In Seoul the excellent KTO tourist information centre has stacks of brochures on every region plus helpful, patient and well-informed staff. They can book hotels for you and advise you about almost anything. Chat to them also about the nationwide system of Goodwill Guides (www.hiseoulyh.com/en/youth-goodwill-guide), who are volunteer tour guides.

Many tourist areas throughout the country have their own tourist information centres, so it’s not a problem to locate one.

Translation & Counselling Services

If you need interpretation help or information on practically any topic, any time of the day or night, you can call either of the following:

  • BBB (1588 5644; www.bbbkorea.org)
  • Tourist Phone Number In Seoul 1330 or 02 1330 from a mobile phone; outside Seoul dial the provincial or metropolitan code first – so for information on Gangwon-do, dial 033 1330.