Gyeongju Daily Tour (10-3-1)

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  • Time 08:00-20:00 Number of persons 4
    Itinerary
    Hotel → Move to Gyeongju → Seokguram → Bulguk Temple → Cheomseongdae Observatory → Daerengwon → Move to Seoul → Hotel
    Tour issue
    Itinerary could be changed depending on the season.
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Why Cosmojin

Welcome to Cosmojin. Thanks for your interest and support for our service.

Cosmojin travel has run Seoul daily city tour for more than 15 years. We developed the most attractive tour packages for visitors and will continue to create new programs to meet international traveler’s need.

We help you to plan your own Seoul city tour with well-prepared theme and organized time table. You will find the most convenient way to enjoy Seoul with Cosmojin.

We hire the best tour guides with good service experience especially for foreigners and they all get great feedbacks from the customers. They are all proud of what they do for visitors to make your every corner of visits memorable and meaningful.

Transportation is another important things define travel quality. We provides brand new and clean cars with reasonable price for various tour packages.

There is Korean saying "Even a chance meeting is due to the Karma in a previous life." We will serve you as our family and friend as we want you to remember the time with us as a great memory. There are so much fun in Seoul and we cannot wait to introduce all of them. It does not matter morning, afternoon or late night. You will be surprised what you can enjoy in every second. We look forward to meeting you soon. You will enjoy guided tour with interesting secret and meaningful information that you cannot find elsewhere. Aren’t you excited about the best guide, the best customer, the best place and the best tour course?

Tour Highlights

Gyeongju (경주) was the capital of the Silla Kingdom, a dynasty that flourished for almost one thousand years of Korea's proud five thousand year history. The Silla (신라) 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 the "Unified Silla." 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 totally unique features of the Silla Kingdom is that it had not one, but three female rulers. Like most other kingdoms, the crown was usually passed down to the firstborn son of the noble bloodline. The theory is 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 Silla's three queens was Queen Seondeok, whose life was turned into a smash hit TV series titled "Queen Seondeok of Silla" (선덕여왕), airing in 2009. The show sparked interest in the Queens 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 "living museum." Unearth the mysteries of the life of Queen Seondeok and experience the heart of the Silla Dynasty with a visit to Gyeongju, a city studded with historical gems.

What You Can Expect

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 3 hour journey in a high quality van across the picturesque countryside to Gyeongju, an ancient capital of the Silla dynasty (BC57-AD935), often dubbed as the “Museum without Walls.” As you 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 are forming a patchwork of colors and ever-changing textures of the rural Korean life. Today, you will be 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

* A wonderful Reflection of Korean's ancient culture and outdoor museum
Come share an experience in seeing beautiful parks, thrilling cities, ancient temples, remarkable natural scenery and most importantly, friendly people through our tours.

* Seokguram
A stone temple constructed from granite that was designated as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 1995

* Bulguk Temple
Established during the Shilla Dynasty, this temple was designated as a UNESCO World Cultural Asset by UNESCO in 1995. The beauty of the temple and the artistic touch of the stone are known throughout the world

Information

A wonderful Reflection of Korean’s ancient culture and outdoor museum
Come share an experience in seeing beautiful parks, thrilling cities, ancient temples,
remarkable natural scenery and most importantly, friendly people through our tours.

  • Seokguram

    An artificial stone temple made of granite which is designated as World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1995.

  • Bulguk Temple

    Established during the Shilla Dynasty, this temple is designated as a World Cultural Asset by UNESCO in 1995 the beauty of the temple and the artistic touch of the stone are known throughout the world.

Tour Included

Guide, Transportation, Admission Fee, Hotel Pick up & Drop off Service (in Seoul)

Pick-up & Sending Service

1. Pick-up and drop-off service may be delayed due to traffic.

Payment / Cancelation

1. Cancel by 18:00 one day before the scheduled tour: 100% REFUND.
2. Cancel after 18:00 one day before the tour date: cancellation fee of 70% of the tour cost.
3. Cancel at or after the tour begins or no-show: NO REFUND.

