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Seokmodo Island and Ganghwado Island Private Tour with Bomunsa Temple

Make your own customized private tour and use your time efficiently in limited time in Seongmodo Island is located to the west of Ganghwado Island! Beautiful West Sea, a drive by the shore, and the great scenic view are some of the features of island's highlights. Our local tour guide will take you to some places that you want to visit!There are many places though, you can discuss where to go and how much you want to spend time at the site! Itinerary is flexible! Plus you will have authentic local food in Seokmodo Island like locals! Tour guide will introduce good local restaurants! In this tour program, you will visit major Bomunsa Temple, Minmeoru Beach, Gwangseongbo Fortress, Gwanghwa cathedral, Joyang Bangjik Cafe(an old textile factory that has been turned into a very cool cafe complex), ! But this is just a suggestion plan for you. If there's other place you want to visit, you can change the itinerary! Since it is a private tour only for your group.

per adult from

$387

AUD

Duration

8 to 10 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Air conditioned Private transportation : a van or a mini bus
    • English speaking guide
    • Entrance fees on the itinerary only
    • Pickup & Dropoff at Hotel in Seoul
    • Customized private tour program
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Lunch
    • Entry/Admission - Bomunsa Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Gwangseongbo Fortress
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities(recommended)
    • Food and drinks(unless specified)
    • Personal Expenses
    • Dinner
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Seongmodo, Samsan-myeon, Incheon

    Seongmodo Island is located to the west of Ganghwado Island. Beautiful West Sea, a drive by the shore, and the great scenic view are some of the features of island's highlights.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Bomunsa Temple, 44, Samsannam-ro 828beon-gil, Samsan-myeon, Ganghwa-gun, Incheon 23007 South Korea

    Bomunsa Temple is located on Seongmodo Island in the Gangwondo Island district. The temple is on Sangbongsan Mountain, one of three mountains that make up the Samsan-myeon area. Like many temples in Korea, the foundation date is unknown but it is believed to have been founded in 635 during the reign of Silla Queen Seondeok. The temple faces out to the ocean, with the sound of waves reaching all the way to the main building.

    The main courtyard is fragrant with the scent of an aromatic tree, designated Incheon Natural Monument No. 17. Beyond the tree is a gathering of Buddhist scuptures and a large grotto.

    Film Locations
    Film "Painted Fire (2002)"

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Seongmodo, Samsan-myeon, Incheon

    Minmeoru Beach is the only beach on Seongmodo Island, a small island to the west of Ganghwado Island. Visitors can enjoy sea bathing on the vast stretch of sandy beach and watch beautiful sunsets over the West Sea. When the tide goes out, a foreshore of approximately one kilometer in length appears. The mud flat is very smooth and is home to marine life including clams, crabs, and more. It is recommended for visitors to wear rubber boots or shoes when walking on mud flat to prevent from injuring their foot.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Ganghwa Anglican Cathedral, 336, Gwancheong-ri, Ganghwa-eup, Ganhwa-gun, Incheon South Korea

    Ganghwa Anglican Church was consecrated in 1900 by Charies Jone Corfe, the First Bishop of the Church as the St. Peter and St.Paul’s Church. The church has since undergone several restorations, but the design remains true to the original.

    The two-story 4x10 rectangular building is characterized by traditional Korean construction style on the outside while the interior is a Western Basilica style symbolizing the beauty of harmony and Korean tradition. It was first designated as Gyeonggi-do Tangible Cultural Property No. 154 and then became Incheon Tangible Cultural property when Ganghwa was included in Incheon Metropolitan City. In January 2001 it was designated as Historic Site No.424 of Korea.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Gwangseongbo Fortress, 27, Haeandong-ro 466beon-gil, Bureun-myeon, Ganghwa-gun, Incheon South Korea

    Gwangseongbo Fortress’s outer wall from the Goryeo era was mended in 1618. The fortress was built in 1656 and the outpost was constructed in 1679. It was completely remodeled into a masonry castle with gates in 1745. During Sinmiyangyo (the American invasion in 1871), Gwangseongbo was the fiercest battle ground in Ganghwa. On April 24, 1871, a fleet with 1,230 American naval forces led by Rear Admiral John Rodgers landed on Ganghwado Island to demand the opening of Korea's ports and commerce. The armed forces attacked Chojijin Fortress and Deokjinjin Camp, then marched to Gwangseongbo Fortress, where they engaged in close combat with the warriors of Joseon. Although General Eo Jae-yeon and the other warriors were poorly equipped with far inferior weapons, they bravely fought to the death against the invading forces.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Ganghwado, Buleun-myeon, Incheon

    Joyang Bangjik is an old textile factory that has been turned into a very cool cafe complex. Walk through the front gate and you’re welcomed into the cafe on your right where you can buy a coffee or juice and then head into the main building to find a seat among the numerous options.
    Take a seat at the long benches in the center or spread out at the tables that are along the walls. There is seating upstairs, around corners and head outside to find ever more.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please let us know your hotel name & address detail to pick up in Seoul .
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Near public transportation
    • Stroller accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Please add country code to your phone number at time of booking
    • You don't have to follow suggested Itinerary above. Just let me know where you want to visit and explore.
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • 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

15

Organised by Here Korea Travel

Activity ID: V-42053P163

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