[Korea] Welcome to Korea! Welcome Centers for Tourists open in Seoul


Photo: Tourists taking a photo at a welcome center (Credit: Visit Korea Committee)

In observance of the Special Tourist Welcoming Month in October, Seoul Metropolitan Government and the Visit Korea Committee have joined together to open welcome centers for international tourists from October 13 to 22.
A total of seven welcome centers will be set up at major tourist attractions and special tourist zones, located in Myeong-dong, Dongdaemun, Namdaemun, Itaewon, Gwangjang Market, Namsan, and Hongdae. Assistance will be available in multiple languages, including English, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, and Indonesian, to provide information related to Korean tourism as well as offer special region-themed experience activities.
A variety of events will also be available, such as a photo event, postcard event, lucky draw, and more! In addition, each welcome center focuses on a specific theme depending on its location – shopping in Myeong-dong, fashion in Dongdaemun, traditional culture in Namdaemun, multiculturism in Itaewon, food culture in Gwangjang Market, Seoul’s landscape and landmarks in Namsan, and youth culture in Hongdae. Visitors will also be able to enjoy the Korean culture through traditional and modern performances such as the samulnori (traditional percussion quartet), gugak (traditional Korean music), and K-pop.


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Welcome centers in Seoul for international tourists
☞ Period:October 13-22, 2017
☞ Locations: Namsan, Hongdae, Myeong-dong, Dongdaemun, Namdaemun, Itaewon, and Gwangjang Market
– Myeong-dong Welcome Center: 115, Toegye-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul (In front of Migliore at Myeong-dong Station (Seoul Subway Station Line 4), Exit 6)
– Dongdaemun Welcome Center: In front of Good Morning City Shopping Mall, 247, Jangchungdan-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
– Namdaemun Welcome Center: Sungnyemun Imported Goods Shopping Center Entrance, Namdaemun-ro 4-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul (across from Sungnyemun Gate)
– Itaewon Welcome Center: Noksapyeong Plaza, 134, Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
– Gwangjang Market Welcome Center: Gwangjang Market’s 2nd North Entrance, Jongno 4-ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul
– Namsan Welcome Center: N Seoul Tower Square, 105, Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
– Hongdae Welcome Center: Intersection area at Hongik Univ. Station, Donggyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul

☞ Operating hours: 11:00-20:00 * Dongdaemun Welcome Center 15:00-22:00
☞ Available language assistance: English, Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian
☞ Visit Korea Committee website: vkc.or.kr(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)


Information courtesy of Visit Korea Committee