• Tour Programs are only available to ATW 2019 Participants.
  • Tours can be changed or cancelled if the number of people booked on our tour program does not reach the set minimum.
  • The deadline for tour reservation is October 2 (Wed), 2019

*Tours will be conducted if at least 10 people have applied for each program.
*To apply for the tours, please download the application and submit it in the email below:

E-mail: gumatravel@nate.com / Tel: +82-(0)54-742-7001

1. Full Day Tour Programs on October 16(Wed) & 20(Sun)

A. Expo & Gyochon Tour Full Day Tour

Date & Duration Oct 16(Wed) & 20(Sun), 10:00 – 18:00
Price (per person) KRW 88,500 (VAT Excluded)
- Price includes private bus, English-speaking guide, Admissions as per itinerary
Itinerary HICO - Gyeongju Tower - Multiplex Theater - Lunch - Gyeongju Gyochon Traditional Village (make rice cake and injeolmi ice cream)-Hwangridan-gil (Free Time, Shopping )- Woljeong-gyo Bridge – HICO

Gyeongju World
Gyeongju World Culture Expo is a valuable cultural exposition which has attracted over 16.2 million visitors so far through eight runs since 1998. In particular, previous expos introduced: the harmony of traditional culture and ICT (Information and Communications Technology), Korean culture and global culture, abundant Hallyu contents, and is the first cultural expo to showcase the theme of the Silk Road. The expo is expected to welcome visitors with various exhibitions, performances, and hands-on programs.


Gyochon Traditional Village
Gyochon Village is a hanok village that allows visitors a look inside life of famous the Choi Clan. Visitors can see the House of the Gyeongju Choi Clan (Important Folklore Material No. 27) and try some Gyeongju Gyodong Beopju Liquor (Important Intangible Cultural Asset No. 86-3) inside the village.


Woljeong-gyo Bridge
Woljeong-gyo Bridge was built in 760 A.D (the 19th year of king Gyeongdeok’s reign). It used to be a gorgeous bridge that connected Namsan Mountain and the royal palace by linking the southwestern and northeastern portions of the Wolseong Fortress. The bridge, restored in 2009, is 66m in length, 9m in width, and 8m in height and has become a popular attraction in Gyeongju.

 

B. A Town Castle of Gyeongju Tour Full Day Tour

Date & Duration Oct 16(Wed) & 20(Sun), 10:00 – 18:00
Price (per person) KRW 69,800 (VAT Excluded)
- Price includes private bus, English-speaking guide, Admissions as per itinerary
Itinerary HICO - Gyeongju National Museum-Daereungwon Tomb Complex (Cheonmachong Tomb) – Lunch - A town castle of Gyeongju (Magistrate’s Office ~ Donggyeonggwan ~ East Gate ~ House from Scripture ~ Traditional Alley ~ Building of Joseon Dynasty period) - Old Gyeongju National Museum - Hwangridan-gil (Free Time, Shopping) - HICO

Daereungwon
Within Daereungwon Tomb Complex is Cheonmachong Tomb (Ancient Tomb No. 155), which was excavated in 1973. Cheonmachong Tomb consists of a wooden coffin placed inside an underground chamber mounded with boulders and earth, characterized as a typical upper class tomb of the Silla period. The mound has a height of 12.7 m with a diameter of 50 m, and consists of a layer of rocks collected from streams. Below the rock layer is a wooden chamber with a length of 6.5 m and a width of 2.1, reaching 2.1 m in height, with the wooden coffin at its center. A total of 11,526 artifacts were discovered within the tomb, including Cheonmado, an artwork considered to be highly valuable as it is Korea's first artwork to be excavated from an ancient tomb.


Gyeongju Eupseong
Gyeongju is the central city in governing the country. A city fortress wall was built mainly in the central local area, so it is natural that Gyeongju has a city fortress wall but it isn't known exactly when it was built. According to Donggyeongtongji written by Jeong Inbo and Choe Namseon, which says it was reconstructed in the fourth year of King U of the Goryeo Dynasty (1378), therefore historians just guess that it was built before the record. The present city fortress wall was rebuilt in the early Joseon Dynasty but during the Japanese Aggression in 1592, it was burnt down so in the tenth year of King Injo it was reconstructed in making the western and the northern gate. Concerning the scale, there is a record that says the circumference is 1.2km, the height is about 4m. There is a gate in all four sides for coming in and out. At present there is no traces found about the gate. As Gyeongju is enlarged due to city planning, so most of the wall is broken down and now about 50m of the eastern wall just remains as an original form. The bell of King Seongdeok the Great kept in the Gyeongju National Museum was hanged in the gate of Jingnyemun, which was one of the four gates and so people could know the time when the bell rang.


Hwangridan-gil
Hwangridan-gil is a street located in Gyeongju Historic Areas. Cafes and restaurants in the street are designed inspired from hanok, Korea traditional house. Hwangridan-gil itself is a wonderful place where you can see the past and the present. And, here are shops WOWKOREA recommend to visit if you like to explore new trends in Korea.

 

 

2. Half Day & Night City Tour Programs on October 17

C. Gyochon Traditional Village Tour Half Day Tour

Date & Duration Oct 17(Thu), 14:00 – 20:00
Price (per person) KRW 71,800 (VAT Excluded)
- Price includes private bus, English-speaking guide, Admissions as per itinerary
Itinerary HICO – Cheomseongdae Observatory – Gyerim Forest – Gyochon Traditional Village (make rice cake and Injeolmi ice cream/ make Gochujang (red pepper paste) or make doenjang (soybean paste) – Hwangridan-gill (free time) – Woljeonggyo bridege - HICO

Cheomseongdae
Opposite Daereungwon along a footpath you can see Cheomseongdae in the shape of a traditional liquor jar. Not quite 10 meters tall, it used to be the observatory of Silla and its shape is a harmony of straight and curved lines, looking somewhat like a bottle, with stones laid on the top in the shape of a hash symbol. Even though it is quite small, it is amazing that it has been standing for over 1,000 years in the palace grounds. It was built during the reign of Queen Seondeok and is the oldest observatory in Asia, showing the advanced level of science for that time.


