South Korea: itineraries for all event types

South Korea is a country of endless variety, with Buddhist temples and hot springs vying for attention with spectacular scenery and amazing rock formations

PAST AND PRESENT IN SEOUL

DAY 1: Breakfast at the Grand Hilton Seoul, 15 minutes away from the downtown area. The hotel has 396 bedrooms and eight meeting rooms, with capacity for 1,500. Visit the Kwangdong Oriental Hospital for an insight into Asian medical treatments followed by lunch, then head for the Tteok Museum to make and taste kimchi, a traditional Korean dish of vegetables with various seasonings. Browse the shops on Insa-dong Street and return to the hotel before dinner at Korea House for food based on the royal cuisine of the Joseon Dynasty, and a performance of traditional music and dance.

DAY 2: Time for a quick breakfast before departing for the demilitarised zone, billed as the world's only cold war zone. Delegates can step over the Freedom Bridge where 12,773 Korean War prisoners walked to freedom in 1953. Return to Seoul at luncthime, exploring the city's cultural treasures including Gyeongbok Palace and the National Folklore Museum. Dine at the revolving N Grill western-style restaurant in the N Seoul Tower.

MARITIME CULTURE AND RELAXATION IN BUSAN

DAY 1: Accommodation choices include the 290-room Westin Chosun Busan, which offers eight meeting spaces with capacity for 600, or the Haeundae Centum Hotel, located close to downtown Busan and the Busan Exhibition and Conference centre (BEXCO). In the morning, catch the action at Jagalchi seafood market, followed by a visit to Busan Aquarium. Sample some of the region's fresh fish for lunch at one of the many seafood restaurants. In the evening, dine at Daebyeon Port, renowned for dishes such as raw anchovy.

DAY 2: Head for the Beomo Temple, one of the five greatest temples in Korea, to learn about Buddhism and attend a Buddhist ceremony. After lunch, relax at the Dongnae Hot Springs, followed by an afternoon visit to the Busan Museum or the UN Memorial Park. In the evening, enjoy a dinner cruise on board the Tiffany 21, taking in night views of Busan.

BACK TO NATURE ON JEJU ISLAND

DAY 1: Breakfast at your hotel, which could be the 288-room Haevichi Hotel & Resort, with 14 meeting rooms, the Shilla with several function rooms or the Hyatt Regency. Next, explore the island's many rock formations, including the Jusangjeolli, stone pillars piled up along the coast. Visit the Jeju Folklore and Natural History Museum for an insight into some of the island's geology and marine life. Sample some of the local delicacies for lunch, including saltwater fish, vegetables and seaweed. Enjoy dinner by lantern light at Spirited Garden, the world's largest Bonsai garden.

DAY 2: Make an early morning visit to the Herb Dongsan farm, home to around 180 varieties of herbs. Transfer by coach to Seobji Koji on the eastern part of the island for scenic views. In the afternoon, delegates can enjoy activities such as a yacht excursion around Jeju's southern cost, with time for swimming and fishing and lunch on board. Other options include a deep sea fishing trip or a submarine tour with a stop at Cheonjiyeon waterfall. Relax with a cup of tea at 'cafe town', along the sea road from Yongduam to Iho Beach.

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