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Sparkling of Korea 8days 7nights - Temple Stay and KTX Train

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Day 1: Arrival ➜ Hotel

Stop At: Incheon Airport Cultureport, Millennium Hall and the Departure Floor, Incheon South Korea
Meeting point
Duration: 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Seoul (Incheon), 4star hotel

Day 2: Seoul City Tour

Stop At: Gyeongbokgung Palace, 161 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul South Korea
Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace is also commonly referred to as the Northern Palace because its location is the furthest north when compared to the neighboring palaces of Changdeokgung (Eastern Palace) and Gyeonghuigung (Western Palace) Palace. Gyeongbokgung Palace is arguably the most beautiful and remains the largest of all five palaces.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Deoksugung, 99 Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul 04519 South Korea
enjoy Royal Guard Changing Ceremony
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Bukchon Hanok Village, 37, Gyedong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03059 South Korea
Surrounded by Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace and Jongmyo Shrine, Bukchon Hanok Village is home to hundreds of traditional houses, called hanok, that date back to the Joseon Dynasty. The name Bukchon, which literally translates to "northern village," came about as the neighborhood lies north of two significant Seoul landmarks, Cheonggyecheon Stream and Jongno. Today, many of these hanoks operate as cultural centers, guesthouses, restaurants and tea houses, providing visitors with an opportunity to experience, learn and immerse themselves in traditional Korean culture.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Trickeye Museum Seoul, 20, Hongik-ro 3-gil, Mapo-gu Seogyo Plaza B2, Seoul 04039 South Korea
Trick eye transforms global cultural content and sculptures into smart and modern optical illusion art. Make unforgettable memories with your friends, family and loved ones!

Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in Seoul, 4star hotel

Day 3: Seoul ➜ DMZ ➜ Suwon

Stop At: DMZ, Munsan-eup, Majeong-ri Imjingak Tourist information center, Paju, Gyeonggi-do South Korea
The highlight of today’s tour is the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone).
*Note: Must bring passport for ID check.

Located on each side of 38th parallel, this infamous border was established at the end of the war in 1953 at the signing Panmunjom’s armistice in order to separate North and South Korea.

Upon arrival, proceed to passport security control followed by a short introduction at the United Nations’ camp.

Visit Dora observatory and Dorasan railway station. Discover Imjingak Park with the Memorial, the Liberty Bridge and the bell of unification. Late morning, visit the 3rd tunnel dug into the rock at a depth of 73m and able of moving a full division per hour with their weapons.

Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in Suwon, 4star hotel

Day 4: Suwon ➜ Gayasan National Park

Stop At: Hwaseong Fortress, 910, Jeongjo-ro, Paldal-gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi-do 16253 South Korea
it is the best of Korean traditional architecture designated as World cultural heritage by UNESCO. In other word, Haenggung, meaning detached palace, is a palace built within the walls of Hwaseong to house King Jeongjo when he was away from his palace in Seoul worshipping at his father's tomb. When he was not in residence it was used by his delegated official as a base of government. The palace was built in 1789, but was expanded between 1794 and 1796 to house 600 compartments and in doing so became the largest haenggung in Korea.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Haeinsa Temple, 122, Haeinsa-gil, Gaya-myeon, Hapcheon-Gun, Gyeongsangnam-do 50200 South Korea
This temple built in 802 by two monks is listed today World Heritage by UNESCO. It protects the Tripitaka Koreana, 80000 printing plates containing Buddhist scriptures, 15 national treasures and some 200 private treasures. Enjoy an unforgettable experience of the temple stay. Some activities including Buddhist ceremony meal, an introduction to Zen meditation and tea ceremony.

Dinner (vegetarian meal) and overnight at temple.

Note: Personnel supplies - Toilet articles, Towel, Socks, Sneakers

Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner: Temple food
Accommodation included: Overnight in Temple

Day 5: Gayasan National Park ➜ Gyeongju

Stop At: Yangdong Folk Village, Yangdong-ri, Gangdong-myeon, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 780-914 South Korea
Korea’s largest traditional village, showcasing the traditional culture of the Joseon Dynasty and the beautiful natural surroundings. Thanks to its many cultural heritages, including treasures, national treasures, and folklore materials, the entire village has been designated as a cultural heritage site. Many people have visited this village to see its wealth of cultural heritages and scenic surroundings. Charles, Prince of Wales, visited this village in 1993.

Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Temple Breakfast
• Lunch: Temple lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight in Gyeongju, 4star hotel

Day 6: Gyeongju Tour

Stop At: Bulguksa Temple, Bulguksa 385 Bulguk-ro, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38127 South Korea
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.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Seokguram, 999 Jinhyeon-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 780-400 South Korea
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 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).
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Cheonmachong, 14 Gyerim-ro, Hwangnam-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
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 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).
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in Gyeongju, 4star hotel

Day 7: Gyeongju ➜ Busan

Stop At: Yongdusan Park, 37-55, Yongdusan-gil, Jung-gu, Busan 48950 South Korea
Yongdusan Mountain (49m) in downtown Busan is one of Busan's three famous mountains. It was originally called Songhyeonsan Mountain, which means a mountain with a view of the sea through the dense pine tree forest. Later, the name was changed to Yongdusan Mountain, as the mountain peak was shaped similar to a dragon's head (yongdu), protecting the area against foreign invaders overseas.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Busan Tower, 37-30, Yongdusan-gil, Jung-gu, Busan 48950 South Korea
Busan Tower is a symbol of Busan that stands proudly 69 m above sea level at a height of 120 m. The top of the tower is modeled after the baldaquin of Dabotap Pagoda in Bulguksa Temple, Gyeongju.

Loved by Busan citizens and tourists alike, the tower offers a stunning night view and plenty to see, such as the Statue of the Great Admiral Yi Sun-sin, the Bell of the Citizens, a flower clock and a bust of the Busan-based independent activist, Baeksan An Hee-je.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Nurimaru APAC House, 116, Dongbaek-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan 48100 South Korea
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. Nurimaru, a 3-story building, is a modernistic expression of “jeongja,” a pavilion in traditional Korean architectural style. Its roof shape symbolizes the ridgeline of Dongbaekseom Island. Its interior design is a visual display of Korea’s creative traditional culture.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Haeundae Beach, Haeundae-gu, Busan South Korea
Haeundae Beach is the most famous beach in Busan. The white sand beach is roughly 1.5km long, over a 30~50m wide area, creating a beautiful coastline before a shallow bay, making Haeundae Beach perfect for swimming.

People flock to Haeundae Beach every summer. All kinds of accommodations from luxury hotels to private guesthouses have developed in the area around the beach, making this the perfect summer vacation spot. Haeundae Beach is also famous for various cultural events and festivals held throughout the year. Other facilities in the area include Dongbaek Island, Busan Aquarium, a yachting dock, BEXCO, driving courses and more.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in Busan, 4star hotel

Day 8: Busan ➜ Seoul by KTX Train

Stop At: Busan Station Plaza, 200, Jungang-daero, Dong-gu, Busan 48760 South Korea
Transfer to Busan station for the KTX Bullet Train to Incheon airport, 320 km/h, with a top speed of

320 km/h (190 mph), the KTX-Sancheon is the second commercial high-speed train operated in South Korea and the first domestic high-speed train that is designed and developed in South Korea.

Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1: Lotte City Hotel Myeongdong, 362 Samil-daero, Myeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
2: Incheon International Airport Terminal, Unseo-dong, Incheon, South Korea
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Duration
8 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 7x Breakfast
  • 1x Dinner
  • 1x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • KTX Train Busan ㅡ> Seoul
  • Entry/Admission - Gyeongbokgung Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Trickeye Museum Seoul
  • Entry/Admission - DMZ
  • Entry/Admission - Hwaseong Fortress
  • Entry/Admission - Haeinsa Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Yangdong Folk Village
  • Entry/Admission - Bulguksa Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Seokguram
  • Entry/Admission - Cheonmachong
  • Entry/Admission - Yongdusan Park
  • Entry/Admission - Busan Tower
  • Entry/Admission - Nurimaru APAC House
  • Entry/Admission - Busan Station Plaza
Exclusions
  • Lunch and Dinner
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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