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Korea's climate is regarded as a continental climate from a temperate standpoint and a monsoon climate from a precipitation standpoint.The climate of Korea is characterized by four distinct seasons. Spring and autumn are rather short, summer is hot and humid, and winter is cold and dry with abundant snowfall. Temperatures differ widely from region to region within Korea, with the average being between 6oC (43oF) and 16oC (61oF).
Monthly Temperature
Month Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May. Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
Temperature -4 0 5 12 17 22 26 28 17 10 0 -4
Currency & Credit Card
  Basic unit of Korean currency is won. The exchange rate is subject to change with minor daily fluctuation. As of December 22, 2009, the exchange rate is approximately US$1 to KRW1,179. Foreign bank notes and traveler's checks can be exchanged into Korean Won at the airport, hotels and at all Korean banks. Credit Cards, e. g. VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club, are all widely accepted.
Passport & Visa    
  All people who want to visit Korea need to have a valid passport and visa. The visitors from the countries It depends on the agreement condition between countries.
For more information
Useful Websites    
Incheon Int'l Airport
It's Daejeon
Time Difference / Business Hours  
  Korean time is 9 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+9)

Business hours for banks are generally from 09:30 to 16:30 on weekdays only. Banks are closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. ATMs are widely available. Major department stores are open from 10:30 to 19:30, including Sundays, but smaller shops tend to open earlier and close later every day.
  In Korea, electrical outlets are operated at 220 volt only.
Overseas delegates bringing laptop computers and other electrical appliances are advised to check whether a transformer is required