Seoul City opens website for medical tourists

Park Sae-jin Reporter() | Posted : December 18, 2015, 17:44 | Updated : December 18, 2015, 17:44

Seoul Metropolitan Government's medical website for medical tourists [http://medicaltourseoul.com/]



Seoul Metropolitan government opened a website which provides information on medical tourism programs on Friday. The website is supported with four languages.

In recent years, Seoul had been the hot spot for medical Tourists from all around the world. A lot of them from Asia aimed to get plastic surgery and enjoy touring Seoul. It is a common sight to see tourists still wearing bandages in the facial area enjoying shopping in places like Myung-dong and Gangnam.

The city officials said that nearly 155,000 tourists visited Seoul for medical purposes.

According to the City metropolitan government, the website’s goal is to help foreigners in English, Chinese, Japanese and Russian. Arabic service is scheduled for service in the first half of 2016.

The website has detailed information on more than 50 hospitals which are categorized by their specializations – beauty, Wellness, oriental medicine, medical checks, intensive care, and minor treatments.

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