Travel Information

The Official Korea Tourism Organisation website provides a wealth of information for travellers to Korea. It is a must for you to read the website before you travel to Korea.


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Related Links for Travellers to Korea

About Korea

Location & Weather - Map of Korea, Korea Weather

General Info - Customs, Korea Today

Travellers' Essentials - Korean Currency & Average List of Prices, Electricity & Voltage, Phone Calls/Mobile Phones/Internet, Helpful Numbers, What to Wear, Helpful Korean Phrases

Location & Weather - Map of Korea, Korea Weather

Getting to Korea & Visas - International Flights (Korea's International Airports), Getting Around Korea, Travellers' Resources.

Attractions - Themed Travel, Sights, Events (Sept 2012)

Accommodations - Budget, Hotels, Temple Stay, Hanok, Exclusive Stays

Food - Introduction, What to eat, Where to eat, How to cook, Special features on Korean food

Shopping - Introduction, What to shop, Where to shop, Plan your shopping


Lafesta (or Western Dome), Ilsanseo-gu, Goyang City - Not to be missed for nightlife and food!


Transportation for Delegates

Event Venue & Location

WEC2012's conference venue is at KINTEX, located next to Ilsan, a newly developed township within Goyang City, Gyeonggi Province.


Incheon International Airport

Incheon International Airport is the main hub into Seoul. More information about the airport can be obtained from


Airport transfers are provided for delegates who stay in official hotels. However if you are making your own accommodation arrangements, you may plan your own travel arrangements using the transportation guide to KINTEX made available - 


Public Transport from Incheon International Airport to Ilsan

By Airport Bus

By public limousine bus #3300, it takes about 60 minutes, costing W9,000 per person (embark at Bus stand '8A' where you will find the ticketing counter and bus stop for #3300), which drops you at Daehwa underground subway station in Ilsan.


Daehwa Station (located next to Dunkin' Donut outlet)


If you are taking the Airport Bus to Ilsan Millennium Hotel, you have to disembark at the Daewha Station (refer to inset picture) and then walk to the hotel. Cross to the opposite side of the road and the hotel is inside a lane. You cannot see the hotel from the main street.


By Airport Taxi

By taxi, it takes about 40 to 50 minutes depending on traffic conditions. The fare is around W90,000.


General Public Transport

The Seoul Metropolitan Subway is an ideal way to move around in Seoul and the suburb areas like Goyang. It is also linked to the airports. You would be able to reach shopping malls and many places of attraction through their extensive rail network without hurting your pocket. KINTEX and Millennium Hotel (official 3 star hotel) is accessible via Line 3 with the nearest station at Daehwa Underground Subway Station. KINTEX and Millennium Hotel is about 10 min and 5 min walk from the station. Ticket vending machines and names of stations are also displayed in English. You may learn how to use the ticket vending machines here.


Public Taxis are abundant but it is comparatively expensive. Many of the taxi drivers do not speak English and it is advisable to have the names of places and addresses written in Korean language for the driver.

The approximate taxi fares are:

Between Incheon Airport and KINTEX - US$90 one way (between 40 to 50 min)

Between Ilsan, Goyang and Seoul City - US$60 to US$80 one way (between 35 to 50 min)


Moving around in Goyang

Public Taxis - Within Ilsan, Goyang to shopping areas - US$3 - US$4 one way for 5 to 10 min trip.

Subways (Line 3) - A fast and efficient alternative to move around Goyang and visit places of interest. The trains depart every 10 to 20 min. To find out which stations are nearest to places of interest -    


Accommodation for Delegates

Accommodation can be found in

  • Ilsan, Goyang itself, less than 5 km radius from KINTEX

  • Mapo-gu, Seoul, 10 km to the southeast,


The Organisers have arranged the following official hotels for all delegates:

1) Stanford Hotel, Mapo-gu, Seoul (4 star hotel about 20 min drive to KINTEX).

2) Millennium Hotel, Ilsan, Goyang (3 star hotel about 8 min walk to KINTEX)


Complimentary airport transfers and hotel transfers are provided for registered delegates staying in the above official hotels.


Delegates may book other supporting hotels on their own but no airport transfers or hotel transfers are provided other than to/from Stanford Hotel or Millennium Hotel. There are many 3 star hotels (many of the older hotel staff do not speak English) located near the Daehwa subway station in Ilsan, all within walking distance. You may not see the hotels immediately as they are located behind the main street. There are no 4 star or 5 star hotels in Ilsan. 


These hotels and Daehwa station is located just about 8 to 10 min walk to KINTEX.


If you decide to stay in Seoul, you make take the Subway line No 3 to Daehwa subway station and from the station, you can just walk to KINTEX. There are directional signs from the subway and road signs as well. You may also want to take note that the subway journey from Seoul City centre to Daehwa Station takes about 90 min and stops at as many as 29 stations.


Hosted Technical Tours

1) 2nd Sept 2012 (Sunday)  - DMZ Tour   View Itinerary Here



2) 5th Sept 2012 (Wednesday) - Bukhansan National Park - View Itinerary Here




Travel Tips ...

  • Weather in September

  • The ideal time to visit Korea is during the autumn months (September-November). During this time, the country experiences warm, sunny weather, skies that are cobalt blue and spectacular foliage. Fall is the best season to visit Korea because of clear skies and low humidity. Long slacks, long-sleeved shirts are recommended. Cardigans or jackets may be needed as temperature falls at night.

  • Mobile Phone Services

  • Mobile rental services are available at Incheon International Airport Arrival Hall on the 1st Floor. Look for Olleh, S-Roaming or SK Telecom counters.

  • Rent a local phone with local number to save on calls.

  • Rent a local phone and use your own SIM card to receive calls.

  • Use your own phone and own SIM card. Charges are from your own country mobile service provider.

  • Info:

  • Wifi Broadband Internet

  • At the Incheon International Airport, you can rent 4G Wibro modems (US$5 to US$10 per day) to have wifi service with high-speed internet and unlimited capacity. Find the Olleh counter on the 1st floor of the Arrival Hall.

  • Info:

  • Airport Limousine Bus to Ilsan/KINTEX

  • An easy way from Incheon International Airport to KINTEX is to take the Airport Limousine Bus on the 1st Floor - Gate 8A. Hop onto Bus #3300 to Ilsan takes you to Daehwa-Dong Subway Station near KINTEX. More details here.

  • Cost of living in Korea

  • 1000 Korean Won is approximately 1 US Dollar. To have an idea of the cost of living in Korea, find out here.

  • Communication in Korean

  • To enjoy your trip to Korea better, you will need to learn a few useful phrases especially when you need to ask for directions, order food or buy from locals. You can learn the phrases / pronunciations





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