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Unesco Korea Bucket List Tour 8 Days 7 Nights

Country: South Korea
City: Seoul
Duration: 8 Day(s) - 7 Night(s)
Tour Category: Unesco Tour
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

1ST DAY ARRIVAL - SEOUL

Arrive at ICN Airport & greeted by our representative.

Transfer to Seoul and Hotel check-in for overnight Free at leisure

2ND DAY SEOUL - SUWON - GYEONGJU

Transfer to Gyeongju via Suwon Hwasung fortress.

Visit Hwasung Fortress which was constructed as an act of filial devotion by Jeongjo, the 22nd king of the Joseon Dynasty (1392~1910), and to strengthen his power, eradicate party conflict, and fortify the southern area of the capital.

Transfer to Gyeongju, Hotel check in and free at leisure.

3RD DAY GYEONGJU

Morning tour covers Bulguksa Temple - one of Korea's best well-known temples.

Seokguram Grotto - one of Asia's finest Buddhist shrines, surrounded by Bodhisattvas and guardian deities. - was registered on the UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage list in December 1995. Transfer to Andong Hahoe Village which Village has conserved Hahoe Byeolsingut Mask Dance Play performed by the public in general, and Seonyujulbul Nori-a boat ride and fireworks play enjoyed by the nobility called Yangban. The village conserves many cultural heritages which show Korean traditional living cultures and ancient architectural styles.

Visit Mask Museum. Return to Gyeongju.

Overnight in Gyeongju

4TH DAY GYEONGJU - HAEINSA TEMPLE- SEOUL

Transfer to Haeinsa Temple located on Mount Gaya, is home to the Tripitaka Koreana, the most complete collection of Buddhist texts, engraved on 80,000 woodblocks between 1237 and 1248. The buildings of Janggyeong Panjeon, which date from the 15th century, were constructed to house the woodblocks, which are also revered as exceptional works of art. As the oldest depository of the Tripitaka Koreana, they reveal an astonishing mastery of the invention and implementation of the conservation techniques used to preserve these woodblocks. Transfer back to Seoul.

Overnight in Seoul

5TH DAY SEOUL

Visit A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Changdeokgung Palace is breathtaking any season of the year. Seamlessly blending the natural and the man-made, it is the epitome of Korean traditional garden design.

Visit Jongmyo Shrine which is the oldest and most authentic of the Confucian royal shrines to have been preserved. Dedicated to the forefathers of the Joseon dynasty (1392-1910), the shrine has existed in its present form since the 16th century and houses tablets bearing the teachings of members of the former royal family. Ritual ceremonies linking music, song, and dance still take place there, perpetuating a tradition that goes back to the 14th century.

6TH DAY SEOUL - GANGWHADO DOLMEN SITE - SEOUL

Transfer to Gangwhado Dolmen sites - Bugunri Dolmen & Gocheonri, Dolmen museum
Return to Seoul.

Optional tour - *DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) tour can be available, near by Gangwha Dolmen site.

7TH DAY SEOUL - KING’S TOMB - SEOUL

Visit King’s tombs in the period of Josun dynasty.

Donggurung (King Taejo - Founder of Chosun dynasty)

Youngrung (King Sejong - who created the Korean alphabet, Hangul)

Return to Seoul and free at leisure.

Overnight in Seoul

8TH DAY SEOUL - DEPARTURE

Transfer to Int’l airport for departure.

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