Accommodation – 3 Stars Hotel, 2 Stars Hotel, Hanok village
Guide – 1 Amuse Travel English speaking guide, Transportation
Services Included – Meals, Airport pick up and drop off, Entrance fees
Transportation – Transportation type may change according to the number of Pax
Arrival to Seoul – Dinner – Transfer to Hotel
Breakfast at the Hotel – Gyeongbokgung Palace – Lunch – Buckcheon Hanok Village – Insa-dong Dinner – Return to Hotel
Breakfast at the Hotel – Korean cooking Experience (Bulgogi
Breakfast at the Hotel – Sansawon tour and Liquor Experience – Lunch – Transfer to Hanok in Hahoe Village – Dinner – Return to Hanok
Breakfast (traditional Korean breakfast) – Visit of Andong Hahoe Village (UNESCO) – Lunch – Transfer to Gyeongju – Korean Hot Spring Experience (location might differ depending on the schedule) – Dinner – Return to Hotel
Breakfast at the Hotel – Daereungwon Tomb Complex – Lunch – Cheomseongdae Observatory& Cheomseongdae Flower Garden – Donggung Palace & Wolji Pond – Dinner – Return to Hanok
Breakfast at the Hotel – Bulguksa Temple (UNESCO) – Seokguram (UNESCO) – Lunch – Transfer to Seoul – Dinner – Return to Hotel
Breakfast at the Hotel – Transfer to Incheon Airport
Stroll over Seoul wearing your Hanbok. Originally only worn on special occasions such as holidays and weddings, photos of young people posing in hanbok throughout Korea have flooded social media, and tourists are now jumping on this new trend as well! Plus, the colorful clothes will make for unforgettable pictures.
This former seat of power is Korea’s most famous royal palace. It’s tough to miss given its location at the northern end of Seoul’s main boulevard, Sejongro, a stone’s throw from the Blue House (the President’s residence) and the U.S embassy.
Wander in the street and alleys of Insa-Dong, a quaint neighborhood in the center of Seoul that transports visitors back to a time when women wore hanbok and men rode horses. With its wooden tea houses, boutique galleries and street vendors selling traditional snacks, a stroll through Insadong is a must do.
Go explore this traditional village located between Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace! It is the only place in
It is said that to truly understand a country’s culture, you must first experience its food. If you want to learn more about Korea’s traditional food, there is no better way than to try your hand at making the food yourself.
Visit of the biggest traditional market in Korea which opened in 1964. With over 10,000 retailers, vendors, and wholesalers, it is a fantastic place to pick up souvenirs. Nowhere else in Korea can you find such a large collection of interesting and traditional Korean items for sale in one place. If you feel hungry, take the opportunity to graze at the dozens of food stalls.
Seoullo 7017 marks the transformation of an overpass highway to a pedestrian oasis in the middle of Seoul. Visitors to Seoullo 7017 can have a relaxing walk and utilize one of eight information centers and eateries to get rest, and to have a light meal or snacks.
The Seoul Station overpass was constructed in 1970 as a response to the growing traffic congestion in Seoul. For decades, the highway connected the eastern and western halves of the city. Once an elevated highway, it has been transformed into Seoullo 7017, an elevated public park for pedestrians. Seoullo 7017’s name is a nod to its origins; 70 for the year the overpass was first constructed, and 17 for the year of the highway’s rebirth. The number 17 also refers to the number of pedestrian paths that make up Seoullo. Where cars once sped along, people will now be able to wander. Visit the footpaths of Seoullo and experience Seoul’s history and culture while having fun!
Take some altitude and enjoy astonishing 360 degree panorama over the city offered by the N Seoul Tower. The top of the tower is at almost 480m above sea level and the tower has become a Must-see Landmark of Seoul since its inauguration in 1969. The tower was first established as Korea’s first integrated transmission tower beaming television and radio broadcasts across the capital then. Since opening to the public in 1980, it has become a much-loved Seoul landmark.
Tonight, you’ll be sleeping in a 600 hundred years’ traditional Korean village classified as a UNESCO World heritage site. Staying overnight in the village is, in our opinion, the best way to fully enjoy Hahoe. A hanok stay is a uniquely Korean experience, and an extra special one in Hahoe. Once the other tourists have left for the day you’ll have the place practically to yourself and an early morning golden hour stroll shows off the village at its best.
One key feature of the
Each room is different due to the uniqueness of the building and bathroom is shared with other travelers.
After sleeping as a Korean, time for you to eat your breakfast as a Korean! Andong Heotjesabap was traditionally eaten by the nobles. Jesa is a Korean funerary tradition in which food is offered to deceased ancestors and incense is burned. Heotjesabap best translates to “fake jesa,” and it is called “fake” because it is eaten rather than actually sacrificed. The meal begins with egg, pan-fried mackerel and pollock, and vegetables served on a bronze goblet – a perfect sampler to start with. The main course is composed of several dishes including Andong-style bibimbap (with sesame seeds and soy sauce as opposed to the more familiar gochujang), kimchi, vegetables, and fish. The real highlight, though, is the shark. Served in a row of bite-size rectangles with a side of onions and beef, it has a texture and flavor closer to pork than fish.
