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 (, 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;
  • 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.