Today, Tubudd will introduce some tips to have great trip in South Korea.
1. Learn some key phrase and hangul
In South Korea, the common language is Korean, English is not popular in this country. Therefore, If you want to travel to Korea, you should learn Hangul which is the Korean alphabet and some simple key phrase to communicate in some situations.
You can watch a video youtube and copy the sounds and letters down.
2. Researching about Korean culture
It is cool when you researching about culture and history of a country where you want to visit. This is some important fact of South Korea culture.
2.1. Take off shoes
When entering a Korean home, you must remove your shoes. To do any less is a sign of great disrespect. Koreans have a special relationship with their floor, they are usually sit or sleep on the floor.
2.2. Don’t be surprise to see the Korean people using their middle finger
they use middle finger to touch their screen or some actions. There’s no insult intended with the gesture.
2.3. Kim chi is culture
The South Korea meal include in many small dishes. They have many types of Kimchi and Kimchi is always eat with Korean food.
3. Do you need a 3G/4G sim card ?
I think it is really necessary 3G/4G sim card, especially if this is your first time. Whether it’s translating something on the fly, trying to pull up Kakao Maps, or fiddling on your phone for the duration of a long bus ride, it’s worth it.
4. Best time to travel to South Korea
Spring and Autumn are best seasons to travel to South Korea. Early spring had cherry blossoms while autumn has the gorgeous foliage Therefore, South Korea is absolutely wonderful in seasons.
5. Exchange money
The currency of South Korea is KWR (won) and 1,000 KRW is roughly $1 USD. You can use card in this country. However, some small shops may prefer cash.
6. Price in South Korea
- A subway or local bus ride is usually between 1,000-2,000 KWR
- Street food can be 1,000 – 5,000 KRW
- A regular hostel can from 15,000-20,000 KRW/night while a franchise hotel can be 150,000 KRW+.
- Drinks in bars can be pricey, sometimes up to 7,000 KRW
- A Korean meal from 5,000 KRW to 20,000 KRW but typically 5,000-10,000. Korean BBQ costs between 10,000-15,000 KRW per person.