Source : Korea Tourism Organization
Not sure what to do during Chuseok, when it seems like you're the only one left in Seoul? Then stop by the Korean Tourism Organization (KTO) Headquarters (Seoul-si Jung-gu Cheongyecheon-ro 40) for a variety of hands-on activities and information on the sights and sounds of Korea. The Tourism Information Center is located on the basement level of the KTO and will be open throughout the entire Chuseok holiday, from September 21st to 23rd.
By visiting the Tourism Information Center, travelers will not only be able to get all their questions answered about local attractions and events, but will also be able to participate in a number of hands-on activities such as trying on Hanbok (traditional Korean garb) or playing folk games. Facilities at the TIC include a tourist information desk, a shop selling award-winning Korean handicrafts, a video room, and a Hallyu Center where guests can pose with cutouts of their favorite Korean stars.
Reservations are not required to participate in any of these events and staff will be standing by to provide visitors with assistance in Korean, English, Japanese, and Chinese.
The Tourism Information Center (TIC) at the KTO offers monthly hands-on cultural activities including a Korean arts & crafts workshop, trying on Hanbok, and giving out Korean names. Events will be held September 12th to 28th; October 11th to 16th; November 15th to 20th; and December 13th to 18th.
Sept. 21st, Sept. 22nd & Sept. 23rd
09:00 - 20:00
Trying on Hanbok
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30 (Closed on Chuseok, Sep. 21-23, 2010)
※ Free of charge, no reservation necessary
※ Groups of more than 20 people may be asked to choose one of the three programs, depending on the number of other guests present
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☞ Period: Sept 20th – 28th, 2010
☞ Location: TIC (B1 of the Korean Tourism Organization Headquarters)
☞ How to get there:
1. Take Subway Line 1 and go out through Exit #5 of Jonggak Station. Go straight for 2-3 minutes until you cross over the Cheonggyecheon Stream. After crossing, turn right down the first small side street (the road running parallel to the stream). The KTO building is the second building on the left. You will see a statue of the blue and red KTO logo out front.
2. Take Subway Line 2 and go out through Exit #2 of Euljiro 1-ga Station. Go straight for 5 minutes (approximately 2 or 3 blocks). Turn left down the last side street before Cheonggycheon. The KTO building is the second building on the left. You will see a statue of the blue and red KTO logo out front.
3. Take Subway Line 5 and go out through Exit #5 of Gwanghwamun Station. Go straight until you cross Cheonggyecheon Stream, then immediately turn left down the road running parallel to the stream (Cheonggyecheon-ro). Walk down the street for approximately 6 minutes, until you see the KTO building on the right. You will see the red and blue KTO logo out front. If you reach the coffee shop A Twosome Place at the Gwanggyo Intersection, you've gone too far.
☞ Contact: +82-2-729-9497~9
☞ Korea Travel Phone: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
☞ Click here for KTO's TIC (Open the link
☞ Click here for TIC Program 2010 (Open the link
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