The 11th International Symposium on
Radiation Safety and Detection Technology

4-7 July, 2023   |   Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea


Gyeongbokgung Palace

This is the first and largest royal palace built during the Joseon Dynasty. This is located at the heart of Seoul. Visitors can also visit the National Palace Museum of Korea and the National Folk Museum of Korea as they are located on the palace grounds.

  • Directions: Gyeongbokgung Station (Subway Line 3), Exit 5
  • Estimated time: 30 minutes from Wangshimni Station
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N Seoul Tower

It was built as Korea's first integrated transmission tower beaming television and radio broadcasts across the capital. The tower's main attractions include multi-colored digital art projected onto the tower at night, a digital observatory, a roof terrace, the HanCook restaurant, the n.Grill restaurant, and the Haneul (Sky) Restroom.

  • Directions: Board Namsam Circular Bus 2,3, or 5, Namsan Cable Car
  • Estimated time: 50 minutes from Wangshimni Station
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Hongdae is a neighborhood known for its youthful ambience, with shops selling everything from clothing and cosmetics to living goods and books, as well as unique cafés and restaurants. The streets are also filled with buskers and dance performances, making a walk here quite entertaining. Special streets such as ateliers’ street (lined with private institutions for art students preparing for university entrance exams), Picasso’s Street, and Club Street are also must-go places for anyone hoping to fully experience the Hongdae area.

  • Directions: 5-minute walk from Exit 9 of Hongik Univ. Station (Subway Line 2)
  • Estimated time: 35 minutes from Wangshimni Station
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Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)

Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) is the newest and most iconic landmark of the Korean design industry. Located at the center of the Dongdaemun area, the DDP serves as a key venue for design-related shows and conferences, exhibitions, and other events and gatherings.

  • Directions: 2-minute walk from Exit 1 or 2 of Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station (Subway Line 2, 4 or 5)
  • Estimated time: 15 minutes from Wangshimni Station
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Yeouido Park

Yeouido Park is a large public park near the Hangang River that is popular for its sporting and leisure options as well as its cherry blossoms. The park consists of four sections: a traditional Korean forest, a grassland area, a cultural plaza, and a natural ecological forest. There are numerous bicycling and walking paths throughout the park so visitors can enjoy relaxing and spending time at Yeouido.

  • Directions: 2-minute walk from Exit 2 or 3 of Yeouinaru Station (Subway Line 5)
  • Estimated time: 40 minutes from Wangshimni Station
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Lotte World and Lotte World Tower

Lotte World is a major recreation complex located in downtown Seoul. Lotte World Tower is the tallest building and one of architectural crown jewels in Korea. It has department stores, movie theaters, aquarium and the largest observation deck in Korea. There is Seokchon Lake Park near these two landmarks. Visitors can relax and stroll along the water.

  • Directions: Seokchon Lake Park: 15-minute walk from Exit 2 or 3 of Jamsil Station
  • Estimated time: 30 minutes from Wangshimni Station
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Bukchon Hanok Village

This is situated in between Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace, and Jongmyo. This area is designated as one of the main places in Seoul where there is a large concentration of traditional Korean homes (hanok). This well-preserved modern hanok is a popular filming location for TV dramas and movies. Many historical sites and cultural properties are also packed in this area, automatically making it a street museum of sorts.

  • Directions: Anguk Station (Subway Line 3), Exit 2. Walk about 7-10min.
  • Estimated time: 35 minutes from Wangshimni Station
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With signs in foreign languages and the English-speaking staff in many shops, restaurant, and cafes. Visitors often feel as though Itaewon Street is located in another country. Enjoy Brunch menus and a party culture that only Itaewon can offer, and shop for unique products from around the word.

  • Directions: Itewon Station (Subway Line 6).
  • Estimated time: 20 minutes from Wangshimni Station
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Sinsa-dong Garosu-gil Road

Garosu-gil, also known as “Tree Lined Street,” is an upscale and trendy shopping and art district located south of the Han River in Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu. It is here where locals and tourists, couples, and photographers come to shop, eat, drink, take photos, and just enjoy Seoul and the good life. The pretty area of Garosu-gil, which is lined with large and beautiful green ginkgo trees, runs for less than a half mile through Sinsa-dong and Gangnam. Many compare this area to SoHo in New York or to a street in a European city such as Paris.

  • Directions: Sinsa Station (Subway Line 3), Exit 8, Walk about 10 min.
  • Estimated time: 16 minutes from Wangshimni Station
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