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                    5-day UNESCO world
            cultural & natural heritage tour

Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration.  The UNESCO world heritage sites are places recognized as having a universal worth for the entire humanity, from both a cultural and historical perspective. When one ventures abroad, one is inspired to see the world heritage sites of the country one visits.  This time we would like to introduce 5 places from the cultural and natural heritage sites in South-west Korea for 5 days.

Tour description

Gilt-bronze Incense Burner of Baekje

Korea private tour-Tagytravelkorea, Gongsansung Fortress
Day 1   Gongju, Buyeo / Overnight in Buyeo
Gongsansung Fortress-Royal Tomb of King Muryeong-Buyeo National Museum
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Meet your guide in the morning, move to Gongju two hour's drive from downtown Seoul. Gongju was the capital of the ancient Baekje Kingdom from 475-539 before the kingdom fell when Silla unified the Korean Peninsula in the 7th century. Many remains of Baeje's former glory are well preserved in Gongju.  You will visit Gongsansung Fortress first. The fortresses were constructed to protect the people against foreign invasions. Gongsanseong Fortress embodies historical and cultural richness and is a fine example of a mountain castle of the Baekje period. Afterward, head to the Royal Tomb of King Muryeong. The popular Tomb of King Muryeong is the 7th tomb of songsan-ri tombs, and it is the resting place for Baekje's 25th King Mu-Ryeong and his queen. It was built with bricks like the 6th Tomb, and many national treasures were found inside, supplying scholars studying Baekje culture with precious research material.  You will be transferred to Buyeo and visit  Buyeo National Museum.  Overnight in Buyeo.

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 The Buyeo National Museum houses about 7,080 relics of the Backje Kingdom, including the Guilt- bronze Incense Burner of Baekje. It consists of four exhibition halls: the Prehistory Hall, History Hall, Buddhist Art Hall and Special Exhibition Hall.  It is the prime example of the zenith of Baekje craftsmanship and is definitely worth a look. The museum also presents a detailed history of the Baekje kingdom from the Stone Age until its demise. 

Day 2  Gochang, Jangseong, Damyang  / Overnight in Gwangju
Gochang, Dolmen site
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A total of 447 dolmens are scattered around Maesan Village, 1,764 meters across, east to west, in Jungnim-ri and Dosan-ri areas of Gochang County in North Jeollado Province. This is the largest cluster of dolmens in Korea.
Ranging in weight from under 10 tons to 300 tons, diverse types of dolmens are found in the area to provide a glimpse into how dolmens in Northeast Asia have evolved.

Mt Naejangsan, Baekyangsa temple
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Pilam Seowon, which exemplifies the architecture of Confucian academies constructed on the flat ground, was built in 1590. The academy functioned as a stronghold of the local politics that was connected to the central political arena, as well as a place for honoring deceased scholars.
Seowon refers to private Confucian academies in Korea established dur­ing the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) to serve memorial rites for noted Confucian sages as well as to educate the youth of the dominant Confucian ideology.

Damyang, Juknokwon
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Pilam Seowon, which exemplifies the architecture of Confucian academies constructed on the flat ground, was built in 1590. The academy functioned as a stronghold of the local politics that was connected to the central political arena, as well as a place for honoring deceased scholars.
Seowon refers to private Confucian academies in Korea established dur­ing the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) to serve memorial rites for noted Confucian sages as well as to educate the youth of the dominant Confucian ideology.

Damyang, Juknokwon Honok stay
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Pilam Seowon, which exemplifies the architecture of Confucian academies constructed on the flat ground, was built in 1590. The academy functioned as a stronghold of the local politics that was connected to the central political arena, as well as a place for honoring deceased scholars.
Seowon refers to private Confucian academies in Korea established dur­ing the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) to serve memorial rites for noted Confucian sages as well as to educate the youth of the dominant Confucian ideology.

