On the first morning of our visit to Korea, jet lagged and a bit disoriented, we asked others where we should start, and we got a great tip. In central Seoul, the Korean Tourism Organization has established a multi-floor experiential information center. It covers all the key aspects of the country, with major exhibits on its history, craft and food traditions, medical tourism industry, and its media and entertainment stars (some of whom are famous worldwide). All this at no charge!
For many of Korea’s successful exports, the initial “K” is added to the beginning of their name indicating a uniquely Korean product. K-Pop and K-Drama are the most prominent examples. Following the fad, Korean Tourism named their experience center the K-Style Hub, fitting nicely into the genre of uniquely Korean products designed especially for a worldwide audience. It wasn’t far from our hotel so we walked over.