To attend Welcome Reception, Banquet and Excursions, full registration is compulsory, therefore, we recommend completing your pre-registration via online registration until November 25th, 2009.
• A dinner party will be organized for participants and registered accompanying persons. It will take place in Lee Sam Bong Hall (B414) in the ECC on Thursday, December 17 from 18:00 to 20:00. A variety of local cuisine will be served.
• Provided on Friday, December 18, and is available upon request. See details below and please go to the online registration to make your selection.
Half Day Tour Program 1 : Palace of Seoul & Museum Tour
◆ Courses : Tour Desk (at the venue) → Gyeongbokgung Palace & The National Folk Museum →
Namsangol Hanok Village → N*Seoul Tower → Tour Desk (at the venue)
◆ Departure Point and Time : Lee Sam Bong Hall Lobby (B4) in the ECC at 13:10
◆ Rate : KRW55,000 or USD45/person
◆ Conditions : Admission, English-speaking guide, Motor coach
◆ Description : Tracing five hundred years back to Joseon dynasty and picture yourself standing in the center of Geunjeongjeon Hall of the royal place. Gyeongbokgung Palace is built in 1394 as a primary residence for the royal family. Geunjeongjeon, the largest and most impressive building in the palace, served as the throne room and audience hall. Gyeonghoiru, a spacious two-story pavilion, overlooks a picturesque man-made pond just northwest of the throne hall. It served as a feasting hall for gatherings of royal ministers and diplomats. The National Folk Museum displays the lifestyle of ancient Koreans. There are 20,000 vestiges, with a total of 4,000 folk relics. The “Hall of Korean Lifestyle” shows the lifestyles of Koreans from pre-historic times to the Joseon Period (1392~1910). You can compare the cultural characteristic and vestiges by period and you can see the development of pottery, agricultural implements and prints. The “Hall of Koreans at Work” displays tools for farming, hunting, fishing, along with clothes and houses. It includes handicrafts, accessories, dishes & Kimchi. The “Hall of a Korean Life Cycle” presents the life of an ancient Korean from birth to marriage to death. Namsangol Hanok Village is composed of three parts :a traditional Korean Garden, Time Capsule Plaza and the village itself, which includes Hanok from the Joseon Dynasty. These houses were moved from their original locations around Seoul and completely restored. N Seoul Tower, located on the top of Mt. Namsan, where visitors can take in a panoramic view of the city.
Half Day Tour Program 2 : DMZ & The 3rd North Korean Tunnel Tour
Activities for accompanying persons
• Accompanying persons are invited to joint the excursions described above.
Besides, here are some ideas to enjoy your time in Seoul on your own.
◆ National Museum of Korea: www.museum.go.kr/EngMain.do
◆ Changdeokgung Palace (UNESCO World Heritage): http://eng.cdg.go.kr/
◆ Bongeunsa (Buddhist Temple): http://www.bongeun.org/
◆ N Seoul Tower: http://www.nseoultower.co.kr/ENG/
◆ Lotte World (Theme Park): http://www.lotteworld.com/Global_eng/
◆ Attractions in Seoul: http://english.seoul.go.kr/cav/att/de_list.php
◆ Shopping Districts in Seoul: http://english.seoul.go.kr/cav/shop/districts.php
◆ Events in Seoul: http://english.seoul.go.kr/cav/ena/elist.php
To learn more, visit
◆ Event Calender: http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/upload/itis/enu/event_calendar.pdf
◆ Metropolitan City Seoul: http://english.seoul.go.kr/
◆ Korea Tourism Organization: http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/index.kto