Day 3   Move to Haenam and Bosung tour  /  Overnight in Damyang
Mihwangsa Temple-Dosolam Hermitage-Boseog Green Tea field
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Mihwangsa Temple

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Dosolam Hermitage

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Boseong Green Tea field

Depart early this morning on the scenic 2-hour drive from Gochang to the remote province of Haenam. A full day tour of Jeollanam-do includes Mihwangsa Temple, Dosolam Hermitage, Boseog Green Tea field. You will spend a few hour taking in the beautiful surroundings of Mihwangsa temple and Dosolam hermitage. Even though the Dosolam hermitage nestled between majestic rocks is little, the view from this point on the mountain is absolutely incredible. After lunch, you will head to Bosung tea plantation. The lush green, curvy, beautifully lined rows of tea fields tucked between mountains and cedar trees are an overwhelmingly magnificent site. Not only do your eyes have sensory overload, but the scent of the green tea was in the air.  Overnight in Damyang.  

Day 4   Damyang Tour and Move to Mt.Mai in Jinan  / Overnight in Muju 
Metasequoia-lined Road-strawberry farm-Tapsa Temple-Taekwondowon
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Mt.Mai

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Metasequoia-lined Road

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Tapsa Temple

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Strawberry picking 

A morning tour visits Metasequoia-lined Road where you’ll come across a beautiful and exotic boulevard  Then you are going to a strawberry farm to experience strawberry picking. Strawberry picking is a wonderful activity for the family or friends. The strawberry from this are is well known for good taste. Then, head to the Tapsa Temple in Mt. Mai which is famous for the over 80 stone pagodas built by Lee Gapyong, retired scholar. Those stone pagodas have different sizes and shapes from cone-shaped to straight-shaped. Also, they have never collapsed nor even moved through strong winds, making them truely amazing.

Overnight at Taekwondowon in Muju.

Next you have the chance to explore brand new city, songdo. Songdo central park is the first park in Korean with man-made waterways created it boasts water taxis and various walking trails. Songdo Hanok(Korea tradtional house) Complex includes traditional culture and tourism facilities, including 30 traditional ondol-type hotel rooms, a guest house for banquets, restaurants, culture experience halls, a concert hall, and a marketplace.  Cafe street: Dalkomm cafe which is also a famous filming location for recent hit drama Descendants of the Sun!  After, you will continue to G-tower

G-tower
Korea private tour-Tagytravelkorea,G-Tower is one of the landmark buildings in Songdo
Korea private tour-Tagytravelkorea,G-Tower is one of the landmark buildings in Songdo
Korea private tour-Tagytravelkorea,G-Tower is one of the landmark buildings in Songdo

G-Tower is one of the landmark buildings in Songdo. Inside, are banks, restaurants, post office, and office buildings. It is known for its unique architecture. There is a Sky Garden which is open to visitors in the day. Here you will be able to see Songdo in its entirety. There is also a bicycle rental service for free.

This is one of the best places to get a panoramic view of the Songdo city.    Returing to your place.

Tour itinerary

Sorae Port
& Songdo
Gongju 
Buyeo
Gunsan
Gochang
Haenam
Boseong
Damyang
Mt. Mai
Muju 
Daejeon

Day 1  Gongju, Gongsansung Fortress-Royal Tomb of King Muryeong-Buyeo National Museum-Overnight in Buyeo

 

Day 2  Gunsan - Gogunsan islands - Overnight in Seonyoudo island

 

Day 3  Haenam, Mihwangsa Temple-Dosolam Hermitage-Boseog, Green Tea field- Overnight in Damyang

 

Day 4  Damyang, Metasequoia-lined Road-strawberry farm-MT.Mai-Overnight in Muju, Taekwondowon

 

Day 5  Muju, Taekwondowon-Mt. Daedunsan Park-Overnight in Daejeon

 

Day 6  Incheon, Sorae Ecological Park-Sorae Pogu Port-Songdo Central Park- G-tower-Seoul

Pricing information

Tour rate

(Per/Person)

Inclusions

-  All admission fees to tourists sites

-  Professional English speaking driver and guide

-  Roundtrip transfer service with private vehicle

Exclusions

-  Personal expenses

-  Accomodations and every meals