Even just a short stopover visit to Seoul will afford you a chance to experience the beauty of traditional culture. You can choose to stay at a hanoks (traditional Korea residence) or a superb luxury resort while you explore the many pleasures of Seoul—all designed to make your stopover a visit to remember. Seoul is home to world-class shopping for deluxe brands, fascinating museums, 3 Michelin-star restaurants, and even a 7-star hotel—plus there are 12 UNESCO World Heritage Sites across Korea.
Treat yourself to a stopover in Seoul and discover the many charms of the fascinating country
Luxury Travel in Korea
Those looking for luxury will be spoiled for choice in South Korea. Renowned for the fusion of traditional and contemporary, guests can indulge themselves in numerous ways. You can relax in luxurious accommodations—and even a 7-star hotel! Or you can become part of history without sacrificing modern conveniences in beautiful traditional homes. Epicureans can embark on a culinary quest of seasonal produce, treasured traditional fermented foods, learn from master chefs, and experience traditions spanning centuries while on your travels. Shoppers can bring home top luxury brands from the Lotte World Tower and visit wonderful museums with splendid facilities.
World Class International Airport Facilities
Incheon International Airport has been ranked the Best Airport Worldwide for 12 consecutive years by the Airports Council International (ACI)'s Airport Service Quality Award. The airport facilities are specially designed to make stopover travellers feel relaxed, comfortable and entertained during their visit. Incheon Airport has a spa, private sleeping rooms, indoor gardens, a Museum of Korean Culture as well as a golf course and a casino nearby. Stopover travellers can enjoy a wealth of tailor-made amenities, including a transit hotel, business lounge, spa, private sleeping rooms, bar, shower, hospital, post office and pharmacy. Visitors can also enjoy the airport’s movie theatre, the Korean Culture Experience Centre with cultural and seasonal performances, classical music concerts, culture gallery and museum. And be sure to treat yourself to a visit to nearby Paradise City Resort and a free city tour provided by the airport.
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For those who want to learn more about Korea a visit to the K-Style Hub is a must. Spread over four levels there is something for everyone on every story; the Tourism Information Center on the second level, the Korean Food Exhibition on the third floor, Food Experience Halls on the fourth floor and the Cultural Product Hall on the fifth floor to name a few. Travel information is available to help plan out your holiday, visit the 360-degree panorama gallery to visit over 40 major tourist spots, and take photos with famous Korean pop singers in the K-Star Zone. The K-Style Hub has a variety of experiences and programs for visitors to partake in such as learning to cook Korean dishes at the Korean Food Learning Center. More info here
The brand-new five-story new Terminal 2 features a soaring glass ceiling and loads of natural light. Incheon’s new Terminal 2 is filled with “smart” technology, original art, an observation deck with a café and interactive activities as well as Terminal 1, which is also in the process of transforming to the most modern airport.The new terminal also features futuristic innovations like Guide Robots, Cleaning Robots, a coffee-making robot, smart, cutting-edge Self-Bag Drop and a world-class Baggage Handling System. The Guide Robot roams the terminals, ready to provide travelers with directions and information about boarding times. It speaks four languages—Korean, English, Chinese, and Japanese—and you can even get it to scan your boarding pass to be escorted to their correct departure gate at their desired walking pace. The airport also features a VR Experience Zone, a digital gym and a new Asiana Premium Check-in Zone.
Demilitarized Zone Tours
The Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea has been protected from human disturbance for about 6 decades and has become a haven for wildlife. Guided tours are offered to destinations and attractions in the DMZ. These include Imjingak Resort (Nuri Peace Park) which showcases various relics and monuments related to the Korean War; the Panmunjeom Joint Security Area; the Unification Hill Observatory; and the Woljeong-ri Railroad station.