Travel Tips and Local Transportation
All international flights are expected to arrive at the Incheon International Airport (IIA) which is located 52 km west of downtown Seoul. The most convenient way to the conference venue for foreign participants is to take direct Limousine buses which link the airport and the venue, Sheraton Walker Hill Hotel.
The Korea Peninsula extends southward from the northeastern part of the vast Asian continent, spanning 1,000km north to south. It shares most of its northern border with China and touches Russia.
Size : The entire size of Korea is
222,154 square kilometers, almost the same as that of the UK or Portugal.
Korea, called "the Land of Morning Calm", is proud of her 5,000-year history and Seoul has been the capital of Korea for more than 600 years.
Korea lies in the Temperate Zone and has four distinct seasons: spring, summer, fall, and winter. The average temperature in Seoul during the Conference period will be around 15-19¡É, which will be perfectly pleasant and comfortable.
<Average Temperature, Humidity, and Rainfall in Seoul>
In Korea, outlets for 220 volts are available. Most hotels provide 220 volts outlets for shavers. Please check the power supply before using equipment.
Currency and Exchange Rate
The unit of Korean currency is Won (W). Coin denominations are W10, W50, W100 and W500. Banknotes are W1,000, W5,000 and W10,000.
exchangne : Foreign banknotes and travellers cheques can be exchanged at foreign
exchange banks and other authorized money changers.
Credit cards : Diners Club, Visa, American Express, and MasterCard are widely accepted at major hotels, shops and restaurants in large cities. Check with your credit card company for details of merchant acceptability and other services which may be available.
Travellers cheques : Accepted, but may be difficult to change in small towns. To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travellers are advised to take travellers cheques in US Dollars.
restrictions : There are restrictions on the import of local currency; check with
the Embassy for current allowances. Foreign currency amounts greater than
US$10,000 (including travellers cheques), must be declared on arrival.
Banking hours : Monday to Friday 09 : 30 -16 : 30.