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$205.70 Cultural & Theme Tours

Andong Day Trip: Hahoe Folk Village from Seoul

You’ll be picked up from your Seoul hotel in the morning and taken by air-conditioned coach through Andong to Buyongdae Cliff, located approximately 3 hours away near the Taebaek Mountains. From the summit, get an amazing bird’s-eye view of Hahoe Folk Village; you’ll learn how the name of this cliff, meaning ‘lotus,’ is said to reflect the village’s configuration of a lotus flower. Continue driving through UNESCO World Heritage-listed Hahoe Folk Village, a traditional village from the Joseon Dynasty, and visit the Hahoe Mask Museum, dedicated to mask culture in this region and throughout Korea. Tour the museum with your guide and learn about what each different mask represents, as well as the history of mask dances.Head to a local restaurant for a lunch of regional specialties and then continue driving to Byeongsan Seowon, a Confucian school established by esteemed scholars to pay tribute to notable Confucian personality Seong-nyong Yu. Your guide will explain how this temple is one of 47 in Korea not destroyed in 1868 during the rule of Daewongun, a Joseon-era imperialist and politician.Your last stop will be Bongjeongsa Temple, the largest temple in Andong. Relish the unique, elegant atmosphere as you visit several towers and buildings including three-story Stone Pagoda. After your time here, you’ll be dropped off at your hotel or the shopping district in Seoul, whichever you prefer.

$3930 Cultural & Theme Tours

Soul of Korea 11days 10nights

Accommodation:  on Twin / Double bed/ Breakfast basis at hotels specified , or same category.Seoul Lotte City Myeongdong 2N - Andong Rechell 1N - Gyeongju Commodore 2N - Busan Commodore 1N - Jinju New Grand 1N - Jeonju Ramada 1N - Temple 1N - Seoul Lotte City Myeongdong 1N.Itinerary:Day01 representative will escort us to our hotel. Overnight in SeoulDay02 depart early for beautiful Gyeongbokgung Palace to experience the 500 year old ceremony of the changing of the royal Guard.  walk around Bukchon Village we will go to Gwangjang traditional market It is a large-scale market where visitors can feel the traditional Korean ambiance.  Overnight in SeoulDay03  visit the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ),  It is said that the Korean DMZ is one of the most dangerous places on earth but once there you will be captivated by the tranquility,  After  we will be heading to Andong. Overnight in AndongDay04 we will be heading to Andong Hahoe Folk Village.  also famous for its mask dance festival and mask museum. Transfer to Gyeongju. Overnight in GyeongjuDay05 Today we will be visiting Gyeongju, Gyeongju is home to no fewer than three UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The magnificent Buddhist monastery Bulguksa temple will be our first destination, followed by Seokguram Grotto and Yangdong Village. we will visit Daereungwon, Overnight in GyeongjuDay06 transfer to Busan for Jagalchi Market,  At the southern tip of Busan, rock cliffs called Taejongdae offer some of the best views of the Eastern Sea. Overnight in BusanDay07 transfer to Tongyeong via Geogae Bridge. Tongyeong is known as the Naples of the Orient  Mireuksan mountain. Hallyeohaesang National Park.  Overnight in JinjuDay08 transfer to Jeonju .  traditional Korean paper and participate in making Makguli, Korean rice wine. Overnight in JeonjuDay09 transfer to Muju, the hub of world Taekwondo . it will be worth observing the practice or participate in learning the basic movements. Transfer to Beopjusa Temple .Temple stay will be a memorable experience where you can follow the path of 1,400 years of tradition through nature and tranquility. Day10 transfer to Seoul. be escorted toDragon Hill Spa (Jimjilbang) to rest and rejuvenate your mind and body. Overnight in SeoulDay11 we will transfer to the airport for our return flight

$450 Cultural & Theme Tours

2 Day: Rakkojae Korean Cultural Heritage Tour - Via Andong Hahoe Folk Village

Day 109:00 Pick-up from hotel in Seoul or GIMPO airport (KRW100,000 supplement for pick-up from INCHEON airport)12:00 Lunch at 'Hwaryeon' in Andong (Korean course menu featuring rice wrapped in a lotus leaf)13:45 Arrival at the UNESCO World Heritage Site 'Andong Hahoe Folk Village' (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1324)14:00 Viewing of National Intangible Cultural Heritage 'Hahoe Mask Dance' (replaced by a visit to the Hahoe World Mask Museum on days where there is no performance scheduled)15:30 Check-in to Rakkojae Andong (Hahoe) & free time to tour the village16:30 Visit 'Byungsan Seowon' (an ancient Confucian academy with architectural beauty that enhances the natural scenery, promising to be an unforgettable experience)17:30 Visit 'Buyongdae' (a vantage point that allows one to experience the breathtaking panorama of the Nakdong river wrapping around the Hahoe Folk Village)18:30 Dinner in the Hahoe Folk Village marketplace ('Andong Jjimdak' braised chicken in sweet and spicy soy sauce & 'Andong Gangodeungeo' roasted salt cured mackerel)Day 208:00 Breakfast at Rakkojae Andong (Hahoe)10:00 Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site 'Bongjeongsa' (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1562/)13:30 Lunch at 'Sonamu Jeongwon' ('Ssambab' spicy pork rice wraps)15:00 Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site 'Hwaseong Fortress' (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/817/)18:30 Arrival in Seoul (KRW100,000 supplement for drop-off at INCHEON airport)

