7 Day World Heritage of Korea
Day 1 Arrival-Seoul
Arrive at Incheon International Airport & greetedby representative of JBC Travel. Transfer to Seoul and check into hotel.
Day 2 Seoul-Suwon-Gyeongju (B/L)
Transfer to Gyeongju via Suwon Hwasung fortress. Visit Hwasung fortress which was constructed as an act of filial devotion by Jeongjo, the 22nd king of the Joseon Dynasty (1392~1910), and to strengthen his power, eradicate party conflict, and fortify the southern area of the capital. Transfer to Gyeongju. Check into hotel and rest of the day free.
Day 3 Gyeongju (B/L)
Morning tour covers Bulguksa temple – one of Korea”s best well-known temples. Seokguram Grotto- one of the Asia’s finest Buddhist shrines, surrounded by Bodhisattvas &guardian deities. Transfer to Andong Hahoe Village, conserved Hahoe Byeolsingut Mask Dance Play performed by the public in general, and Seonyujulbul Nori-a boat ride and fireworks play enjoyed by the nobility called Yang ban. The village conserves many cultural heritages which show Korean traditional living cultures and ancient architectural styles. Visit Mask museum. Return to Gyeongju. Overnight in Gyeongju.
Day 4 Gyeongju-Haeinsa Temple (B/L)
The Temple of Haeinsa, on Mount Gaya, is home to the Tripitaka Koreana, the most complete collection of Buddhist texts, engraved on 80,000 woodblocks between 1237 and 1248. The buildings of Janggyeong Panjeon, which date from the 15th century, were constructed to house the woodblocks, which are also revered as exceptional works of art. As the oldest depository of the Tripitaka , they reveal an astonishing mastery of the invention and implementation of the conservation techniques used to preserve these woodblocks. Overnight at hotel located nearby Haeinsa
Day 5 Haeinsa Temple-Seoul (B)
Transfer to Seoul. Visit A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Changdeokgung Palace is breathtaking any season of the year. Seamlessly blending the natural and the man-made, it is the epitome of Korean traditional garden design. Visit Jongmyo shrine which is the oldest and most authentic of the Confucian royal shrines to have been preserved. Dedicated to the forefathers of the Joseon dynasty (1392-1910), the shrine has existed in its present form since the 16th century and houses tablets bearing the teachings of members of the former royal family. Ritual ceremonies linking music, song and dance still take place there, perpetuating a tradition that goes back to the 14th century.
Day 6 Seoul (B)
Morning half day city tour of Seoul. Visit Cheongwadae Sarangchae (Guest house at Presidential Houses, a place filled with hope and joy. You can learn about past presidents and the history of the capital, Seoul. Then tour Gyeongbokgung palace-the oldest and grandest of Seoul’s royal palaces, Gyeongbokgung Palace is a masterpiece of Korean traditional architecture and one of Seoul’s most visited locations. Next visit National Folk Museum exhibiting the religious rituals, customs, food and social dynamics of Korean life. Jogye Temple is chief temple of the Jogye order which represents the Korean Buddhism . Conclude the day at Insadong Antique Street and visit major galleries, enjoy free shopping. Overnight in Seoul.
Day 7 Seoul-Departure (B)
Transfer to Incheon International Airport for departure.