Historical tour Korea | Busan, Gyeongju, Mt.Seorak
Historical tour Korea | Busan, Gyeongju, Mt.Seorak Program
THU -Day 1 : Busan
Arrival at Busan Airport or Busan train station. Busan ,the 2nd largest city in Korea. After meeting with your guide, transfer to your hotel around 15:00pm at Busan station.
Check Into Hotel and free time. Have your own time in the evening.
FRI -Day 2 : Busan, Gyeogju
After breakfast at the hotel, meet a guide for a full day sightseeing in Busan. Visit Haeundae Beach, the most famous beach in Busan. The white sand beach is roughly 1.5 kilometers long, over a 30- to 50-meter wide area, creating a beautiful coastline before a shallow bay. Proceed to Yonggungsa Temple via Dalmaji-gil Road, famous for its views of the blue ocean, white sandy beach, Camellia forest, and pine tree forest, creating one of Busan’s eight scenic sites. Haedong Yonggungsa Temple is situated on the coast of the north-eastern portion of Busan. Transfer to Gamcheon Culture Villiage, formed by houses built in staircase-fashion on the foothills of a coastal mountain, earning this village the nickname “Machu Picchu of Busan. Continue to visit Korea’s largest seafood market, Jagalchi Fishery market and BIFF Square.
Transfer to Gyeongju(1.5hrs by car) and visit Gyeongju Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond, a secondary palace used by the crown prince of the Silla Kingdom. You can enjoy the reflection of Imhaejeon in Wolji during the night.
SAT -Day 3 : Gyeongju, Daegu
Breakfast at the hotel. Met by our guide at 08:30 am.
Gyeongju, a museum without walls. In 57 BC, around when Julius Caesar was subduing Gaul, it became the capital of the Shilla Dynasty and remained so for about 1000 years. Gyeongju preserves a vast amount of significant and fascinating historical heritage. Along with Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotto, its historical district has been designated as a World Heritage by UNESCO. Gyeongju National Museum, & Cheomgseongdae Astronomical Observatory, Seokguram Grotto (UNESCO world heritage) – an artificial stone temple made of granites, located on the eastern peak of Mt. Toham. Inside the round-shaped main hall, there are the Bonjon Statue, Bodhi-Sattava and his disciples. It was built to preserve these statues.
Bulguksa Temple (UNESCO world heritage) – The beauty of the temple itself and artistic touch of the stone relics are as awesome and fascinating as to be highly praised by visitors from all over the world. Move to Daegu city for overnight which is a largest and central city of this province. Check in at Hotel and take a rest
SUN -Day 4 : Daegu Haeinsa Temple, Andong, Pyeongchang
After Check-out, move to Haeinsa Temple located in Gayasan National Park. Haeinsa Temple founded by King Ae-Jang of Shilla Dynasty (802), well known for its famous treasure “ TripitakaKoreana ”(UNESCO world heritage) composed of 81,341 printing woodblocks made to repulse the Mongolian Army Invasion with support of Buddha. And then transfer to AndongHahoe Village which has preserved the housing architecture and the village structure of the Joseon Dynasty.
Moreover, the Village are not artificial; there are people who actually live there. The Hahoe Village has become world-famous for the visit of The Queen Elizabeth II of Britain several years ago. And then transfer to Gangneung, one of 2018 PyeongchangOlympic Cities.
MON -Day 5 : Pyeongchang, Mr.Sorak, Seoul
Move to Seoraksan National Park of which the peaks break through the clouds while jade-like water flows through the valleys, creating breathtaking views and making this Korea’s most famous national park. UNESCO designated this park a Biosphere Preservation District in 1982 due to so many rare species found here. Visit Sinheungsa-temple located in Mt.Seorak which is an ancient temple with deep historical significance, built by a great monk Jajangyulsa (590~658). (Optional Tour: Gwongeumseong Cable Car–USD15pp). Gwongeumseong is a site of castle ruins located on the steep Dol Mountain of Seoraksan National Park area. After sightseeing of Seoraksan National Park, move to Seoul. Our tour will finish at Seoul 18:00PM (Drop point : Donghwa Duty Free Shop Building, at Gwanghwamun Intersection)
**During the peak season in October, the Seoraksan National Park will restrict buses and medium size bus for entries.
Therefore, the bus must park at C District Square and you must walk 3.6km to the entrance from C District Square.
So please be aware of that we might not be able to visit Seoraksan National Park for this tour.
Hotel accommodation with twin sharing with breakfast, Guide (Bi-lingual tour guide).
Transportation (as itinerary), Entrance fees.
Dependents on your group size the vehicle type will be decided in 10 days before the program starts
Gratuity for the guide and driver, Travel Insurance.
Optional tour fees ,Lunch&Dinner, Single room charge, International & Domestic Air
10% – 14days before, 20% -13 to 8 days before, 100% – 1week to departure day