Note

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  2. 1. In case some sites of the tours are closed, a visit to alternative places will apply.

  3. 2. For your safety, stay with the group and follow the directions of the guide during a group tour

  4. 3. Cosmojin cannot take responsibility for any injuries or losses incurred while on tour.

 

Course

  • Hotel
  • Move to Gyeongju
  • Seokguram

    Seokguram temple is an artificial cave grotto fashioned in the hills above Bulguksa temple. Assembled sometime during the 8th century it  is the only wholly intact building from the Silla era. The site is so unique that the visitors are only allowed a glimpse of the interior (photographs are prohibited). Strikingly similar to the Longmen Grottoes in Luoyang,China,the architecture of the temple is derived from rock-hewn caves commonly found in China and India. Another Korean example that is crude by comparison (but older) is the Gunwi Grotto in Daegu. Historical references to the Seokguram are nonexistent but for a single account recorded in the Samguk Yusa (Legends of the Three Kingdoms) written by the monk Iryon in the 14th century. Iryon relates the legend that Kim Tae-song the architect of Seokguram was carving the central ceiling stone when it cracked before his eyes. The mason wept freely at his blunder and he fell into a deep trance. In a dream he saw celestial beings descend from heaven and repair the critical ceiling stone. When he awoke, he found the stone healed but for the faint traces of cracks on the surface. Modern historians are amazed at the tale's accuracy: even today, cracks can be seen in the ceiling stone dividing it into three parts.

  • Bulguk Temple

    Lying at the mid-slope of Tohamsan Bulguk Temple is a famous temple representing Korea. The entire temple is a good example of the refined arts and Buddhist culture of the Silla Period and was designated as World Culture Heritage in 1995. It is said that Bulguk Temple was established at the zenith of the prosperity when the country was settled and all kinds of culture flourished after Silla unified the three kingdoms. According to records, this temple had nearly 60 buildings including total 2,000 rooms at one time. Today, world famous treasures such as Dapotap (a stone pagoda) and Seokgatap (a stone pagoda) remain around Daeungjeon in the temple of 36,300 square meters. There are as many as seven thousands treasures such as Yeonhwagyo and Chilbogyo stone stairs connected to Geugnakjeon (National Treasure No.22) and Cheongungyo and Beakungyo stone stairs connected to Jahamun (National Treasure No.23) and a sarira stupa (Treasure No.61). The sedentary image of Vairocana (National Treasure No.26) and the sedentary image of Amitabha (National Treasure No.27) which both of them are golden copper statues that are 1.7 meters high are also enshrined here. Every cultural asset features the unique Silla culture and owns distinguished values because most of the remains have been preserved intact since this temple was established in 751 (King Gyeongdeok of the Silla Dynasty).

  • Cheomseongdae Observatory

    An Astronomical Observatory Cheomseongdae is a stone tower well known as the oldest astronomical observatory in the East. Designated as National Treasure No.31. Cheomseongdae is about 9 meters in height and looks like a round bottle. This stone tower was made by laying 27 stones in a neat pile on the square foundation stone and by putting a square stone on the piles like a lid and has a window 1 meter in length and height toward the south. This architecture is highly valued for the beauty of an elegant curve and the exquisite harmony between a square and a circle.

  • Daerengwon

    The Daereungwon Tomb complex in Gyeongju holds 23 tombs that are found inside of large mounds.  The complex is beautiful with its rolling mounds and gardens, but the real treat can be found inside the tombs.  A walk through Daereungwon Tomb is like a walk through a dream and makes for one unforgettable experience.  Each tomb holds thousands of relics that gives us great insight into the Silla Dynasty and its royal family.  The contents of these tombs are over 1,500 years old and a great treasure to anyone who values Korean history and artistic beauty.  Be sure to hit up the Daereungwon Tomb in Gyeongju while in Korea.

  • Move to Seoul
  • Hotel

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