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Seoul Searching & Jeju

9 days from USD $5,799

From vibrant Seoul and Gyeongju the ancient kingdom of Silla, to the bustling port city of Busan, the natural wonders of ...

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Day 1: Seoul - Mount Seoraksan National Park

Today you will be met at your hotel by your guide and transfered to the amazing Mt Seorak National Park. We will stop at Woljeongsa temple along the way where you will enjoy a guided tour. Today we also visit the famous Daepo seaport. Tonight is spent at the Seoraksan Tourist Hotel or similar

Day 2: Mount Seoraksan National Park

After a lovely breakfast you will be escorted on a tour of the infamous Gweongeumseong Fortress via a 1,100 meter cable car!! This Fortress is truly a sight to behold and is steeped in rich history. Today we will also see the Sinheungsa Temple. First constructed in 659, it has been destroyed and rebuilt many times. Tonight is spent at the Seoraksan Tourist Hotel or similar

Day 3: Mount Seoraksan National Park - Andong

This morning travel to Andong which is considered the spiritual home of Korea as well as the cradle of Korea’s cultural tradition. Enjoy an afternoon tour of Andong which includes the charming UNESCO Listed Hahoe Folk Village, where approximately 130 traditional houses of varying size and standard have been immaculately preserved by the same families for generations. Also visit the Andong Folk Museum which has several interesting exhibits relating mainly to Korea's folk traditions, the ritual standards of Confucianism and folk plays. Overnight - Andong Gunja Hanok village or similar.

Day 4: Andong

After breakfast we travel on to Gyeongju today. Serving as the capital of Silla Kingdom from 57BC to 935AD, the entire city of Gyeongju is a living museum containing the remnants of the Silla Kingdom. Your afternoon tour of Gyeongju includes visits to Gyeongju National Museum which is home to the 23ton Emille Bell cast in AD771 and numerous priceless treasures; Tumuli Park, with its collection of Silla royal tombs; Cheomseongdae Observatory, one the world’s oldest astronomical observatories. Overnight - Gyeongju Suites hotel or similar.

Day 5: Andong

This morning visit two magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Listed temples - Seokguram Grotto, one of the Asia’s finest Buddhist shrines, surrounded by Bodhisattva, disciples, devas and the guardian king; Bulguksa Temple which was built during the glorious period of Silla Kingdom. The architectural design of Bulguksa Temple is one of constrained dignity and peaceful harmony and the temple still remains one of the most remarkable achievements of the ancient Far East. Depart for Seoul this afternoon where our tour ends.