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Gyeongju & Busan 1night 2days Tour(40)

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    쨌 Number of persons 2
    쨌 Price 470,000 KRW
    쨌 Itinerary
    Hotel(Seoul) 넂 Move to Gyeongju 넂 Seokguram 넂 Bulguk Temple 넂 Cheomseongdae Observatory 넂 Daerengwon 넂 Move to Busan 넂 Jagalchi Seafood Market 넂 Hotel(Busan)넂 Yonggung Temple 넂 UN Memorial Cemetery 넂 The Nurimaru APEC House 넂 Yongdusan Park 넂 Move to Seoul 넂 Hotel(Seoul)

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  • Highlight of Tour Spot

    Gyeongju (寃쎌<) was the capital of the Silla Kingdom, a dynasty that flourished for almost one thousand years of Korea셲 proud five thousand year history. The Silla (떊씪) Kingdom was originally established in the southern area of modern-day Korea, but eventually spread as it banded together with neighboring states and became known as 짬Unified Silla쨩. The Silla Dynasty was one of the most developed civilizations in the world during that time period. People came from far away lands to trade with the Silla people, many even settling in the area. Silla was said to be a land of extravagance and forward thinking.

    One of the most unique features of the Silla Kingdom is that it had not one, but three female rulers, the only female rulers in the history of Korea. Like most other kingdoms, the crown was usually passed down to the firstborn son of the noble bloodline. Theory has it that the lack of a male heir led to the appointment of a female leader. In this way, the Silla Kingdom was truly ahead of its time.

    The most well known of Silla셲 three queens was Queen Seondeok, whose life was turned into a smash hit TV series titled 쁐ueen Seondeok of Silla (꽑뜒뿬솗), airing in 2009. The show sparked interest in the Queen's life, as well as in Gyeongju as a hot tourist destination. In fact, with 1000 years of history and a myriad of tombs and ancient relics scattered throughout, it is no wonder that the city is known as a 쁫iving museum. Unearth the mysteries of the life of Queen Seondeok and discover the heart of the Silla Dynasty with a visit to Gyeongju, a city studded with historical gems.


    Seokguram, located on Tohamsan Mountain, is the representative stone temple of Korea. The official name of Seokguram, National Treasure No. 24, is Seokguram Seokgul. Designated as 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 and finished twenty-four years later in 774.
    Seokguram is known to have been built with Bulguksa Temple. According to the history book Samgukyusa of the Goryeo Dynasty. Kim Dae-Seong had built Bulguksa for the parents who were alive, and Seokguram for the parents of his former life.

    Seokguram is an artificial stone temple made of granite, and is located on the eastern peak of Mt. Toham. Inside the round-shaped main hall, there are the Bonjon Statue, Bodhi-sattva and his disciples. Seokguram was built to preserve these statues. The Bonjon figure wearing a generous smile is seated on the stage engraved with 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 so beautiful, many people climb the mountain at daybreak.


    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 was built by Kim Dae-Seong (700-774), who started building the temple in 751 and completed it in 774.
    Bulguksa Temple is home to many important cultural relics such as Dabo-tap (National Treasure No. 20), Seokga-tap (National Treasure No. 21) Yeonhwa-gyo* Chilbo-gyo (National Treasure No. 22), Cheongun-gyo,* Baegun-gyo (National Treasure No. 23), the Golden Seated Vairocana Buddhist Figure (National Treasure No. 26), the Golden Seated Amita Figure (National Treasure No. 27), and Sari-tap (Treasure No. 61).


    Cheomseongdae is the oldest existing astronomical observatory in Asia.
    Constructed during the reign of Queen Seon-deok (632-647), it was used for observing the stars in order to forecast the weather. This stone structure is a beautiful combination of straight lines and curves, and was designated as National Treasure No.31.

    Cheomseongdae was built in a cylinder shape with stones 30cm in diameter. 362 stones were piled up to make 27 levels. Roughly 4.16m up from the bottom there is a 1렊 square entrance and a space to hang a ladder under it.
    The inside is filled with soil up to the 12th level, and the 19th, 20th, 25th, and 26th levels all have long rocks hanging on two areas, shaped as the Chinese letter '雅' (jeong).

    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 (also known as the astronomical solar year) were determined by the observation of stars. The pavilion stone is believed to have been used as a standard of deciding directions, north, south, east and west. The 362 stones used to build Cheomseongdae represented the 362 days in a lunar year.


    Large ancient tombs of kings and noblemen of the Silla Kingdom can be seen around Gyeongju at the Daereungwon Tomb Complex (Cheonmachong Tomb). There are twenty-three large tombs located here; the most famous being Cheonmachong and Hwangnamdaechong. In an excavation of the area in the 1970's, Cheonmachong was discovered with a painting of mounted horse. This painting is the only discovered painting from the Silla Era. You can also view the inside of Cheonmachong. There are 11,526 remains and crowns of the king inside the tomb demonstrating the lavish lifestyle of the king. Another tourist attraction is Hwangnamdaechong, which 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. From that 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.


