The 8th International Conference on Hydroelasticity in Marine Technology

September 10th - 12th, 2018
Seoul, Korea

Travel: Welcome to South Korea!

Namsan Tower Han River at Night

The Republic of Korea (herein after Korea), the Land of Morning Calm, is a truly remarkable place. There are so many things to see and do in Korea that you are sure to find attractions of interest. Korea's rugged mountainous terrain and hundreds of miles of coastline provide unlimited scenic beauty and opportunities for outdoor activities year -round. But scenic wonders are not Korea's only attractions. Evidence of Korea's unique 5,000-year-old history and culture is everywhere. Every city and village has its share of traditional festivals that preserve the old ways of life, but have been updated to accommodate foreign visitors. And Korea's unique cuisine has flavors sure to please every palate. The Korean peninsula extends southward from the eastern end of the Asian continent.

Learn more about Korea's sites, attractions, and lifestyle here:

About The Republic of Korea

South Korea Map

The Korean peninsula is located in Northeast Asia. It is surrounded by the ocean on three sides, making it a unique geographical location. With Seoul as its capital city, the landsite is roughly 1,030 km (612 miles) long and 175 km (105 miles) wide at its narrowest point. Korea's total land area is 100,033 square km, neighboring Japan to the east, China to the west, and sharing a northern border with Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea).

General Information

Weather & Climate

In September, the weather in Korea is most of the time sunny and nice, but it can be windy and rainy (20 to 27 degrees Celsius is average for the time of year).


The local currency is Korean Won (KRW). International credit cards are accepted all over Korea in hotels, department stores, restaurants, and museums.