in the late 1990s, as a national investment promotion agency, KOTRA attracted foreign investment to Korea and helped steer the nation out of the economic downturn. KOTRA currently has 126 overseas offices in 86 countries across 10 regions around the world through which it faithfully serves as an overseas business infrastructure for Korean and foreign-invested companies. KOTRA supports Korean companies’ entry into not only the overseas knowledge service industry, IT convergence industry and green industry markets but also into overseas procurement, franchise, and plant markets. In addition, KOTRA supports Korean SMEs’efforts to forge alliances with major overseas companies in their drive to go global. KOTRA also assists SMEs in resolving pending problems such as the attraction of overseas human resources, and arranges domestic job seekers’employment by overseas businesses.

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KOTRA’s Activities Survey of information

- Trade information survey: Gathers vital information on overseas trends, pending trade issues related to imports/exports, FTAs, and trade regulation trends among other global trade issues, and provides that information to business circles in real time. - Regional information survey: Analyzes local economic trends in China, Japan, North America, Central and South America, Asia, Oceania, the Middle East, Africa, and the CIS, publishes the information through periodicals, and holds explanatory sessions, thereby providing premium market information to business circles.

Global Window

Trade & Investment Information Portal ‘Global Window’ - www.globalwindow.org - m.globalwindow.org - facebook: www.facebook.com/globalkotra

Exhibitions and conventions

KOTRA formulates exhibition marketing strategies by region and industry and supports Korean companies’ participation in overseas exhibitions. It also operates Korean pavilions at expos to promote Korea’s cutting-edge technologies and economic development.

Support for SMEs’ overseas marketing

- Overseas branch service: Korea Business Centers around the world serve as Korean SMEs’ overseas branches and provide diverse support, encompassing everything from market surveys to the exploration of export clients and the establishment of businesses. - Operation of joint logistics centers: KOTRA operates overseas joint logistics centers to facilitate overseas logistics and distribution.

Global talent recruitment support

Korea Business Centers are dedicated to the search for international talent that Korean companies and organizations are looking for. They set up interviews, fact-check resumes, and issue recommendations for visa issuance. It is a one-stop global recruitment service center that is true to its words. 189


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About Invest KOREA About Invest KOREA

Invest KOREA (IK), Korea's national investment promotion agency, was established within KOTRA with the sole purpose of supporting the entry and successful establishment of foreign business into Korea. With assistance extending to comprehensive post-establishment services, IK enables foreign corporations to maximize the benefits of the Korean investment environment to ensure their rapid settlement in Korea.

Invest KOREAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Services Information and consulting service

Invest KOREA provides information and consulting services free of charge, including the provision of data for feasibility studies and professional advice in the areas of investment procedures, legal issues, tax, and accounting. The agency also helps foreign corporate personnel in matters of day-to-day life such as healthcare, education and accommodation.

Attracting foreign investment

Invest KOREA provides support throughout each stage of the investment project, from international promotion of Korea's image and identification of target companies to delivery of customized assistance ranging from research and planning to implementation. The agency also provides substantive feedback from investors to policymakers in order to constantly improve the investment environment.

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Investment Aftercare (Ombudsman)

- Foreign Investment Ombudsman Office: The Foreigner Investment Ombudsman Office acts as an intermediary to help foreign invested companies overcome the obstacles they have encountered in the course of doing business. The services provided by the office include obtaining permissions, removing embargoes, and helping investors qualify for benefits. - Investment Aftercare Division: In all cases where the Ombudsman is asked to intervene, a "Home Doctor" - a specialist in foreign investment - is designated to provide one-on-one service to the client until the difficulty in question is resolved. Home Doctors are experts in different fields of foreign investment who act as liaisons, submitting proposals to the government's highest foreigninvestment related organization, the Foreign Investment Committee. They report to the Committee on grievances that require changes to foreign investment policy, requesting intervention on the part of relevant government bodies and ministries, and informing them of notable aspects of individual cases for their review. For details, go to www.i-ombudsman.or.kr.

Invest KOREA Plaza (IKP)

Invest KOREA Plaza, which comprises two underground levels and nine aboveground stories, is an exclusive foreign investor incubating facility equipped with cutting edge intelligent building systems. IKP provides exclusive offices for given periods to help new foreign investors establish initial settlement grounds, and to help existing foreign investors who plan to increase their investment - activate their investment. IKP tenants can receive services ranging from investment feasibility surveys, investment consultations and other forms of support in the initial stage of investment - as provided by Invest KOREA and government agencies - to comprehensive services such as information on Koreaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s business culture and daily lifestyles. For further details, please go to www.ikp.or.kr.

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Investment Consulting Center (ICC)

The ICC is a one-stop consulting center that is designed to help investors and foreign invested firms with the review and execution of investments, as well as to assist their employees with settling in Korea. The office is under KOTRAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Foreign Investor Support Office. - Investment Consulting: The ICC is staffed with some 20 consultants including private sector experts and officials dispatched from related government ministries. They provide systematic, professional consulting services to help foreign investors successfully undergo all the necessary investment procedures in Korea. Foreign investors and their families may receive consulting services free of charge via phone, fax or e-mail or by visiting in person.

