This 11-day Tour Highlights:Temple Stay,Mt. Seorak National Park,Andong Hahoe Village,East Coast Scenic Drive,Beopjusa Temple,Seokguram Grotto and DMZ.
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Seoul - Daegu - Gyeongju - Busan - Andong - Chungju - Mt Seorak National Park
Welcome to Seoul. Meet your tour guide holding Bravo Asia Tours greeting board at Incheon International Airport. We will transfer to hotel so you can fresh up after your long flight.Spend the rest of the evening discovering the city on your own.
We head back to Seoul for the Gyeongbuk Palace, the main and grandest of the five palaces. Next, we drive pass the Presidential Blue House, home to the current President of Korea. Next, we visit the Presidential's Museum, set up in 2010 to co-incide with APEC meeting held in Seoul the same year. This afternoon, brace yourself for shopping delight as your prowl the streets of popular Namdaemun (South Gate Market) and Dongdaemun (East Gate Market).
Seoul - Daegu
Visit a traditional Korean Folk Village outside of Seoul, where the old traditional style houses and life style of 18th-19th century are being practiced by people living in the village. Proceed to Songnisan Nat'l Park to visit Beopjusa Temple, where the tallest Buddha Statue in Korea stands. The forest park is ideal place for walking. Afterward, drive to Daegu and spend the rest of the evening discovering the city on your own.
Daegu - Gyeongju
In the morning we have brief visit within Daegu: Daegu Oriental Medicine Museum, Dongseongno Street.Then we travel to Haeinsa Temple. Finally, drive down to Gyeongju. We visit the Gyeongju National Museum, devoted to relics of the Silla kingdom, of which Gyeongju was the capital. While in the area we'll also stop at the Shilla Kiln Pottery workshop, one of the few remaining 'crafts' in South Korea.
On this day you will first visit Tumuli Park and Gyeongju National Museum Later we visit the oldest surviving observatory in East Asia and one of the world’s oldest scientific installations still in existence, Cheomseongdae Observatory. Evening at leisure.
Gyeongju - Busan
A morning tour of Busan takes in the Busan Tower in Yongdusan Park and provides perfect views of the entire city. See the Jagalchi Fish Market.During the afternoon you will visit the UNESCO listed temples of Bulguska including the Seokguram Grotto. The rest of the day is free.
Busan - Andong - Chungju
After breakfast, transfer to Mt Gayasan National Park via expressway. In Mt Gayasan National Park, visit Haeinsa Temple.Proceed to Andong, 2 hours away from Haeinsa. Andong is the best-preserved village with its traditional style noble houses. Hahoe Village in Andong is famous for its own mask dance. After a visit to Hahoe Village, proceed to Chungju Lake.
Chungju - Mt Seorak National Park
After breakfast, take a ride on a sightseeing boat and see the beautiful lakeside scenery. Afterward, proceed to Mt. Seorak via Gangneung. Enroute, visit the Chamsori Gramophone & Audio Museum. Proceed to Samhwasa Temple or Woljeongsa Temple to experience a unique temple stay.
Mt Seorak National Park
After breakfast, transfer to DMZ Unification Observatory at demarcation line at East Coast for a very close view of North Korea and Repository of nature in ecosystem DMZ museum. Return to Mt. Seorak National Park for cable car ride to Gwongeumseong Fortress and visit Sinheungsa Temple. You will have a chance to enjoy hot spring swim or sauna at Waterpia Spa Park at own expense. Return to hotel on own payment by taxi after enjoying the best water park of Korea until you are satisfied.
Mt Seorak National Park - Seoul
After breakfast, transfer to Gapyeong to visit the Garden of Morning Calm Flower and Tree Park, which displays unique Korean Wild Flowers and trees in a garden located in mountain valley.Transfer to Seoul, you will have your own independent activities or shopping at Dongdaemun shopping District.
After breakfast, it is time to say goodbye. We hope to see you again in your next trip to Asia. Your beautiful memory of this trip and our best wishes will company you back home safely.