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  • Special Reception Booth during the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang

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  • Main posters Reception Booth
    Reception Booth
    Main poster Reception Booth

    Seoul City will open a special reception booth from January 26 to March 18, 2018 in celebration of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang.

    Under the slogan ‘Welcome to Seoul, Gate to Pyeongchang’, Seoul City is operating a special reception booth for 52 days so that foreigners visiting Korea to watch the XXIII Olympic Winter Games to be held in Pyeongchang can receive a warm reception in Seoul.

    This special reception booth will be installed in the 6 major tourist destinations, namely Incheon International Airport, Gimpo International Airport, Myeongdong, Dongdaemun, Namsan Mountain, and Gwanghwamun, featuring special events. In Incheon International Airport, the ‘Fighting Pyeongchang 2018’ event will be held, offering prizes to those who complete various missions such as sending cheering messages to athletes participating in the XXIII Olympic Winter Games. In Gimpo International Airport, visitors will be given the opportunity to experience popular sports (ski) of the Winter Olympics through VR (Virtual Reality) gadgets.

    • ○ The reception booth to be installed in Gwanghwamun Square will feature a variety of street performances, including pungmul and tap-dance, offering the opportunity to watch the Olympic Games in real-time in a large electronic display, and becoming a warm festival space that will melt the winter cold with enthusiastic street cheering.
    • ○ Additionally, a wide variety of events await those tourists who visit the reception booths, including the ‘Photo Event’, ‘Postcard Event’ in which tourists will be given the opportunity to send special postcards with messages overseas, ‘Scratch Card Event’, in which generous prizes will be granted, and the ‘Hanbok Experience’ and ‘Traditional Play Experience’ events.
    • ※ Reception booth operation period: January 26th (Friday) ~ February 25th (Sunday) (Note: the Gwanghwamun Square reception booth will operate from February 9th (Friday) to February 25th (Sunday))

    A ‘Special Help Center’ will also provide service until March 18, 2018 in major locations such as in Incheon International Airport and Seoul Station so that tourists visiting Seoul can travel without any inconvenience.

    • ○ There will be 5 ‘fixed’ Special Help Centers (2 in Incheon International Airport, and 1 in Gimpo International Airport, Seoul Station, and Yongsan Station) and 2 ‘mobile’ Special Help Centers (Cheongnyangni and Sangbong Station) providing tourist information services related to Seoul and Pyeongchang.

    Important Information

    • □ Reception Booth areas
      Reception Booth areas
      No Area Place Service time
      1 Incheon International Airport Inside the Airport Railroad gate 09:00~18:00
      2 Gimpo International Airport Inside the Airport Railroad gate (no. 4) 11:00~18:00
      3 Myeongdong In front of Myeongdong Station exit 6 12:00~18:00
      4 Namsan Mountain Main entrance of Seoul Tower’s ticket office 12:00~18:00
      5 Dongdaemun In front of Doosan Tower 12:00~20:00
      6 Gwanghwamun Gwanghwamun Lawn Plaza 10:00~22:00
    • ※ Reception booth operation period: January 26th (Friday) ~ February 25th (Sunday) (Note: the Gwanghwamun Square reception booth will operate from February 9th (Friday) to February 25th (Sunday))
    • □ Flexible operation time of the mobile Tourist Information Center located in Myeongdong, Dongdaemun, and Hongik University
      Flexible operation time of the mobile Tourist Information Center located in Myeongdong, Dongdaemun, and Hongik University
      Category Current operating hours Flexible operating hours Operational route Guides
      Myeongdong 09:30~19:30 10:30~20:30 UNESCO-Myeongdong Theater-M Plaza-Nature Republic 16 people
      (4 for English, 8 for Chinese, 4 for Japanese)
      Dongdaemun 12:00~20:00 12:00~21:00 Hello APM-Migliore-Doosan Tower-Dongdaemun Station Exit 8 8 people
      (2 for English, 4 for Chinese, 2 for Japanese)
      Hongik University Entrance 12:00~20:00 13:00~21:00 Tonymoly-MCM-Dunkin Donuts-forever21-Trickeye Museum-Rush-Aritaum 6 people
      (2 for English, 3 for Chinese, 1 for Japanese)