Top Reasons To Come To Korea
1. Easy Access
Korea is easily accessible from most major cities, providing convenience and a strategic advantage to MICE planners in search of a location compatible with their business. More than 70 international airlines operate their flights to Korea from over 170 cities and over than 35 cities are within 2 hour flight thanks to several international and airports throughout the regions. There are also express and intercity buses, metro buses and subways that make in between travels within Korea convenient. Korea’s efficient and low-priced public transportation system is frequent, safe, and conveniently linked to major convention venues.
2. Impressive Infrastructure
Whether your meeting size is 10 people, 10,000 or even more, Korea’s convention complexes are able to meet your demand with its range of venue choices from Korean traditional houses to modern, tech-savvy state of the art centers. Korea is at the leading front of technology and all the convention facilities are equipped to provide outstanding service through its excellent infrastructure and advanced facilities.
3. Technologically advanced
Korea, with the highest average connection bandwidth to Internet users, is home to global conglomerates like Samsung and LG. Korea as an early adopter of leading technologies: high-tech convenience is guaranteed. Most convention facilities are equipped with highly reliable and advanced IT infrastructure to incorporate sophisticated videoconferencing systems, simultaneous interpretation, public address, and video surveillance systems.
With over 5000 years of history, from its very first nation to the 21st century, Korea is a country full of vibrant colors and positive energy. Following its miraculous development over the last 50 years, Korea is now a modernized dynamic nation that still maintains its traditional culture. In 2012, 11.1 million foreign tourists visited South Korea, making it the 20th most visited country in the world, up from 8.5 million in 2010. The recent popularity of popular culture in these countries has increased the tourist arrivals.
Gyeongbokgung Palace, Myeongdong, N Seoul Tower, Dongdaemun, Cheong Wa Dae (Blue house), Bukchon Hanok Village, Changdeokgung, Insadong, Hongdae, Itaewon, Namiseom Island (known thanks to the 2003's drama Winter Sonata) are some of the most visited popular attractions frequented by the tourists.
The modern Korea is a great place for touring, shopping and entertainment but this country is also rich in history. Korea has eight sites listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites which include Seokguram Grotto, Bulguksa Temple, Haeinsa, and so on.
5. Delightful Cuisine
As Korea moves further into the global spotlight as a strong economic power, the Korean food is gaining momentum as a world cuisine. The globalization of Korean food has been in fast progress amid growing global interest in health. The Korean cooking method is rather simple despite its appearance of being complicated to prepare. The delicious flavors and health benefits of Korean food come from the spices, fermented sauce and paste that are used, which are full of vitamin C, antioxidants and protein. Since vegetables are a significant portion of Korea diet, it is healthy and good for diet.
When in Korea, you must try quintessential Korean dishes; Kimchi (Korean cabbages seasoned with differenct spices), Bibimbap (Rice Mixed with Vegetables and Beef), Bulgogi (Beef in a Soy sauce Marinade), Grilled Galbi (Seasoned ribs), Samgyeopsal (Pork belly Korean Barbecue). You will see that there is no other food in the world that has so much depth in flavor and variety of ingredients like Korean food.
The dichotomy of old and new is reflected in Korea’s diversity of shopping and tourist destinations; international tourists will be delighted by both the glittering department stores and shopping malls, and the charming traditional markets.
Korea along with its convenience is an ideal place to go to for an all-inclusive getaway of shopping, touring, and entertainment. Korea is truly a shopper’s paradise where once can easily find shops for luxury brands, the latest fashion, cosmetics, souvenirs & more.
There are several major department stores (Lotte, Hyundai & Shinsegae) and malls througout the central locations in cities as well as economical markets that offer good quality products at lower prices.
7. Leisure & Entertainment
Korea has a wide variety of entertainment options for all ages. Korea has a thriving nightlife scene, with many nightclubs clustered around the cetral districts in the major cities. Korea has much to offer children and families as well, including several major theme parks located in or just outside Seoul: Dreamland, Everland and Lotte World.
Not only is Korea a city of shopping and brilliant night life, there’s more to be discovered. You can take off on an analogue journey in a highly digital nation to discover the “slow” cities throughout Korea. Since 2007, eight places in Korea have been designated Slow Cities. And or you can take a trekking / hiking trip