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Pre-Conference Tour
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Date 28 August (Mon) 17:30 - 20:00
Itinerary * KINTEX - Ilsan Lake Park - Ilsan Complex Shoppingmall LAFESTA - KINTEX
Price Free of charge
Conditions w/ English speaking guide
Description With the support of Goyang Convention & Visitors Bureau, we offer the participants the fun experience of making Bibimbap, a famous Korean dish which is a mixture of rice, various vegetables and meat. After spending time making & eating Bibimbap at Korea Traditional Bibimbap Experience Center, the bus will make stops at points of attractions in Ilsan, such as Ilsan Lake Park, LaFesta, and One Mount. You may choose to rest or explore the town by taking off. Ilsan Lake Park is one of the largest man-made parks in Asia. The park offers visitors a lot to see and do including the Riverside Square, artificial islands, a 4.7km bike path, children's playground, natural experience site, musical fountain, 100 species of wild flowers and a dense forest with 200,000 trees. Lafesta is a large open street shopping mall, full of fun events year-round. Its main facilities include Fashion Outlet, accessory shops, food courts, restaurants, theme cafes, a game center, a book store, and a movie theater.
Afternoon Tour
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Date 31 August (THU) 12:30 - 18:00
Itinerary * KINTEX - DMZ ecological experience - Panmunjeom(Joint Security Area) - KINTEX
Price $20 ($25 onsite, on seat available basis)
Conditions w/ English speaking guide
Description The demilitarized zone(hereafter DMZ) is the 248km-long, 4km-wide area across the Korean Peninsula which divides South and North Korea. This zone is left undeveloped for several decades since the truce was signed in 1953 at Panmunjeom. The DMZ tour is one of the most popular tour course of attraction for visitors, as they can experience the atmosphere like the tension of cold war and the the fresh air of natural DMZ as well. The 3rd Tunnel, discovered in October 1978 was evidently designed for a suprise attack on Seoul by North Korea. It is 1.95 meters high and 2.1 meters wide, penetrates 435 meters to the south of the Military Demarcation Line(MDL) at a point only 4 kilometers southward from the Truce Village of Panmunjeom. It runs through bedrock at a depth of about 73 meters below ground. It is capable of moving a full division with their weapons. Dora Mt.Observatory is the nearest site to see the North Korea for visitors and they can see also Dora Station connecting south and north railroad.
Full Day Tour
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Date 1 September (FRI) 08:30 - 19:00
Itinerary * KINTEX - Namsangol Traditional Village and the N Seoul Tower. - Insadong Antique Street - Lunch - Gyeongbokgung Palace - Bukchon Hanok Village - Dongdaemun - KINTEX
Price $50 ($55 onsite, on seat available basis)
Conditions w/ English speaking guide
Description Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace is the largest of five remaining palaces of Joseon Dynasty, which served as the home of Kings of the Joseon dynasty, the Kings' households, as well as the government of Joseon. After being destroyed by fire during the Imjin War and abandoned for two centuries, all of the palace's 7,700 rooms were later restored in the 19th century. And yet again, much of the palace was systematically destroyed by Imperial Japan in the early 20th centyry. Since then, the walled palace complex is gradually being reconstructed to its original form. Bukchon Hanok Village is home to hundreds of traditional houses, called hanok, that date back to the Joseon Dynasty. Today, many of these hanoks operate as cultural centers, guesthouses, restaurants and tea houses, providing visitors with an opportunity to experience, learn and immerse themselves in traditional Korean culture. Seoul N Tower was the first tower-type tourism spot in Korea. The top of the tower is at almost 480m above sea level, including Namsan Mountain (243m) and the tower's own height (236.7m), making it one of the tallest towers in Asia. As of now, it has become one of the representative landmarks and multi-cultural venues in Seoul.