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Best of South Korea - Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Seoul
Touching down at modern Inchon international airport places you in the heart of Korea. After clearing immigration and customs, you will be met and transferred to the hotel.

Day 2: Seoul
Morning sightseeing of Korea's capital city. Visit Gyengbokgung Palace with its magnificent gates, graceful architectures and lovely gardens of Chosun dynasty (1392-1910). The tour also visits the Folklore Museum, Blue House and Jogyesa Temple

Southern Korean Costume   

Day 3: Seoul/Mt. Seorak (Temple stay)
A scenic drive to Mt. Seorak National Park enables us to enjoy more of Korea's stunning mountain scenery The park is dominated with chains of mountains, scenic valleys, crystal clear streams and lush green forest. The afternoon is spent on a leisurely trek enjoying the delights of this UNESCO protected nature park. Continue to Woljeongsa Temple where you will learn about the traditional temple life. On arrival, you will be provided with traditional temple uniform, before attending an evening ceremony of bell-ringing, evening chanting mass and meditation course. Overnight at the temple

Day 4: Mt. Seorak/Chungju Lake
Morning Tea Ceremony with a Buddhist Monk, visit the temple with its seven story pagoda and giant statue of Bohdhisattva. There will also be a visit to Naksan Beach. Afternoon drive to Chungju, visit Chamsori Gramophone & Audio Museum en route. Overnight at the Chungju Lake

Day 5: Chungju/Andong/Gyeongju
Drive to Andong the home of Korean Confucian culture which today still deeply influences all aspects of daily life for the local people. You will visit the Mask Village, Folk Museum, Dosan Confusian School and the Koreas most revered Buseoksa temple. Depart for Gyeongju in the late afternoon by train.

Day 6: Gyeongju/Seoul
Today we are treated to one of the ten historic city sites of the world. Temple sites with weathered stone pagodas, royal tombs, Buddhist bas-reliefs, and fortress ruins are scattered throughout the countryside surrounding this ancient city. A full day tour includes the 8th century Sugguram Grotto, said to be one of the finest Buddhist shrines in Asia and the very popular Bul Tumuli Park National Museum, Folklore Village and Millionair Choi's House. Take an evening high speed train back to Seoul

Day 7: Demarcation Military Zone & Panmunjeom Village
A full day trip to the famous DMZ area. Located only 60KM north of Seoul this is one of the last relics of the Cold War, the DMZ attracts a great deal of public interest. DMZ tourist sites have been created to quench peoples' curiosity on this unique area where tension and peace coincide

Day 8: Departure
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight home

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