    The Jagalchi Market (옄媛덉튂떆옣) is Korea's largest seafood market. After the Korean War the market solidified itself as a fish market. Most of the people who sell fish are women, so the women who sell here are called 'Jagalchi Ajumma,' 'ajumma' meaning middle-aged or married women.
    This market represents Busan and is famous throughout the country. If you visit you can eat fresh raw fish right at the market. Even these days you can see women selling mackerel, sea squirts (ascidians) and whale meat on wooden boxes along the road.


    Haedong Yonggungsa Temple is situated on the coast of the north-eastern portion of Busan. Most temples in Korea are located in the mountains. Haedong Yonggungsa Temple was first built in 1376 by the great Buddhist teacher known as Naong during the Goryeo Dynasty. Haesu Gwaneum Daebul (Seawater Great Goddess Buddha), Daeungjeon Main Sanctuary, Yongwangdang Shrine, Gulbeop Buddhist Sanctum (enclosed in a cave), and a three-story pagoda with four lions can all be seen looking out over the ocean.
    The main sanctuary of the temple was reconstructed in 1970 with careful attention paid to the colors that were traditionally used in such structures. On the right-hand side, inside the cave, is a uniquely designed Buddhist sanctum, while situated just in front of the main sanctuary is a three-story pagoda with four lions. The four lions are symbolizing joy, anger, sadness, and happiness. Other special sites at the temple are the 108 stairs and stone lanterns lining the rocky landscape. After going down the 108 steps, one will be delighted with the beauty of the temple. Midway down the 108 steps one can stop and enjoy the calming sounds of the waves, and view the majestic sunrise.


    The UN Memorial Cemetery in Korea honors UN soldiers from 16 countries that were killed in battle during the Korean War from 1950-1953. This serene park spreads across a grassy plain area of 135,000 m2. Some of the sites and memorials include: Memorial Service Hall, Memorabilia Hall, 2 Turkish Monuments, Greek Monument, Australian Monument, British Common Wealth Monument and 2 ponds. The Memorial Service Hall and the Memorabilia Hall were constructed in 1964 and 1968 respectively. The citizens of Busan dedicated the Main Gate in 1966. There are many annual events held here, some of the key events include: April셲 Tributary Ceremony of the Veterans of the Korean War, May셲 American Memorial Day, June셲 Korean Memorial Day, and October셲 UN Ceremony Day.


    The name Nurimaru APEC House is created by combining the Korean words nuri (쐗orld) and maru (쐓ummit), and 쏛PEC House, which refers to an APEC conference hall. Collectively, it means 쏿 house where the world summits gather together for an APEC meeting.
    Located on Dongbaekseom Island, which is noted for its beautiful, natural landscape accented by dense camellia and pine trees, Nurimaru APEC House has been used as a memorial hall and a prestigious international conference hall since the APEC summit meeting. The terrace, which has a Korean wooden floor concept, towers over Oryukdo Island, Gwangan Bridge and Dallmaji Hill. Located near Haeundae Beach, it not only offers a spectacular view of the beach, but also has the appearance of a reputable international conference hall featuring both modern and natural beauty.


    Yongdusan in downtown Busan, is one of the 3 well-known mountains in Busan. The name Yongdu came from its shape, which is similar to a dragon셲 head and people believed it had a spirit to defeat enemies who came over the sea.
    During Korea war, people built houses on top of it, but 2 huge fires took them all away making it bald mountain. Since then, fierce efforts to plant trees have taken in effect creating it such a beautiful park. It is a place with beautiful scenery. Especially the night landscape from Busan tower is magnificent.

  • Itinerary

    Visit the highlights of Seoul and experience its colorful history and everyday living. Take a journey through the picturesque countryside of Korea to temple rich Gyeongju, the ancient capital of the Silla dynasty and one of the ten historical cities in the world.
    You will take a pleasant two hours journey on a speed train across the picturesque countryside to Gyeongju, an ancient capital of the Silla dynasty (BC57-AD935), often dubbed as Museum without Walls. As leisurely make your way to Gyeongju, you will see Korea's fertile farmland, glistening brooks, sheltered ginseng farms, apple plantations and lovely rice paddies that together forming a patchwork of colors and ever-changing textures of the rural Korean life. Today, you are treated to one of the world's ten most historically significant sites with numerous relics from that era. Temple sites with weathered stone pagodas, royal tombs, Buddhist bas-reliefs, and fortress ruins are scattered throughout this ancient city.


    Highlights
    - Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotto
    - See Anap Pond(Anapji) at a Silla palace in Gyeongju National Park
    - Jagalchi Market: Relax and release all your stress with fresh seafood
    - Yonggungsa Temple: The temple on the seaside stiff
    - The only UN Memorial Cemetery: Vestige of 16 combatant nations of the Korean World

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    - On the day of the tour:100% cancellation charge
    - 1Day before: 70% cancellation charge
    - After confirmation: 30% cancellation charge
    - There will be cancellation charge (compulsory, especially during high seaseon)