Dangers & Annoyances

  • Motorists can be impatient with pedestrians, so take extra care when crossing the road.
  • Drunks in Seoul tend to be better behaved than elsewhere, so walking around at 3am shouldn’t pose a problem. There’s always an exception, of course, so it’s best not to antagonise people who have been drinking.
  • Police in full riot gear, carrying shields and batons, are a not-uncommon sight in central Seoul. Student, trade-union, anti-American, environmental and other protests can occasionally turn physical. Keep well out of the way of any confrontations.