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Welcome to Seoul and the start of your holiday! You will be met on arrival by our local representative and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure. There’s plenty to see, from historical places of interest to enormous markets, shopping districts, theme parks and museums.
This morning we learn about traditional Korean food culture at Chongga Kimchi World. Take part in a cooking and kimchi making lesson, at the end of the lesson you can enjoy your delicious creations. Later we visit Myong-dong the main shopping district with large shopping malls.
After breakfast enjoy a tour of South Korea's captivating capital. Highlights include the Presidential Blue House, a visit the Changdeokgung Palace, Jogyesa Temple dedicated to Buddhism and still influential today. We also visit Dongdaemun market and a natural Cheonggaecheon stream.
Today enjoy a day trip to Everland, South Korea's largest theme park.
Take in the wonderful panoramic views of bustling Seoul today from the Seoul Tower, which is located on top of Mount Namsan. For a more traditional side of Korean history and architecture, we head to Namsangol Hanok Village. A large complex, the village is comprised of three parts: a traditional Korean garden, the Time Capsule Plaza and the village itself, which includes hanok (traditional Korean houses) from the Joseon Dynasty.
SEOUL - DAEGU Departing Seoul we travel to Daegu stopping enroute at Andong. Andong’s peaceful, rural surroundings are in stark contrast to the buzz of Seoul. Set in the heart of Gyeongsangbuk-do, Andong is noted for having preserved much of its traditional spirit. A great place to see is 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. Continue on to Daegu for hotel check in. Overnight Daegu Grand.
DAEGU - GYEONGJU Transfer to Gyeongju via Gaya Park National Park & visit to Haeinsa Temple : in Gaya National Park, is perhaps Korea’s best known temple. Established in 802, it has a number of treasures in more than 90 buildings, but what really distinguished this temple from the others is the collection of more than 80,000 wooden printing blocks, which is composed of the Tripitaka Koreana, the most complete collection of the Buddhist Canon found in East Asia. Exploring at Gyeongju Seokguram & Bulguksa both designated as UNESCO World Heritage, the monuments of the Silla architects and the depth of Buddhist faith at the time. Overnight Commodore.
This morning visit Cheomseongdae Observatory, one of the oldest astronomical observatories of its kind East Asia. The observatory consists of 362 stones which correspond to the days in a year and representing the number of basic stars. Tumuli Park, a collection of royal Silla tombs. Gyeongju National Museum is a place of compelling interest that preserves much of the Silla heritage, including magnificent gold crowns, pottery, Buddhist artifacts and stone sculptures. Later you will transferred To Busan and will be dropped off at Busan Internanational Middle School where your tour with us comes to an end.