Top local apps in South Korea for tourists
- Naver Maps: A popular navigation app that provides real-time public transportation information, route planning, and maps for buses, trains, subways, and other public transportation options.
- KakaoMap: Another popular navigation app with similar features to Naver Maps.
- Kakao Taxi: A taxi-hailing app that allows you to request a taxi from your smartphone.
- Coupang Eats: A food delivery app that allows you to order food from your favorite restaurants and have it delivered to your door.
- Booking.com: A popular online booking platform for hotels, apartments, and other vacation rentals. It has a wide selection of properties in South Korea to choose from.
- Agoda: Another popular online booking platform for hotels and vacation rentals in South Korea.
- Airbnb: A peer-to-peer rental platform that allows you to rent rooms or entire apartments from local residents.
Food and Drink
- Naver Restaurant: A restaurant review and search website that allows you to find and read reviews of restaurants in South Korea.
- KakaoMap Food: A food search and delivery service that allows you to find and order food from restaurants near you.
- Yogiyo: Another popular food delivery app in South Korea.
Communication and Utilities
- Papago: A translation app that supports over 100 languages, including Korean.
- KakaoTalk: A popular messaging app that is widely used in South Korea.
- Naver Dictionary: A Korean-English dictionary app.
- VisitKorea: The official website of the Korea Tourism Organization. It provides information on attractions, accommodation, and other travel-related resources in South Korea.
- Lonely Planet South Korea: A travel guide book that provides information on attractions, restaurants, and accommodation in South Korea.
- Korea Travel Guide: A mobile app that provides information on attractions, restaurants, and accommodation in South Korea. It also has offline maps and other features that can be helpful for travelers.
Entertainment & Shopping
- Naver Shopping: A popular online shopping mall that sells a variety of products, including clothes, electronics, and home goods.
- Coupang: Another popular online shopping mall in South Korea.
- KakaoPay: A mobile payment app that allows you to pay for goods and services at a variety of merchants in South Korea.
Payments & Shopping
- VISA and Mastercard are the most widely accepted credit cards in South Korea.
- American Express is less widely accepted, but it is accepted at most major hotels and restaurants.
- Gohub is a travel eSIM service company providing internet/data connection for travellers around the world.
- KT Corporation: A major mobile phone provider in South Korea.
- SK Telecom: Another major mobile phone provider in South Korea.
- LG Uplus: A third major mobile phone provider in South Korea.