Areas of consulting

Consulting on Consulting on foreign investment attraction-related laws, investment systems, procedures, taxation, location, and labor affairs Notification Consulting on notification and registration procedures for and investment, importing of capital goods, and application for registration of confirmation of the specification of imported goods investment Consulting on tariffs, corporate and tax affairs, issuance of Administrative foreign-invested company registration certificate, issuance support for of investment visas, and consulting on eligibility for staying investment in Korea Consulting on Provision of information on staying and living in Korea, and settlement one-day secretary service - Tel: 82-2-3497-1056 (English)/ 82-2-3497-1055 (Japanese) - Service languages: English, Japanese and Korean - Business Hours: Monday - Friday, 09:00-18:00 (lunch time: 12:00-13:00)

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KOTRA’s Trade Doctor

KOTRA’s Trade Doctor (trade, investment consulting center) provides customized consultation on trade and inbound and outbound foreign investment. Consultation can be received online or through walk-in, or at the client’s location. •Walk-in consultation (Phone reservation required) - Export: 82-2-3460-7219 - Overseas investment: 82-1600-7119(#3) - Attraction of foreign investment: 82-2-3497-1970

Directions/ Map

Public transport

- Get off at Subway 3, Yangjae Station (Exit 9) - Transfer to buses for Bundang and Seongnam: (roadway bus stop) no. 4432 (green), 405 (blue)/ (central roadway bus stop) 140, 407, 408, 421, 440, 462, 470 (blue) - Get off at the Nonghyup Hanaro Mart or KOTRA bus stop (KOTRA and IKP are located opposite the Hyundai Kia Motors Bldg.) ※For buses no. 405 and 421, get off at the Korea Consumer Agency bus stop. •By car: From Gangnam Station or Yangjae Station, drive towards Bundang and Seongnam (Do not pass through the underground roadway) at the Yeomgok Intersection, take a left turn, pass through the crosswalk and drive down the side road.

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From Incheon Airport and Seoul Station

•At Incheon Airport 1F bus stop, take limousine bus no. 6009 (Incheon Airport - Garak Market) → Get off at Gangnam Station, and transfer to bus no. 140, 407, 408, 440, 462, or 470 → Get off at the Hanaro Mart or KOTRA bus stop. •At Seoul Station, take subway line no. 4 (for Danggogae), and get off at Chungmuro Station → Transfer to subway line no. 3 (for Suseo) → Get off at Yangjae Station → Leave via Exit 11, 10 or 9, and at the central roadway bus stop, transfer to a blue bus (no. 140, 407, 408, 440, 462, or 470) → Get off at the Hanaro Mart or KOTRA bus stop.

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[KOTRA]

13, Heolleung-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul TEL. 82-1600-7119 FAX. 82-2-3460-7777

[Invest KOREA Plaza]

7, Heolleung-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul TEL. 82-2-3497-1000 FAX. 82-2-3497-1616


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Sinmokdong

신목동

Seoul Marina Club & Yacht

당산

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A 고척스카이돔

Seob u

Gocheok Sky Dome

신세계백화점

영등포

Yeongdeungpo Park

여의도

여의 도샛 강생 Singil 태공 원 신길

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영등포공원

Sungae Hospital

성애병원

D Cube City

디큐브시티

노량진

Nodeul 노들

흑석(중앙대입구)

용마산

신풍

보라매

구일 보라매공원

대림(구로구청)

Guro Digital Complex 구로디지털단지

Namguro 남구로

한강

88

Sebitseom Islet

세빛섬

Seoraeseom Islet

숭실대입구(살피재)

서래섬

Sinbanpo 구반포

국립서울현충원

까치산공원

18

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남성

서울고등법원

Chongshin Univ. (Isu)

총신대입구(이수)

내방

Seocho-gu 서초구

Nambu Bus Terminal

서울남부터미널

Bangbae 방배

National Gugak Center

Nakseongdae

D덕수공원

낙성대

Sadang

E사당

Seoul Arts Center 예술의전당

선릉

서울대학교병원 강남센터

Hanti

한티

강남세브란스병원

매봉

Yangjae (Seocho-gu Office) Maljukgeori Park 말죽거리공원

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테크노마트

Sincheon (Planned to be changed to Jamsilsaenae Station) 신천(잠실새내역 개정 예정)

Jamsilmaru Rest Area

종합운동장

잠실 (송파구청) 9

Lo

Seokchon-dong Ancient Baekje-era Stone Mound Tombs

석촌동백제초기적석총

Ta Don ncheon gbu S Arte tream 탄 rial High 천 way

학여울

Daecheong Daemosan

Gaepo-dong

대모산입구

대청

개포동

구룡

Jamsil (Songpa-gu Office)

롯데월드 민속박물관

Hangnyeoul

Guryong

잠실마루쉼터

Lotte World Folk Museum

Sports Complex

Samsung Medical Center 삼성서울병원

Irwon 일원

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Hangang River

삼성(무역센터)

도곡

도곡공원

Maebong

광나

Techno Mart

88

Daechi Dogok

Dogok Park

1

강남구

Gangnam Severance Hospital

양재(서초구청)

강공

Gangnam-gu

강남역 맛의 거리

Gangnam Station’s Food Street

남부터미널 (예술의전당)

동서울종합터미널

Ttuks eom Ha 뚝섬 ngang P 한 ark

13

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Nam Seoul Annex Building of Seoul Museum of Art

국립국악원

Nambu Bus Terminal (Seoul Arts Center)

Dong Seoul Terminal

뚝섬유원지

한국문화의집

Seolleung

Seoul National University Hospital Healthcare System Gangnam Center

강남 42

강변(동서울터미널)

Samseong (World Trade Center Seoul)

Korea Cultural House

역삼

Gangnam

서리풀공원

14

12

Hyundai Department Store 현대백화점

Yeoksam

국기원

COEX 4

선정릉

LG아트센터

Gangbyeon (Dongseoul Bus Terminal)

Jamsil Sports Complex

6

세븐럭카지노

44

Gwa &T

구의야구공원

공원 한강 잠실 g P a rk J a m sil H a n g a n

Seven Luck Casino

Seonjeongneung Royal Tombs

LG Arts Center

스타시티몰

봉은사

삼성중앙

47

Kukkiwon

가톨릭대학교 서울성모병원

Naebang

서울대입구(관악구청)

