|ITINERARY||N Seoul Tower – Namdaemun Open Market|
|DESCRIPTION||N Seoul Tower was built in 1969 as Korea's first integrated transmission tower beaming television and radio broadcasts across the capital. Since opening to the public in 1980, it has become a much-loved Seoul landmark. The tower's main attractions include multi-colored digital art projected onto the tower at night, a digital observatory, a roof terrace and restaurants.
Opened in 1964, the Namdaemun Market is the largest traditional market in Korea. The Namdaemun Market sells a variety of clothes, glasses, kitchenware, toys, mountain gear, fishing equipment, stationery, fine arts, accessories, hats, carpets, flowers, ginseng, and imported goods. Most shops have their own factories and make the products themselves, offering both wholesale and retail prices. This enables visitors to purchase various items at extremely inexpensive prices.
|ITINERARY||Traditional Craft Making|
|DESCRIPTION||Interesting and creative way to learn Korean culture will be experiencing the Korean art and crafts. Craft workshops in Insa-dong and Gahoe-dong, the Korea house and Bukchon Hanok village are places where the Korean tradition is well and alive. These venues offer a variety of programs that you can choose, ranging from making accessories with Korean knotting method to making household items with traditional Korean paper, hanji. Why don’t you bring one and only souvenir made by yourself for your special memory from Korea.|
|ITINERARY||Korea Furniture Museum – Gilsangsa Temple|
|DESCRIPTION||Declared "the most beautiful museum in Seoul" by CNN Travel, the Korea Furniture Museum consists of ten traditional Korean houses and a main exhibition hall (3 levels). Established in 1993, the museum possesses more than 2,000 pieces of antique Korean furniture and 500 of these are displayed in a permanent exhibition hall. The museum has also hosted a variety of events for government agencies as well as international institutions and companies.|
|ITINERARY||Jongmyo Royal Shrine – Gwangjang Market|
|DESCRIPTION||Jongmyo Shrine was built by Lee Seong Gye (1335-1408), the first king and founding father of the Joseon Dynasty. It was a primary place of worship for kings throughout the Joseon Dynasty and has been registered as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site for its well-preserved ancient customs such as memorial services and traditional music.
Gwangjang Market was the nation’s first permanent traditional market. Established in 1905, the market today is home to more than 5,000 stores selling fabric, bedding, handmade crafts and hanbok. Many of Gwangjang’s stores and alleys have remained unchanged from the way they were in the past. It is not uncommon to find noodle restaurants and hanbok stores that have been in business for as long as three generations.
|ITINERARY||Korean Cooking Class|
|DESCRIPTION||It is said that to really understand a country's culture, you must first experience its’ food. If you want to learn more about Korea's traditional foods, there is no better method than to try your hand at making the food yourself. In Seoul, there are a variety of cooking programs available for foreigners to make popular dishes, including kimchi, bulgogi, bibimbap, tteok and even royal cuisine. The length of each program varies with the food being made, but most programs can be completed within half a day. Joining one of these programs will make your trip to Korea even more memorable, so give it your all to make some tasty traditional Korean food!|
|ITINERARY||Gyeongbok Palace – Lunch – N Seoul Tower – Insadong Street|
|DESCRIPTION||Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace continued to serve as the main palace until the Japanese invasions of Korea (1592 – 1598), when all of the palaces were severely damaged. It was not until about 1868 that the palace was reconstructed and expanded to a 410,000m² complex with over 500 buildings. It flourished for several decades in this state until the Japanese once again demolished the palaces during their occupation of Korea (1910-1945). The 40-year restoration project that aims to fully restore Gyeongbokgung Palace to its original form has been ongoing since 1990. Insadong Antique Alley is a narrow street lined with antique stores and modern art galleries where visitors can wander and browse at leisure.|
|ITINERARY||Korean Folk Village – Lunch – Suwon Hwaseong Fortress & Haenggung Palace|
|DESCRIPTION||Korean Folk Village is a living museum that recreates the lifestyle of several centuries ago. There are potters, weavers, blacksmiths, and other artisans who practice their trades in traditional fashion. There are also 240 traditional homes and a small amphitheater for music and folk dances. Suwon Hwaseong Fortress, the Brilliant Fortress in Suwon, Gyeonggi-do Province, was built with the first use of cranes and other latest construction engineering of the 18th century. The construction was planned by the 22nd king of the Joseon Dynasty, Jeongjo, when he moved his father’s tomb in 1789. Each structure well harmonizes architectural splendor and function on a key strategic spot.|
|ITINERARY||Changdeok Palace & Huwon (Secret Garden)– Lunch –Buchon Hanok Village|
|DESCRIPTION||Changdeokgung Palace is the second royal villa built after Gyeongbukgung Palace in 1405. Changdeokgung was the principal palace for many of the Joseon kings, and is the best preserved among the five remaining royal Joseon palaces. The palace grounds are comprised of a public palace area, a royal family residence building, and the rear garden. The World Cultural Heritage Committee also designated Changdeokgung Palace as a World Cultural Heritage in 1997.
