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Seoul has been the capital city of Korea since 1392, the beginning of the Joseon Dynasty. The city is home to 10 million of the nation’s 48 million people. Seoul has the world’s 4th largest metropolitan economy and is home of the headquarters of numerous global tech companies including Samsung, LG, and Hyundai.

Seoul has a variety of things to see and experience for its visitors. Seoul contains five UNESCO World Heritage Sites–Changdeok Palace, Hwaseong Fortress, Jongmyo Shrine, Namhansanseong and the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty—in company with modern landmarks including the N Seoul Tower, the 63 Building, the Lotte World Tower, the Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Lotte World, Moonlight Rainbow Fountain, COEX, and the Parc1 Tower.

Interesting sites near the conference venue

10 to 30 minutes by walking from Seoul Dragon City

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Dragon Hill Spa Get a traditional South Korean bathhouse experience at Dragon Hill Spa, one of the best bathhouses in Seoul with hundreds of bath facilities to enjoy. Near Exit 1 of Yongsan Station (10 min on foot).
Han River Alongside the river terrace are reed, silver grass, and cosmos flowers throughout different seasons and the Park is a popular spot among citizens for strolling and jogging. From Seoul Dragon City, it takes 20 minutes on foot to reach Wonhyo Bridge.
Hyochang Park Presently, several of Korea’s greatest leaders are buried in Hyochang Park. The graves belong mostly to independence activists including Yoon Bong-gil, Lee Bong-chang, and Baek Jeong-gi, whose graves are collectively known as “Samuisa-myo” (graves of the three martyrs). It is located nearby Hyochang Park Station (25 min. by walk).
Yongsan I-Park Mall I-PARK mall is a state-of-the-art shopping mall that is connected to Yongsan Subway Station and the KTX train station. Covering an extensive area of 270,000 m^2, the complex boasts an astonishing 11 floors with a huge variety of shops. I-Park mall is 7 minute walk from Seoul Dragon City.

15 to 30 min by Metro or Bus

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National Museum of Korea The National Museum of Korea is the flagship museum of Korean history and art in South Korea and is the cultural organization that represents Korea. Ichon Station (From Sinyongsan Station: Metro Line 4)
War Memorial of Korea The War Memorial of Korea is located in Yongsan-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea. It opened in 1994 on the former site of the army headquarters to exhibit and memorialize the military history of Korea. Samgakji Station (From Sinyongsan Station: Metro Line 4)
Namdaemun Namdaemun (South Great Gate), officially known as the Sungnyemun (Gate of Exalted Ceremonies), is one of the Eight Gates in the Fortress Wall of Seoul, South Korea, which surrounded the city in the Joseon dynasty. The historic 24-hour Namdaemun market is directly next to the gate. Seoul Station (From Yongsan Station: Metro Line 1, 1 stop)
Hongdae Hongdae is a popular hang-out area for local youth and a fascinating place to walk. Unique cafes, cozy galleries, accessory stores, fashion shops, live cafés and clubs, art markets, and gourmet eateries are located near Hongik Univ. Station (From Yongsan Station: Metro Gyeong-Ui Line, 3 stops)

30 to 60 min by Metro or Bus

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Gyeongbokgung Gyeongbokgung, also known as Gyeongbokgung Palace or Gyeongbok Palace, was the main royal palace of the Joseon dynasty. Gyeongbokgung Station (From Sinyongsan Station: Metro Line 3, 1 transfer, 7 stops)
Changdeokgung Changdeokgung (“Prospering Virtue Palace”), also known as Changdeokgung Palace or Changdeok Palace, is set within a large park in Jongno-gu, Seoul. As it is located east of Gyeongbok Palace is also referred to as the “East Palace”. A short walk from Jong-Ro 3ga Station (reached from Yongsan Station on Metro Line 1, 4 stops)
Jongmyo Jongmyo is a Confucian shrine dedicated to the perpetuation of memorial services for the deceased kings and queens of the Korean Joseon Dynasty (1392–1897). The Jongmyo Shrine was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1995. A short walk from Jong-Ro 3ga Station (From Yongsan Station: Metro Line 1, 4 stops)