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Gyeongju World HERITAGE Tour from Busan (11 hours)

Gyeongju, historically known as Seorabeol, is a coastal city in the far southeastern corner
of North Gyeongsang Province in South Korea.
Gyeongju was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Shilla (57 BC - 935 AD),
for close to one thousand years. Later Shilla was a prosperous and wealthy country,
and its metropolitan capital of Gyeongju was the fourth lagest city in the World.
A vast number of archaeological sites and cultural properties from this period remain in the city.
Gyeongju is often referred to as "the museum without walls"
Through this tour, we will delve into brilliant legacies in Gyeongju at Shilla dynasty period.

per adult from

$528

AUD

Duration

11 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Seokguram
    • Entry/Admission - Bulguksa Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Anapji Pond
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch - Will have lunch at Bomun Complex Area. You can bring 7,000 - 15,000 KRW for your lunch.
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: 교촌한옥마을 경주개 동경이 체험관, 39-3 Gyochon-gil, Gyo-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea

    Gyochon Traditional Village is a hanok village located in Gyeongju.
    It was home to the famouse Choi Clan of Gyeongju.

    Visiting Gyochon Traditional allows visitors to not only look inside the life of
    Gyeongju Choi Clan and enjoy the beauty of traditional Korean houses
    but also participate in various experience program
    such as hanbok experience, rice cake making and many more.

    The injeolmi rice cake ice cream is a "must-try" and the night view of the newly-built
    Woljeong Bridge is something a tourist should not miss.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Cheomseongdae Observatory, Wolseong-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do South Korea

    Chomsongdae literally means “a platform for observing the stars,” and is the
    world’s oldest extant observatory.
    Koreans paid close attention to celestial phenomena, as they believed that events
    in the sky were a mirror and guide for earthly affairs. Chomsongdae, the world’s
    oldest observatory, was built during the Silla period, and is rich in astronomical
    symbolism as well as being carefully designed for its scientific purpose. Built in
    the palace grounds, it was tall enough to offer a wide and unobstructed view of
    the heavens.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Seokguram, 999 Jinhyeon-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 780-400 South Korea

    From the gate of Bulguksa temple, if you follow the winding mountain path
    through a nearby forest for about an hour, you will find a small wooden building
    on a mountain slope. The building is 565 meters above sea level, and from it one
    can make out the distant blue waves of the East Sea. Sheltered inside is the
    Seokguram Grotto, a 1200 year old mystery of architectural design. According to
    the Memorabilia of the Three Kingdoms (1281), the Bulguksa Temple and the
    Seokguram Grotto were completed over the course of three decades under the
    direction of Prime Minister Kim Tae-song, when Shilla was at the height of its
    prosperity during the middle of the eighth century AD.
    Of all the masterpieces of Korean art, the Seokguram might be considered the
    finest. It is a sublime achievement, embodying the perfect and ideal harmony of
    science, art and religion in a single entity. Scholars across the world have praised
    the Seokguram Grotto, calling it “an eternal masterpiece,” “the Parthenon of the
    East,” and “the most exemplary classical work of the Orient.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Bulguksa Temple, Bulguksa 385 Bulguk-ro, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38127 South Korea

    Mount Toham, the first point in the historic city of Gyeongju to meet the
    sunrise, is a sacred mountain that has always been revered by the people of the
    region. Near the bottom of the mountain is the Bulguksa temple, one of the most
    beautiful shrines in Korea. Here can be found many cultural sites that appear in
    Gyeongju guidebooks, such as the Blue and White Cloud Bridge stone staircases,
    and the Shakyamuni and Great Treasure pagodas.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Anapji Pond, Inwang-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38163 South Korea

    Gyeongju Anapji Pond (Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond) were the secondary palace site
    which was used for the palace of the Crown Prince along with other subsidiary buildings.
    It was also a banquet site for important national event and important visitors.
    After the fall of Shilla, the site was abandoned and forgotten.
    The pond was referred to as "Anapji" during the Koryo and Chosun period.
    In the 1980s, pottery fragment with letters “Wolji” (a pond that reflects the moon)
    carved onto it was found, revealing the true name of the pond.
    After the discovery, the site was renamed to the current Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond.


    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Nampo Station (Red Line, Line 1) exit no.2Busan Station (Red Line, Line 1) exit no.1Haeundae Station (Green Line, Line 2) exit no.5
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

7

Organised by HERI TOUR

Activity ID: V-168192P6

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