Gyeongju 1night 2days (10-3-2)

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  • Time 09:00-17:30 Number of persons 2
    Itinerary
    Hotel → Move to Gyeongju → Daerengwon → Cheomseongdae Observatory → Weolsung → Seokbinggo → Anapji Pond → Hotel(Gyeongju) → Silla Arts and Science Museum → Folks Hand Craft Village → Seokguram → Bulguk Temple → Move to Seoul → Hotel(Seoul)
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Why Cosmojin

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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 “Unified Silla.” The Silla Dynasty was one of the most developed civilizations in the world throughout 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 was 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 because of the lack of a male heir, a female leader was appointed. As such, 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 entitled “Queen Seondeok of Silla” (선덕여왕), airing in 2009. The show sparked great 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 “living 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.

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 form a patchwork of colors and the ever-changing textures of rural Korean life. On this day, you will be treated to one of the world's ten most historically significant sites, with numerous relics from that era, including temple sites with weathered stone pagodas, royal tombs, Buddhist bas-reliefs, and fortress ruins that 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

Day 1 : Hotel(Seoul) → Move to Gyeongju → Daerengwon → Cheomseongdae Observatory → Weolsung → Seokbinggo→ Anapji Pond → Hotel(Gyeongju)
Day 2 : Hotel(Gyeongju) → Shilla Arts & Scienve Museum → Folks Hand Craft Village→ Seokguram → Bulguk Temple → Return to Seoul → Hotel(Seoul)

Information

Day 1 : Hotel(Seoul) → Move to Gyeongju → Daerengwon → Cheomseongdae Observatory → Weolsung → Seokbinggo→ Anapji Pond → Hotel(Gyeongju)


Day 2 : Hotel(Gyeongju) → Shilla Arts & Scienve Museum → Folks Hand Craft Village→ Seokguram → Bulguk Temple → Move to Seoul → Hotel(Seoul) 

Tour Included

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 3 hours journey on a high quality van 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

Payment / Cancelation

1. Cancel by a week before the scheduled tour: 100% REFUND.
2. Cancel after 1~6day 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.
4. Cancel after 12:00 one day before the scheduled tour: NO REFUND.

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Course

  • Hotel
  • Move to Gyeongju
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Weolsung

    Banwolseong (Half Moon Fortress”), also commonly known as Wolseong Palace, is the site of the royal palace compound of the Korean Silla monarchy at their capital in Gyeongju during the Silla and Unified Silla periods (57 BCE-938 CE). The name comes from the approximate outline of the palace walls which were shaped like a crescent moon. Banwolseong has been also known as Sinwolseong or Jaeseong, which means where the king resides.
    Banwolseong was built in 101 by King Pasa to protect the royal palace. Today the ruins of the palace can still be visited as part of the Gyeongju Historic Area and is designated as Historic Site #16.
    Seokbinggo,a famous ice-house on the site, was used during the Joseon Dynasty. The storage facility is considered important for its architectural technique and the magnitude of the structure. Seokbinggo is Treasure #66.

  • Seokbinggo

    The Gyeongju Seokbinggo is a seokbinggo or ice house located in the neighborhood of Inwang-dong, Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang province, South Korea. It literally means "stone ice storage" in Korean.

    Gyeongju Seokbinggo was originally built as a wooden storage in the Wolseong Fortress by the buyun (county magistrate) Jo Myeong-gyeom  in 1738, the 14th year of King Yeongjo's reign during the Joseon Dynasty. It was moved to the current place four years later, which can be verified by the keystone scripts on the entrance and the monument standing next to the storage. The old seokbinggo site still remains about 100m west from the current one.

    The Gyeongju Seokbinggo has been designated as the 66th Treasure of South Korea in 1963 and is managed by the Department of Culture and Tourism of Gyeongju.

  • Anapji Pond

    According to the historical records of ‘Samguk-sagi,’ Anapji Pond was built during the 14th year of King Munmu (in power 661-681 AD) of the Silla Kingdom (57 BC-935 AD). Small mountains were created inside the palace walls, beautiful flowers were planted, and rare animals were brought in to create an exquisitely exotic garden fit for royalty. The pond was originally built in Wolseung Fortress (erected in 101 AD during the Silla period), but the fortress was destroyed and now lies in ruins.

    In 1974, an excavation project revealed large spherical shapes (measuring 200 meters in diameter and 180 meters in height) which indicated that 3 islands had been located in the pond. Thanks to these important findings and existing historical records, Anapji Pond has been restored to nearly its former glory.

    Imhae jeonji

    As one of the detached palaces of the Silla royal family’s main palace, this structure was used as the crowned prince’s palace. Imhaejeon is historically the most important building on the property and records often refer to the whole area as ‘Imhaejin.’

    An excavation resulted in the discovery of several buildings: Hoerang (corridor area), Anapji Pond, and five towers in the western part of the area. Some sites have been restored while others have been left in their natural state with only the cornerstones poking out from beneath the ground.

  • Hotel(Gyeongju)
  • Silla Arts and Science Museum

    Silla Art and Science Museum is a private history and science museum located in the district of Gyeongju Folk Craft Village, Ha-dong, Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang, South Korea. It was established on 15, October, 1988 by Seok U-il to provide an opportunity that children and youths visiting Gyeongju could know the root of Korean science. The museum in housed in a two-story building with a basement and consists of six exhibition halls according to theme. The first exhibition room located on the first floor presents a total of seven subjects while the second exhibition room located on the basement displays models of Seokguram grotto, one of representative tangible cultural properties of Gyeongju. The third exhibition room on the west part of the second floor exhibits a model of the bronze bell at Sangwonsa temple in the real size and presents information of bell-making process.

  • Folks Hand Craft Village

    Folk's Hand Craft Village was created in 1986 to preserve traditional Shilla artistry. It also helps promote the artisans who carry on the traditions of their crafts by allowing them to sell directly to the public. At the entrance to the village is a large building with various shops selling traditional handicrafts. Inside the village live dozens of artists who practice their trade and sell their wares of wood, metal, and pottery. You can watch many of them as they create their works. All the work is done by hand. Even the potters use wood fire kilns to create the same environment that their traditional counterparts used. In this way they preserve the Shilla traditions and keep them alive for future generations.

  • 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).

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