The South Korean Won rates below were last updated 4 minutes ago
If you're travelling to South Korea soon you'll want to get the best deal on your South Korean Won. Our free comparison service compares the best South Korean Won rates from the biggest currency suppliers in the UK so you can see at a glance who is offering the top deals. We are currently comparing 13 suppliers selling South Korean Won in the UK with exchange rates ranging from 1309.47 to 1413.95.
But wait, it gets better! Many of the top suppliers listed above offer us exclusive exchange rates that are better than any other website which means if you order through us you could save even more money. We are so confident that you won't find better South Korean Won exchange rates on any other UK website that we challenge you to let us know if you find a better deal!
In 2006 it was estimated that nearly half of all the cash in circulation in South Korea was counterfeit. This was such a problem that the currency was withdrawn and new notes issued with all of the copy protection devices that you find on our own notes (holograms, metallic strips, watermark images etc.), but also additional security features that haven't made it into European currencies yet which make the South Korean Won one of the most technologically advanced currencies in the world.
If you wish to change additional currency when you are in South Korea, the best currency to take with you is the US Dollar but you will need to keep all the paperwork such as receipts as you may be asked to prove that you used a licensed money changer. If you want to use a credit or debit card in Southern Korea you should look for ATM machines marked with the Global Brand.
There should be no problem buying Wons here in the UK as they are fairly well-stocked and sold which means competition is decent and some good deals can be found, particularly if you order online. According to our statistics between the 1st of August and 31st October 2013 the average order value for Wons was just under £1200.
As a British Citizen you can enter South Korea as a tourist for up to 90 days without a visa. You must also have an onward or return ticket. It’s illegal to work on a tourist visa, whether as a teacher or in any other capacity.
Your passport must be valid for 3 months from the time of entry to South Korea.
Over the past week the South Korean Won has dropped by 0.89% from last Monday's rate of 1426.7 to today's rate of 1413.95 which means £750 will buy you ₩9,562.50 less now than it would have a week ago. During this period the best rate we recorded was 1426.7 on Monday and the worst rate was 1403 on Thursday.
The 90 day outlook has seen the South Korean Won rate drop by 0.84% from 1425.95 on 13th September 2016 to 1413.95 today. Based on these figures, £750 would have bought you ₩9,000.00 more three months ago that it would have today. We recorded a high rate of 1430.3 on 15th September 2016 and a low rate of 1306.13 on 11th October 2016.
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