2009년 11월 25일 수요일

Map of airport in Korea

-Incheon International Airport-

Incheon International Airport offers only two domestic routes (Incheon↔Jeju / Incheon↔Busan: available only on the weekend / Inchenon↔Daegu: once a day)

Incheon Airport Information Center
- Location: 1st floor - in front of Gate "F", or east and west of Gate "F"
3rd floor - at the center of the airport, or beside counters "C" and "F"
or east and west of the departure platform
- Languages: English, Japanese, Chinese
- Hours: 24 hours
- Tel: +82-32-741-0114

Tourist Information Center
- Location: beside Gate "A" and "F"
- Hours: 7:00 a.m. ~ 10:00 p.m.
- Tel: +82-32-743-2602
* Guidebooks and brochures are available in English, Japanese, Chinese, and German.

Boarding / Ticketing Counter for Domestic Flights
Boarding and ticketing for both Korean Airlines and Asiana Airlines is available at counter "A" on the 3rd floor.

Lost and Found Center
Located behind counter "L" on the west end of the 3rd floor .

Internet Services
Internet services are available at Information Communication Centers located at the center of the 2nd floor (KT plaza :free for 30 min), the transfer lounge on the 4th floor, and near Boarding Gate No. 12 and 30.

Buses from Incheon International Airport to Seoul or Gimpo Airport operate at 10-15 minute intervals during the flight operation hours. As the subway between Incheon International Airport and Seoul is currently being constructed, the most convenient and cheapest way to get to Seoul is by Limousine Bus. Deluxe Limousine Bus tickets to Seoul cost 12,000-13,000 won, Standard Limousine Bus tickets cost 7,500-8,000 won. Tickets can be purchased at the Transportation Information Counter near the exits No. 2, 4, 9, 13 on the arrival floor (1st floor) or at the bus stops themselves. It is recommended that passengers confirm the bus stop number and location at the Transportation Information Counter because there are many bus routes to and from the airport.
For more information on buses, please click here
(Ex. No 6002 : Way to Cheongnyangri)
- Hapjeong Station, Hotel Seokyo, Shinchon Station, Ewha Womans' Univ. Station, Ahyeon Station, Choongjeongno Station, Gwanghwamoon Station, Jongno 1-Ga(Jonggak station), Jongno 2-Ga(YMCA), Jongno 3-Ga, Jongno 4-Ga, Jongno 6(yuk)-ga(Dongdaemun Market ), Dongdaemoon Station, Shinseol-Dong Station, Cheongnangni Station, Seoul municipal Univ., Jeonong sageori, Sindab Station, Dongdaemoon-Gu Office, Shinseol-Dong Station
- Taxi Stand: Taxi Stand No. 16~21 on the passenger car platform on the arrivals floor
(1st floor)
- There are no additional charges when crossing regional borders between cities or
- Toll fees shall be furnished by the passenger.
3.Chauffeured Services
- Personalized meet & greet service at the airport.
- For more information, please contact Excellent Limousine Service(ELS).
· Tel: 82-2-773-5588
· E-mail: limo@limosvc.co.kr
· Website: www.limosvc.co.kr

Location of rent-a-car companies: near exits No. 2 and 13 on the arrivals floor (1st floor)

2009년 11월 23일 월요일

Winter Light Festival

Seoul City will hold a one-month winter festival featuring large-scale decorative lights at Gwanghwamun Square, It takes 20minutes from Hongdae by Bus, in central Seoul in the middle of next month.

It will also operate an exhibition hall at Seoul Plaza in central Seoul between Dec. 11 and Feb. 15, offering a rare chance for citizens to experience life at the King Sejong Station, a research facility for the Korea Antarctic Research Program.

Under the main theme of "Miracle Seoul: Seoul designed with lights," the Hi Seoul Winter Light Festival will use cutting-edge illumination technology to create beautiful artistic images. The first light festival took place last year at the Cheonggye Stream.

During this year's festival, lights will be set up on the facades of the buildings around the square to present large-scale light performances that will display different images, such as skies with moving clouds and also how Seoul looked in the past.

In the square, a variety of illumination artworks created by famous local artists will also be on show.

"The city will make the square a place of creative lights by utilizing new technologies. This festival will offer lights of hope to citizens in the cold winter," a city official said.

At Seoul Plaza, an ice ridge, which will measure 4.5 meters in width, 5 meters in height and 30 meters in length, will be built to create an Antarctic atmosphere.

When : 2009.12.11 ~ 2010.02.15

10:00AM ~ 10:00PM

Entrance fee : 1,000Won (Included rental skate and entrance)

A wind machine will be placed inside the ridge to simulate Antarctic weather conditions and to give an idea of what it is like at the King Sejong Station. There will also be a set of exhibits delivering warning messages about global warming.

Tourism spots in Seoul

Through cosmopolitan and crowded, Seoul has some placed where you tourist can take a quiet walk. They are Buamdong street behind the Blue house(청와대), NAMSAN street and Jeongdong street, which runs from the entrance of Deoksugung (Palace) to Kyunghyang Daily News. These are good to walk along anytime, but best during the fall.

