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Discover the Hidden Treasures of Korea

From RMB 7990
Travel days:  5 days
 /  4 nights

  • All flights mentioned in the program including tax and fuel surcharge with economy class.
  • Transfers in customary air-conditioned coaches
  • Accommodation in selected hotels in standard rooms with bath/shower, WC, and daily breakfast
  • Meals as mentioned in the program (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)
  • Entrance fee for all sights mentioned in the program
  • English speaking local guide for all mentioned sightseeing. Other languages are available on request.
  • 24-hour hotline service
  • Tips
  • Personal Expenses
  • All expenses not mentioned above
  • Visa to South Korea
  • Seoul 
    Sofitel Ambassador Seoul 4*
  • Gyeongju 
    Gyeongju Kolon Hotel 4*
  • Extension stay is available on request.
  • Other hotel is available on request.
  • The above mentioned rates are subjected to availability. Kindly note that no reservation has been made at this moment.

Travel content

Seoul is the ancient capital of South Korea, it has managed to preserve its unique cultural identity whilst becoming a lively modern capital. Seoul combines many elements of traditional Korean culture with cutting-edge modernity. Visit the city's beautifully restored shrines & temples including Chogesa Temple and Gyungbokgung Palace. Experience traditional cultural performances, feisty festivals, folk villages and folk museums all existing side by side with the glitzy buildings that serve as a hub for business, finance and technology. Travel beyond the city of Seoul with a one day excursion to the historic destination of Gyeongju, the ancient capital of the Silla Dynasty and considered by many to be a 'museum without walls'. Here you will enjoy the amazing historical, natural and cultural attractions of the city such as Tumili Park, Bulguksa Temple, Seokguram Grotto, Gyeongju National Museum, Anapji Pond and Cheomseongdae Observatory.

Travel Itinerary

  • Day 1:
    Beijing/Shanghai –Incheon -Seoul

    Flight from Beijing/Shanghai to Seoul. Upon arrival, a guide will meet and greet you at the airport.

    Transfer to hotel in Seoul

    Overnight in Seoul

  • Day 2:
    Seoul – Gyeongju (B)

    After breakfast, check out of the hotel and transfer to your tour of Gyeongju including Gyeongju National Museum, home to relics of the Silla kingdom, of which Gyeongju was the capital. The museum exhibits include artifacts from the great tombs of the city of Gyeongju and demonstrate the superb artistry from the Silla period.

    Visit Anapji Pond, originally built by King Munmu in 674 as a pleasure garden. He designed the pond so that one cannot view the entire pond at once. In 1975 when the pond was drained for repairs, workers found a wealth of treasures that had been underwater. The relics have been restored and many are now on display at the National Museum.

    Visit Cheomseongdae Observatory (Meaning: "Nearer the Stars Palace"), considered to be the earliest existing observatory in East Asia and possibly in the world. Constructed in 647 C.E., Cheomseongdae is a familiar symbol on Korean coins and in travel literature, often symbolizing Korea itself.

    Visit Royal Tumuli Park, a collection of royal Shilla tombs located in the middle of Gyeongju. The park contains 20 of the more than 200 royal tombs to be found in Gyeongju. In 1974, Ch'onmach'ong (Flying Horse Tomb) was excavated. It revealed more than 10,000 treasures, including a golden crown and girdle that are now placed in the Gyeongju National Museum. The tomb itself is open for viewing to provide visitors with the opportunity to see how the huge tombs were constructed and how various items were arranged in them.

    Overnight in Gyeongju

  • Day 3:
    Gyeongju -Seoul (B)

    After breakfast, tour Bulguksa (Temple of the Buddha Land), a Buddhist temple built in 774 and an important example of Silla architecture. It is home to no less than seven Korean national treasures.

    Visit Seokguram Grotto, established in the 8th century on the slopes of Mount Tohamsan. It contains a monumental statue of the Buddha looking at the sea. The surrounding portrayals of gods, Bodhisattvas and disciples are considered a masterpiece of Buddhist art.

    Return to Seoul

    Overnight in Seoul

  • Day 4:
    Seoul (B)

    After breakfast, your tour of Seoul begins with the Blue House, the executive office and official residence of the South Korean head of state, the President of the Republic of Korea. Both the English and Korean names refer to the building's blue-green roof. The Korean name has the literal meaning "house of the blue roof tiles."

    Visit Chogesa Temple, the only major temple within the old city walls of Seoul. Built in 1910, the temple became the main temple of Korean Buddhism's Chogye Order in 1936.

    Visit Gyungbokkung Palace, also known as Gyungbokgung Palace or Gyungbok Palace. First constructed in 1394, it is the largest palace of the Five Grand Palaces built in the Joseon Dynasty. The name of the palace, "Gyungbokgung," translates in English as "Palace Greatly Blessed by Heaven."

    Experience Namdeaemun Market, one of the oldest continually running markets in South Korea and the largest retail market in Seoul. The market is located next to Namdeaemun, which means "Great South Gate," and was the main southern gate to the old city.

    Overnight in Seoul

  • Day 5:
    Seoul – Beijing/Shanghai (B)

    Time at leisure until your transfer to Incheon airport

    Flight back to Beijing/Shanghai

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