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          Korea is a nation that boasts a fast growing economy and a lifestyle that brings together the old and the new. Once known simply as a quiet nation in the East, the Korean peninsula now hardly sleeps as it pulsates with life and commerce. Branch offices of major international corporations and business as well as most of the western franchises can be found throughout the country.
          In the face of modernity, Koreans still greatly value their 5 millennia of history and culture and the Confucian philosophy that had governed the lives of their ancestors.
Many global events take place in Korea annually, with the 2002 FIFA World Cup Soccer Games being the most recent.
          The Korean peninsula also features numerous scenic mountains and rivers that Koreans have often likened to beautifully embroidered brocade.

  Time Zone

          Korea Standard Time is GMT plus 9 hours.


          Korea's 4 season climate is regarded as a continental climate from a temperate standpoint and a monsoon climate from a precipitation standpoint.

          Outlets for 220 volts are dominant in Korea. Always check the power supply before using your equipment.
          The unit of Korean currency is the Won(₩). Coin denominations are ₩10, ₩50, ₩100 and ₩500. Banknotes are ₩1,000, ₩5,000 and ₩10,000.
Currency exchange :
          Foreign banknotes and traveler's check can be exchanged at foreign exchange banks and other authorized moneychangers. As of 1 November, 2006 the exchange rate is approximately $1 to ₩ 980.
Credit cards :
          Diners Club, Visa, American Express and MasterCard are widely accepted at major hotels, shops and restaurants in the larger cities. Check with your credit card company for details of merchant acceptability and other services which may be available.
Traveler's check :
          Accepted, but may be difficult to change in smaller towns. To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travelers are advised to take Traveler's check in US Dollars.

  Business hours
Government Offices 09:00am~06:00pm(weekdays)
Bank 09:00am~04:30pm(only weekdays)
  Public holiday
New Year's Day January 1
Lunar New Year's Day First day of the first lunar month
Independence Movement Day March 1
Arbor Day April 5
Buddha's Birthday Eighth day of the fourth lunar month
Children's Day May 5
Memorial Day June 6
Constitution Day July 17
Liberation Day August 15
Korean Thanksgiving Day Fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month
National Foundation Day October 3
Christmas December 25
          The general emergency telephone number in Korea is 119. This will connect you to an operator who will alarm police, medical aid or the fire brigade. Police can be contacted for any urgent matter via the number 112. In the event of emergency, try and locate a bilingual speaker to avoid additional frustration or stress during any unforeseen time of duress.
  Visa Requirements
          Any foreign visitors wishing to enter the Republic of Korea must have a valid passport and obtain a Korean visa before coming. But people of 99 countries who want to visit Korea temporarily are permitted to enter without a visa according to visa-exemption agreements (Table1), or in accordance with principles of reciprocity or national interest (Table 2).
           · [Table1] Countries under Visa Exemption Agreements
Country/Period(days) Country/Period(days) Country/Period(days)
Austria / 90 Belgium / 90 Bulgaria / 90
Czech Republic / 90 Denmark / 90 Estonia / 90
Finland / 90 France / 90 Greece / 90
Germany / 90 Hungary / 90 Iceland / 90
Ireland / 90 Italy / 60 Liechtenstein / 90
Luxembourg / 90 Malta / 90 Netherlands / 90
Norway / 90 Portugal / 60 Poland / 90
Romania / 90 Spain / 90 Slovak Republic / 90
Sweden / 90 Switzerland / 90 United Kingdom / 90
Asia and Oceania
Bangladesh / 90 Israel / 90 Malaysia / 90
New Zealand / 90 Pakistan / 90 Singapore / 90
Thailand / 90 Turkey / 90  
Antigua and
Barbuda / 90
Bahamas / 90 Barbados / 90
Brazil / 90 Colombia / 90 Costa Rica / 90
Common wealth of Dominica / 90 Dominican Republic / 90 El Salvador / 90
Grenada / 90 Haiti / 90 Jamaica / 90
Mexico / 90 Nicaragua / 90 Panama / 90
Peru / 90 St. Lucia / 90 St. Kitts and Nevis / 90
St. Vincent
& the Grenadines / 90
Surinam / 90 Trinidad and Tobago / 90
Lesotho / 60 Liberia / 90 Morocco / 90
Tunisia / 30    
          · [Table2] Countries or Regions under principles of reciprocity and national interest
Country/Period(days) Country/Period(days) Country/Period(days)
Brunei / 30 Hong Kong / 90 Japan / 30
Kuwait / 30 Macao / 30 Oman / 30
Qatar / 30 Saudi Arabia / 30 Taiwan / 30
United Arab
emirates / 30
Yemen / 30  
North America
Canada / 180 United States / 30  
South America
Argentina / 30 Chile / 30 Guatemala / 30
Honduras / 30 Paraguay / 30 Uruguay / 30
Venezuela / 30    
Albania / 30 Croatia / 30 Cyprus / 30
Latvia / 30 Lithuania / 30 Monaco / 30
Slovenia / 90 Vatican / 30  
Australia / 90 Fiji / 30 Guam / 30
Kiribati / 30 Marshall Islands / 30 Palau / 30
Naura / 90 New Caledonia / 30  
Republic of
South Africa / 30
Swaziland / 30  
            ※ Immigration Bureau: http://www.immigration.go.kr/indeximmeng.html
About Daegu
  About Daegu
          Daegu is Korea's 3rd largest city. The views of Mt. Palgong-san to the north and Mt. Ap-san to the south are hidden by smog less often than the mountains encircling Seoul. The area is a major textile center for Korea, producing vast amounts of cloth and clothing. It also serves as a major hub for metal and machine industries, with several manufacturing plants from the nation's largest conglomerates. Agriculturally, the area has much farmland and is especially known for its apples.
           Around 100 A.D. Daegu was called "Dalguhwa" or "Dalgubol" meaning "big heights" and it was renamed as Daegu (which means big basin) in 1780. It also means 'big city'.
Since then, it has been the center of Gyeongsang province. Since the establishment of Gyeongsang-gamyeong, the provincial government office, in 1601, it has been the center of administration, business and military of the Yeongnam region.
In July 1981 Daegu was upgraded to a Jikhalsi, or a district, under the direct control of central government and its area was extended to be 455.90. With the beginning of the local autonomy in January 1995, it became a metropolitan city. In March 1995, it absorbed Dalseong-gun, a county in its neighborhood; its area mounted to 885.30, and its population jumped to 2.5million.

