The City

 

Seoul, "Capital City", from ancient Sillan "Seorabeol", officially the Seoul Metropolitan City, is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea. A megacity with a population of more than 10 million, it is the second largest city proper in “The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development” developed world. The Seoul Capital Area, which includes the surrounding Incheon metropolis and Gyeonggi province, is the world's second largest metropolitan area with over 25.6 million people, home to over half of South Koreans along with 632,000 international residents. (Read more in Seoul-Wikipedia)

The Location

Gwacheon National Science Museum (국립과천과학관), the largest science museum in Asia and perhaps around the world, is located at Seoul Grand Park subway station, (Subway Line 4), south of the Han River. Exit #5 will take you right to the science museum.

Seoul Grand Park Station (Subway Line 4), Exit 5.
Address: 110 Sanghabeol-ro Gwacheon Gyunggi-do 427-060, Korea
Inquiries: Tel 82-2-3677-1500 Fax 82-2-3677-1328 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) Please see the following map for the location of the Incheon International Airport as your “Starting Point” and the Gwacheon Museum as your “Destination”.


Please see the Korea Tourism Organization for more information about Seoul and the museum: http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/index.kto. Please also see http://www.sciencecenter.go.kr/english/about/direction.jspThe Gwacheon National Science Museum is relatively close to the COEX, the location of the Seoul ICM 2014.

Please see the Seoul ICM 2014 website for more information about this conference and its location: http://www.icm2014.org/en/participants/information/location

Click here to read about recommended destinations in Seoul

Accommodations

As is expected in a large city there are many available hotels in Seoul close to the museum. You may search many online services such as http://www.hotels.com/ to find many deals for hotels with different prices. Please click the button below for hotel reservation. For any inquiries about the accommodation, please send an e-mail to bridgesseoul2014@redcap.co.kr.