city is becoming a more tourist friendly city with the latest Subway Guide for
Visitors and pedestrian QR Codes on the street in Korean singing sensation
PSY’s neighborhood of Gangnam.
Codes have been around for a number of years in Korea on bus shelters and
elsewhere, but it is the first time that the QR codes have appeared on the
pavement right in the eye of pedestrians.
QR Codes can be accessed with a smartphone and provide tourist information
about major attractions in the Gangnam area. By simply scanning the QR
Code visitors can read numerous information and materials taken from printed
brochures about the Gangnam, Garosu-gil, and area surrounding COEX.
the QR Codes is quick and easy. You simply scan with the code-scanning
app on your phone and the information will automatically pop up about the area
you are visiting with information regarding shopping areas, restaurant
locations and directions in English, Chinese or Japanese.
new Seoul Subway Travel Guide (Lines 1-8) has been published in four languages
including English to make it easier for visitors to the city to get around the
Seoul CBD to go sightseeing, shopping and more. The Travel Guide has a
lot of useful information for visitors such as how to buy a single
journey ticket, how to use the transportation card recharging machine, tour
courses available by subway and other essential information for getting around
the city. Seoul city’s subway is super efficient and very safe and clean
and incredibly cheap to get around with a ride costing less than a dollar.
Seoul Subway Travel Guide is available in (44) Seoul subway stations frequented
by foreign visitors and Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) plan to have the
guides on their official travel website (www.visitkorea.or.kr) in
the near future.
more information on QR Travel Codes and the Seoul Subway Travel Guide visit the
official travel website for Korea www.visitkorea.or.kr or pick up the guide
at the nearest subway station on arrival in Seoul.
13 February, 2013
information: Jennifer Doherty, PR/Marketing Manager, KTO Sydney office