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Please take a chance to experience the beauty of Seoul and its suburbs during your stay. For your convenience, we prepare the several attractive tour courses for you and your accompanying persons.

Rules and Conditions

  • For the participants of Half-day and One-day tours, you are kindly asked to show up at least 15 minutes prior to departure at the meeting point in the University of Seoul. The meeting point will be announced on the confirmation letter.
  • Dress Code: Casual attire with comfortable shoes.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed and tour reservations will be processed on a first come, first served basis.
  • The conference secretariat reserves the right to alter or change the program if necessary. In order for each tour to run, a minimum of 10 people must have signed up for Half-day or One-day tours in advance.
  • Should there be insufficient advance reservations, the secretariat reserves the right to cancel the tour in question. In cases where the secretariat cancels a tour, a full reimbursement of costs will be provided.
  • Participants and their accompanying persons are strongly recommended to seek insurance cover for health, travel and private liability before leaving their home countries. The conference secretariat shall accept no responsibility for personal injury or loss or damage to private or person property.
  • You can sign up for the tours by returning the attached registration form via e-mail at to the official Tour Bureau by the deadline, May 31, 2019.

Tour Reservation Form Download

Please complete this form and send to the SUITMA 10 Official Tour Bureau , Kim’s Travel Service Co., Ltd.

Attn. Ms. Clair Oh  | Tel: +82-2-570-3564,  Fax: +82-2-571-9921,  Email:

HT-1 : Authentic Korea

Date/Time 6.18 (Tue) / 09:00-13:00
Itinerary The University of Seoul – Gyeongbokgung Palace (Changing of the Guards Ceremony) – Gwanghwamun Square – Pass by Cheong Wa Dae (Blue House) – The University of Seoul
Price KRW 72,000/person (Minimum 10 persons basis)
Conditions English speaking guide
Mini Bus (25 seats)
All Admission fee

▪ Gyeongbokgung Palace

Gyeongbokgung Palace is the most beautiful and largest out of five remaining palaces. Remarkably, the most representative edifices of the Joseon Dynasty, Gyeonghoe-ru Pavilion and Hyangwonjeong Pond, have remained relatively intact. Woldae and the sculptures of Geunjeongjeon (The Royal Audience Chamber) represent past sculptures of contemporary art.

▪ Gwanghwamun Square

On August 1st, 2009, the redesigned Gwanghwamun Square opened to the public. With the inauguration of the square, Sejong-ro, located at the center of the 600-year-old historic city of Seoul, was transformed into a human-centered space that harmonizes with the beautiful scenery of Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukaksan Mountain.

▪ Cheong Wa Dae (Blue House)

The signature markings of the Presidential Residence of Cheong Wa Dae are its blue tiles. It is the first thing that catches one's attention upon entering the premises. The blue tiles and the smooth roof blend beautifully with Bugaksan Mountain in the backdrop. The unique buildings of Cheong Wa Dae are comprised of the Main Office, Yeongbingwan (Guest House), Chunchugwan (Spring and Autumn Pavilion), Nokjiwon (Green grass), the Mugunghwa (Rose of Sharon) Valley, and the Seven Palaces. It is interesting to see that these buildings all have distinctive shapes. They are unique and beautifully designed, built in the Korean traditional style.

HT-2 : Along the Han River

Date/Time 6.18 (Tue) / 13:00-17:00
Itinerary The University of Seoul – Han River Water Taxi (Banpo Seorae Naru) – N Seoul Tower Observatory Deck – The University of Seoul
Price KRW 89,000/person (Minimum 10 persons basis)
Conditions English speaking guide
Mini Bus (25 seats)
All Admission fee

▪ Han River Water Taxi (Banpo Seorae Naru)

Han River Water Taxi service keeps inventing various themes to give opportunities for passengers to appreciate the scenic view of Han River that has own different beauty of its season. At the same time, the service also provides convenient transport substitutes for commuters whose companies located near Han River. The main water taxi terminal and a ferry terminal called Seorae Naru has equipped with the facilities such as convenience stores, Korean style fried chicken restaurant, juice shop so that visitors can enjoy not only boarding taxi but also having a relax time along the river. It also prepares to be designated as the agency of driving a ferry certificate test.

▪ N Seoul Tower

Namsan Seoul Tower was the first tower-type tourism spot in Korea. The top of the tower is at almost 480m above sea level, including Namsan Mountain (243m) and the tower’s own height (236.7m), making it one of the tallest towers in the Orient. It is comprised of Seoul Tower Plaza, recently opened to public access after 40 years, and N Seoul Tower, operated by CJ Foodville since 2005. The tower was first established as a broadcast tower to send out TV and radio signals in 1969. As of now, it has become one of the representative landmarks and multi-cultural venues in Seoul.

