Date/Time : October 28, 2006
Includes : Coach, guide(English), entrance fee, lunch(about $12), travel, insurance
Price : 70,000 Won(Korean) or $75(foreigner) per person

Schedule Duration Itinerary
09:00~10:10 70 min From Daegu to Daereung-won Tumuli Park
(Cheonmachong Tomb)
10:10~10:50 40 min
Daereung-won Tumuli Park (Cheonmachong Tomb)

『 Large ancient tombs of kings and noblemen of the Silla Dynasty can be seen around Gyeongju at the Daereung-won Tumuli Park. There are twenty-three large tombs located here; the most famous ancient tomb being Cheonmachong and Hwangnamdaechong. In an excavation of the area in the 1970's, Cheonmachong was discovered with a painting of mounted horse. This painting is the only discovered painting from the Silla Era. You can also view the inside of Cheonmachong. There are 11,526 remains and crowns of the king inside the tomb demonstrating the lavish lifestyle of the king. Another tourist attraction is Hwangnamdaechong, which is the largest ancient tomb. It houses the bodies of both the king and queen and has over 30 thousand relics and gold accessories.
11:20~11:50 30 min
Oksan Seowon(Confucian Academy) & Dokrakdang

『 Oksan Seowon Confucian Academy was constructed in 1572, the fifth year of King Seonjo of the Joseon Dynasty. It was built in in honor of Lee Eon-Jeok, one of the great Confucian scholars of the Joseon Dynasty and one of the Five Great Wise Men of the East (his pen name was Hoejae). Neo-Confucians divide all existence into two inseparable components, i and ki (li and chi in Chinese) The one, i, is a patterning of a formative element that accounts for what things are and how they behave or should behave, while the other, ki, is the concreting and energizing element. The pioneering thinker in the school that stressed the primacy of i was Lee Eon-Jeok. The academy is set against a backdrop of Mt. Jaoksan, Mt. Dodeoksan, Mt. Hwagaesan, Mt. Muhaksan and five rocks including Jeungsimdae, Gwaneodae and Sesimdae. This famous institute is larger than 100 kan (kan is a traditional unit of measure referring to the space between two columns). Amsujae Library at Oksanseowon houses a total of 4,111 volumes of 866 different titles, including Samguk sagi (The History of the Three Kingdoms), designated as Treasure No. 525.
12:00~12:30 30 min
Yangdong Folk Village

『 This is a village of noblemen, formed by the Wolseong Son lineage and the Yegang Lee lineage. The whole village is a cultural asset, designated Important Folk Material No.189. Of the for villages in Korea, Yangdong is the best known for its size, degree of preservation, numerous cultural assets,traditionalism,beautiful natural setting as well as its many local specialties. It was for all these reasons that Prince Charles visited Yangdong in 1993. Just north of the village stands Yangdong¨s guardian mountain, Mt. Seolchang, which breaks into four branches as it descends from Munjang Peak. Although the houses are no longer inhabited, Yangdong is a very large village which, has over 160 original tile-roofed homes and thatched -roof dwellings interspersed amongst the dense forest, a repository of over 500 years of tradition. And fifty-four historic house, each at least 200 years of age, have been preserved.
12:30~13:40 70 min Lunch at Bomun Lake Resort
[1] Hyundai hotel or Hilton hotel
[2] Bibimbap (Rice with beef and mixed vegetables) or Ssambap (Rice roll with pork and vegetables)
14:00~14:50 50 min
Bulguksa temple

『 Bulguksa Temple, built with a combination of stylish architecture, Buddhist spirit and natural surroundings, symbolizes Buddha's land on earth. The stone layers harmonize perfectly with the different structures, such as the several halls and the statues of Buddha within them. Bulguksa Temple was built in the 10th year of King Gyeongdeok 751 A .D. by Kim Dae-seong, in memory of his parents. It was designated as the UNESCO Cultural Heritage on Dec 6, 1995.
15:00~15:50 50 min
Seokguram Grotto

『 Seokguram Grotto was built in memory of Kim Dae-seong's parents in 751, the 10th year of King Gyeongdeok's reign, completed over a span of thirty years. Seokguram, made of rough and solid granite, has been unparalleled in history. It was written of the grotto, "A shrine was constructed as if silk were knit with stone." Although not comparable in size to those found in India and China, it excells in terms of art, philosophy and scientific technique. It was designated as the UNESCO Cultural Heritage on Dec 6, 1995. Seokguram Grotto consists of a square antechamber, a round chamber and a passage connecting the two chambers. It represents the universe, with heaven round and the earth square. Sculptured in relief on granite slabs, flanking the wall Buddha and the Buddhist world, are eight guardian demons, two Vajurapanis (guardian gods of the temple) and four ferocious guardians.
15:50~17:00 70 min From Gyeongju to Daegu
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