Seoul is a bustling metropolis of more than 10 million people, but only 10 minutes by car from the city center, Buam-dong seems to exist in a different time altogether. The quiet and exotic atmosphere seems to turn back time. A haberdashery, a mill and a hardware store are clustered together, creating a small town feel. Closer inspection reveals the area's modern touches. Between the old-fashioned stores you can find cupcake shops, while cute cafes stand next to refined restaurants.
The Buam-dong Community Service Center is a good place to begin walking. Going up the shallow hill leads to rather old, low-lying houses along the Inwangsan slope to the right and small, long-standing shops to the left. You can overlook the Buam-dong area from the ridge of the hill. Affordable housing built in the 1960s, luxury residences built in the 1970s and traditional houses from the Joseon Dynasty mingle, making an interesting architectural collage.

Changuimun is the starting point of Bugak skyway. It is also the only gate that has preserved its original look among the four small gates within Seoul's city walls. The name means, "Door that exposes the right thing," and is also called "Jahamun," after nearby Jaha-dong. Here you can enjoy views of the gate, the city walls and the mountains they snake along. To walk along the northern stretch of the walls, you need get your ID checked before entering. Adults over 18 years old are permitted only if they have photo ID, such as a resident's card or a driver's license.
Returning from Changuimun, there are several paths. The first landmark you will see is Whan Ki Museum. It plays the role of an old steward in Buam-dong since it was established in 1992 by Kim Hyang-an, wife of the great abstract artist Kim Whan-ki, after he passed away in 1991. It displays masterpieces by Kim Whan-ki year-round and hosts various project exhibitions. Unfortunately, it will be closed until Nov. 16 on account of construction.
Back on the main road is an old mill that sells rice cakes from the small side door that are made the same morning.
Following Buam-dong Street you can look at the beautiful changing leaves that color Bugaksan mountain. Traveling further, you are greeted by jazzy sounds and the deep aroma of coffee coming from a nearby cafe. The road continues to "Sanmotungi" a cafe made famous by the popular TV drama "Coffee Prince Number One."
Leaving the cafe you travel uphill through the clear air to Baeksasil Valley. If you are lucky you can see rare salamanders here, and it is a great place for fall foliage. Streams from the valley run between the heavy woods leading us to a big rock on which "Baekseokdongcheon" is written. "Baekseok" refers to Bugaksan and "dongcheon" means excellent scenery. Lee Hang-bok, a prime minister from the Joseon dynasty, built a pavilion and lived here. You still can see the cornerstone of the building and some stones from his pond.
The sound of Seoul is by now far out of range. Occasionally cooing collared doves and bugs make sounds, while the wind rustles through the woods. Stepping with a thankful mind through a place like this not far from the heart of Seoul, the sound of fallen leaves under your feet gives you a more tender feeling.

2009년 11월 19일 목요일

SEOUL Design Festival

. The Seoul Design Festival began in 2002. This design promotion festival presents the future of design through showcasing the work of internationally renowned designers alongside the work of new, upcoming designers. Korean design brands and the works of artists are also on display. The Seoul Design Festival is located in COEX. Samseong Station (Subway line 2) Exit #5 and 6 are directly connected to COEX, providing easy access to the festival.

>>When : 2nd DEC 2009 ~ 6th DEC 2009
>>Where : COEX mall C (Line No2. Exit 5, It takes about 45minutes by subway from Hongdae)
>>Contact : +82-2-1330
>> Participation fee : 7,000Won

2009년 11월 18일 수요일

International Taxi in Seoul Korea

>>Seoul city offers International taxi service for tourist.
International Taxi offers the most convenient and comfortable service both to foreign residents and visitors to Seoul / Tourist can come to guesthouse if tourist ask to driver with address

1. Seoul city's official Sevice
2. Drivers and consultants fluent in foreign languages
3. Tailored service according to the needs of foreign customers
4. Flat fare system by section between Incheon international airport and seoul
5. Information desk and exclusive platform in the airport
6. Card settlement device in all vehicles

- How to use it?
  • Reservations should be made by phone (1644-2255) or on the International TAXI webpage.
  • Consultation service is offered 24 hours/365 days in English and Japanese by phone.
  • (82-1644-2255)
  • Online reservation is also available on our webpage.
  • (Korean, English, Chinese, and Japanese)
  • If you failed to make a reservation online, you can make a reservation at the information desk
  • (only if a stand-by vehicle is available).
  • Go with International TAXI. Another charming way to enjoy Seoul, the hometown of tradition and modernity.
  • 2009년 11월 16일 월요일

    The Seoul Lantern festival

    The Seoul Lantern festival is holding at CheonGyeCheon stream with an elaborately-decorated opening performance
    ahead of the beginning of the 2010-2012 Visit Korea year.In the festival, the lighting represents brightness, warmness
    and hope. Seoul lantern festival is also aimed at becoming a venue of sharing a global culture and helping Seoul overcome the global economic crisis by increasing its competitiveness as an international tourist destination by
    actively advertizing the 2010-2012 Visit Korea years.

    Here is the information summary of 'Seoul lightning Lantern Festival'

    Events : Opening ceremony to celebrate the 50-day countdown before
    The 2010-2012 Visit Korea Years – With Seoul and the Seoul Lantern Festival
    Date : Nov. 11-22, 2009, Time: 14:00 – 22:00
    ※ Opening ceremony to be held at 19:00 on Nov. 11
    Venue : Cheonggyecheon (Stream) (about 1-kilometer course from Cheonggye Plaza to Samilgyo (Bridge)
    Main events : Opening ceremony, congratulatory message by a VIP, lighting ceremony, congratulatory
    performance by star singers at home and abroad _The Seoul Lantern Festival : Exhibition of local and foreign lanterns, lantern-making, lantern-floating, photo zone and various street performances.