Korean plugs are affectionately called “pig nose”/돼지코 because they are circular with round prongs.


The voltage here is different from the US.  If your small appliance is variable voltage (laptops print this info) then all you will need is an adapter that attaches to the plug.  If there is no indication printed then it’s better to use an electricity converter box as pictured on the right.  Don’t bother to bring along anything electrical that is larger than a compact microwave oven.  Smaller things like an immersion blender are handy, but you’re better off buying bigger items that plug in directly.  We bought our microwave oven on “auction.co.kr” for 50,000W (aprrox. $50 USD) delivered (it’s the Korean eBay).