Sunday, June 9, 2019 afternoon tour | 13:00 - 16:30
€ 93 / $ 105 per person
Gyeongju Yangdong Village is Korea's largest traditional village, showcasing the traditional culture of the Joseon Dynasty and the beautiful natural surroundings. Thanks to its many cultural heritages, including treasures, national treasures, and folklore materials, the entire village has been designated as a cultural heritage site. Many people have visited this village to see its wealth of cultural heritages and scenic surroundings. Charles, Prince of Wales, visited this village in 1993.
You will have time to experience Hanji craft making.
Hanji is an incredibly strong, fibrous paper made from the inner bark of the mulberry tree and the root of hibiscus. With the use of Hanji paper and the traditional craft techniques handed down in Korea from generation to generation, it enables craft designers to create aesthetic expressions and beautiful textures, bringing new ideas into the concept of craft or interior decoration.
FULL DAY TOUR
Monday, June 10, 2019 full day tour | 08:30 - 16:30
€ 120 / $ 135 per person
Bulguksa Temple is the representative relic of Gyeongju and was designated as a World Cultural Asset by UNESCO in 1995. The beauty of the temple itself and the artistic touch of the stone relics are known throughout the world. It is a head temple of Korean Buddhism and encompasses seven National treasures of South Korea, including Dabotap and Seokgatap stone pagodas and two gilt-bronze statues of Buddha. The temple is considered a masterpiece of the golden age of Buddhist art in the Shilla Kingdom.
Seokguram, located on Tohamsan Mountain, is the representative stone temple of Korea. Designated as a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1995, it is an artificial stone temple made of granite. It is known to have been built with Bulguksa Temple. Inside the round-shaped main hall are the Bonjon Status, Bodhi-sattva and his disciples. The Bonjon figure wearing a generous smile is seated on the stage engraved with a lotus flower design. The rounded ceiling looks like a half-moon or bow and has a lotus flower decorated cover on it.
Gyeongju National Museum houses numerous historical and cultural artifacts of the Silla Dynasty (57 BC – AD 935). As a significant cultural center, Gyeongju National Museum not only strives to preserve, exhibit, and research the rich history and culture of Silla, but is also taking leaps toward becoming a cultural multi-complex center by promoting international exchange opportunities, social education programs, and a variety of special exhibitions.
Daereungwon Tomb complex was excavated in 1973. It consists of a wooden coffin placed inside an underground chamber mounded with boulders and earth, characterized as a typical upper-class tomb of the Shilla period. The mound has a height of 12.7m with a diameter of 50m and consists of a layer of rocks collected from streams. Below the rock layer is a wooden chamber with a length of 6.5m and a width of 2.1, reaching 2.1m in height, with the wooden coffin at its center. A total of 11,526 artifacts were discovered within the tomb, including artwork considered to be highly valuable as it is Korea's first artwork to be excavated from an ancient tomb.
COOK TRADITIONAL KOREAN FOOD
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 morning tour 09:30 - 14:00
€ 115 / $ 130 per person
If you love Korean food and have an interest in Korean cuisine, this is the perfect program for you. Learn how to cook Korean food by a master of Royal Korean Cuisine.
At this time, you will have a chance to cook the most famous food, such as Bulgogi (a marinated beef in soysauce) or Japchae (a glass-noodle salad).