HT-3 : Royal Palace Tour, UNESCO Heritage

Date/Time 6.20 (Thu) / 09:00-13:00
Itinerary The University of Seoul – Jongmyo Shrine – Changdeokgung Palace – The University of Seoul
Price KRW 73,000/person (Minimum 10 persons basis)
Conditions English speaking guide
Mini Bus (25 seats)
All Admission fee

▪ Jongmyo Shrine (UNESCO World Heritage)

Jongmyo Shrine is the oldest and most authentic of the Confucian royal shrines to have been preserved. Dedicated to the forefathers of the Joseon dynasty (1392–1910), the shrine has existed in its present form since the 16th century and houses tablets bearing the teachings of members of the former royal family. Jongmyo Shrine was a primary place of worship for kings throughout Joseon Dynasty. The memorial service, called Jongmyo Jaerye, is said to be the oldest complete ceremony in the world, and was carried out in obedience to the king’s order. The ceremony was designated as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site in December 9, 1995, for its well-preserved ancient customs, such as memorial services and traditional music, which is National Intangible Cultural Asset No.56.

▪ Changdeokgung Palace

Changdeokgung Palace was the second royal villa built following the construction of Gyeongbukgung Palace in 1405. It was the principal palace for many kings of the Joseon Dynasty, and is the most well-preserved of the five remaining royal Joseon palaces. The palace grounds are comprised of a public palace area, a royal family residence building, and the rear garden. Known as a place of rest for the kings, the rear garden boasts a gigantic tree that is over 300 years old, a small pond and a pavilion. Though it has been treasured by Koreans for centuries, Changdeokgung Palace was recognized as a World Cultural Heritage site by the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Committee in December of 1997 during the committee meeting in Naples, Italy. 

FT-1 : All about Suwon

Date/Time 6.18 (Tue) / 09:00-17:00
Itinerary The University of Seoul – The Korean Folk Village – Lunch – Hwaseong Fortress (Archery activity) – Hwaseong Haenggung Palace – The University of Seoul
Price KRW 151,000/person (Minimum 10 persons basis)
Conditions English speaking guide
Mini Bus (25 seats)
All Admission fee
1 Lunch (Menu: TBA)

▪ Korean Folk Village

Korean Folk Village introduces traditional culture from the late Joseon period to both local and international visitors through cultural classes experience, shaman faith, seasonal customs and others. Also, the village shows various places with unique features such as a farming village, private house, official districts, Confucian academy, seodang (village school), and a village street in realistic descriptions, as well as, a nobleman’s house and traditional workshop.

▪ Hwaseong Fortress

Hwaseong Fortress is an impressive structure from the latter part of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) and the official fortress of Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do. The fortress, constructed from 1794 to 1796, was built as a display of King Jeongjo’s filial piety towards his father and to build a new pioneer city with its own economic power.

▪ Hwaseong Haenggung Palace

A haenggung is a temporary palace where the king and royal family retreated to during a war. Hwaseong Haenggung Palace is the largest one of these, use by the Joseon kings since the time of King Jeongjo (r. 1776-1800). In addition to being used as a shelter during war, King Jeongjo also stayed here during trips to worship at his father's tomb. The palace was the location of a splendid feast held on the 60th birthday of his mother, Hyegyeonggung Hong, and many other events, including award certificates for successful candidates of special national exams.

FT-2 : DMZ Tour

Date/Time 6.20 (Thu) / 08:00-17:00
Itinerary The University of Seoul – The War Memorial of Korea – Imjingak Pyeonghwa-Nuri Park – Bridge of Freedom – ID checkpoint – Tongilchon Village (Layover) – The 3rd Tunnel (DMZ Theater, Exhibition Hall) – Dorasan Observatory – Dorasan station – Imjingak Pyeonghwa-Nuri Park – The University of Seoul
Price KRW 135,000/person (Minimum 10 persons basis)
Conditions English speaking guide
Mini Bus (25 seats)
All Admission fee
1 Lunch (Menu: TBA)

▪ Imjingak

Imjingak, located 7 km from the Military Demarcation Line, is now at the forefront of tourism related to the Korean Conflict. It was built in 1972 with the hope that someday unification would be possible. Three-storied Imjingak is surrounded by several Monuments, Unification Park and North Korea Center. 400 kinds of photos and documents showing the stark reality of North Korea are displayed in the North Korea Center of Unification Board. Outside Imjingak, there are 12 kinds of tanks and crafts on display that were used during the Korean Conflict.

▪ Dorasan Observatory

Dorasan Observatory is located nearby the 3rd Tunnel. From this observation platform, North Korean military personnel are visible, and so are the highlights of Gaeseong and the Geumgangsan Diamond Mountains.

▪ The 3rd Tunnel

The 3rd Tunnel was discovered on 17 October 1978. It is located 52km from Seoul. It was estimated that it took approximately an hour for 10,000 soldiers to move through the tunnel. When this tunnel was first discovered, North Koreans insisted it was made by South Koreans in a plot to invade North Korea. However, this theory proved eventually to be false.

▪ Dorasan Station

Dorasan station can be reached by getting on the Gyeongui Line from Seoul Station. Once you reach Munsan Station, you can transfer to a train bound for Imjingang Station. After presenting your identification at Imjingang Station, you can get on a train bound for Dorasan Station. Since it is the northernmost part of South Korea, Dorasan Station will also play the role of customs and immigration for visitors entering South Korea through the station when the Gyeongui Line Railroad connection is completed.