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AFSUMB 2018


AFSUMB 2018
The 13th Congress of the Asian Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (AFSUMB 2018) in conjunction with ACUCI 2018 and KSUM Open 2018
Beyound Asia, to the world with US
May 23(Wed.) - 26(Sat.), 2018 | Coex, Seoul, Korea

Tour Program

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How to reserve the tour program?

  • 1. Fill out the tour program reservation form and send it directly to the travel agency via e-mail (yhpark@kaltour.com).
  • 2. You will receive the confirmation letter from the travel agency.

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Tour Program Overview

Code Tour Name Date Duration Price
Half-day Tours
HD-1 Royal Palace Tour May 23 (Wed) – 24 (Thu) 14:00-18:00 KRW100,000
HD-2 Trekking along the Seoul City Wall May 24 (Thu) – 25 (Fri) 09:00-12:30 KRW85,000
HD-3 Panoramic View of Seoul May 24 (Thu) – 25 (Fri) 14:00-18:00 KRW95,000
HD-4 Korean Folk Village May 25 (Fri) – 26 (Sat) 08:30-13:00 KRW110,000
Full-day Tours
FD-1 Nami Island Tour May 24 (Thu) – 25 (Fri) 09:00-18:00 KRW160,000
FD-2 DMZ Tour May 25 (Fri) – 26 (Sat) 08:00-17:00 KRW140,000

HD-1 Royal Palace Tour

Date / Duration May 23 (Wed), May 24 (Thu) / 14:00-18:00
Price per person USD95
(Minimum 10 people are necessary for tour to take place)
Price included A private bus, English-speaking guide, Admissions as per itinerary
Itinerary Meet at venue – Try traditional costume, ‘Hanbok’ and Korean calligraphy, ‘Hangeul’ in Namsangol Hanok (Korean Traditional House) Village – Gyeongbokgung Place – Insadong Antique Alley – Back to venue
Description (Click for further details)
Namsangol Hanok Village opened in 1998 on the north side of Namsan Mountain in the center of the capital. This village has five restored traditional Korean houses, a pavilion, traditional garden, performance arts stage and a time capsule plaza, making it a perfect spot for both locals and tourists to take a leisure walk.
Gyeongbokgung Palace: Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace is also commonly referred to as the Northern Palace because its location is furthest north when compared to the neighboring palaces of Changdeokgung (Eastern Palace) and Gyeongheegung (Western Palace) Palace. Gyeongbokgung Palace is arguably the most beautiful, and remains the la rgest of all five palaces.
Insadong Antique Alley, located in the heart of the city, is an important place where old but precious and traditional goods are on display. There is one main road in Insa-dong with alleys on each side. Within these alleys are galleries, traditional restaurants, traditional teahouses, and cafes.

HD-2 Trekking along the Seoul City Wall

Date / Duration May 24 (Thu), May 25 (Fri) / 09:00-12:30
Price per person USD80
(Minimum 10 people are necessary for tour to take place)
Price included A private bus, English-speaking guide, Admissions as per itinerary
Itinerary Meet at venue – Seoul City Wall Trekking (Distance: 2.1km / Duration: 1h) [Hyehwamun Gate- Jansu Village- Naksan Park- Ihwa Village- Sewing Village in Changsin-dong- Real-name construction system and inscribed stone blocks- Heunginjimun Gate- Naksan Trail] – Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) – Back to venue
Description (Click for further details)
Seoul City Wall Trekking: This hiking trail runs from Hyehwamun to Heunginjimun, passing via Naksan (124m), the lowest mountain of Seoul’s four inner mountains. Naksan is also known as Naktasan (“Camel Mountain”) or Tarak, due to its resemblance to a camel’s humps. This course is relatively easy due to its gentle slope. Alert visitors will notice the different shapes of the stones depending on the time of construction of the wall, as they walk along the path behind the Catholic Univ. of Korea.

HD-3 Panoramic view of Seoul

Date / Duration May 24 (Thu), May 25 (Fri) / 14:00-18:00
Price per person USD85
(Minimum 10 people are necessary for tour to take place)
Price included A private bus, English-speaking guide, Admissions as per itinerary
Itinerary Meet at venue – N Seoul Tower – The National Museum of Korea – Itaewon Street – Back to venue
Description (Click for further details)
N Seoul Tower was the first tower-type tourism spot in Korea. The top of the tower is at almost 480m above sea level, including Namsan Mountain (243m) and the tower’s own height (236.7m), making it one of the tallest towers in the Orient. It is comprised of Seoul Tower Plaza, recently opened to public access after 40 years, and N Seoul Tower, operated by CJ Foodville since 2005. The tower was first established as a broadcast tower to send out TV and radio signals in 1969. As of now, it has become one of the representative landmarks and multi-cultural venues in Seoul.
The National Museum of Korea is the largest museum in Korea and houses precious Korean cultural assets that tell the story of Korea’s fascinating history, from ancient times to the modern era. The National Museum of Korea is the stage for a number of cultural activities related to collection, preservation, research and analysis, social training, academic publications, intercultural exchange programs, concerts, and more.
Itaewon Steet: World Food Street, Hamilton Hotel, Art Museum, nightclubs, Antique Furniture Street, etc. Itaewon was the first special tourist zone in Seoul, designated in 1997. It is a multicultural place where over 20,000 foreigners live and is widely recognized by international visitors.

