Venue and Travel Info

The 4th Conference of Asian Shakespeare Association will be held at Daeyang AI Center #17, Sejong University.
Daeyang AI Center

Entering Korea

Visas & Passports
Foreign nationals entering the Republic of Korea are generally required to have a valid passport and a Korean visa. However, many are permitted visa-free entry for a limited time under certain conditions. For detailed information, check your country here: Korea Tourism Organisation: Korea Visas & Passports

Invitation Letter
If you require an invitation letter in order to obtain a Korean visa, authorisation or funding for the attending the conference, we can provide it by email (pdf). Please send us a request email at ascseoul2020@gmail.com and we will try to issue the form as soon as possible.

Transport

From Incheon International Airport (T1) to Sejong University
There are several different ways to travel from Incheon International Airport to Sejong University: airport limousine buses, taxis, Airport Railroad Express (AREX) subway, and Seoul Metropolitan subway.

Airport Limousine (Bus Number 6013)
Boarding Platform
Terminal 1: 1Floor No. 5
Terminal 2: Transportation center Basement 1 No. 31
Route
Journey Time: 2 hours 20 min.
Fare: 10,000 KRW
For more information https://www.airport.kr/ap/en/tpt/busRouteList.do

Taxi
Boarding Platform: 4C-8C
Route: Incheon International Airport -> Sejong Univ.
Journey Time: 1 hour 20 min.
Fare: 58,200 KRW (approx.) + 6,600 KRW (Incheon Bridge tollgate fee)

Subway
Route: Incheon International Airport (AREX) -> Gongdeok Station (Transfer Line No. 5) -> Gunja Station (Transfer Line 7) -> Children’s Grand Park (Sejong Univ.) station (Exit 6)
Journey Time: 2 hours
Fare: 5,150 KRW

Accommodation

We have blocked 90 guest rooms (no single room, 78 twin rooms and 12 triple rooms) at Daeyang AI Center #17 (9F) with special price, so it will be more economical if you can share twin rooms with your colleagues. We can provide the discounted price only for those who make early registration. Please note that we can guarantee the availability of these rooms until 31 August 2020.
The prices for twin room, triple room and meals are shown below:
  Before 31 August 2020 After 31 August 2020
Twin room 50 US$ Not Available
Triple room 55 US$ Not Available
Breakfast 8.5 US$ 13 US$
Lunch Free Free
Dinner Not provided Not provided

The reservation can be made from 1 May 2020 through the web site of the conference.

Twin and Triple Rooms
Room Size (both twin and triple room): 33m2
Room Facilities: TV, refrigerator, kettle, heating controller, tea table, telephone, clothes rack, free WiFi, and slippers
Bathroom: shower, soap, toilet, towels, and hairdryer
Business Room: free copy, print, and computers are available at 9F
Laundry Room: free washing and drying machine at 11F

Other Suggestions

Hotel
The Classic 500 Pentaz Executive Residence ★★★★★

90, Neungdong-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Gwangjin-Gu, 05065 Seoul, South Korea
Double Room: 210 US$ (includes taxes, breakfast 19 US$)
Triple Room: 234 US$ (includes taxes, breakfast 19 US$)
 The prices can be changed.
Further Information > https://www.booking.com/hotel/kr/the-classic-500.en-gb.html

Innostel
H Avenue Hotel Kondae Seongsu ★★★

156, Dongil-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Gwangjin-Gu, 05013 Seoul, South Korea
Standard Room: 60 US$ (includes taxes and breakfast)
Premium Room: 69 US$ (includes taxes and breakfast)
 The prices can be changed.
Further Information > http://www.booking.com/Share-XUn37i

A314 Hotel ★★★
314, Achasan-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Gwangjin-Gu, 05053 Seoul, South Korea
Twin Room: 77 US$ (includes taxes, breakfast 9 US$)
Triple Room: 106 US$ (includes taxes, breakfast 9 US$)
 The prices can be changed.
Further Information > https://www.booking.com/hotel/kr/a314.en-gb.html

Sightseeing

Seoul map by Eunbi (2017)

Seoul Metropolitan Government distinguishes sixteen districts in Seoul with which you can start to enjoy ancient history, traditions, cuisine and trendy culture of the city. The central area boasts a combination of traditional and modern culture with the ancient palaces of the Joseon Dynasty surrounded by modern high-tech buildings. There is an area called Shinchon, which symbolises Korea’s youth and artistic spirit with its unique, indie culture and a number of trendy marketplaces and clubs. You may want to visit the Gangnam area, south of the Han River, to find the most vibrant hot spots as well as luxury shopping streets, restaurants and cafés packed with people, day and night. For more detailed information, download 2019 Seoul Official Tourist Guide

Tour 1
Seoul: Ancient Palaces and Scenic Points Walking Tour (Duration 3.5 hours: 9:30am-1:00pm)
Experience a fully-guided morning tour to the main traditional landmarks of Seoul, including Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village. Discover Deoksugung Imperial Palance and views of Seoul, including a 360° view of Seoul, on the afternoon tour.
 Visit Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village
 Listen to your experienced tour guide to learn the history and culture of the city
 Learn how to use public transport in Korea and interact with the locals

Tour 2
DMZ tour with War Memorial of Korea (Duration 6 hours: 8am-2pm)
The Demilitarised Zone is a unique area where you can observe one country being divided into two. Experience the tension but hope for peace in Korea and learn about the two Koreas’ history and future.
 Visit Imjingak Park, Freedom Bridge and War Memorial Museum
 Learn about the Korean War in the 1950s and understand how it affected the Korean people
Start the tour with pickup from your accommodation in Seoul and travel to Imjingak Park, which takes just over an hour. Upon arrival at Imjingak Park, see Freedom Bridge and the old steam train, which shows the tragedy of the Korean War. While you are there, visit a memorial monument for the soldiers who died in the Korean War. As you travel back to Seoul, listen to your guide share fascinating details about the tragic Korean War and how two the two Koreas became separated. Finally, the day wraps up at City Hall.

Tour 3
Afternoon 4-Hour Seoul UNESCO & Traditional Markets Tour (Duration 4 hours: 1pm-5pm)
Take this tour of Seoul for a perfect half day experience - visit Changdeokgung Palace (a UNESCO World Heritage Site!) and explore two bustling markets for an amazing afternoon out!
 Experience a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Changdeokgung Palace, and two traditional markets
 Travel by comfortable coach with an expert local guide
Enjoy an afternoon outing that visits three main highlights of the city of Seoul! See Changdeokgung Palace, the Insadong Arts and Crafts Market, and the Namdaemun Traditional market with the aid of a knowledgeable tour guide!
For more information, please visit Get Your Guide.
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