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SEOUL

OVERVIEW

Seoul, a Metropolitan City with Tradition and History

Seoul, located to the west of the central region of the Korean Peninsula, has over the centuries assumed great strategic importance in the nation’s politics, economy, society and culture. With more than 600 years of history as the nation’s capital, Seoul has become both a metropolitan city with a population of over 10 million people and a vibrant city full of tradition and history. The Hangang River flows through the city which is surrounded by beautiful mountains, and glimmers with the extravagant lighting of skyscrapers during the night time. The city is also home to majestic royal palaces and historic buildings, such as Changdeokgung Palace Complex and Jongmyo Shrine (both are registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List), as well as Bukchon Hanok Village and Namsangol Hanok Village which preserve many traditional Korean houses or hanok. In addition, COEX, the largest underground shopping mall in Asia, is located near Seolleung, the tomb of a king who ruled the Joseon Dynasty during the late 15th century. In Seoul, past and present coexist in harmony, providing a variety of spectacles and attractions.

  • A bronze statue of Admiral Yi Sun-shin
  • Autumn in Deoksugung Palace
  • Night view of Dongdaemun

SNAPSHOT

  • - Longitude 37.5° N
  • - Latitude 126.9° E
  • - Timezone GMT +9
  • - Venue capacity
    Up to 7,000 Participants
  • - Accommodation capacity
    23,394 rooms
  • - International Airport
    Incheon Int'l Airport
    Gimpo Int'l Airport (China, Japan)

KEY FACTS

  • Population

    10million

  • Excellent Global Access

    87 Airlines connecting to 176 Cities

  • World-Class Accommodation

    180 Hotels with 28,529 Rooms

  • 2010-2012 World’s Number Five Convention City

    Union of International Associations (UIA)

  • 2012 Best International Business Meetings Destination

    Business Traveler

  • 2005-2012 Best Airport Worldwide

    Airports Council International

AVERAGE TEMPERATURES

This table shows annual temperature of SEOUL as Centigrade and Fahrenheit
Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May. Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
Centigrade (℃) -2.5 -0.3 5.2 12.1 17.4 21.9 24.9 25.4 20.8 14.4 6.9 0.2
Fahrenheit (℉) 27.5 31.46 41.36 53.78 63.32 71.42 76.82 77.72 69.44 57.92 44.42 32.36

※ For weather information : http://web.kma.go.kr/eng/index.jsp

FEATURED ACTIVITIES

  • A walk through history

    Seoul City’s walking tours offer insight into capital’s heritage rich in culture and history.

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    A walk through history

  • Experience the palatial beauty

    Changdeok Palace, a designated World Heritage by UNESCO, is said to be the most traditional and authentic of Seoul’s five palaces. It has been praised for its architectural sensitivity to its natural surroundings and lauded as a representative masterpiece of East Asian Palace Architecture

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    Experience the palatial beauty

  • The Royal Guard

    Since 1996, the Royal Guard-Changing Ceremony at Deoksugung Palace has taken place three times a day where foreign tourists can take part by becoming a royal guard to feel and experience Korean tradition first hand.

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    ‘The Royal Guard’

  • Mind blowing city view

    Rising up from the summit of Namsan Mountain (262m) is a breathtaking city landmark: the N Seoul Tower (236m). Its surroundings: Namsan Park and the nearby Namsangol Hanok Village has become thefavorite attraction for both locals and international visitors for its romantic ambience and stunning city view.

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    Mind blowing city view

  • Break Within City

    Seoul offers a very different landscape when traversed on bike, giving riders a more intimate look at the Han River and the green areas of Seoul. The paths will provide a chance to glimpse into the lives of the average Seoul citizen.

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    Break within City

  • Shopper's Paradise

    More and more giant “one-stop, cultural complexes” are springing up across the capital of Seoul. These huge centers are typically connected to major transport hubs which save customers’ time by combining a department store, supermarket, bookstore, restaurant and a movie theater.

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    Shopper's Paradise

  • Seoul Night Tour

    The single-level bus that starts in Gwanghwamun takes visitors to the bridges around Hangang River, N Seoul Tower, and other night attractions of Seoul. The tour takes about 1.5 hours and although it's an abbreviated tour, it passes by some of the major night attractions of Seoul.

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    Seoul Night Tour

  • Entertainment Frenzy

    Gangnam literally means south of the river, and Gangbuk- north of the river. Gangnam refers to the district of Gangnam-gu, that trades in business, beauty, and education and is home to some of the city’s wealthiest.
    Gangbuk, harder to encapsulate, refers less to the actual district of Gangbuk-gu than a broad swathe north of the Han River, comprised of multiple artsy districts with distinctive and colorful characteristics

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    Entertainment Frenzy

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