2018 World Conference
on Timber Engineering

Aug. 20-23, 2018 Seoul, Rep. of Korea
Attractions of Korea


The Gyeongbokgung Palace

The Gyeongbokgung Palace was constructed as the Joseon Dynasty's main royal palace by King Taejo(Yi Seong-gye) in 1395.

Changdeokgung Palace

The Changdokgung Palace was constructed as a secondary palace in 1405 after the Gyeongbokgung Place and is also called as 'Donggwal.'

Bongeunsa Temple

Located at the north of COEX. Bongeunsa was founded by Venerable Yeonhue in the 10th year of King Wonseong's reign(794). Bongeunsa is one of the Korea's most traditional Buddhist temples built under the name of Gyeonseongsa.


Located at the heart of the city, Cheonggyecheon is now the world famous location which is used as a place of relaxation and cultural space.

Bukchon Hanok Village

Bukchon Hanok Village is our traditional residential area which has shared the 600 years of Seoul's history.


Insa-dong is a precious space at the heart of the city where you can find old and valuable traditional articles.

Coex Mall

Coex Mall is a place where various facilities including the business event halls, cultural units, entertainments, and shops are packed at one place.

Seonyudo Park

Seonyudo Park As the first ecological park in Korea, it is also known as the Water Park. During the night time, the night lightings make the park famous as the Han river's landmark.

Nami Island

Nami Island Nami Island is a famous international tourist resort with its clean area and one of the places foreigners look forward to visiting.


Dongdaemun Shopping Town

As one of the famous shopping street in Seoul, large shopping malls of both wholesale and retail are located.

Myeongdong Shopping Street

It is a place where lots of big and small stores are packed into one place. Shoes, clothes, and accessories are sold at reasonable prices.

Geumcheon Fashion Town

Geumcheon 'Fashion New Town' attracts people to its various huge outlet stores.

The Namdaemun Market

The Namdaemun Market is the oldest and largest traditional market in Korea where about 500,000 people visit a day.

The Seoul Folk Flea Market

This is a place where you can find various kinds of unique things and stuffs used in their lives, and also enjoy foods around the world.


TechnoMart sells not only electronics but also cultural artifacts.


Korean Folk Village

Korean Folk Village shows lifestyles and replicated houses in the late Joseon Dynasty.

Bongeunsa Temple Stay

Bongeunsa runs a temple stay programme for people to experience the everyday lives of monks at the traditional temple located within the city.

Korea Cultural House (KOUS)

KOUS is a new place to be able to experience the Korean enjoy where Korea's traditional enjoy is introduced and taught systematically.


The streets around Hongik University has its unique personality where youth, romance, arts, and underground enjoys can be seen.

The Everland

Throughout the year, different festivals and the nation's best entertainments are held under different themes everyday.


Following the well-laid roads, Gangnam plays its role as the center of enjoy, arts, and fashion.

World Heritage


Construction of Seokgulam and Bulguksa began in 751 by the chief minister Kim Daeseong during King Gyeongdeok's reign of Silla Dynasty. It was completed in 774 during King Hyegong's reign.

Haeinsa Janggyeong Panjeon

Haeinsa Janggyeong Panjeon is the storage halls made to preserve the 80 thousands woodblocks of the Tripitaka Koreana made in the 13th century. It is the oldest extant part of Haeinsa Temple.

Jongmyo Shrine

Jongmyo Shrine is a Confucian shrine dedicated to preserve the ancestral tablets of the kings and queens of the Joseon Dynasty. Its construction began in December, the third year of King Taejo (1394) and was completed in the following year, in September.

Changdeokgung Palace

The Changdeok Palace is from the Joseon era which was built in the 5th year of Joseon's third king, King Taejong, in 1405.

Hwaseong Fortress

Hwaseong Fortress at Suwon was built by King Jeongjo, the 22nd king of the Joseon Dynasty, as he moved his father Prince Sado's grave to Hwasan of Suwon to honour him. The construction of the fortress began as a village near Hwasan was moved to the foot of Paldal mountain in Suwon.

The Gyeongju Historic Areas

The Gyeongju Historic Areas contain Buddhist remains which holds Gyeongju's (the former capital city of Silla, B.C.57~A.D.935) history and culture. Its royal capital remains are also well preserved.

Gochang, Hwasun, and Ganghwa Dolmen Sites

Dolmen are a megalithic monument, a sort of grave made in prehistoric times using massive rocks.

Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes

Jeju Island was formed by the active volcanic activity from about 1.8 million years past to historical period. The places designated as the World Heritage are the Hallasan, Seongsan Sunrise Park, and the Geomun ascending lava cave system.

Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty

The Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty are the tomb related to the royal families of Joseon era. The Royal Tombs refers to the tomb of kings, queens including those who died before being crowned.

Korea's Historical Villages: Hahoe and Yangdong Folk Village

Korea's most well known traditional village as well as the 'yangban' village, Hahoe and Yangdong folk villages are located at the southeast part of the Korean Peninsula (Yongnam province) where the yangban culture flourished most.