Ulsanbawi

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  • Rock composed of 6 granite peaks that offer a view of Seorak Mountain and the East Sea
  • The hike to the summit takes 3-4 hours

 

Changdeokgung

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  • Palace set within a large park, known as one of the Five Great Palaces built by the kings of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1897)
  • Unusual in architectural style because the palace blends in with the natural topography of the park instead of standing out
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Gyeongju

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  • Coastal city dotted with numerous low mountains throughout
  • Was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Silla from 57 BC to 935 AD
  • Silla ruled two-thirds of the Korean Peninsula from the 7th to 9th centuries
  • Sometimes referred to as “the museum without walls” because of its number of archaeological sites
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Hwaseong Fortress

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  • Korean Fortress Wall surrounding the center of Suwon
  • Built from 1794-1796 under King Jeongjo to honor the remains of his father
  • King Jeongjo’s father was executed by being locked alive inside a rice chest by his own father after failing to obey the command to commit suicide

 

Seokguram

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  • Hermitage and part of a temple complex
  • Exemplifies some of the best Buddhist sculptures in the world
  • Built in 774
  • UNECO World Heritage Site

 

Hahoe Folk Village

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  • Traditional village from the Joseon Dynasty that preserves Joseon period-style architecture, folk traditions, books, and clam-based village traditions
  • Organized around Korean feng shui, the village has the shape of a lotus flower
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Seoul Metropolitan Subway

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  • One of the largest and most efficient urban railway systems in the world
  • All trains have wireless and internet service
  • Opened in 1974

 

Seoraksan National Park

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  • Park includes mountain peaks largely composed of dissected granite and gneiss
  • 1,013 species of plants and 1,562 species of animal known
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 


 

Costs

all flights $1,441

food $20/day x 11 days = $220

hotel $17/day x 9 days = $153

tickets (all attractions) $27

TOTAL for whole itinerary $1,841