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16th Asian and Oceanian Congress of Neurology / 7th Asian Regional Conference for Headache
Exploring New World of Neurology / November 8-11 2018 | Coex, Seoul Korea

About Seoul, Korea

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Imagine your Korea

The Republic of Korea (herein after Korea) is a country that draws more than ten million of international tourists every year.

Your visit to Korea will never be dull because there is so much to see and to do. Make the most of your trip to the bustling city by exploring the fascinating mix of culture & cuisine and arts & architectures.

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SEOUL is a fast-moving modern metropolis and one of the largest cities in the world. Home to over 10 million citizens, it is a friendly city that is easy to get around.

The Capital and heart of Korea’s culture, education, politics and economy, Seoul offers a myriad of attractions for all to enjoy.

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Time Zone
UTC/GMT+9 hours, referred to locally as KST (Korea Standard Time).
The Official Language
The official language of Korea is Korean, but English is spoken at most hotels, restaurants, shops and in all the main tourist sites. All public transportation signs and information are also printed in English. The official language of AOCN 2018 will be English.
The standard electricity supply is 220-volt AC at 60 Hz. Two types of round, two-pin sockets are used: Type C “Europlug” and Type F “Schuko”.
Bills & Money Exchange
The standard unit of currency in Korea is the Korean Won(KRW). Currency exchange can be done at the airport as well as the most banks by presenting your passport. As of May 23, 2018, the exchange rate is approximately USD 1 to KRW 1,079.
Government Office Hours
Government office hours are usually from 9:00 to 18:00 on weekdays and closed on weekends. Banks are open from 9:00 to 16:00 on weekdays and closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Most stores are open every day from 10:30 to 20:00, including Sundays.
Telephone / Mobile
To make an international call from Korea, first dial International Phone Call Carriers (001, 002, 005, 008, 00365, 00700), then Country code + Area Code + Phone Number. You can also purchase a prepaid SIM Card that can be used in Korea. Mobile rental services are available at the airport or at major hotels.
ATM (Automated Teller Machines)
Travelers who carry internationally recognized credit cards can get a cash advance in Korean Won at ATMs installed at airports, major hotels, department stores and tourist attractions.
Although tipping is not customary, about 10% tip may be welcomed for service.
Local Transportation
Buses in Seoul are classified to three different colors: green, blue, and red. The basic fare is KRW 1,300 for the green and blue buses, and KRW 2,400 for the red bus. The Seoul Subway is efficient, clean, safe, and very easy to use. The basic fare for most zones is KRW 1,350. Taxies are also plentiful and relatively inexpensive in Seoul. Regular taxi fares begin at KRW 3,000 and increase by increments of KRW 100 based on the time and distance traveled. Between the AOCN 2018 official conference hotels and the Incheon and Gimpo International Airport, limousine buses and city buses run every hour, every day. Overseas visitors can easily take the buses.
Useful Websites

16th Asian Oceanian Congress of Neurology
  • Address:
    6F, Apgujeong B/D, 17, Cheonho-daero 85-gil, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul, 02644, Korea
  • Phone:+82 2 476 6717