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** Accommodation : 3-star class hotel or similar in Busan & Gyeongju
** Deposit : 50% of total cost is required until at least 14 days prior (for peak-season, at least 1 month prior)
** Balance : 50% of total cost can be made by cash or credit card on the 1st tour day
** Please enquire at least 14 days prior (for peak-season, at lest 1 month prior)
** Peak-season : 24th Jul. ~ 16th Aug.
|MINIMUM NUMBER||3 person|
|DURATION||Pick-up (around 07:00) ~|
Transportation, Tour guide, Admission fee, Hotel, Breakfast (2), Lunch (3)
1st day : Hotel (Seoul) - Rest in highway - Busan - Jagalchi fish market - Lunch - Taejongdae Cliff - Gwangan Grand Bridge - Dongbaek Island (Nurimaru) - Haeundae Beach - Yonggungsa Temple - to Gyeongju - Hotel check-in (Gyeongju)
2nd day : Breakfast - Bulguksa Temple - Seokgulam Grotto - Posukjeong - Lunch - Gyeongju National Museum - Daereungwon Park (Cheonmachong Tomb) - Cheomseongdae Observatory - Anapji Pond - Hotel
3rd day : Breakfast - to Andong - Buyongdae Cliff - Hwacheon Seowon - Hahoe Mask Museum - Hahoe Village - Lunch - to Seoul - Hotel (Seoul)
Busan, a bustling city of approximately 3.7 million residents, is located on the southeastern tip of the Korean peninsula. The size of Busan is 765.10km² which is 0.8% of the whole land of the Korean Peninsula.
The natural environment of Busan is a perfect example of harmony between mountains, rivers and sea. Its geography includes a coastline with superb beaches and scenic cliffs, mountains which provide excellent hiking and extraordinary views, and hot springs scattered throughout the city.
Haeundae beach is the largest beach in Korea. The beach has lots of visitors every year because it has shallow water level and fine sand.
Around the beach have well-facilitated accommodations and other facilities, so there are lots of visitors around the year.
The Jagalchi Market 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. Every year in October the Jagalchi Cultural Tourism Festival is held, and it is easy to visit because of the convenient transportation provided by the subway. The Jagalchi Market is where you can see the lifestyle of the indigenous Busan natives.
UNESCO World Cultural Heritage in Gyeongju considered the pinnacle of Buddhist art in Korea, Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotto were registered as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage in 1995.
In 2000, five districts in downtown Gyeongju were registered as a World Cultural Heritage under the title 'Gyeongju Historical Areas.' As such, it is not an exaggeration to say that the city in itself is a world cultural heritage.
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 AD 528 during the Shilla Dynasty, in the 15TH year of King Beop-Heung's reign (514~540). It was called Hwaeom Bulguksa Temple or Beopryusa Temple back then. In 751, under King Gyeong-Deok reign (742∼765), Kim Dae-Seong (700~774) started rebuilding the temple and finished in 774, under King Hye-Gong reign (765~780). After 17 years of construction, the name 'Bulguksa' was finally given to the temple.
Andong is the home of Confucianism in Korea. During the Joseon Dynasty, Andong attracted scores of Confucian scholars becoming a pioneering city in Confucian thought. This city also contained the highest number of private schools from the Joseon Dynasty as well as Confucian schools. To this day, Andong still has around 26 private schools from the Joseon Dynasty. This city also acted as a home to the noble class during the Joseon period. Many of the homes of the noble class are still standing in Andong; some are kept up by the relatives of the original owner. Certain homes have established guest house accommodations.
Andong has become a famous tourist area ever since Queen Elizabeth II visited in 1999. She spent her birthday in Andong visiting such places as Hahoe Village, Dosan Confucian School, Byeongsan Confucian School, Bongjeongsa Temple, etc.
The most famous festival in Andong is the Andong Mask Dance Festival which is held every year starting the last week of September and running for 10 days. There are some of Andong’s most famous native foods include jjimdak (spicy steamed chicken) and other popular dishes such as Geonjinguksu (noodles), Kalguksu (hand-made noodle soup), and Andong Sikhye (fermented rice punch).
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 II 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, ancient pine trees.