          Daegu is located at the center of the southeast region of the Korean Peninsula. The city is approximately 300 km south from Seoul and 120 km north from Busan. Sincheon Stream runs from the east to the west through the city and joins the Geumho-gang River, and it also joins the Nakdong-gang River in the southwest .

For more information about Daegu, please visit the following website. 
Daegu Convention & Visitors Bureau 
Kyungpook National University  
Longitude 28¢«21'~ 128¢«46' east
Latitude 5¢«37'~ 36¢«01' north
approx. 40 m  
          Its continental climate is due to the mountains surrounding the city, which block the wind from the sea. The weather is expected to be hot and humid in Daegu during the time of this Symposium. While spending time outside, protect yourself from sunburn and always be on the lookout for intermittent showers.
Annual average temperature 14.2¡É
The hottest month (August) average temperature 26.3 Celsius
The coldest month (January) average temperature 0.8 Celsius
Annual average rainfall 1,059.6mm
   Area & Population
Total Area 885.3 §´
Population 2.5 million
(hugs consumer market of 5 million including the satellite cities)
          Daegu has been recognized as a high quality education city, producing certified human resources every year through 24 colleges and universities in and around the city. The city government has found cooperative ways to facilitate partnership between education and industry. Public libraries, increasing in number, have been used as spaces for social education in regional communities.
   13 universities and 14 junior colleges
   5,000 college professors
   Produces 44,000 college graduates every year
   Restaurants in Daegu
          Daegu is a beautiful city with a high-grade food culture as well as time-honored tradition. There are several restaurant districts where a variety of restaurants stand close together. Those restaurants provide diners with delicious foods offering a taste of city culture.
           · Deurangil
          Over 100 restaurants with different menus gather to form a food town. These range from Korean to Japanese, western and other ethnic foods. This town is beloved by many connoisseurs and has become one of the more famous areas in Daegu.
           · Apsan Circular Road
          On the roadside of Apsan Circular Road in front of Mt. Apsan in the south of Daegu are many different kinds of restaurants which form a street of restaurants. In addition to delicious cuisine, you can also enjoy the beautiful scenery of the mountain.
           · Donghwasa Temple Area
          Many tourists and visitors who come to see Donghwasa Temple and Mt. Palgong stop by this district as it is situated in front of Donghwasa Temple in Mt. Palgong. Sanchae-bibimbap topped with fresh wild greens from Mt. Palgong and Pine mushroom dishes are very popular.
           · Gatbawi Area
          People enjoying mountain climbing as well as Buddhists visiting Gatbawi Buddha statue often come to this district. Traditional bean curd dishes and buckwheat and acorn jellies are popular as healthy food.

Last update : Nov 20, 2006
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