MICE Attractions in Korea
Figuring out where is the best place for your incentive groups to visit? We have a few great recommendations for you to select from. All of these attractions are new and the hottest right now!
France’s famous beeswax museum, the Musee Grevin, adds the new 4th venue in Seoul, South Korea’s capital
after its opening in Paris, Montreal and Prague. The first Asian subsidiary in Seoul is adding a slew of South Korean hallyu celebrities including Psy, G-Dragon as well as figure skating star Kim Yuna.
If you would like to experience the romantic side of Seoul, why not visit Yeouido Park near the Hangang Cruise? You can enjoy cycling activity or just relax and unwind while enjoying the Han River view. We hopped on the the Hangang River Cruise which includes lunch buffet as part of the program. There are various kind of cruise that you can select from including the performance cruise and the night time cruise.
It is a 15-meter glass bridge comprised of 24 glass plates and shaped like a horse’s hoof connected to the iron columns, overlooking the great sea view of Busan. They do provide shoes cover in order to avoid incident from the slippery floor. With the theme of “Walking over the sky”, the place was nice to visit as we were thrilled with the transparent floor and amazing view of the sea wave and the vast Busan sea.
Next, we tried out the yacht tour at the Diamond Bay as it is one of main attractions for MICE groups. Xia Junsu, one of the JYJ members is actually the ambassador for the company Diamond Bay! The company currently has two yachts operating (MIDAS 720 & 722) and each of it can accommodate 70 pax of capacity, meaning 140 pax can experience the yacht tour at one time. The rate differs depending on the type of tours (R Tour: 50,000 Won & M Tour: 70,000 Won). It is a two-level yacht inclusive of a bar built-in inside. It was great to have the tour during evening time as we got lucky to catch the beautiful sunset view over the Gwangan Bridge.
The next morning, we headed to Mt Geumjong to experience the autumn nature and cable car in Busan. The place has such calm atmosphere as there is hillside forest there while we were heading to the cable car station. The cable car is quite spacious and it can accommodate 30 pax at one time. It took around 15 minutes to reach the peak of the mountain. We were told by the tour guide that there is an ancient Buddhist temple located in the forest at the peak.
Although Gamcheon Culture Village is not in our proposed itinerary, we tweaked our schedule so that we could visit this little gem in Busan since none of us has been there. It was a very beautiful and quirky residence full of colourful homes, cafes, and galleries, perfect if you want to stroll around and take pictures around the neighbourhood. You should definitely get a map (costs around 2,000 Won) and go on stamp hunting activity and if you manage to get all the stamps in the map, you can redeem a souvenir from the tourist information center.
The next day after our arrival in Jeju Island, we went to visit the Jeju Olle 7-Course the first thing in the morning. We only managed to explore the area near the entrance due to time limitation but it was great enough to check out the view from up there. The routes pass through various landscapes along the way including small villages, beaches, farms, and forests. Many routes encompass some of the island’s oreums, which are low parasitic volcanoes and historical sites dating from ancient times through to the modern era.
Special for K-Pop lovers, Play K-Pop is the latest attraction in Jeju Island that combines K-Pop and digital media which would be interesting for all range of audience. The Hologram concert and ‘Live 360’ were definitely the two main attractions at the Play K-Pop. Upon entrance, they will provide you with a pass which you may use to access the photo booth and print out the photos you have taken before leaving the K-Pop Play attraction. to We were truly fascinated by the 3D show and the Hologram concert, not forgetting photo moments with all the YG artists visual like Big Bang 2NE1 and others. It costs around 15,000won for individual, 13,000 won for teenagers, and 12,000won for children rate.
We started our morning with a visit to Ecoland to see the Gotjawal forest and tour around the forest area with the famous Baldwin train. Although we were looking forward to visit the place, the weather was not on our side on that day. Out of five courses, we could only visited the first one as it has gotten too dark and rained with ice bits making us difficult to continue our journey since most of the places there are outdoor. There are so many things to see and experience there such as the Eco Bridge, Hovercraft, Eco Windmill, Bare Foot on Scoria, Floating Café, topiary art works and many more. This is such a great place for family with kids since you can learn about the ecosystem and nature there.
Deemed as the playground for adults, it is a sculpture theme park where you can see various sculptures that depict sexuality and eroticism with fun annotations. It was a nice place for adult groups and couples as the attraction is full of humorous yet sexual sculptures.