Health

Emergency telephone numbers
  • Medical emergency: 119
  • Police: 112
  • Fire dept: 119
Vaccines

Compulsory vaccinations: none
Recommended vaccinations: Japanese encephalitis, hepatitis B, rabies, typhoid, tetanus-diphtheria, chickenpox and MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)

Practical information

Capital
Seoul
Major towns and cities
Busan, Incheon, Daegu, Daejeon, Gwangju
Official languages
Korean
Population
49.3 million
Currency
Time zone
9 + UTC
Country code
+80 +area code +number of the person you are calling

Tourism & local way of life

Climate
Hot, wet summers (June-August, and dry, cold winters (late November to early March).
Best time to visit
April to May and September to October
Best places to visit

Boseong Green Tea Plantations
Gyeongju
Haeinsa Temple
Jeju Island
Mount Songni National Park
Seokguram Grotto
Seoraksan National Park
Seoul
Songnisan National Park
Taejongdae Park

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