In South Korea's Gyeonggi, a province which surrounds the capital
city of Seoul, is home to cities such as Suwon, Yongin-si, and
Goyang-si. In this province, unique meeting spaces and cultural gems are
aplenty, combining history, tradition, nature and state-of-the-art
technology for team building programmes and memorable events.
Suwon Hwaseong Fortress
Surrounding the centre of Suwon City, the piled-stone and brick
fortress of the Joseon Dynasty was built from 1794 to 1796 to house the
remains of Prince Sado which also encloses King Jeongjo's palace
Haenggung. The imposing perimeter walls stretch 5.7km long, broken up by
four main gates and interspersed with floodgates, watchtowers,
pavilions, embrasures and a beacon tower.
Visitors can head up to the top to stroll around the perimeter of
Suwon or hop on the Hwaseong Fortress Tourist Trolley — a sightseeing
train inspired by the royal vehicle used by King Gojong and palanquins
of the Joseon dynasty — that can carry up to 44 passengers on a course
that circulates through all the major attractions in Suwon Hwaseong
The soft carpet grass lining the foot of the walls’ entire length
offers planners a unique and laidback venue for team building activities
or relaxed gatherings in the form of picnics.
For a bird’s eye view of the entire Suwon Hwaseong Fortress, take to
the skies in a hot-air balloon ride located a five-minute walk out of
the Changryongmun gate. The hot-air balloon can be completely booked out
for corporate groups of up to 30 passengers at a time, and it will stay
anchored to a rope, hovering 150m high for approximately 20 minutes,
giving guests ample time to take in the panoramic views before
Korean Folk Village
This living, breathing museum has served as the setting for many
period K-dramas and movies. Beyond exploring the many historical
buildings in hanboks, guests can be further treated to a variety of
cultural experiences that originate from the late Joseon period such as
folk dances, musical performances, martial arts on horseback and more.
This village can also accommodate banquets of up to 350 pax and team
building programmes for groups of all sizes which can be livened up with
the inclusion of the cultural experiences they have on hand.
Korea International Exhibition & Convention Center
The up-and-coming city of Goyang is a MICE destination to be reckoned
with, thanks to the Korea International Exhibition & Convention
Center (KINTEX) — also South Korea's biggest exhibition space. The
high-tech centre boasts 10 exhibition halls with a combined space of
over 100,000sqm. Its commitment to sustainability has been recognised
with the retention of the EarthCheck Gold Certificate for four
To further solidify its position as a premier MICE destination,
KINTEX plans to open a third space in 2025, adding an additional 70,000
square metres of exhibition space.
The SONO Calm Goyang, the only five-star hotel in the Gyeonggi
province, is just a stone's throw away from KINTEX. The hotel features
826 rooms, banquet spaces, and convention halls, providing a comfortable
and convenient option for guests. KINTEX by K-Tree is another great
option, offering 422 rooms right next to KINTEX.