Deoksu Park

신논현

Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea

서래마을 카페거리

38

Sinnonhyeon

Seoul High Court

Seoul Nat’l Univ. (Gwanak-gu Office)

Cheongnyongsan Mountain

23

Sapyeong

서울고속버스터미널

15

선정릉

언주

아차산생태

Guui Baseball Park

구의(광진구청)

Star City Mall

Bongeunsa

Seonjeongneung

Eonju

사평

강남구청

Bongeunsa Temple

학동

Achasan Ecological P

Konkuk University Medical Center 건국대학교병원 Guui (Gwangjin-gu Office)

청담

Samseong Jungang 봉은사

S in b u n d an g L in e

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보명어린이공원

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Gangnam-gu Office

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Bomyeong Children's Park

관악구

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Seoul Nat'l Univ. of Education 대법원 Seocho (Court & Public 서초 Prosecutor's Office) Seoripul Park 교대(법원·검찰청)

Bongcheon 봉천

Sinsa

29

도산공원

파라

Achasan (Rear Entrance to Seoul Children’s Grand Park)

Ttukseom Park

41 45

Dosan Park

한국자수박물관

Nonhyeon

Supreme Court of Korea

Kkachisan Park

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Seoul Express Bus Terminal

Seoul National Cemetery

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Sillim

마리오 아울렛

센트럴시티 7

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동작(현충원)

Seorae Village Cafe Street

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고속터미널

압구정로데오

The Museum of 신사동가로수길 Korean Embroidery

Sinsa-dong Garosu-gil

Express Bus Terminal

Apgujeong Rodeo

압구정

호림아트센터

Banpodaegyo Moonlight Rainbow Fountain

Central City

동작구름카페

동작노을카페

Namseong

신림

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건대입구

북로

Apgujeong

Paradise

광진구

건국대학교

Gang byeo nbuk -ro 강변

Horim Art Center

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Dongjak Gureum Cafe

Dongjak Noeul Cafe

Sangdo Neighborhood Park

Sindaebang

Gasan Digital Complex

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서빙고

Ichon Ha ngang Pa rk 이촌

Dongjak (Seoul National Cemetery)

Soongsil Univ. (Salpijae)

동작구

서울특별시보라매병원

24

Garibong Rodeo

70

Seobinggo

한남새말카페

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Daerim (Guro-gu Office)

중앙대학교

Dongjak-gu

SMG-SNU Boramae Medical Center Boramae Park

중앙대학교병원

Chung-Ang University

Sangdo 상도

신대방삼거리

Chung-Ang University Hospital

용산가족공원

이촌(국립중앙박물관)

공원 Hanga ng Riv er 한 강 올림

픽대 로

Yongsan Park

Ichon (National Museum of Korea)

노들섬

Heukseok (Chung-Ang Univ.)

Sindaebangsamgeori

국립중앙박물관

노들견우카페

Nodeulseom Islet

노량진수산시장

용산구

Gwangjin-gu

건대 로데오거리

Kondae Rodeo Street

Konkuk Univ.

AREA Apgujeong-dong Cheongdam-dong

Hannam Saemal Cafe

Yongsan-gu

Cafe Rio

O ly mp ic-d aer o

한남

중곡

Konkuk University

Hannam

27

National Museum of Korea

노들직녀카페

Noryangjin

이태원

AREA Itaewon

신용산

아이파크몰

한강진

Junggok

어린이대공원

서울숲

서울숲

아차산

아차산(어린이대공원후문)

어린이대공원(세종대)

Seongsu

Achasan Mou

Children’s Grand Park

Children’s Grand Park (Sejong Univ.) 성수

Seoul Forest

Itaewon

전쟁기념관

성동구

Seoul Forest 옥수

용마폭포공원

군자(능동)

Seongdong-gu

뚝섬

용마산

Gunja (Neung-dong)

Ttukseom

금호

32

Sinyongsan

Cafe Nodeul

Yongmasan Mountain

Boramae

용산

한양대

Oksu

삼성미술관리움

The War Memorial of Korea

한양대학교

Hanyang Univ.

응봉

Geumho

Hangangjin

3

Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art

녹사평(용산구청)

Yongsan

갤러리아면세점 63

Noryangjin Fish Market

Noksapyeong (Yongsan-gu Office)

Samgakji

삼각지

I’PARK mall

Jangseungbaegi

구로

A

ge Brid

장승배기

Guro

6

효창공원앞

용산전자상가

샛강

대방

Hyochang Park

한양대학교 국제병원

매봉산공원

남산야외식물원

남영

장한평

Hanyang University International Hospital

Maebongsan Park

Namsan Botanical Garden

Janghanpyeong

Hanyang University

신금호

버티고개

남산

숙대입구(갈월)

Yongsan Electronics Shopping Mall

Saetgang

Singeumho

장안앤티크

Eungbong

Namsan Mountain

Namyeong

Galleria Duty Free 63

63빌딩

신도림

Sinpung

개봉

KBS별관

Daebang

공덕

o egy 교 oda 대 nhy 원효 Wo

63 Square

약수

Janganantique

용답

비트플렉스

행당

Yaksu

국립중앙극장

AREA City Hall Jongno Dongdaemun

Sookmyung Women’s Univ. (Garwol)

효창공원

Gongdeok

마포

ge Brid yo eg 교 da 대 po 마포 Ma Mapo Sunset Observatory

Sindorim

Guil

bong

KBS Annex

중구

19

National Theater of Korea

답십리

Yongmasan Yongma Waterfall Park

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5

도림천

Yeongdeungpo

Pa

N서울타워

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양천구청

28

여의나루

남산골한옥마을

Jung-gu

N Seoul Tower

Dapsimni

Yongdap

왕십리(성동구청)

Haengdang

ic

Yangcheon-gu Office

Shinsegae Department Store

Yeouinaru

동대입구

Namsangol Hanok Village

신답

BITPLEX

Wangsimni (Seongdong-gu Office)

청구

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Dorimcheon

서울역

Dongguk Univ.