Gyochon Traditional Village
Gyochon Village is a hanok village that allows visitors a look inside life of famous the Choi Clan. Visitors can see the House of the Gyeongju Choi Clan (Important Folklore Material No. 27) and try some Gyeongju Gyodong Beopju Liquor (Important Intangible Cultural Asset No. 86-3) inside the village.

 

D. Night City Tour Half Day Tour

Date & Duration Oct 17(Thu), 19:00 – 22:30
Price (per person) KRW 46,900 (VAT Excluded)
- Price includes private bus, English-speaking guide, Admissions as per itinerary
Itinerary HICO – Gyeongju Traditional Market – Woljeong-gyo Bridge – Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond - HICO

Woljeong-gyo Bridge
Woljeong-gyo Bridge was built in 760 A.D (the 19th year of king Gyeongdeok’s reign). It used to be a gorgeous bridge that connected Namsan Mountain and the royal palace by linking the southwestern and northeastern portions of the Wolseong Fortress. The bridge, restored in 2009, is 66m in length, 9m in width, and 8m in height and has become a popular attraction in Gyeongju.


Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond
Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond were the secondary palace site which was used for the palace of the Crown Prince along with other subsidiary buildings. It was also a banquet site for important national event and important visitors. After the fall of Silla, the site was abandoned and forgotten. The pond was referred to as "Anapji" during the Goryeo and Joseon period. In the 1980s, pottery fragment with letters “Wolji” (a pond that reflects the moon) carved onto it was found, revealing the true name of the pond. After the discovery, the site was renamed to the current Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond.

 

 

3. Half Day & Night City Tour Programs on October 19

E. A Town Castle of Gyeongju Tour Half Day Tour

Date & Duration Oct 19(Sat), 14:00 – 20:30
Price (per person) KRW 55,300 (VAT Excluded)
- Price includes private bus, English-speaking guide, Admissions as per itinerary
Itinerary HICO – A town castle of Gyeongju (Magistrate’s Office ~ Donggyeonggwan ~ East Gate ~ House from Scripture ~ Traditional Alley ~ Building of Joseon Dynasty period) – Old Gyeongju National Museum – Hwangridan-gill (free time) – Gyeongju Night Market - HICO

Gyeongju Eupseong
Gyeongju is the central city in governing the country. A city fortress wall was built mainly in the central local area, so it is natural that Gyeongju has a city fortress wall but it isn't known exactly when it was built. According to Donggyeongtongji written by Jeong Inbo and Choe Namseon, which says it was reconstructed in the fourth year of King U of the Goryeo Dynasty (1378), therefore historians just guess that it was built before the record. The present city fortress wall was rebuilt in the early Joseon Dynasty but during the Japanese Aggression in 1592, it was burnt down so in the tenth year of King Injo it was reconstructed in making the western and the northern gate. Concerning the scale, there is a record that says the circumference is 1.2km, the height is about 4m. There is a gate in all four sides for coming in and out. At present there is no traces found about the gate. As Gyeongju is enlarged due to city planning, so most of the wall is broken down and now about 50m of the eastern wall just remains as an original form. The bell of King Seongdeok the Great kept in the Gyeongju National Museum was hanged in the gate of Jingnyemun, which was one of the four gates and so people could know the time when the bell rang.


Gyeongju’s night market
With almost one hundred years of history to it, Gyeongju’s night market is a marvelous place to visit even if you don’t plan on buying anything. It holds so much character, such culture and great atmosphere to go with it. The market was officially opened in 1983 and has over 2000 workers employed in the area daily, working in about 700 stores. You’ll find everything and anything for sale in the market; clothes, food, trinkets and ornaments, tools and general goods. Of course all of this is traditional, and represents Korea perfectly through the fresh ingredients and stylish garments. You will thoroughly enjoyed walking through each corner of the market, taking in the ambience and energy of the place.

 

F. Night City Tour Half Day Tour

Date & Duration Oct 19(Sat), 19:00 – 22:30
Price (per person) KRW 46,900 (VAT Excluded)
- Price includes private bus, English-speaking guide, Admissions as per itinerary
Itinerary HICO – Hwangridangill – Woljeong-gyo Bridge – Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond - HICO

Woljeong-gyo Bridge
Woljeong-gyo Bridge was built in 760 A.D (the 19th year of king Gyeongdeok’s reign). It used to be a gorgeous bridge that connected Namsan Mountain and the royal palace by linking the southwestern and northeastern portions of the Wolseong Fortress. The bridge, restored in 2009, is 66m in length, 9m in width, and 8m in height and has become a popular attraction in Gyeongju.


Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond
Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond were the secondary palace site which was used for the palace of the Crown Prince along with other subsidiary buildings. It was also a banquet site for important national event and important visitors. After the fall of Silla, the site was abandoned and forgotten. The pond was referred to as "Anapji" during the Goryeo and Joseon period. In the 1980s, pottery fragment with letters “Wolji” (a pond that reflects the moon) carved onto it was found, revealing the true name of the pond. After the discovery, the site was renamed to the current Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond.