If you’re visiting Korea or are now living in Korea, one of the things you’re always afraid of is Korean taxis ripping you off. Well there’s a simple tool Naver Maps offers that allows anyone to actually know if they’re getting ripped off or not!
Although Naver maps is a commonly used tool by Koreans and foreigners alike, there’s a nice little tidbit of info Naver offers that not everyone notices: Naver will tell you the approximate time and fare of your taxi ride. Of course these are not exact, and these do not account for real-time traffic conditions. But this should give you a general idea of how much your Korean taxi ride will cost!
Step 1: Go to http://map.naver.com
Step 2: Click on “길찾기” (Find directions)
Step 3: Make sure the car icon is selected.
Step 4: Enter your starting point and destination (must be entered in Korean).
Step 5: Obvious, but not so obvious at the same time, click “길찾기 시작” (start search).
There you have it folks. Approximate prices for your taxi ride in Korea!
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