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Gyeongju Trip Including UNESCO World Heritage Site
Gyeongju-si- Gyeongsangbuk-do- South Korea
( 75 )
8 Hours
7 Persons
Korean/English
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Brief

During this 8-hour small group tour, your dedicated guide and driver will take you around the beautiful city of Gyeongju. Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites, Bulguk Temple and Seokguram Grotto, as well as other important historic places. This tour also includes lunch, entrance fees, and transportation.

Tour Detail

Your tour begins with a pick-up from your hotel in Busan, Gyeongju or from Haeundae Subway Station. Learn about Gyeongju, a coastal city rich with culture and history.

Itinerary as follows:

1. Shilla Kingdom Theater
Tourists can enjoy short film of Shilla Kimdom dynasty.

2. Gyochon Traditional Village
Located in Gyeongju-si, Gyeongju Gyochon Traditional Village is a hanok village that allows visitors a look inside life of Choi Clan.

3. Daereungwon Tomb Complex
Large ancient tombs of kings and nobles of the Silla Kingdom can be seen around Gyeongju at the Daereungwon Tomb Complex (Cheonmachong Tomb). There are twenty-three large tombs located here; the most famous being Cheonmachong and Hwangnamdaechong.

4. Cheomseongdae Observatory
Cheomseongdae is the oldest existing astronomical observatory in Asia. Constructed during the reign of Queen Seon-deok, it was used for observing the stars in order to forecast the weather. This stone structure is a beautiful combination of straight lines and curves, and was designated as a National Treasure December 20, 1962.

5. Bulguk Temple [UNESCO World Heritage]
Bulguk 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.

6. Seokguram Grotto [UNESCO World Heritage]
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. The construction was started by Kim Dae-Seong in 751 during the reign of King Gyeong-Deok of the Silla Kingdom (57 BC - AD 935) and it was finished twenty-four years later in 774.

7. Gyeongju Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond
According to the historical records of Samguk-sagi, Wolji Pond was built during the 14th year of King Munmu of the Silla Kingdom (57 BC-935 AD). Small mountains were created inside the palace walls, beautiful flowers were planted, and rare animals were brought in to create an exquisitely exotic garden fit for royalty. The pond was originally built in Wolseung Fortress (built in 101 AD during the Silla period), but the fortress was destroyed and now lies in ruins.

Price Detail
Inclusions

- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Entrance fees
- Bottled water
- Professional guide
- Korean style lunch
- Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
- Guaranteed to skip the long lines
- Small-group tour
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Exclusions

- Gratuities (optional)

Cancellation Policy

You will get

100% refund if cancel 7 days before tour starts.

80% refund if cancel within 6 days before tour starts.

50% refund if cancel within 5 days before tour starts.

NO refund if cancel within 3 days before tour starts.

You will be refunded for all costs EXCEPT Processing Fees.

Guests can get full refunds at any time of cancellation prior to the actual date of the tour if that cancellation is due to a Force Major reason. Force Major reasons include but are not limited to war, civil insurrection, strikes, volcanoes, extreme weather, earthquake, and natural disasters.

Tour guide
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Reviews

shellking2016

2019-02-12 21:45:04

"Steve made our day outstanding!" Steve picked up our group of 4 from the Busan Cruise terminal & we had 7 outstanding hours. His English is beyond fluent. After 15 years in the US, he an expert in American English & how to present...

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geovaughnni

2018-10-03 01:09:14

"Busan - From a Temple on the Shore to Surfers at the Beach" If you want to see a great slice of life in Busan, this tour is a must. It began with a pickup at the port (we were on a cruise) by our knowledgeable, cheerful, and friendly tour guide, Beth. The...

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NgTT88

2018-09-16 04:26:30

"Beautiful Temple by the sea" It’s good to go when not crowded on weekdays as narrow path can be hampered by slow walkers. Beautiful Temple and well kept. Spring water in Temple was cool and clean. Crowds well behaved generally...

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DeeFry

2017-12-26 12:41:53

"Fabulous Tour with Exceptional Guides" We rode the KTX from Seoul to Busan (2.5 hr) and did a 7 hour private tour of Busan with excellent guide Steve and his trainee, EJ. Then, we returned to Seoul the same day. Guide Steve knows...

+More

Kathy S

2017-09-29 02:44:07

"Day tour including temple" Found the Toursbylocals on TA and booked a one-day tour with Hon and Beth. Excellent tour of some fascinating sites and the weather was beautiful, so it made it even more memorable. Beth did a great...

+More

remricsantos

2017-06-19 23:29:26

"Busan night tour including a cruise" Our tour was a fabulous one. and the view from the top of Mt. Hwangnyeongsan was awesome. We had a great tour guide, Steve Kim. He's very good in English, very good photographer also (he emailed to...