Hahoe Village is home to descendants of the Ryu clan of Pungsan and is well-known for its traditional houses. Birthplace of renowned scholars of the Joseon Period such as Gyeomam Ryu Un-ryong and Seoae Ryu Seong-ryong, the village became even more famous after Queen Elizabeth of England visited on April 21, 1999.
Hahoe Village (translating to “Village Enveloped by Water”) gets its name from Nakdong River, which flows around the town’s perimeter. The village is located at the foothills of Hwasan Mountain, an offshoot of Taebaek Mountain that rises up to the east. The center of the village is populated by large tile-roofed houses belonging to the Ryu clan, adding their own unique charm to the surrounding thatched roofs.
Hahoe Village boasts exquisite scenic sights: the elegant Nakdong River flowing around the village, the magnificent Buyongdae Cliff, endlessly unfolding sandy beaches, and lush.
With more than 400 hot springs Korea’s quirky spa culture remains as pristine and accessible as ever. If you haven’t disrobed and paraded around a Korean sauna, you haven’t truly experienced Korea!
The water from this
The spa has an indoor part and an outdoor
In the indoor part men and women are separated and required not to wear a
Time to experience one of the national Korean pastime: Hiking!
Whilst Korea may have moved into the modern age, outdoor activities like hiking and rock climbing are still wildly popular! You’ll have the opportunity to have a nice panorama view of the city and to see relics from the Silla Kingdom.
Start your city tour with the visit of the large ancient tombs of kings and nobles of the Silla Kingdom. There are twenty-three large tombs located here; the most famous being Cheonmachong and Hwangnamdaechong.
Hwangnamdaechong is the largest ancient tomb. It houses the bodies of both the king and queen and has over 30 thousand relics and gold accessories. The unique thing about Hwangnamdaechong is that the queen’s tomb has more luxurious accessories. Researchers have concluded that even the queen can have a high social position before marriage. You can feel the ancient culture of Korea 1,500 years ago when visiting these tombs.
Stand in front of the oldest existing astronomical observatory in Asia.
Constructed during the reign of Queen Seon-deok (r. 632-647), it was used for observing the stars in order to forecast the weather. It stands 9.17m high and the base stone on each side measures 5.35m.
The Vernal Equinox, Autumnal Equinox, Winter Solstice, Summer Solstice and the 24 solar terms were determined by the observation of stars. The 362 stones used to build Cheomseongdae represented the 362 days in a lunar year.
Many kinds of flowers are planted in the wide fields of Cheomseongdae from spring to fall. The first to bloom are the rape flowers.
End your day at Gyeongju Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond. They were the secondary palace site which was used for the palace of the Crown Prince along with other subsidiary buildings and it also was the banquet site for important national event and important visitors. After the fall of Silla, the site was abandoned and forgotten. The pond was referred to as “Anapji” instead during the time of Goryeo and Joseon period. In the 1980s, pottery fragment with letters “Wolji” (a pond that reflects the moon) carved onto it was found, revealing the true name of the pond. After the discovery, the site has been renamed to the current Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond.
Bulguksa Temple is the representative relic of Gyeongju and was designated as a World Cultural Asset by UNESCO in 1995. The beauty of the temple itself and the artistic touch of the stone relics are known throughout the world.
Bulguksa Temple was built in 528 during the Silla Kingdom, in the 15th year of King Beop-Heung’s reign (514-540). The temple was originally called ‘Hwaeom Bulguksa Temple’ or ‘Beopryusa Temple’ and was rebuilt by Kim Dae-Seong (700-774), who started rebuilding the temple in 751 during the reign of King Gyeong-Deok (r. 742-765) and completed it in 774 during the reign of King Hye-Gong (r. 765-780). Upon completion, the temple’s name was changed to Bulguksa.
Bulguksa Temple underwent numerous renovations from the Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392) to the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), but was burned down during the Imjin War (Japanese Invasions, 1592-1598).
Reconstruction started again in 1604 during the 37th year of King Seon-
Seokguram, located on Tohamsan Mountain, is the representative stone temple of Korea. Designated as a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1995, it is an artificial stone temple made of granite. The construction was started by Kim Dae-Seong (700-774) in 751 during the reign of King Gyeong-Deok (742-765) of the Silla Kingdom (57 BC – AD 935) and it was finished twenty-four years later in 774, during the reign of King Hye-Gong (765-780).
Seokguram is known to have been built with Bulguksa Temple. According to the history book Samgukyusa of the Goryeo Dynasty (the country that unified the Korean peninsula at the end of the Silla Kingdom, 918-1392), Kim Dae-Seong had Bulguksa Temple built for his parents in his current life, and Seokguram Grotto for the parents of his former life.
Inside the round-shaped main hall are the Bonjon Statue, Bodhi-sattva and his disciples. The Bonjon figure wearing a generous smile is seated on the stage engraved with a lotus flower design. The rounded ceiling looks like a half-moon or a bow and has a lotus flower decorated cover on it. As the sunrise from this spot is quite beautiful, many people climb the mountain at daybreak.
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