Tour to Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul – Friday, June 14th

On the last day of the conference, there will be tour to Gyeongbokgung Place in Seoul, the capital city. If you are planning to stay in Seoul for few more days, we recommend taking this opportunity to come with us!

It is the largest of the five palaces constructed by the Joseon Dynasty. Joseon lasted for 500 years and laid the foundation for major aspects of Korean culture and identity, including the entrenchment of Confucian ideals and doctrines in Korean society, and the importation and adaptation of Chinese culture.

Seoul is the capital of Korea and is the heart of Korea’s culture and education as well as politics and economy. Seoul is home to many historic sites and places of traditional culture. The shopping and entertainment districts also draw a large number of tourists every year. The Hangang River, which runs through the center of the city, is a distinctive landscape of Seoul that offers a myriad of resting areas for citizens. The bus will stop at Seoul Station for final terminal. You can take subway directly connected to Incheon Int'l Airport.

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*Hotels near Gyeongbokgung Palace

There are many hotels in Seoul. If you need to book a hotel nearby Gyeongbokgung Palace, You can book hotels which are located around the Gwanghwamun Gate or City hall.

If you click the name of the hotel, You can visit to hotel’s website.

Hotels around Gyeongbokgung Palace
Four Seasons hotel Seoul Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun Koreana Hotel New Seoul Hotel
Lotte Hotel Seoul The Plaza Hotel Seoul Westin Chosun Hotel Aloft Seoul Myeongdong

You can find hotels through the map below.

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*Transportation from Hotels in Gwanghwamun Gate / City Hall to Incheon Int’l Airport

From those hotels to Incheon International Airport, You can take an airport bus #6701.

You can see bus stops through the map above.

Bus No. Fare First / Last Bus Interval
6701 ₩16,000 (Airport-bound)
04:45 / 19:04

Also, You can take the AREX (airport railway) at the Seoul station.

You can go to Seoul Station by subway Line No.1. It takes 3 minutes.

There is AREX Express which runs directly from Seoul station to Incheon Airport.

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*Transportation from Gwanghwamun Gate to Seoul Station
If you want to go Seoul station directly, you can take a taxi, bus or subway.

1) Taxi
If you take a taxi, it takes around 15 minutes and costs around KRW 6,000.
You can speak “Seoul yeok ga joo sae yo” or show “서울역 가주세요“. (Please go to Seoul Station) Most taxies accept credit cards. But prepare some cash for the situation that your credit card is not accepted.

2) Bus
You can take bus below in front of Sejong Center for the Performing Arts (세종문화회관). It takes around 20~25 minutes to get Seoul station. You can find detailed information below;

Bus No. Fare
103, 150, 401, 402 (Blue)
1711, 7016 (Green)

KRW 1,200
5000A, 5000B, 5005, 5500-2, 9000-1, 9200, 9401 (Red) KRW 2,500

3) Subway
If you take a subway, There are 3 ways to get Seoul Stations. You can find detailed information below;
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Departure station Lead time Section Transfer Fare / Time
Gyeongbokgung Station (Line 3) 18 5 Line 3 => Line 1 (Jongno 3(sam)-ga Station) KRW 1,250 (Transit Card) KRW 1,350 (Ticket)
12 8 Line 3 => Line 4 (Chungmuro Station)
City Hall Station (Line 1)
(Far 20 mins away by foot from Gwanghwamun Gate)
2 1 X