For international MICE participants, the Seoul Metropolitan Government and Seoul Tourism Organization are providing a 10,000 KRW discount on the Discover Seoul Pass, which provides free admission and discounts at the city’s most popular historical sites, cultural attractions, and experiences.
*For a complete list of free and discounted attractions with the Discover Seoul Pass, visit:
To purchase a Discover Seoul Pass, visit: https://www.discoverseoulpass.com/purchase/pass
Enter your code (2018WONCASEOUL) for your event in the coupon discount box on the order page in order to receive your discount.
For your comfort and ease of travel during WONCA 2018 Seoul, you may purchase a SIM card or rent a mobile phone conveniently online. Email in an application and be sure to reserve at least three days before arriving in Korea. They can be picked up at Incheon Airport and Gimpo Airport.
Stand locations and operation times: here
|1F Incheon International Airport Terminal 1, Between Gate 6 and 7 (24/7)|
|1F Incheon International Airport Terminal 2, Between Gate 6 and 7 (24/7)|
|1F Gimpo Airport International Terminal (06:30~23:00)|
Get a prepaid SIM card for your cell phone! Easy to use and disposable. Just choose the type and duration from 1 day to 10 days. You can buy the SIM Card at the Incheon airport!
For pricing and reservations: here
Don’t have a phone with you? No worries! Stay in contact with your family and friends during WONCA 2018 Seoul and rent a mobile phone. Experience the world’s fastest Wi-fi and telecommunications services in the world here
Online Reservations: here
Korea has four seasons, with a wet monsoon/summer season in the middle of the year, and a cold winter from November to March. The island of Jeju off the southern coast is the warmest and wettest place in the country. 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 that is perhaps the biggest draw.
Hangeul (한글), Korea’s official alphabet, was first invented by King Sejong during the Joseon Dynasty. Originally called Hunminjeongeum (훈민정음), the language was conceived in 1443, and further promulgated by the King in 1446. At the time of its inception, the language consisted of 17 consonants and 11 vowels however, since then, 3 of the originally established consonants and 1 vowel have fallen into disuse bringing the total number of characters to 24. Syllables are formed by the selective combination of vowels and consonants to create words.
When Indicating Korea Time: Present Time (GMT+9) / No daylight savings time
|Seoul, Tokyo (Korea Time)||01:00||04:00||07:00||10:00||13:00||16:00||19:00||22:00|
|Taipei, Manila, Hong Kong,
Kuala Lumpur, Singapore
|New Delhi, Kolkata||21:30||00:30||03:30||06:30||09:30||12:30||15:30||18:30|
|Hamburg, Rome, Paris, Amsterdam||18:00||21:00||00:00||03:00||06:00||09:00||12:00||15:00|
|Rio de Janeiro, S`ao Paulo||13:00||16:00||19:00||22:00||01:00||04:00||07:00||10:00|
|New York, Montreal, Bogota, Toronto||12:00||15:00||18:00||21:00||24:00||03:00||06:00||09:00|
|Chicago, Houston, Bogota||11:00||14:00||17:00||20:00||23:00||02:00||05:00||08:00|
|Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco,
Government office hours are usually from 9:00 to 18:00 on weekdays. Banks are open from 9:00 to 16:00 on weekdays. Most stores are open every day from 10:30 to 20:00, including Sundays.
Service charges are included in your bill for rooms, meals, and other services at hotels and upscale restaurants. Koreans occasionally do tip when they are especially pleased with the service they receive. Foreign tourists can receive nearly 10 % VAT refunds for purchases at Duty Free shops. Goods must be taken out of Korea within three months of purchase to be eligible for a tax refund. Visitors can receive a refund on a receipt for a minimum purchase of KRW 50,000 (around USD 43). To receive this refund, present receipts with the purchased goods at the customs clearance desk at Incheon International Airport when departing.