61

동대문구

Majang

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타임스퀘어

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Yeouido

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Times Square

Mullae

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영등포구청

국회의사당

ido ou Ye

tg a

영등포시장

Yeongdeungpo-gu Office

오목교(목동운동장앞)

KBS

한국방송

S ae

Omokgyo (Mok-dong Stadium)

egeori

Yeongdeungpo Market

한국의 집

사가정

Dongdaemun-gu

마장

Sangwangsimni

Cheonggu

Korea House

롯데면세점 본점

세븐럭카지노

Seoul Station

Hyochang Park

26

양평

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목동

영등포구

Yangpyeong

Mok-dong

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1

Sagajeong

Sindap

상왕십리

신당

동대문역사문화공원

Beotigogae

광흥창(서강)

밤섬

충무로

한의약박물관 용두(동대문구청)

서울풍물시장

배봉산근린공원

청량리(서울시립대입구)

Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)

& Culture Park

Chungmuro

Free Shop

Seven Luck Casino

11

Culture Station Seoul 284

대흥(서강대앞)

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목동종합운동장

서강대학교

명동난타극장

Myeong-dong

남대문시장 39

회현

Daeheung (Sogang Univ.)

Yeouido Floating Stage

Yeongdeungpo-gu

Mok-dong Stadium

아현

애오개

Nanta Theatre 48

Hoehyeon Lotte Duty

Ahyeon Aeogae

46

Namdaemun Market

43

동대문

Baebongsan Neighborhood Park

Cheongnyangni (Univ. of Seoul)

올 e ridg ad B ailro yo R eolg 철교 silch 잠실 Jam

Dangsan

4

충정로(경기대입구)

Sogang University

Bamseom I slet

여의도시민요트나루

시청

숭례문

Chungjeongno (Kyonggi Univ.)

Gwangheungchang (Seogang)

양화진외국인선교사묘원

서울시립미술관

을지로입구 40 8 17 20

흥인지문

Dongdaemun

Pyeonghwa Market Euljiro 3(sam)-ga

평화시장 을지로3가 동대문디자인플라자(DDP) 25 Euljiro 4(sa)-ga Myeong Dong 31 을지로4가 Dongdaemun History Sindang

Euljiro 1(il)-ga

City Hall

광장시장

면목

서울시립대학교

Yongdu (Dongdaemun-gu Office)

Seoul Folk Flea Market

Heunginjimun Gate

Myeonmok

Seoul Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine Museum

제기동

동묘앞

종로5가

C he o nggy echeo n Stream 청계천

Jegi-dong

신설동

Dongmyo

Jongno 5(o)-ga

Gwangjang 종로3가(탑골공원) Market Jonggak 종각

Sinseol-dong

상봉터미널

University of Seoul

서울약령시장

창신

Sangbong Bus Terminal

중랑

회기

홍릉근린공원

망우

Jungnang

Hoegi

Neighborhood Park

Seoul Yangnyeong Market

동대문종합시장

Jongmyo Shrine 종묘

Dongdaemun Shopping Complex

고려대(종암) Hongneung

Jun

Mangu

Oly

선유도

Sungnyemun Gate

운현궁

보문

Changsin

외대앞

경희의료원

안암(고대병원앞)

ge Brid gyo 교 dae gho 동호대 Don

Seonyudo

Yanghwajin Foreign Missionary Cemetery

덕수궁

Seoul Museum of Art

이화여자대학교

이대

Sinchon

서강대 신촌

33

Deoksugung Palace

Ewha Womans University

현대백화점

홍익대학교

상수

서대문

세브란스병원

Hongik University

Sangsu

Seodaemun

Severance Hospital

창경궁

Jongno 3(sam)-ga (Tapgol Park) 광화문

경희궁

혜화

Korea University

고려대학교

Hankuk Univ. of Foreign Studies

Kyung Hee University Medical Center

Anam (Korea Univ. Hospital)

Bomun

Hyehwa

Unhyeongung Palace

Anguk 안국

Gwanghwamun

Gyeonghuigung Palace

Hyundai Department Store

Sogang Univ.

KT&G 상상마당

세종문화회관

서울역사박물관

wa 널 mh 터 Geu 금화

Ewha Womans Univ.

KT&G Sangsang Madang

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염창

홍대입구

경복궁

Seoul Museum of History

nel Tun

신촌(경의중앙선)

Hongik Univ.

광화문 광장

Gyeongbokgung

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts

독립공원

(Gyeongui Jungang Line)

Mangwon

Ma ng wo n 망

Seonyudo Park

Yeomchang

홍대거리

독립문

Independence Park

연세대학교 Sinchon

AREA Hongik University

마포구

3 등촌

Yonsei University

Mapo-gu

Hongdae Street

88

신촌이대거리

Sinchon Idae Street

마포구청

Jeungmi 증미

가좌

Dongnimmun

서대문구

Mapo-gu Office

조계사

Gwanghwamun Square

서대문형무소역사관

한성대입구(삼선교)

Changgyeonggung Palace

Jogyesa Temple

작대교

서울월드컵경기장

Pyeonghwa Park

경복궁

Dongja kdaegy o Bridge 동

70

Gajwa

북촌한옥마을

Korea University Anam Hospital

고려대학교 안암병원

Hansung Univ. (Samseongyo)

