✈️ Heading to South Korea? We've gathered some tips from the bunq community to make sure your trip is the smoothest it can be. 😎
Check them out below! 🌈 👇
Using your card
💳 Do I need cash in South Korea, or can I use my card everywhere?
You can use cards pretty much everywhere, but it´s a good idea to have some cash with you, just in case.
💰 What currency do they use here?
The currency here is South Korean won. The symbol is ₩ or KRW.
🏧 Which ATM’s can I use for free?
The bunq community has reported free withdrawals at these ATMs.
💵 If I want cash, how much should I take out of an ATM?
50 000 KRW should be enough for a few days, since you can use your card for nearly everything.
💳 Should I choose local currency or Euros when paying?
If you're asked to choose between local currency and Euros, always choose local currency.
That way bunq does the conversion for you, and you get to take advantage of the best rates with bunq ZeroFX.
📱 Can I roam, or should I get a local SIM?
Most EU mobile plans will charge you for roaming.
Wifi is readily available, especially in coffee shops.
If you want to get a local SIM card, you can learn about your options here.
Useful things to know
💁♀️ How does tipping work?
Tip is often included in the bill so it's not necessary to tip additonally.
🍺 How much does a 0.5L beer cost?
🍽 How much does an average meal cost?
🚨 What’s the emergency number?
There are different numbers for the different services here.
- 🚓 Police: 112
- 🚑 Ambulance: 119 or 911
- 🚒 Fire: 119 or 911
🔌 What type of plug do they use?
This one! It’s the standard European plug.
🚗 What side of the road do they drive on?
They drive on the right side of the road here.
🗺 How do I navigate my way around?
Google Maps works well. It's also possible to download a local navigating app called 'KakaoMap', it also includes live timing for public transport.
Otherwise, we recommend Rome2Rio as the best way to find out how to get anywhere. It even tells you the cost of each option. 🙌
👀 Any other good tips?
You don´t want to miss the Trick Eye Museum. Step into the paintings!
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If you've been to South Korea 🇰🇷 share your experience! The following would be really useful for other bunqers to know:
- Which ATMs are free to use?
- What card should I use and where?
- Any other info you think may be useful.
Share your experience with us in the comments below! 🌈 👇