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Gyeongju Trip Including UNESCO World Heritage Site
Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
( 75 )
8 Hours
7 Persons
Korean/English
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Brief

During this 8-hour small group tour, your dedicated guide and driver will take you around the beautiful city of Gyeongju. Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites, Bulguk Temple and Seokguram Grotto, as well as other important historic places. This tour also includes lunch, entrance fees, and transportation.

Tour Detail

Your tour begins with a pick-up from your hotel in Busan, Gyeongju or from Haeundae Subway Station. Learn about Gyeongju, a coastal city rich with culture and history.

Itinerary as follows:

1. Shilla Kingdom Theater
Tourists can enjoy short film of Shilla Kimdom dynasty.

2. Gyochon Traditional Village
Located in Gyeongju-si, Gyeongju Gyochon Traditional Village is a hanok village that allows visitors a look inside life of Choi Clan.

3. Daereungwon Tomb Complex
Large ancient tombs of kings and nobles of the Silla Kingdom can be seen around Gyeongju at the Daereungwon Tomb Complex (Cheonmachong Tomb). There are twenty-three large tombs located here; the most famous being Cheonmachong and Hwangnamdaechong.

4. Cheomseongdae Observatory
Cheomseongdae is the oldest existing astronomical observatory in Asia. Constructed during the reign of Queen Seon-deok, it was used for observing the stars in order to forecast the weather. This stone structure is a beautiful combination of straight lines and curves, and was designated as a National Treasure December 20, 1962.

5. Bulguk Temple [UNESCO World Heritage]
Bulguk 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.

6. Seokguram Grotto [UNESCO World Heritage]
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. The construction was started by Kim Dae-Seong in 751 during the reign of King Gyeong-Deok of the Silla Kingdom (57 BC - AD 935) and it was finished twenty-four years later in 774.

7. Gyeongju Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond
According to the historical records of Samguk-sagi, Wolji Pond was built during the 14th year of King Munmu of the Silla Kingdom (57 BC-935 AD). Small mountains were created inside the palace walls, beautiful flowers were planted, and rare animals were brought in to create an exquisitely exotic garden fit for royalty. The pond was originally built in Wolseung Fortress (built in 101 AD during the Silla period), but the fortress was destroyed and now lies in ruins.

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Price Detail

- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Entrance fees
- Bottled water
- Professional guide
- Korean style lunch
- Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
- Guaranteed to skip the long lines
- Small-group tour
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan

- Gratuities (optional)

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancel 7 days before tour starts.

80% refund if cancel within 6 days before tour starts.

50% refund if cancel within 5 days before tour starts.

NO refund if cancel within 3 days before tour starts.

You will be refunded for all costs EXCEPT Processing Fees.

Guests can get full refunds at any time of cancellation prior to the actual date of the tour if that cancellation is due to a Force Major reason. Force Major reasons include but are not limited to war, civil insurrection, strikes, volcanoes, extreme weather, earthquake, and natural disasters.

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*Final price, no additional charge by Gopackup

Tour guide
Reviews

shellking2016

2019-02-12 21:45:04

"Steve made our day outstanding!" Steve picked up our group of 4 from the Busan Cruise terminal & we had 7 outstanding hours. His English is beyond fluent. After 15 years in the US, he an expert in American English & how to present...

+More

geovaughnni

2018-10-03 01:09:14

"Busan - From a Temple on the Shore to Surfers at the Beach" If you want to see a great slice of life in Busan, this tour is a must. It began with a pickup at the port (we were on a cruise) by our knowledgeable, cheerful, and friendly tour guide, Beth. The...

+More

NgTT88

2018-09-16 04:26:30

"Beautiful Temple by the sea" It’s good to go when not crowded on weekdays as narrow path can be hampered by slow walkers. Beautiful Temple and well kept. Spring water in Temple was cool and clean. Crowds well behaved generally...

+More

DeeFry

2017-12-26 12:41:53

"Fabulous Tour with Exceptional Guides" We rode the KTX from Seoul to Busan (2.5 hr) and did a 7 hour private tour of Busan with excellent guide Steve and his trainee, EJ. Then, we returned to Seoul the same day. Guide Steve knows...

+More

Kathy S

2017-09-29 02:44:07

"Day tour including temple" Found the Toursbylocals on TA and booked a one-day tour with Hon and Beth. Excellent tour of some fascinating sites and the weather was beautiful, so it made it even more memorable. Beth did a great...

+More

remricsantos

2017-06-19 23:29:26

"Busan night tour including a cruise" Our tour was a fabulous one. and the view from the top of Mt. Hwangnyeongsan was awesome. We had a great tour guide, Steve Kim. He's very good in English, very good photographer also (he emailed to...

+More
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