Changdeokgung Palace Bukchon 창덕궁 Hanok Village

Gyeongbokgung Palace

Seodaemun Prison History Hall

Seodaemun-gu

Seo gan gda e 서강 gyo B 대교 ridge

Riv er

er Inn

ad Ro

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안산

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DMC홍보관

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g

정)

Ansan Mountain

DMC Gallery

Ha ng an g

orld

무악재

삼청동거리

Samcheong-dong Street

청와대사랑채

Muakjae

증산(명지대앞)

Ha ng an gc he o 한 lgyo 강 Ra 철 ilr 교 oa dB rid ge Han gan gda egy 한강 o Br 대교 idge

2

청와대

Kyung Hee University

Korea Univ. (Jongam)

Sangbong (Intercity Bus Terminal) 상봉(시외버스터미널)

경희대학교

개운산공원

대학로거리

Daehangno Street

Cheong Wa Dae (Office of the President)

Cheong Wa Dae Sarangchae

e

수색

숙정문

신이문

의릉

Gaeunsan Park

성신여대입구(돈암)

중화

Sinimun

Uireung Royal Tomb

Wolgok (Dongduk Women's Univ.) 월곡(동덕여대)

Sungshin Women’s Univ. (Donam)

Sukjeongmun Gate

국립민속박물관

Jeungsan (Myongji Univ.)

Susaek

종로구

ity 도성 lC 양 ou 한 Se 서울 National Folk Museum of Korea

Hongje

홍제

2

Jongno-gu

ll Wa

30

Junghwa

동 부간선도로

eo

새절(신사)

부암동

Buam-dong

Baengnyeonsan Mountain

삼청각

길음

정릉

길상사

Bonghwasan Mountain 봉화산

상월곡(한국과학기술연구원)

Gireum

Jeongneung Royal Tomb

Gilsangsa Temple

SamcheongGak

먹골

Ju

Gy

Saejeol (Sinsa)

성북구

팔각정공원

I

Meokgol

Sangwolgok (KIST) 내부 순환 도로

성수대교

은평구

Inne r Rin gR oad

잠 Ha 원 ng 한 an 강 g 공 Pa 원 rk

Eunpyeong-gu

응암

홍 지 문 터 널

녹번

Ho ng jim un Tu nn el

Map of Seoul

Eungam

Nokbeon

30

Palgakjeong Park

돌곶이

Hyundai Department Store 현대백화점

Seongbuk-gu

H

Dolgoji

Cheo ngda mda e 청담 gyo Bri dge 대교

el ng Tunn Jeongneu

Yeokchon

1

정릉터널

G

Donngnangc gbu heon Arte Strea rial m High 중랑 way 천

E

역촌

미아사거리

F

Yeo ngd ong da 영동 egyo B 대교 ridg e

D

Seongsuda egyo Bridge

C

Jam wo n

B

봉화산(서울의료원)

Seokgye

Miasageori

A

Daemosan Mountain 대모산

I

동부 간선 도로

Sus


석계

ng

ui

백련산

Ju

ng

an

g

L in

한강

평화의공원

Gay ang dae 가양 gyo 대교 Bridg e

Seo ngs an 성산 daegy 대교 o Br idge

Deungchon 22

망원

H 원 an 한 ga 강 ng 공 P 원 a

rk

Hapjeong

합정

Ya 선유도공원 ng hw a 양 Han 화 g 한 an 강 g 공 Pa 원 rk

Sinmokdong

신목동

Seoul Marina Club & Yacht

당산

서 부 안양 간 천 선 도 로

nya Arteri al H ngche o ig h w a n Stre y am

A 고척스카이돔

Seob u

Gocheok Sky Dome

신세계백화점

영등포

Yeongdeungpo Park

여의도

여의 도샛 강생 Singil 태공 원 신길

rk

영등포공원

Sungae Hospital

성애병원

D Cube City

디큐브시티

노량진

Nodeul 노들

흑석(중앙대입구)

용마산

신풍

보라매

구일 보라매공원

대림(구로구청)

Guro Digital Complex 구로디지털단지

Namguro 남구로

한강

88

Sebitseom Islet

세빛섬

Seoraeseom Islet

숭실대입구(살피재)

서래섬

Sinbanpo 구반포

국립서울현충원

까치산공원

18

Line9

남성

서울고등법원

Chongshin Univ. (Isu)

총신대입구(이수)

내방

Seocho-gu 서초구

Nambu Bus Terminal

서울남부터미널

Bangbae 방배

National Gugak Center

Nakseongdae

D덕수공원

낙성대

Sadang

E사당

Seoul Arts Center 예술의전당

선릉

서울대학교병원 강남센터

Hanti

한티

강남세브란스병원

매봉

Yangjae (Seocho-gu Office) Maljukgeori Park 말죽거리공원

F

on

잠실종합운동장

m

ea

Str

한강

테크노마트

Sincheon (Planned to be changed to Jamsilsaenae Station) 신천(잠실새내역 개정 예정)

Jamsilmaru Rest Area

종합운동장

잠실 (송파구청) 9

Lo

Seokchon-dong Ancient Baekje-era Stone Mound Tombs

석촌동백제초기적석총

Ta Don ncheon gbu S Arte tream 탄 rial High 천 way

학여울

Daecheong Daemosan

Gaepo-dong

대모산입구

대청

개포동

구룡

Jamsil (Songpa-gu Office)

롯데월드 민속박물관

Hangnyeoul

Guryong

잠실마루쉼터

Lotte World Folk Museum

Sports Complex

Samsung Medical Center 삼성서울병원

Irwon 일원

he

ec

ja ng

코엑스

대치

Ya

H

G

Yangjae

70

Hangang River

삼성(무역센터)