HD-4 Korean Folk Village

Date / Duration May 25 (Fri), May 26 (Sat) / 08:30-13:00
Price per person USD100
(Minimum 10 people are necessary for tour to take place)
Price included A private bus, English-speaking guide, Admissions as per itinerary
Itinerary Meet at venue – Drive to Yongin (about 1h) – Korean Folk Village & Enjoy traditional performances – Back to Seoul – Myeong-dong Stret – Back to venue
Description (Click for further details)
Korean Folk Village introduces traditional culture from the late Joseon period to both local and international visitors through cultural classes experience, shaman faith, seasonal customs and others. Also, the village shows various places with unique features such as a farming village, private house, official districts, Confucian academy, seodang (village school), and a village street in realistic descriptions, as well as, a nobleman’s house and traditional workshop.
Myeongdong is one of the primary shopping districts in Seoul. Unlike Namdaemun or Dongdaemun, many designer brands are sold in Myeong-dong. In addition, several major department stores include Lotte Department Store, Shinsegae Department Store, Myeong-dong Migliore, Noon Square and M Plaza. The department stores carry many premium labels and other fashionable goods at reasonable prices.

FD-1 Namiseom Island Tour

Date / Duration May 24 (Thu), May 25 (Fri) / 09:00-18:00
Price per person USD140
(Minimum 10 people are necessary for tour to take place)
Price included Lunch, a private bus, English-speaking guide, Admissions as per itinerary
Itinerary Meet at venue – Drive to Chuncheon (About 1h 30min) – The Garden of Morning Calm – Namiseom Island – Back to venue, Seoul
Description (Click for further details)
Namiseom Island: Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace is also commonly referred to as the Northern Palace because its location is furthest north when compared to the neighboring palaces of Changdeokgung (Eastern Palace) and Gyeongheegung (Western Palace) Palace. Gyeongbokgung Palace is arguably the most beautiful, and remains the la rgest of all five palaces.
The Garden of Morning Calm, a 30,000㎡ garden, is open year-round and is a great spot to visit for families, couples, and photographers alike. The garden was conceptualized by Professor Han Sang-kyung (Gardening Department, Sahmyook University) while he was serving as an exchange professor in America. His vision was to create a garden that would become world-famous and spread the concept of Korean beauty throughout the world. The inspiration for the garden stemmed from a poem written by Sir Tagore, a great Indian poet, who described Korea during the Joseon Dynasty as "The Land of the Morning Calm."

FD-2 DMZ Tour

Date / Duration May 25 (Fri), May 26 (Sat) / 08:00-17:00
Price per person USD130
(Minimum 10 people are necessary for tour to take place)
Price included Lunch, a private bus, English-speaking guide, Admissions as per itinerary
Itinerary Meet at venue – Drive to Paju (About 1h) – DMZ Tour (The 3rd Tunnel & Dora Observatory) – Back to Seoul – Namdaemun Traditional Market – Back to venue
Description (Click for further details)
The 3rd Tunnel was discovered in 1978 by Korean forces. It spans over 1635m in length, 2m in width, and 2m in height and is located 52km from Seoul. It is estimated that approximately 30,000 soldiers could move through the tunnel per hour. Once the tunnel was found, North Koreans insisted it was intentionally made by us to invade North Korea, but, their insistence was proven untrue as the explosions used to make the tunnel face southward.
Dora Observatory replaced the previous Songaksan Observation Post which was closed. From the observatory, visitors can overlook North Korea and its various locations including Gaeseong, Songaksan, Kim Il-Sung Statue, and Cooperation Farm (Geumamgol).
Namdaemun Market is the largest traditional market in Korea with over 10,000 stores that line the streets around Namdaemun (Gate), the main southern gate of the old city wall. It boasts one of the largest distribution structures in Korea, providing local products, daily living essentials, food products, medical supplies and more to retailers and consumers across the country. Due to the wholesale nature of the market, shoppers can comparison shop for the lowest prices on all sorts of goods.
  • Abstract Submission
    Due Date FEB. 23, 2018
  • Abstract Acceptance
    Notice MAR. 16, 2018
  • Early-registration
    Due Date MAR. 31, 2018
  • Pre-registration
    Due Date APR. 23, 2018

Organized by
Local Organizing Committee of the AFSUMB 2018
Congress President: Joon Koo Han
Chairman, Organizing Committee: Won Jae Lee
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