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World Heritage Tour 7 Days 6 Nights

Country: South Korea
City: Seoul
Duration: 7 Day(s) - 6 Night(s)
Tour Category: World Heritage Tour
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

1ST DAY ARRIVAL - SEOUL

Arrive at Int’l Airport & greeted by our representative.

Transfer to Seoul and hotel check-in Overnight in Seoul

2ND DAY SEOUL - SUWON - GYEONGJU

Transfer to Gyeongju via Suwon Hwasung fortress.

Visit Hwaseong 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.
Transfer to Andong Hahoe Village, conserved Hahoe Byeolsingut Mask Dance 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

Transfer to Haeinsa Temple.

The Temple of Haeinsa, 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.

Overnight at Hotel located nearby Haeinsa Temple

5TH DAY HAEINSA TEMPLE - SEOUL

Transfer to 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

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 the 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

7TH DAY SEOUL - DEPARTURE

Transfer to Incheon Int’l airport for departure.

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