도곡

도곡공원

Maebong

광나

Techno Mart

88

Daechi Dogok

Dogok Park

1

강남구

Gangnam Severance Hospital

양재(서초구청)

강공

Gangnam-gu

강남역 맛의 거리

Gangnam Station’s Food Street

남부터미널 (예술의전당)

동서울종합터미널

Ttuks eom Ha 뚝섬 ngang P 한 ark

13

G

Nam Seoul Annex Building of Seoul Museum of Art

국립국악원

Nambu Bus Terminal (Seoul Arts Center)

Dong Seoul Terminal

뚝섬유원지

한국문화의집

Seolleung

Seoul National University Hospital Healthcare System Gangnam Center

강남 42

강변(동서울터미널)

Samseong (World Trade Center Seoul)

Korea Cultural House

역삼

Gangnam

서리풀공원

14

12

Hyundai Department Store 현대백화점

Yeoksam

국기원

COEX 4

선정릉

LG아트센터

Gangbyeon (Dongseoul Bus Terminal)

Jamsil Sports Complex

6

세븐럭카지노

44

Gwa &T

구의야구공원

공원 한강 잠실 g P a rk J a m sil H a n g a n

Seven Luck Casino

Seonjeongneung Royal Tombs

LG Arts Center

스타시티몰

봉은사

삼성중앙

47

Kukkiwon

가톨릭대학교 서울성모병원

Naebang

서울대입구(관악구청)

Deoksu Park

신논현

Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea

서래마을 카페거리

38

Sinnonhyeon

Seoul High Court

Seoul Nat’l Univ. (Gwanak-gu Office)

Cheongnyongsan Mountain

23

Sapyeong

서울고속버스터미널

15

선정릉

언주

아차산생태

Guui Baseball Park

구의(광진구청)

Star City Mall

Bongeunsa

Seonjeongneung

Eonju

사평

강남구청

Bongeunsa Temple

학동

Achasan Ecological P

Konkuk University Medical Center 건국대학교병원 Guui (Gwangjin-gu Office)

청담

Samseong Jungang 봉은사

S in b u n d an g L in e

Line

보명어린이공원

반포

Cheongdam

Gangnam-gu Office

5

Hakdong

로 속도

C

Bomyeong Children's Park

관악구

신사

논현

Seoul Nat'l Univ. of Education 대법원 Seocho (Court & Public 서초 Prosecutor's Office) Seoripul Park 교대(법원·검찰청)

Bongcheon 봉천

Sinsa

29

도산공원

파라

Achasan (Rear Entrance to Seoul Children’s Grand Park)

Ttukseom Park

41 45

Dosan Park

한국자수박물관

Nonhyeon

Supreme Court of Korea

Kkachisan Park

Gwanak-gu

Banpo

Seoul Express Bus Terminal

Seoul National Cemetery

상도근린공원

Sillim

마리오 아울렛

센트럴시티 7

신반포

Gubanpo

동작(현충원)

Seorae Village Cafe Street

신대방

가산디지털단지 e7 LinMario Outlet

고속터미널

압구정로데오

The Museum of 신사동가로수길 Korean Embroidery

Sinsa-dong Garosu-gil

Express Bus Terminal

Apgujeong Rodeo

압구정

호림아트센터

Banpodaegyo Moonlight Rainbow Fountain

Central City

동작구름카페

동작노을카페

Namseong

신림

ga Han po Ban

건대입구

북로

Apgujeong

Paradise

광진구

건국대학교

Gang byeo nbuk -ro 강변

Horim Art Center

반포대교 달빛무지개분수 공원 한강 Jamwon 반포 Hanshin Medipia 잠원 ark P 한신메디피아의원 ng

Dongjak Gureum Cafe

Dongjak Noeul Cafe

Sangdo Neighborhood Park

Sindaebang

Gasan Digital Complex

B 가리봉로데오

서빙고

Ichon Ha ngang Pa rk 이촌

Dongjak (Seoul National Cemetery)

Soongsil Univ. (Salpijae)

동작구

서울특별시보라매병원

24

Garibong Rodeo

70

Seobinggo

한남새말카페

부고 y 경 sswa Expre ngbu Gyeo

Daerim (Guro-gu Office)

중앙대학교

Dongjak-gu

SMG-SNU Boramae Medical Center Boramae Park

중앙대학교병원

Chung-Ang University

Sangdo 상도

신대방삼거리

Chung-Ang University Hospital

용산가족공원

이촌(국립중앙박물관)

공원 Hanga ng Riv er 한 강 올림

픽대 로

Yongsan Park

Ichon (National Museum of Korea)

노들섬

Heukseok (Chung-Ang Univ.)

Sindaebangsamgeori

국립중앙박물관

노들견우카페

Nodeulseom Islet

노량진수산시장

용산구

Gwangjin-gu

건대 로데오거리

Kondae Rodeo Street

Konkuk Univ.

AREA Apgujeong-dong Cheongdam-dong

Hannam Saemal Cafe

Yongsan-gu

Cafe Rio

O ly mp ic-d aer o

한남

중곡

Konkuk University

Hannam

27

National Museum of Korea

노들직녀카페

Noryangjin

이태원

AREA Itaewon

신용산

아이파크몰

한강진

Junggok

어린이대공원

서울숲

서울숲

아차산

아차산(어린이대공원후문)

어린이대공원(세종대)

Seongsu

Achasan Mou

Children’s Grand Park

Children’s Grand Park (Sejong Univ.) 성수

Seoul Forest

Itaewon

전쟁기념관

성동구

Seoul Forest 옥수

용마폭포공원

군자(능동)

Seongdong-gu

뚝섬

용마산

Gunja (Neung-dong)

Ttukseom

금호

32

Sinyongsan

Cafe Nodeul

Yongmasan Mountain

Boramae

용산

한양대

Oksu

삼성미술관리움

The War Memorial of Korea

한양대학교

Hanyang Univ.

