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The main Tourist Information Center (TIC) is located on the basement level of the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) headquarters in Seoul. At the TIC, maps, leaflets, and other promotional materials are provided at no charge and visitors can get information on tourist attractions, accommodations, food and much more from professionals fluent in English, Japanese, and Chinese. The TIC also offers simple medical services as well as free internet access and phone services. Visitors can browse travel-related books and statistics at the Tourism Technology Library or visit the souvenir shop and Hallyu zone. Visitors can also try on a Hanbok, traditional Korea clothing, and experience other cultural programs that are offered regularly throughout the year.

The Korea Tourism Organization currently operates four Tourist Information Centers, one at each of the following locations: downtown Seoul (B1 of the KTO headquarters), Incheon International Airport, Gimhae International Airport (Busan), and Jeju International Airport.

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Address: B1 of the Korea Tourism Organization building, 40, Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
Operating Hours: 09:00–20:00, open year round
Inquiries: +82-2-7299-497~499 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Email: kntotic@knto.or.kr
Directions:
1. Jonggak Station (Subway Line 1), Exit #5
   Exit straight and cross over the Cheonggyecheon Stream.
   After you cross, turn right down the street that runs parallel to the Cheonggycheon.
   The KTO building is the second building on your left.
   *You will see a statue of the blue and red KTO logo out front.
2. Euljiro 1-ga Station (Subway Line 2), Exit #2
   Exit straight and walk for 5 minutes (approximately 2 or 3 blocks).
   Turn left on the street that runs along the 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. Gwanghwamun Station (Subway Line 5), Exit #5
   Go straight until you cross the Cheonggyecheon Stream
   Turn left down the road running parallel to the stream (Cheonggyecheon-ro).
   Go straight 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 Gwanggyo 4-way Intersection, you've gone too far.




● Tourist Information

Tourist Information Desk

At the TIC's Information Desk, well-trained specialists fluent in English, Japanese, and Chinese offer information on accommodations, tourist attractions, and more. Travel information in the form of leaflets, brochures, books and audio-visual presentations are available free of charge and staff members are more than happy to provide print-outs of sites and information of interest to each visitor.
Hours: 09:00-20:00, open year round
Services in: Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese

Free International Telephone & Internet Access Zone

To help ensure visitors have a pleasant and convenient journey, the KTO provides both free international phone services and free internet access. At the TIC's Computer Corner, travelers can search for Korea-related information online at sites like the KTO's official website: www.visitkorea.or.kr.

Tourism Technology Library

The library includes numerous reference books and travel guides to destinations all over the world. Here you can read about specific destinations in Korea and other countries. Hours: 09:00-17:30 (Monday-Friday)

Promotional Materials Stand

Brochures and pamphlets are available for visitors to take. These materials provide travelers with accurate and useful information on Korea's tourist attractions, regional festivals, performance events, tour packages, and more.

Automated Tour Guide System

Located on the ground floor of the Korea Tourism Organization headquarters building, the automated Tour Guide System allows visitors to search travel information, photos, video clips, and maps using a touch screen. Services are available in Korean, English, Japanese and Chinese and can directly connect visitors to the KTO's tourist information hotline, the 1330 Korea Travel Hotline.

 

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● Cultural Experience Events


The Korea Tourism Organization's Tourist Information Center (TIC) offers a range of hands-on cultural programs such as wearing a hanbok, getting your name written in Hangeul, making hanji crafts, and more. Anyone visiting the TIC is welcome to participate in these free programs (no reservations necessary).

Cultural Experience Programs at the KTO Tourism Information Center

☞ Venue: TIC Hall
☞ Regular Event Dates: Monday - Saturday (third week of every month)
☞ Special Event Dates: Lunar New Year (Jan 27 – Feb 1), Chuseok (Sep 4 – 9), Golden Week (May 1 – 6), etc. ☞ Participation Fee: Free
☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330, +82-2-729-9497 ext. 9 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Experience Programs

Trying on a Hanbok

Guests of all ages can take photos of themselves wearing a Hanbok (traditional Korean clothing). They should bring their cameras to take pictures.
☞ Time: 09:30-17:30 on scheduled days
☞ Duration: about 10 min
* 2-5 people at a time
 
Traditional Calligraphy
A traditional calligrapher will write your name or family motto in Korean on hanji paper or a buchae (fan), which costs only 3,000 won.
☞ Time: 13:00-17:00 on scheduled days
☞ Duration: around 3 min
* Only 1 person at a time

Traditional Crafts
Visitors can make a paper bokjumeoni (traditional pouch for good luck), hanbok, or bokjori to take home as a souvenir.
☞ Time: 09:00-16:30 on scheduled days
☞ Duration: 5-15 min
*4 to 6 people at a time
Folk Games
Visitors can play traditional folk games such as Yut-nori (a board game), Tuho (arrow toss), Jegi-chagi (hacky sack) and Paengi-chigi (top spinning).
☞ Time: 09:00-20:00 (Lunar New Year & Chuseok holiday)
*2 to 4 people per game

☞ 2014 Event Dates

 

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● Cultural Crafts & Souvenirs

Cultural Property Artisans Hall

This hall displays and sells approximately 500 pieces of art that have been created by artisans preserving Korea's rich cultural history.
Hours: 10:00-17:00 (Closed on weekends and national holidays)
Tel: +82-2-753-4472 (Korean, English, Japanese)

Korea Tourism Master Souvenir Hall

Selected through the National Tourism Souvenir Contest, a variety of products are on display for purchase. Hours: 10:00-18:00
*Closed on Jan 1, Seollal day, Chuseok day
Tel: +82-2-318-2196 (Korean)

 

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● Korean Wave (Hallyu) Hall

The Korean Wave (Hallyu) Hall is home to the K-Star Gallery, a photo zone where visitors can take pictures with life-size cutouts of some of Korea's most famous celebrities. Hallyu celebrities' handprints are also displayed here. Next to the gallery is the K-Star Shop where guests will find a selection of Hallyu celebrity products.
Hours: 09:00-20:00(365days)


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● Medical Tourism Information Center

The Medical Tourism Information Center provides information on medical services in Korea. The center provides one-stop information services, introducing visitors to Korean medical institutions that treat international travelers. The center provides information on the different specialties of each institution and offers free consultation services from medical experts. Visitors to the center can also check their health using a free body composition analyzer, stress monitor, blood pressure monitor, and skin analyzer.

Hours: 09:00-18:00, open year round
Tel: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
E-mail: medicaltourism@knto.or.kr
Related site: Medical Tourism (English)  


More Info
 

☞ Address: Seoul-si Jung-gu Cheonggyecheon-ro 40 (Zip: 100-180), B1 of the
    Korea Tourism Organization building
☞ Hours: 09:00~20:00 (Open all year round)
☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
    * The hotline is open 24/7.
☞ Telephone: +82-2-7299-497~499

Directions


  • 1. Jonggak Station (Subway Line 1), Exit #5
       Go straight for 3 minutes and cross over Cheonggyecheon Stream.
       After you cross, turn right down the street that runs parallel to Cheonggycheon.
       The KTO building is the second building on your left.
       * You will see a statue of the blue and red KTO logo out front.
     
  • 2. Euljiro 1-ga Station (Subway Line 2), Exit #2
       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. Gwanghwamun Station (Subway Line 5), Exit #5
       Go straight until you cross the Cheonggyecheon Stream
       Turn left down the road running parallel to the stream (Cheonggyecheon-ro).
       Go straight 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 Gwanggyo 4-way Intersection, you've gone too far.

Last updated, February 11, 2014




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