Transportation

  • How to get to Jeju

  • From Jeju International Airport to Venue (ICC Jeju)

       

       Jeju Island

      • ABOUT JEJU
      The Jeju Island is famous for 3 things: roaring winds, magnificent rocks, and woman divers for fishing. As one of the host cities of the 2002 Korea/Japan FIFA World Cup, Jeju's Seogwipo City has a fame of the most enchanting environment in Korea. Jeju is a focal point of international affairs and offers many kinds of recreation together with breathtaking vistas, a temperate climate and a unique traditional culture. Located in the center of this volcanically formed island is Mt. Halla (a dormant volcano), which is filled with over 1,800 species of wild plants, wild deers, and an ecosystem, that will surely amaze all visitors.

      Jeju also offers unbelievably breathtaking views from coast to coast, ranging from waterfalls at Haean Jidae to naturally sculpted cliffs at Jusang Jeolli. Tourists can enjoy each season in Jeju with a particular splash of color; brilliant yellow-colored flowers in spring that spread across the landscape, the golden beaches and sea vistas in summer, the Eulalia's light brown wispy reeds flowing in autumn winds, and the lovely snow flowers of Mt. Halla in winter are all must-sees of Jeju.

      • EXCITING ACTIVITIES AND FOODS

      You can enjoy hiking, bike riding, paragliding, scuba diving, windsurfing, hunting, horseback riding, swimming in the ocean, and sightseeing boat trips in Jeju. Jeju has a wide variety of local fruits and foods, such as delicious Jeju tangerines, saltwater fish (Okdom) stews, grilled saltwater fishes with seasoning, rice porridges with abalone, pheasant dishes and hair-tail fish soups. Jeju is more than simply a tourist destination; it is an island full of wonder.
      Jeju keeps changing itself into an International Free City, and becomes an island of harmony under the wave of technology while maintaining its ecological treasures.

       

       Jeju International Convention Center (ICC Jeju)

      The Global KMS 2008 will be held at Jeju International Convention Center (ICC Jeju). It takes about 50 minutes to get there by car from the airport, and it is just adjacent to the seashore southward. ICC Jeju is located within the jungmun Tourist Complex, with the cobalt-blue Northern Pacific stretching to the south and towering Mt,Hallasan commanding the notrh. Spreading over an area of more than 5,000㎡, the world-class convention center occupies 7 stories aboveground. Artfully merging the blessed tourist resources around it with the functionality of a convention facility, this resort-style convention center is fully equipped for international meetings of any scale, and provides professional-grade logistic support for event-hosting.

       

        Korea

      Korea, traditionally known as the Land of the Morning Calm, is today a modern, bustling hub of East Asia. It is a peninsula jutting off of China, and Japan is only two hours away. Despite this close physical proximity to the neighboring countries, Korea has a distinctive culture of its own, which has developed during its 5,000 years of history. Visitors can expect to meet a lively population with its own language, writing system, architecture, cuisine, and many other manifestations of a unique cultural heritage.

        Capital-Seoul

      The capital of Korea is Seoul. Seoul has been the capital city of Korea since 1392. This city is the heart of the Republic of Korea, home to 10 million of the nation's 48 million people. Seoul is located in the central region of the Korean Peninsula. Seoul is the center of finance, politics, commerce, recreation, education and culture, and is home to major corporations, banks, government offices, schools, theaters, and entertainment facilities. The wide and beautiful Han river (Hangang) flows through Seoul and serves as a lifeline for the heavily concentrated population. 


        Climate

      Korea's climate is regarded as a continental climate from a temperate standpoint and a monsoon climate from a precipitation standpoint. The climate of Korea is characterized by four distinct seasons. Spring and autumn are rather short, summer is hot and humid, and winter is cold and dry with abundant snowfall. Temperatures differ widely from region to region within Korea, with the average being between 6℃(43℉) and 16℃(61℉). The average temperature in August, the hottest period of the year, ranges from 19℃(66℉) to 27℃(81℉).

    • JEJU Weather Information Service


        Language

      Hangeul was invented in 1443, during the reign of King Sejong. It is composed of 10 vowels and 14 consonants. Hangeul has 11 compound vowels, 5 glottal sounds. The chart below represents the 24 Hangeul letters and their romanized equivalents. 'The Hunminjeongeum,' a historical document which provides instructions to educate people using Hangeul, is registered with UNESCO. UNESCO awards a 'King Sejong Literacy Prize, ' every year in memory of the inventor of Hangeul.

      English

      Korean

      Korean Pronunciation

      How are you?

      안녕하세요?

      Aan-nyeong-haseyo?

      Thank you.

      감사합니다.

      Gamsa-haam-nida.

      Yes.

      예.

      Ye.

      No.

      아니요.

      Aniyo.

      I am sorry.

      미안합니다.

      Meean-hamnida.

      I enjoyed the meal.

      잘 먹었습니다.

      Jal mugut-sum-nida.

      Please give me some more of this.

      이것 더 주세요.

      Yigut du juseyo.

      The check, please.

      계산서 주세요.

      Gye-saanseo juseyo.

      Do you take credit cards?

      카드로 계산할 수 있습니까?

      Card-ro gyesaan halsu yisum-neeka?

      How much is it?

      얼마입니까?

      Ulma-eem-neeka?

      It is ________ won.
      5,000
      10,000
      15,000
      20,000
      30,000

      _________ 원 입니다.
      오천

      만오천
      이만
      삼만

      _________ won eem-needa.
      O-cheon
      Maan
      Maan-o-cheon
      Yi-maan
      Saam-maan

      Where is the rest room ?

      화장실 어디입니까?

      Hwa-jangsil udee-eem-nee ka??

      Goodbye.

      안녕히 계세요.

      Aan-nyeonghee gyeseyo.


       Passport and Visa

      All visitors to the Republic of Korea must have a valid passport and visa. Visitors with roundtrip tickets from countries who have a special agreement with Korea may be exempt from the visa requirement, and can stay in Korea visa-free for periods up to 30 days, or 90 days, depending on the type of agreement between two countries. When uncertain as to the requirement for entry visa to Korea , please contact the Korean embassy or a consulate as early as possible. If you are in need of an individual invitation to the Global KMS 2008, please contact to the secretariat. However, this invitation implies no obligation for visa. For more information, please visit the website of Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.


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