24th International Input-Output Conference
& 6th Edition of the International School of I-O Analysis
4-8 July 2016, Korea, Seoul



Seoul, the Gateway to Asia and Europe

The Korean Peninsula lies in the center of Northeast Asia. The coordinates of its capital, Seoul, are 37.34° N and 126.59° E, and it is close to the Yellow Sea. Seoul is within a three-hour flight from 43 cities with a population of over one million people. Korea is located between China and Japan.

The Hangang (River) flows from east to west through Seoul, dividing the city into two sections lying north (old) and south (new) of the river.

There are 25 autonomous districts and 424 administrative "dong" units in Seoul. The city covers 0.28% of the entire peninsula (or 0.61% of South Korea), and spans an area of 30.30 km north-to-south and 34.78 km west-to-east.

Seoul at a glance

City Center


City Hall / Myeong-dong, Euljiro / Namdaemun Market, Namsan

The City Center, home to City Hall and major destinations, is located in the heart of Seoul. Take a romantic stroll through one of Seoul's most beautiful paths, Deoksugung's Stone Wall Path, then go shopping at Myeong-dong or Namdaemun Market. When the sun sets, head up to N Seoul Tower for the most stunning nightscapes of Seoul.

Palace Quarter


Gwanghwamun / Cheonggyecheon, Jong-no / Insa-dong / Samcheong-dong

Visit the Royal Palaces, Jong-no, Insa-dong, and Bukchon, all of which safeguard the 600- year history and culture of the Joseon Dynasty. Experience the life of a Korean royal family at Changdeokgung (Palace), then take a stroll through Bukchon Hanok Village, where hundreds of traditional homes create a charming ambiance.

Dongdaemun & Around Dongdaemun Market / Daehak-ro


Shopping, nature, and food - all-in-one. Go on a romantic stroll through Iwha Art Village and Naksan Park then go all-night shopping at Dongdaemun Market, the fashion town that never sleeps. Enjoy live outdoor show at Marronnier Park or a musical theater performance at any of the 90-some theaters at Daehak-ro, the performing arts Mecca of Seoul.

University Quarter


Shinchon, Ewha Univ. Station / Hongdae, Sangsu Station

Home to several major universities, the area is packed with masses of bars and budget restaurants. Hongdae is famous for its indie culture, creative arts scene, and clubs; Shinchon is an extension of Hongdae loaded with budget nightlife options; Ewha Univ. Station area is loaded with boutique stores and cafés, predominately for female customers.

Itaewon·Yeouido Itaewon / Yeouido


Itaewon is Seoul's - or Korea's for that matter - most exotic neighborhood, and is the place to go for just about any international cuisine and for non-Korean style nightlife. Yeouido is home to Seoul's most prominent landmarks, including 63 City, IFC Mall, and the Noryangjin Fish Market. Experience the charm of the Han River at the Yeouido Hangang Park.



Apgujeong, Cheongdam / Garosu-gil / Gangnam Station / Samseong Station / Seocho

Popularized by Psy's Gangnam Style, Gangnam refers to a part of Seoul situated on the south side of the Han River, and is most notable for high-end shopping, restaurants, unique cafés, and entertainment. Along with Bongeunsa (Temple) and the Banpo Moonlight Rainbow Fountain, Gangnam boasts some of the best sights in Seoul.

Jamsil Jamsil / Songpa


Jamsil is home to Asia's premier indoor/outdoor amusement park, Lotte World, and large green parks. Located around Olympic Park, which was created to commemorate the 1988 Seoul Olympics, are remnants of Hanseong Baekje, an ancient Korean Kingdom from 18 B.C.E. - 475 C.E. .