응봉

Geumho

Hangangjin

3

Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art

녹사평(용산구청)

Yongsan

갤러리아면세점 63

Noryangjin Fish Market

Noksapyeong (Yongsan-gu Office)

Samgakji

삼각지

I’PARK mall

Jangseungbaegi

구로

A

ge Brid

장승배기

Guro

6

효창공원앞

용산전자상가

샛강

대방

Hyochang Park

한양대학교 국제병원

매봉산공원

남산야외식물원

남영

장한평

Hanyang University International Hospital

Maebongsan Park

Namsan Botanical Garden

Janghanpyeong

Hanyang University

신금호

버티고개

남산

숙대입구(갈월)

Yongsan Electronics Shopping Mall

Saetgang

Singeumho

장안앤티크

Eungbong

Namsan Mountain

Namyeong

Galleria Duty Free 63

63빌딩

신도림

Sinpung

개봉

KBS별관

Daebang

공덕

o egy 교 oda 대 nhy 원효 Wo

63 Square

약수

Janganantique

용답

비트플렉스

행당

Yaksu

국립중앙극장

AREA City Hall Jongno Dongdaemun

Sookmyung Women’s Univ. (Garwol)

효창공원

Gongdeok

마포

ge Brid yo eg 교 da 대 po 마포 Ma Mapo Sunset Observatory

Sindorim

Guil

bong

KBS Annex

중구

19

National Theater of Korea

답십리

Yongmasan Yongma Waterfall Park

ge Brid yo 교 aeg sild 잠실대 Jam

5

도림천

Yeongdeungpo

Pa

N서울타워

gyo Jamsudge Bri 교 dge 잠수 gyo Bri odae 교 Banp 반포대

양천구청

28

여의나루

남산골한옥마을

Jung-gu

N Seoul Tower

Dapsimni

Yongdap

왕십리(성동구청)

Haengdang

ic

Yangcheon-gu Office

Shinsegae Department Store

Yeouinaru

동대입구

Namsangol Hanok Village

신답

BITPLEX

Wangsimni (Seongdong-gu Office)

청구

lo g

Dorimcheon

서울역

Dongguk Univ.

61

동대문구

Majang

yo eg da am ge nn rid Ha B 대교

E co

타임스퀘어

rk Pa

Yeouido

36

al

Times Square

Mullae

문래

ng

영등포구청

국회의사당

ido ou Ye

tg a

영등포시장

Yeongdeungpo-gu Office

오목교(목동운동장앞)

KBS

한국방송

S ae

Omokgyo (Mok-dong Stadium)

egeori

Yeongdeungpo Market

한국의 집

사가정

Dongdaemun-gu

마장

Sangwangsimni

Cheonggu

Korea House

롯데면세점 본점

세븐럭카지노

Seoul Station

Hyochang Park

26

양평

id o

목동

영등포구

Yangpyeong

Mok-dong

문화역서울 284

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35

마포해넘이전망대

명동

1

Sagajeong

Sindap

상왕십리

신당

동대문역사문화공원

Beotigogae

광흥창(서강)

밤섬

충무로

한의약박물관 용두(동대문구청)

서울풍물시장

배봉산근린공원

청량리(서울시립대입구)

Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)

& Culture Park

Chungmuro

Free Shop

Seven Luck Casino

11

Culture Station Seoul 284

대흥(서강대앞)

여의도물빛무대 The National Assembly of the Republic of Korea 34 국회의사당 National Assembly

u Ye o

목동종합운동장

서강대학교

명동난타극장

Myeong-dong

남대문시장 39

회현

Daeheung (Sogang Univ.)

Yeouido Floating Stage

Yeongdeungpo-gu

Mok-dong Stadium

아현

애오개

Nanta Theatre 48

Hoehyeon Lotte Duty

Ahyeon Aeogae

46

Namdaemun Market

43

동대문

Baebongsan Neighborhood Park

Cheongnyangni (Univ. of Seoul)

올 e ridg ad B ailro yo R eolg 철교 silch 잠실 Jam

Dangsan

4

충정로(경기대입구)

Sogang University

Bamseom I slet

여의도시민요트나루

시청

숭례문

Chungjeongno (Kyonggi Univ.)

Gwangheungchang (Seogang)

양화진외국인선교사묘원

서울시립미술관

을지로입구 40 8 17 20

흥인지문

Dongdaemun

Pyeonghwa Market Euljiro 3(sam)-ga

평화시장 을지로3가 동대문디자인플라자(DDP) 25 Euljiro 4(sa)-ga Myeong Dong 31 을지로4가 Dongdaemun History Sindang

Euljiro 1(il)-ga

City Hall

광장시장

면목

서울시립대학교

Yongdu (Dongdaemun-gu Office)

Seoul Folk Flea Market

Heunginjimun Gate

Myeonmok

Seoul Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine Museum

제기동

동묘앞

종로5가

C he o nggy echeo n Stream 청계천

Jegi-dong

신설동

Dongmyo

Jongno 5(o)-ga

Gwangjang 종로3가(탑골공원) Market Jonggak 종각

Sinseol-dong

상봉터미널

University of Seoul

서울약령시장

창신

Sangbong Bus Terminal

중랑

회기

홍릉근린공원

망우

Jungnang

Hoegi

Neighborhood Park

Seoul Yangnyeong Market

동대문종합시장

Jongmyo Shrine 종묘

Dongdaemun Shopping Complex

고려대(종암) Hongneung

Jun

Mangu

Oly

선유도

Sungnyemun Gate

운현궁

보문

Changsin

외대앞

경희의료원

안암(고대병원앞)

ge Brid gyo 교 dae gho 동호대 Don

Seonyudo

Yanghwajin Foreign Missionary Cemetery

덕수궁

Seoul Museum of Art

이화여자대학교

이대

Sinchon

서강대 신촌

33

Deoksugung Palace

Ewha Womans University

현대백화점

홍익대학교

상수

서대문

세브란스병원

Hongik University

Sangsu

Seodaemun

Severance Hospital

창경궁

Jongno 3(sam)-ga (Tapgol Park) 광화문

경희궁

혜화

Korea University

고려대학교

Hankuk Univ. of Foreign Studies

Kyung Hee University Medical Center

Anam (Korea Univ. Hospital)

