- Conference Tour: East Palace (Changdeokgung and Huwon), October 3, 13:00-17:00
Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997
This walking tour starts from a short visit to the Korea University Museum, which preserves a national treasure, the map of East Palace. This conference tour takes conference attendants around Changdeokgung (Changdeok Palace) and the palace’s garden, Huwon with an English-guide. Changdeokgung is the second grand palace of the Joseon Dynasty, built in 1405 by King Taejong (the 3rd king of the Joseon Dynasty). After the main palace, Gyeongbokgung was completely destroyed by fire during the Japanese Invasion of Korea in 1592, Changdeokgung became the main palace for 270 years. The palace’s garden, Huwon, has preserved the original style of Korean garden design. The traditional buildings are not only harmonized with the landscape, but also the surrounding modern buildings.
- Conference Banquet: JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul, October 3, 18:00-20:00
The JW Marriott Hotel is located in front of Dongdaemun(East Gate of Seoul Castle). A small concert of the Zenith, Pop/Jazz A Capella Band will be provided in the Banquet. The Zenith received a Gold-First Prize (POP Category) and a Silver-Second Prize (JAZZ Category) winner in 2015 Vokal.total International A Cappella Competition, held in Graz, Austria. The Zenith also received many outstanding prizes (2014 TCMC International A Cappella Competition in Taiwan, First Prize, Best Stage Performance, Best Jazz Interpretation, 2014 In-cheon Airport International A Cappella Competition First Prize, Best Composition & Arrangement, 2008 Korea A Cappella Competition First Prize, etc.) Just Jerk Crew is a special guest performance team. You may find that Just Jerk appeared in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Game opening ceremony. Just Jerk is well-known as the 1st place winner of 2016 BODYROCK, and many other dance competitions (2014 FEEDBACK dance competition vol.1 winner, 2014 ASTRO ASIAN BATTLEGROUND CHAMPION winner, America’s Got Talent 2017 Final, etc.). Unforgettable moment will be provided.
JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul
- Accompanying Persons Tour (including Lunch)
(1) Korea Furniture Museum (October 2, 11:30-15:30)
In 2017, CNN suggested 10 things to do in Seoul, Korea. Korea Furniture Museum was selected the number one place to visit. More than 2000 traditional furniture pieces and 10 hanok (traditional Korean houses) can be explored. (http://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/top-things-do-and-see-seoul/index.html)
(2) Bukchon Hanok Village (October 4, 11:00-16:00)
You can find hundreds of traditional Korean houses in Bukchon Hanok Village, Seoul. This area is famous for interesting small museums and craft workshops and historic landmarks. After tour, you may have your private time in Insadong area.