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TRAVEL GUIDE: SOUTH KOREA

After the Korean War in the early 50s left the peninsula in ruins, the country has risen from the ashes to become a much-desired travel destination. Almost 60 years after the occupation, the Republic of Korea now boasts major company headquarters in Seoul, such as Samsung — leading in flat-screen TV sales — and worldwide automobile manufacturers Kia (a sponsor of the 2010 FIFA World Cup) and Hyundai — operating the world’s largest integrated automobile manufacturing facility in Ulsan. It isn’t all business, though, as culture and history thrive in the form of numerous museums, palaces, festivals and temples, as well as food, shopping and entertainment.

BUSINESS TRAVEL GUIDE
Seoul
The safe but relatively unknown capital is a high-energy marvel that transforms itself every decade with new buildings, new parks and even new streams appearing out of nowhere and aims to become a North Asian hub of finance and conference tourism.
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The Pulmone Kimchi Field Museum in Seoul, South Korea
THE CULTURE OF KIMCHI
The Pulmone Kimchi Field Museum
This museum is aimed to uphold and improve Korea's traditional food culture and to inform visitors, as well as natives, of the important research and culture of kimchi. The museum contains relics related to the history and information about kimchi.

GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS
EXPO COMM KOREA

The World IT Show (WIS)/EXPO COMM KOREA is the first-ever integrated IT exhibition of its size and spectrum. The convention is an opportunity to bring together the world's leading industry experts, from public and private sectors.

EXPO COMM KOREA in Seoul

Korea House in Seoul, South Korea

DINING GUIDE
Seoul Restaurants

Browse our restaurant suggestions for Seoul to find the best dining. It’s all in the details as you read about our favorite restaurants, dining rooms and other fine eateries.
See also Top 10 Lists for select cities

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MENU SAVVY
Korean Food Terms

Don't know banchan from doenjang? Have no fear. Whether you're having dukkbogki or all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ, our guide to Korean food terms will arm you with the necessary culinary lingo to negotiate any menu.
Deep-fried ginseng roots

Lotte Hotel in Seoul, South Korea
STAYING IN
Seoul Hotels

Check out our hotel recommendations for Seoul to find the best in accommodations for your next business trip or vacation. From economy to top of the line, we provide the best options for your budget.

BOOK A ROOM
Seoul Hotel Search
Search hotels and book a room for your upcoming Seoul trip. Find hotel descriptions, room photos and ratings to help you choose the perfect accommodations.
A room at Fraser Suites Insadong in Seoul


For more information, visit the Korea Tourism Organization at english.visitkorea.or.kr

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