Join this tour to wow you ! We're gonna go UNESCO & Songnisan National Park*PROVIDED: 1. Round-trip transportation: Private Van 2.Admission tickets of tour site, activities.Day 19:00am - Starbuks coffee ( 50m ahead of Hongik Univ. station exit.8 )12:00 Noon - Gongju Sanseong Market 3:00 pm - [UNESCO World Heritage] Gongsanseong4:00 pm - Gongju Hanok Village Hanok stay & Hanji crafts (korean traditional paper crafts)5:00 pm - (Optional) Geumgang hot spring6:00 pm - DinnerDay 28:30am - Breakfast9:00 am - Departure to Cheongju10:00 am - Cheongju Yukgeori Market12:00 noon - Hankook Chinaware Factory14:00 pm - Songnisan National Park (Hiking)16:30 pm - Return to Seoul19:30 pm - Arrival at Seoul
Gongsanseong Fortress ( UNESCO World Heritage )Gongsanseong Fortress is a mountain castle which was established during the Baekje Period (234-678). The castle is about 2.5km long, and there are two ways of touring the castle. One way is to start from the parking lot, pass the west gate, Geumseoru, and walk along the cement road. The other way is to turn left at the beginning of the cement road and walk along the top of the castle, which is called Sanseong Road. The cement road is very smooth and you can walk along it comfortably. On the other hand, Sanseong Road has many twists and the passage is narrow, but it has the advantage of following along the Geumgang riverside. When you begin the tour, the first site that you will meet is the Gongbukru, in front of the Sanseong village. From Gongbukru, follow the Sanseong Road, go over a low hill, and you will see Yeongeunsa, a small temple built in the 4th year of King Se-Jo’s reign. In front of the temple is Manharu and Yeonji, and this place is probably the most elegant out of the whole fortress. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Geumgang riverside right here. Follow the trail path a little further up and Imryugak Pavilion appears, known as the largest of its kind within the fortress. You can glimpse a view of Geumgang River, but the trees may obstruct the open view of the scenery. Songsanri tombs ( UNESCO World Heriage) The Songsan-ri Tombs and Royal Tomb of King Muryeong (reign 462-523) contains representative relics of the Baekje period (234~678). The Songsan-ri Tombs contain the graves of kings from the period when Baekje's capital was Gongju, and it is believed to contain 10 such graves. Only seven graves have been discovered so far. The main attraction of Songsan-ri Tombs is the wall painting drawn on the number six tomb – it is the only art of its kind in the world, created from the way the bricks were laid to create the wall. The tomb is shaped like a long tunnel, the top rounded like a dome. There are pictures of fire-breathing dragons on the tomb. Only the parts of the wall where the pictures were to be drawn had earth coated on, and on that earth was drawn Sasindo, the Four Symbols – blue dragon, white tiger, red peacock, and black turtle. Songnisan National Park (Hiking)Mt. Songnisan National Park is comprised of Mt. Songnisan and the valleys of Hwayang, Seonyu, and Ssanggok. Situated in the middle of the Sobaeksanmaek Mountains, which is the southwest branch of the Taebaeksanmaek Mountains, Mt. Songnisan is one of Korea’s most beautiful sites. The sharp granite peaks of Mt. Songnisan and the deep valleys of sedimentary rocks are spectacular. Therefore, Mt. Songnisan is also referred to as Mt. Sogeumgangsan, meaning a smaller version of Mt. Geumgangsan.