In general, Seoul is safe for a big metropolitan city, but visitors should take basic precautions. Your Seoul experience will be problem-free if you follow these tips:
- Do not display large amounts of cash in the street.
- Do not leave your belongings unattended.
- Be on guard when commuting in a crowded bus or subway for possible pickpocketing.
- Always check the address of your destination with Google Map as not all bus drivers or taxi drivers speak fluent English. If you are taking a taxi, make sure the driver understands where you want to go.
Dial #120 at Dasan 120 Center and press #9 if you are lost or need assistance in English. Dasan 120 Center is the Seoul city-run information service for citizens and tourists.