IDW 2022 - Local Tourist Info

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Local Tourist Info

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Updates and Details on the IDW page here:

Travelling from Incheon Airport to Seoul Dragon City & local highlights

Travelling to Seoul Dragon City from Incheon Airport

Take Airport Express Train to Seoul Train Station (the final destination), then transfer to Metro Line #1 to Yongsan Station. The hotel is right in front of upon exit. You need to purchase Transportation Card. More info here

Local SIM Card

You can purchase a SIM card (unless you have a good roaming service) at the Incheon Airport. KT, SKT, LGU+ are the major cell companies in Korea and they have shops at the airport along with many other independent sellers.

Surroundings of Seoul Dragon City Venue

Should you wish to explore locally, there is Kukje Centre (silvery white building) and Amore Pacific Headquarters Building (largest cosmetics company in Korea) just across the boulevard (Hangang-daero) from the Seoul Dragon City Complex. Lots of shops in the two buildings and a lot more options to the left of these buildings.

Post-conference Tours for IDW 2022 Attendees

Two tour packages have been arranged for IDW attendees free of charge for up to 25 participants per tour including lunch and bus transportation. Check out the available tours below and join us to see some of the amazing beauties of South Korea.
※ Please note that tour programmes are still subject to change and information on registration will be updated in due course.

ᆞ Tour A (09:00-17:00, 24 June): Visit of National Library of Korea > Lunch > Coex Aquarium

This excursion will offer a tour of the National Library which stores over 10 million volumes, including foreign books and some of the National Treasures of South Korea. You will stop for a lunch break. The tour will end in one of South Korea's largest Aquariums with different species of aquatic life and fish on display.

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A third tour option, although not included in IDW registration, includes a whole day of sightseeing including meals and transportation on 25 June, again with a maximum of 25 participants and will cost between $80-$100 USD.

ᆞ All-Day tour, 25 June: Bukhan Mountain. Nat’l Park - Traditional Village - Lunch - Palace - Traditional Market - Gangnam – dinner

Bukhan Mountain is the northernmost mountain in Seoul located in Bukhansan National Park. There are 100 Buddhist temples and a 2,000 years old fortress combining a mixture of beautiful nature and rich history. You will have an opportunity to explore the Korean traditional village, visit one of the most famous palaces and discover treasures of Gangnam District - the third largest district in Seoul.

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Sightseeing in Seoul

There are several destinations within minutes of the conference venue, and all are conveniently located in downtown Seoul. Listed below is a selection of attractions and destinations, all within a reasonable distance of the venue. For any questions on travel, email

For more information on traveling in Seoul, visit the Korea Tourism Organization website here.

Practical Information

Useful information
- Country dialing code: +82
- Time zone: GMT +9
- Currency: Korean Won (1 USD = 1,200 KRW / 1 Euro = 1300 KRW)
- Electricity and Voltage: 220 volts, 60 Hertz


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Korea's climate is typically temperate with four distinct seasons. The first month of the summer, June, is moderately hot in Seoul, with average temperature ranging between 18°C (65°F) and 27°C (81°F).

Useful contacts
- Police: 112
- Fire & Ambulance: 119
- Emergency Medical Information Center: 1339
- Local Telephone Number Guide: 114
- 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese, Thai, Malay)