Bukchon Hanok Village was once a village of aristocrats long ago and its luxury tile roofed houses called giwas have been preserved since the Joseon Dynasty. Located in the middle of Gyeongbok Palace and Changdeok Palace, the village boasts 600 years of history in the region.
|ITINERARY||Imjingak Park – The 3rd Tunnel – DMZ Theater – DMZ Exhibition Hall – Dorasan Observatory – Dorasan Station – Lunch|
|DESCRIPTION||Truly a unique & rare experience in the whole world. This visit will leave you with a dramatic sense of the tremendous tragedy of separated families, the division of the peninsula and the hopes for reunification. The 3rd Tunnel is one of several underground tunnels dug under the DMZ (demilitarized zone) by North Korea for the purpose of infiltrating troops into South Korea in case of hostilities.|
|DESCRIPTION||‘Nanta’ (or ‘COOKIN’), a non-verbal performance of reckless rhythms that dramatize customary Korean percussion in a strikingly comedic stage show. Integrating uniquely Korean traditional tempos with a western performance style, NANTA storms on stage into a huge kitchen where four capricious cooks are preparing a wedding banquet. While COOKIN', they turn all kinds of kitchen items - pots, pans, dishes, knives, chopping board, water bottles, even brooms and each other- into percussion instruments. Rhythm rules and audiences are swept along in the primitive sound explosion and actions on stage.|
|ITINERARY||Enjoy Seoul’s Night Life like the locals (BBQ Dinner & Korean Drinks Included)|
|DESCRIPTION||You’ll reach Galmaegisal Alley in the Doneui-dong district, the inside of busy Jongro Street. The restaurants flanking the alley were at least ten to twenty years old. Though they were small and shabby, they offered great service and even better food. As the sun began to set, the restaurants prepared for customers by putting tables and chairs out in the small alley. This creates a more intimate and relaxed atmosphere than most restaurant areas.
The local guide will teach you eating and drinking customs even drinking games. If you happen to enjoy liquor, you are most certainly going to enjoy this tour even more.
|ITINERARY||Day 1 SEOUL / GYEONGJU
Transfer to Gyeongju by minivan & arrival in Gyeongju - Lunch on your own - Tour of Gyeongju (Gyeonju National Museum, Tumuli Park, Anapji Pond) – Dinner at local restaurant - Overnight at Gyeongju Suites Hotel
|Day 2 GYEONGJU / SEOUL
Breakfast at hotel - Tour of Seokguram Grotto &Bulguksa Temple – Lunch - Return to Seoul
|DESCRIPTION||Gyeongju was the capital of the Silla Kingdom for a thousand years, and the valley in which it is situated has a great concentration of historic buildings, temples, and artifacts. After the Silla Kingdom unified the peninsula in A.D. 676, the city developed into one of the world's major cultural centers. The area is called a "Museum without Walls" because of the wealth of historical buildings and treasures to be found there.|
|ITINERARY||Day 1 SEOUL / JEONJU
Transfer to Jeonju by minivan & arrival in Jeonju–Jeonju National Museum - Lunch on your own - Tour of Jeonju Hanok Village [Gyeonggijeon Shirine–Jeondong Cathedral - Jeonju Paper Museum - Traditional Liquor Museum – Hyanggyo (Confucian School) - Omokdae]– Dinner at local restaurant - Overnight at Jeonju Core Riviera Hotel
|Day 2 JEONJU / DAMYANG / SEOUL
Breakfast at hotel – Transfer to Damyang– Tour of Soswawon & Juknokwon, Bamboo forest – Lunch – Transfer to Seoul
|DESCRIPTION||Of all the cultural gems of Jeonju, perhaps the most celebrated is the Jeonju Hanok Village. Designated as one of the top places to visit in 2011, the Jeonju Hanok Village encompassees about 700 homes and represents the largest cluster of hanok in Korea. Jeonju has several important cultural assets and facilities like the Gyeonggijeon Shrine, Omokdae Pavilion, and Hyanggyo (Confucian school). Come and embrace the 'slow city' style and immerse yourself in the history and tradition of Jeonju. Juknokwon is a bamboo forest cultivated by the town of Damyang. Seonginsan Mountain behind DamyangHyanggyo (Confucian school) was transformed into Juknokwon Bamboo Garden featuring a beautiful artificial waterfall, pavilion, walking paths and an eco-exhibition center, a popular destination for visitors.|
|Refresh Tour||Seonyudo Island / Yunjung-no - 63Food Kitchen - Galleria Duty Free Shop (63 Bldg.) - Art Hall/Sea World (63 Bldg.) - Fried chicken & Beer (Hangang Park) / Bamdokkaebi Night Market|
|Shopping Tour||Luxury Goods Store (Galleria) - Galleria Duty Free Shop (63 Bldg.) - Art Hall (63 Bldg.) - Noryangjin Fish Market - Gasan Mall|
|Korean Wave Tour||KBS Main Bldg. (Broadcasting company) -Lunch - Yeouido Star Forest - MBC Yeouido (Broadcasting company)/KBS Annex - Galleria Duty Free Shop (63 Bldg.) -
Art Hall (63 Bldg.) / Art Hall (63 Bldg.) / Han River Mulbit Park
|Healing Tour||Brunch Café (The Skyfarm) - Yoido Full Gospel Church - Bike Riding (Hangang Park) - Galleria Duty Free Shop (63 Bldg.) - Art Hall (63 Bldg.) - Korean Spa / Noryangjin Fish Market / Han River Mulbit Park|
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