Musculoskeletal Congress 2017
Located in central Seoul and within a minute's walk from a metro station, the JW Marriott Seoul is only 5 km from the bustling Yongsan District.
All Congress activities are hosted in this impressive hotel. Attendees will enjoy a large, comfortable meeting space in the Grand Ballroom with complimentary Wi-Fi.
Seoul is a modern metropolis with a rich modern culture and an ancient history. The city offers visitors an eclectic mix of Buddhist temples and street markets in a setting that includes tall skyscrapers and high-tech subways. Noteworthy cultural sites include Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Gyeongbokgung Palace, and Jogyesa Temple with its picturesque ancient locust and pine trees.
Spending an afternoon or a day before or after the 15th International Musculoskeletal Congress is a great way to get even more out of your stay in the nation’s capital. The city’s transportation infrastructure is very well developed, making travel easy, and the city has many worthwhile sights. For example, the National Museum of Korea and the War Memorial of Korea showcase he country’s history and art. If you’re looking for something on the wild side, you can try Lotte World, a massive amusement park.
For those who enjoy exploring sites on foot, there are many neighbourhoods that are worth spending time visiting. The shopping district of Gangnam is one. The trendy, nightlife-centric Hongdae and the expat-friendly Itaewon district are other options. If you’re hungry and you’d like to try some Korean cuisine, you can drop by Insa-dong to sample Korean barbecue joints, tearooms and noodle shops. Another pleasant way to spend an afternoon is to stroll along the Han River, which offers parks and promenades for those on foot.
If you have time to get outside of the city, N Seoul Tower offers panoramic views of the city and environs. For those who enjoy hiking, climbing the 836m-high Bukhan Mountain is a pleasant rewarding experience.No matter what you decide to do, the month of May is a wonderful time to see Seoul. It’s the cherry blossom season, and the daytime temperatures will be in the low 20s (low to mid 70s).
Arriving in Seoul
Seoul is served by two airports: Gimpo International Airport (airport code GMP) is the closest at 28 km (17 miles) from the Seoul. Incheon International Airport (airport code ICN) is 49 km (30 miles) away. The official websites for these airports are:
Gimpo International Airport
Incheon International Airport
Details to come.
Updated October 2016