Bomun

Hyehwa

Unhyeongung Palace

Anguk 안국

Gwanghwamun

Gyeonghuigung Palace

Hyundai Department Store

Sogang Univ.

KT&G 상상마당

세종문화회관

서울역사박물관

wa 널 mh 터 Geu 금화

Ewha Womans Univ.

KT&G Sangsang Madang

Ya ng hw Da ad ngs 양 aeg anc 화 yo 대 heo 교 Brid lgy ge 당산 o R 철교 ailro ad Brid ge

염창

홍대입구

경복궁

Seoul Museum of History

nel Tun

신촌(경의중앙선)

Hongik Univ.

광화문 광장

Gyeongbokgung

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts

독립공원

(Gyeongui Jungang Line)

Mangwon

Ma ng wo n 망

Seonyudo Park

Yeomchang

홍대거리

독립문

Independence Park

연세대학교 Sinchon

AREA Hongik University

마포구

3 등촌

Yonsei University

Mapo-gu

Hongdae Street

88

신촌이대거리

Sinchon Idae Street

마포구청

Jeungmi 증미

가좌

Dongnimmun

서대문구

Mapo-gu Office

조계사

Gwanghwamun Square

서대문형무소역사관

한성대입구(삼선교)

Changgyeonggung Palace

Jogyesa Temple

작대교

서울월드컵경기장

Pyeonghwa Park

경복궁

Dongja kdaegy o Bridge 동

70

Gajwa

북촌한옥마을

Korea University Anam Hospital

고려대학교 안암병원

Hansung Univ. (Samseongyo)

Changdeokgung Palace Bukchon 창덕궁 Hanok Village

Gyeongbokgung Palace

Seodaemun Prison History Hall

Seodaemun-gu

Seo gan gda e 서강 gyo B 대교 ridge

Riv er

er Inn

ad Ro

g Rin

안산

로 도 환 순 부 내

DMC홍보관

Ga Digital Media City Noeul Park ng bye 디지털미디어시티 노을공원 on Nanjicheon Park bu k-r 난지천공원 o World Cup Park 강 Na 변북 월드컵공원 World Cup Stadium nji H 로 (Seongsan) 난지ang Haneul Park 월드컵경기장(성산) 한강ang 하늘공원 공원 Park Seoul World Cup Stadium

g

정)

Ansan Mountain

DMC Gallery

Ha ng an g

orld

무악재

삼청동거리

Samcheong-dong Street

청와대사랑채

Muakjae

증산(명지대앞)

Ha ng an gc he o 한 lgyo 강 Ra 철 ilr 교 oa dB rid ge Han gan gda egy 한강 o Br 대교 idge

2

청와대

Kyung Hee University

Korea Univ. (Jongam)

Sangbong (Intercity Bus Terminal) 상봉(시외버스터미널)

경희대학교

개운산공원

대학로거리

Daehangno Street

Cheong Wa Dae (Office of the President)

Cheong Wa Dae Sarangchae

e

수색

숙정문

신이문

의릉

Gaeunsan Park

성신여대입구(돈암)

중화

Sinimun

Uireung Royal Tomb

Wolgok (Dongduk Women's Univ.) 월곡(동덕여대)

Sungshin Women’s Univ. (Donam)

Sukjeongmun Gate

국립민속박물관

Jeungsan (Myongji Univ.)

Susaek

종로구

ity 도성 lC 양 ou 한 Se 서울 National Folk Museum of Korea

Hongje

홍제

2

Jongno-gu

ll Wa

30

Junghwa

동 부간선도로

eo

새절(신사)

부암동

Buam-dong

Baengnyeonsan Mountain

삼청각

길음

정릉

길상사

Bonghwasan Mountain 봉화산

상월곡(한국과학기술연구원)

Gireum

Jeongneung Royal Tomb

Gilsangsa Temple

SamcheongGak

먹골

Ju

Gy

Saejeol (Sinsa)

성북구

팔각정공원

I

Meokgol

Sangwolgok (KIST) 내부 순환 도로

성수대교

은평구

Inne r Rin gR oad

잠 Ha 원 ng 한 an 강 g 공 Pa 원 rk

Eunpyeong-gu

응암

홍 지 문 터 널

녹번

Ho ng jim un Tu nn el

Map of Seoul

Eungam

Nokbeon

30

Palgakjeong Park

돌곶이

Hyundai Department Store 현대백화점

Seongbuk-gu

H

Dolgoji

Cheo ngda mda e 청담 gyo Bri dge 대교

el ng Tunn Jeongneu

Yeokchon

1

정릉터널

G

Donngnangc gbu heon Arte Strea rial m High 중랑 way 천

E

역촌

미아사거리

F

Yeo ngd ong da 영동 egyo B 대교 ridg e

D

Seongsuda egyo Bridge

C

Jam wo n

B

봉화산(서울의료원)

Seokgye

Miasageori

A

Daemosan Mountain 대모산

I

동부 간선 도로

Sus


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