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Essence Of Korea Tour - 5 Days 4 Nights

Country: South Korea
City: Seoul
Duration: 5 Day(s) - 4 Night(s)
Tour Category: Korea & Beyond Tour
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

1st DAY ARRIVAL - SEOUL

Arrive at Incheon International Airport & greeted by our representative. Transfer to Seoul and hotel check-in.
Overnight in Seoul

2nd DAY SEOUL

Cheongwadae Sarangchae (Guest house at Presidential house) is a place filled with hope and joy. You can learn about past presidents and the history of the capital, Seoul.

Gyeongbokgung Palace. As the oldest and grandest of Seoul’s royal palaces, Gyeongbokgung Palace is a masterpiece of Korean traditional architecture and one of Seoul’s most visited locations.

Nat’l Folk Museum is exhibiting the religious rituals, customs, food, and social dynamics of traditional Korean life.

Jogye Temple is a chief temple of the Jogye order which represents Korean Buddhism.

Move to Insadong Antique street and visit major galleries, enjoy free shopping.

Overnight in Seoul

3rd SEOUL - KOREAN FOLK VILLAGE

Transfer to Suwon Hwaseong Castle and fortress, designated by UNESCO. Visit Korean Folk Village where we can see the vivid Korean lifestyle over 600 years ago.

Overnight in Seoul.

4th DAY SEOUL - DMZ (Demilitarized Zone)

After pickup from your Seoul hotel in the morning, hop aboard your comfortable coach and head to the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), which divided North and South Korea during the Korean War. Now the world’s most heavily fortified border, the DMZ includes historical sites of conflict as well as the last remnants of the Cold War.

Drive along Freedom Road, which stretches along the banks of the Imjin River, and stop at Imjingak Park to see artillery used during the Korean War. Continue to Unification Bridge. The bridge is more like a symbolic bridge built back in 1998, wishing unification between two nations.

Continue to the DMZ exhibition hall to browse photographs and war artifacts. In the DMZ exhibition hall, which now stands as a monument to peace, you’ll see photographs and war artifacts on display. Next, head to the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, located beneath the border of North Korea and South Korea. Here, learn about the role of these tunnels, which are believed to have been planned as a military invasion route by North Korea. See where the South Koreans have blocked the actual Military Demarcation Line with concrete barricades.

Afterward, head to the Dora Observatory to look through telephoto lenses and observe the village of Kijongdong as your guide describes life on the other side. After a stop at Dorasan Station, proceed to the Unification Village to witness life in this small farming community.

Transfer to Seoul & Overnight

5th DAY SEOUL - DEPARTURE

Transfer to Incheon International Airport & Departure

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