$244 Cultural & Theme Tours

Andong Cultural Day Trip from Seoul

Get picked up by air-conditioned minivan from your Seoul hotel at 7am to begin the 3-hour drive to Andong. Upon arrival, begin your day with a visit to Buyongdae Cliff, known for its beautiful views of Hahoe Village from the mountain. Walk with your guide down to Hwacheon Seowon to see some traditional houses once owned by scholars during the Joseon Dynasty. Take a break at a local tea house before paying a visit to the Hahoe Mask Museum, where you'll learn about both traditional Korean masks – considered a national treasure – and masks from around the globe. Keep an eye out for some trinkets or souvenirs from the local shops and street vendors before lunch.After walking up an appetite, stop to enjoy a typical Andong lunch of salted mackerel (gangodeungeo), rice, bean soup, and a variety of side dishes. Next, spend some time walking around the UNESCO-listed Hahoe Village, one of Korea's most representative historic clan villages, before heading back to Seoul, where you'll be dropped back at your hotel at around 6pm.All entrance fees are included, but drinks are at your own expense. A fair amount of walking is involved, so please wear comfortable shoes.Please note: A minimum of 3 people per booking is required.

$959 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5D4N Korea Cultural Heritage immersion Private Tour

Depart from your hotel in Seoul then visit a town with the background of natural circumstance and Confucianist culture. Andong Hahoe Village, a UNESCO cultural heritage. The Hahoe Mask Dance Performance is shown by characters with humorous masks on such as a nobleman, a Buddhist monk, a bride, farmers, a cow slaughterer, and a sarcastic lad. Walking through the small alleys enclosed with short walls and various types of traditional houses, you will feel peace and stillness in this 600-year-old town. After Andong tour, we stay one night in Gyeongju The Commodore hotel or GG Tourist hotel.On day 2 we visit the capital of the Silla Kingdom, the longest surviving kingdom in the history of the peninsula, for almost 1000 years. As Buddhism played a crucial role in strengthening royal authority and unifying the people, it naturally made Gyeongju the home of the greatest Buddhist art treasures. The whole city is a UNESCO cultural heritage, let’s have an opportunity to feel relaxed and refreshed in this calming, peaceful old-fashioned city embraced by high royal tombs and historical relics. Today, we check-in at hotel in Busan Arban or Crown Harbor. On day 3 relaxing in Busan, you can choose to visit a unique temple Beomeosa temple or Haedong Yonggungsa temple. Beomeosa means temple of the Nirvana fish, it builds on the slopes of Geumjeong mountain. Haedong Yonggunsa temple means Dragon palace temple, it is one of the rarest temples in Korea and it’s near the coastlines!On day 4, visit the Haeinsa temple and Jeonju Hanok Village. The Haeinsa temple which has been appointed as a universal cultural heritage since 1995 for its many cultural properties and historical remains. This temple is located on Gaya mountain, the most complete collection of Buddhist texts, engraved on 80,000 woodblocks between 1237 and 1248. Before hotel check-in in JWyndham Jeonju Hotel or similar , let’s explore the Jeonju Hanok Village. There are over 800 Korean traditional Houses located in a district of narrow alleys. While the rest of the city has been industrialized, the Hanok village retains its historical charms and traditions. Last day of this private trip. Visit Dweeungbark village, it is not the Hanok village or folk village, it provides a magnificent view with a thousand jars full of the sauces. You will learn the Korean traditional sauce culture and making the Korean style Chili pepper sauce. Next stop is Suwon city, you can meet a UNESCO cultural heritage called Suwon Hwaseong Fortress. This castle was established in 1796 for a temporary palace by Jeong jo, 22nd king of Joseon dynasty. After a 5 days trip, back to Seoul continue your own itinerary.

$299 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3 Days Andong,Gyeongju & Busan Private Tour from Seoul

On day 1, our driver pick up from your hotel in Seoul at 9a.m. drive about 3 hours to Andong, a town with the background of natural circumstance and Confucianist culture in Gyeongsang-do Province. Feel the spirit and aura of a private Confucianist university while looking inside the main venu, lecture hall, student dormitories and also its natural surroundings looking down to the stream surrounded by mountains. After a short walk in the Byeonsan Sewon, you will stand on a hill called Buyong-dae. On top of it, you can overview a fantastic view of Hahoe Village, a ravishing village seeming like a lotus flower surrounded by a river. Before drop off at hotel in Gyeongju, we explore the Andong Hahoe Village, a UNESCO cultural heritage.Day 2 we visit the city of Gyeongju (whole city is a UNESCO cultural heritage) was once the capital of the Silla Kingdom, the longest surviving kingdom in the history of the peninsula, for almost 1000 years. As Buddhism played a crucial role in strengthening royal authority and unifying the people, it naturally made Gyeongju the home of the greatest Buddhist art treasures. The city still shines today, most well known as the “Museum Without Walls”. In Bulguksa Temple we search around plenty of treasures and relics. To go to another pair of UNESCO heritage, Seokguram Grotto, we go up through a zigzag mountain road with forest trees. When it’s the time dusk falls down, we can visit Anapji Pond, literally means Pond of Ducks and Geese. This section of the old demolished palace, Dong-gung(East Palace) keeps mysterious different views from one spot to another if it is seen from any place around the pond. Cheomseongdae is the oldest existing astronomical observatory in Asia. The stone structure is a beautiful combination of straight lines and curves, and was designated as National Treasure No.31.Day 3, we explore the Gamcheon Culture Village, a lot of houses built in staircase-fashion on the foothills of a coastal mountain, decorated with murals and sculptures created by the residents. And then we visit one of the biggest fish markets - Jagalchi fish market, is composed of an outdoor modernized market and an indoor traditional market. Before drive back to Seoul, we get a thrill while enjoying one of the best views on Oryukdo Skywalk.This 3 days private tour do not includes accommodation, you could book the accommodation in Gyeongju (Day 1) and Busan (Day 2).