Excursion Program

The excursion will be held at noon - 6:00PM 24th August (Thursday).

(1) Gyeongbokgung

Gyeongbokgung was the main royal palace of the Joseon dynasty. Built in 1395, it is located in northern Seoul, South Korea. The largest of the Five Grand Palaces built by the Joseon dynasty, Gyeongbokgung served as the home of Kings of the Joseon dynasty, the Kings' households, as well as the government of Joseon. Gyeongbokgung continued to serve as the main palace of the Joseon dynasty until the premises were destroyed by fire during the Imjin War (1592~1598) and abandoned for two centuries. However, in the 19th century, all of the palace's 7,700 rooms were restored under the leadership of Prince Regent Heungseon during the reign of King Gojong. Some 500 buildings were restored on a site of over 40 hectares. The architectural principles of ancient Korea were incorporated into the tradition and appearance of the Joseon royal court. In the early 20th century, much of the palace was systematically destroyed by Imperial Japan during its occupation of Korea. On January 21, 1963, it was designated as a cultural property. Since the 1990s, the walled palace complex is gradually being restored to its original form. It also houses the National Palace Museum and the National Folk Museum within the premises of the complex. link

(2) The National Folk Museum of Korea (inside of Gyeongbokgung)
The National Folk Museum of Korea is a national museum of South Korea, located within the grounds of the Gyeongbokgung Palace in Jongno-gu, Seoul. It uses replicas of historical objects to illustrate the history of the traditional life of the Korean people. It was established on 8 November 1945 by the U.S. Government and opened on 25 April 1946 at the City Administration Memorial Hall. When the museum was merged with the National Museum of Korea, its collection of 4,555 artifacts was moved to the latter's Mt Namsan site. In 1975, when the National Museum moved onto the grounds of Gyeongbokgung Palace, it moved along with it into the Modern Art Museum Building. In 1993 it opened at its present site, which was the former site of the National Museum of Korea. The building's design is based on various historical buildings around South Korea. link

(3) National Museum of Korea
National Museum of Korea is a cultural organization that represents Korea. Since its establishment in 1945, the museum has been committed to various studies and research activities in the fields of archaeology, history, and art, continuously developing a variety of exhibitions and education programs. It was relocated to the Yongsan District in Seoul in 2005. On June 24, 2021, the National Museum of Korea opened a new branch inside Incheon International Airport. Located in the boarding area of the airport in front of Gate No.22, the branch was opened in celebration of the museum's 20th anniversary. link


6:30PM ~ 9:00PM 24th August (Thursday):

FKI Plaza 여의도전경련회관 (on the 50th floor)
Sesangui Modeun Achim 세상의 모든 아침
Address : 24, Yeoui-daero, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
주소: 서울 영등포구 여의도대로 24

Participants who join the excursion: the tour bus will take you directly to the banquet.


* Participants who won't join the excursion: follow the instructions below.

A: In case you take a taxi (expect 20K to 30K KRW, about 16 to 23 USD), show the followin!g note to the driver:

여의도 전경련회관으로 가 주세요 (Please go to the FKI plaza at Yeoui-do)
주소: 서울 여의도구 여의도대로 24
The restaurant is on the 50th floor. (Take the elevator)

B: In case you take a bus:

1. Get on the bus "Green 02" at Seoul Science Exhibit Hall
The stations before your stop are ...
- Nakseongdae Park
- Nakseongdae Hyundae Apartments
- Inheon Elementary School
- Nakseongdae Entrance

2. Get off at Nakseongdae Station (5th stop)

3. Cross the Nambusunhwan-ro (the wide road) to get to Nakseongdae Entrance Station on the other side of the road. (refer to the map on the right)

4. Get on the bus "Blue 461" at Nakseongdae Entrance Station
There are about 17 stops before your destination.

5. Get off at Yeouido Station.

6. Cross the road to where Yeouido Station Exit No.2 is. Then head towards Yeouido Park. At the end of the road, turn left. The tallest building on the street is the FKI Plaza, where the restaurant is located. (Look at the photograph below.)

7. The restaurant is on the 50th floor. The name of the restaurant is "Sesangui Modeun Achim, 세상의모든아침".

Incase you prefer a subway:
It's line number 5 (violet) or line number 9 (gold),
Yeouido Station Exit No.2.
Then follow the instruction 6 and 7 above.

This is the entire map layout to reach the restaurant alt
This is the view of the banquet building alt

Attractions for tourists in Seoul

Check out the following links.
- Tripadvisor
- Seoul Tourism Organization

Preview of Seoul Spots