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 Daegu belongs to the Temperature Zone featuring four distinctive seasons of spring, summer, autumn and winter. Climate a typical continental climates with not much rain, cold in winter and hot in summer. Annual average temperature is 14.2℃. August is the hottest month, average 26.3℃.

Korean Food:

 Eating out is one of the great pleasures of visiting Korea, a country famous for its many native dishes. Korean cuisine will provide unique tastes for visitors. There is also a wide variety of American, Continental, Chinese and Japanese restaurants. Korean food is nutritious, well balanced and low in calories as it involves a wide variety of vegetables. Seasonings include garlic, red pepper, scallion, soy sauce, fermented bean paste, ginger and sesame oil.


 The basic currency of Korea is won. Specifically, various notes and coins are used: Notes include 1,000 won, 5,000 won, 10,000 won, and 50,000 won denominations, while coins include 10 won, 50 won, 100 won, and 500 won denominations.

Cash & Check:

 Foreign bank notes and traveler's checks can be converted into Korean won at foreign exchange banks and other authorized money exchange outlets. The exchange rate is subject to market fluctuations.

Credit Card:

 Credit cards, including VISA, American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and JCB, are accepted at major hotels, department stores, restaurants, and retail outlets.

Business Hours:

 Government office hours are usually from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays. Banks are open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays and closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Major department stores are open from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. including Sundays.


 Tipping is not a regular practice in Korea. Service charges are included in your bill for rooms, meals, and other services at hotels and upscale restaurants. Koreans occasionally do tip when they are especially pleased with the service they receive.


 Participants are advised to take out adequate travel and health insurance before leaving their respective countries.
The Organizing Committee has no insurance coverage for the participants and will not be responsible for any accident that may occur during the Conference.


 The standard voltage in Korea is 220 volts. The outlet has two round holes and is the same type used in France, Germany, Austria, Greece, Turkey, and many other countries. If you do not have a multi-voltage travel adapter, you can buy one at a duty-free shop, convenience shop at Incheon International Airport.

Time Difference:

 In relation to Greenwich Mean Time, Korea is + 9 hours.