Gyeongju, Korea's Ancient Capital

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Tour Number

Activity Level

67915


Categories

Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, Hiking and Walking, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for mature teens and teenagers

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 5

Language(s)

explanation

Korean (basic), English (fluent)

Amazing relics of the Shilla Kingdom


This tour will cover the best of the amazing relics of the Shilla Kingdom in Gyeongju, Korea's ancient capital and primary tourist destination. We will experience some of the worlds best Buddhist art!

Many designated National Treasures are included. You options include Bulguk-sa the Buddha-Nation Temple, Seokgur-am Grotto Shrine-Hermitage (Seokkulam), Mt. Nam-san covered with ancient statues, pagodas and carvings; the National Museum featuring the Gold Crowns and the great Emille Bell, Cheomseongdae Astronomy Tower, the Royal Tombs Park, Yangdong Confucian Aristocratic Village, Oksan Seowon Neo-Confucian Academy, Anapji Pavilion-Pond, and much more. . .

Tours will be custom-designed and priced to suit whatever you want to see, anywhere from 2 hours to 2 full days. Great meals at Korean restaurants can be included.

Itinerary

This tour will cover the best of the amazing relics of the Shilla Kingdom in Gyeongju, Korea's ancient capital and primary tourist destination. We will experience some of the worlds best Buddhist art! I am an expert on all of it.

Many designated National Treasures are included. You options include Bulguk-sa the Buddha-Nation Temple, Seokgur-am Grotto Shrine-Hermitage (Seokkulam), Mt. Nam-san covered with ancient statues, pagodas and carvings; the National Museum featuring the Gold Crowns and the great Emille Bell, Cheomseongdae Astronomy Tower, the Royal Tombs Park, Yangdong Confucian Aristocratic Village, Oksan Seowon Neo-Confucian Academy, Anapji Pavilion-Pond, and much more. . .

Tours will be custom-designed and priced to suit whatever you want to see, anywhere from 2 hours to 2 full days. Great meals at Korean restaurants can be included.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I can pick you up at your hotel, or the Bus, Train or KTX stations.

End location: I can drop you off anyplace in Gyeongju that you desire, including your hotel, or the Bus, Train or KTX stations.

Duration: 8 hours

this tour can be custom-designed anywhere from 2 hours to two full days, depending on what you want; price can be adjusted accordingly.

Transportation

Can be done by public bus, taxis or hired car.

What’s Included

My guiding and academic-expert explanations of all we see, telling great stories from ancient Shilla Kingdom -- and my RT KTX tickets to/from Seoul, to make this happen.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20000 KRW - you may need small amounts of cash for transport & entrance tickets. Meals can be paid by credit-cards.

What’s Extra

Transport to/from Seoul or etc for you; local transport, small admission fees, lunch or dinner, snacks.

Restrictions

I do not have a car in Korea, do not drive. I can arrange for a mini-bus or taxi if you wish, at extra expense. Otherwise we will use the cheap taxis that are easy to catch, and Korea's excellent and fast system of subway trains, and buses, together.

A Recent Review of this tour

A storm cancelled the tour to Gyeongju. David rearranged our schedule to spend the day in Seoul. We had an excellent day touring temples, palaces and shaman sites as well as a lunch featuring temple food. He is impressive in his knowledge on the above subjects and Korean culture in general. He is an eager and enthusiastic teacher/guide on all things Korean. He speaks in a strong and clearly understood voice. We very much enjoyed our time with him. First rate.
Olivia Thompson

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