Seoul (South korea)

Seoul is the capital city of South Korea, located in the north of the country. The city and its immediate vicinity is home to more than half of the country's population. The most celebrated attractions include the N Seoul Tower, a gold-plated 63-building (274 m high tower house), the futuristic Dongdaemun Design Plaza and the Lotte World, the world's largest theme park (which is noted in the Guinness Book of World Records). The city also has five royal palaces, a huge number of temples and shrines, as well as numerous events. Korean food is also very famous, but English menus may not be available in a few restaurants.

Population: 10,117,909
Beach : No
Mountain : Yes
Popular destination: Yes
Official language: Korean
Skill level of the English language : Moderate
Emergency numbers: 112 (poliisi), 119 (ambulanssi), 119 (palokunta)
Currency: South Korean won (KRW)
Electric plugs: C, F
Voltage: 220 V
Tipping in a restaurant: A 10% service charge is usually included in the bill. If it is not, you can leave 10%.
Time in destination: Apr 2, 2020, 2:00:46 AM

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Weather Forecast

Thu
02.04

Cloudy

55°F

Fri
03.04

Clear sky

57°F

Sat
04.04

Clear sky

54°F

Sun
05.04

Clear sky

55°F

Mon
06.04

Fair

57°F

Tue
07.04

Clear sky

61°F

Wed
08.04

Fair

61°F

Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January - 33.8 15.8 3
February - 41.0 23.0 3
March - 50.0 30.2 6
April - 62.6 42.8 6
May - 73.4 53.6 7
June - 80.6 64.4 8
July - 84.2 71.6 12
August - 86.0 71.6 11
September - 78.8 60.8 7
October - 68.0 46.4 4
November - 51.8 33.8 7
December - 37.4 21.2 5

More information: Seoul forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Seoul is an average price destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $51.38, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $193.21, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $73.20
  • Hotel (3 stars): $93.53
  • Hotel (4 stars): $126.07
  • Hotel (5 stars): $194.18
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $6.97
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $11.24
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $3.26
  • Meal, McDonalds: $5.30
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $6.52

More information: Seoul price level

Destination Map

Destination map in full scale: Seoul destination map

Safety

Seoul has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 72.8 (better than United states average 48.3)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 79.3 (better than United states average 70.0)
  • Walking alone at night: 70.9 (better than United states average 42.1)

More information: Seoul safety

Car Rental

Things which affect the renting of the car:

  • Direction of traffic: In many countries in Asia the traffic is left-handed. In countries like China, Vietnam, the Philippines and Laos the traffic is right-handed.
  • Age restrictions: The minimum age for renting a car is usually 18 - 25 years. Drivers under 25 years of age and over 65 years of age are charged an extra fee or get rental terms and conditions, which include to take an additional insurance for damage / collision.
  • Driving abroad: Without special contracts a rental car can almost invariably only be driven inside of the country in which it is rented.
  • Driver’s license and documents: An international driving license, passport and credit card are mostly required to rent are car. The exception is China, where only a Chinese driving license is valid, so for driving in China it is either a Belgium or a Hong Kong driving license required, which can be translated to Chinese.

More information: Car rental Asia