9 DAYS 7 NIGHTS SOUTH KOREA BUDDHISM

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101 Upper Cross Street #06-08 People's Park Center Singapore 058357
+65 6535 xxxx

SGD 3,088

9 days

Group Tours

Availability: 06 Nov 2023 to 05 Nov 2023

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Jeonju

  • Busan

  • Yeoju

  • Seoul

ITINERARY

Day1 – Check-in @ Changi Airport
Assemble at Singapore Changi International Airport for your flight to Incheon.

Day2 – Incheon – Jeonju
On arrival, travel to Jeonju. There, visit Magoksa Temple. Surrounded by a mountain and rivers curving a yin-yang shape, this temple was never damaged by any major wars during the Joseon Period (1392-1910). As much as the temple's fame, the beauty of the surrounding mountains is renowned. Lasty, visit Jeonju Hanok Village which has over 800 traditional Korean Hanok houses. While the rest of city has been industrialized, Hanok Village retains its historical charms and traditions. 

Day3 – Jeonju – Seonunsa Templestay
After breakfast, visit Damyeung Metasequoia-lined road. Planted along the street in the early 1970s when the Ministry of Internal Affairs officially designated the road as a “boulevard.” Then head to your templestay venue Seonunsa Temple. Built during the Baekje Dynasty (18 BC-678 AD), known for its beautiful surroundings throughout the year. TEMPLE STAY: Learning of Temple manners, participating Temple Ceremony, Making Buddhist Rosary.

Seonunsa-Templestay

Day4 – Seonunsa – Suncheon
Morning participate in Templestay activities and temple tour. After lunch, proceed to Songwangsa Temple, one of the three jewels of Korean Buddhism.  It is an International Zen Center that is popular with foreigners who seek the experience of living in a Zen temple.

Day5 – Suncheon – Busan
Haeinsa Temple. The name "Haein" originates from the expression Haeinsammae of Hwaeomgyeong (Buddhist scripture), which means truly enlightened world of Buddha and our naturally undefiled mind. Head to Busan and enjoy the Gamcheon Village. The area is known for its steep streets, twisting alleys, and brightly painted houses, which have been restored and enhanced in recent years to attract tourism. Lastly, enjoy shopping at Nampodong Street the central commercial and shopping area.

Day6 – Busan – Gyeongju
After breakfast, continue the Busan tour. Visit Oryukdo Sky Walk. Iron columns were set up over a 35-meter-high coastal cliff, & a 15m glass bridge comprised of 24 glass plates and shaped like a horse’s hoof connect the iron columns. Visitors will be thrilled with the view of the waves while looking down through the transparent floor. Then visit Haedong Yonggung Temple  which is one of few temples in Korea to be set on the seaside. Then, leave Busan and visit the third jewel temple Tongdusa Temple. Reputedly houses Buddha’s skull relics, a robe and an alms bowl. Lastly,  enjoy some time along Bomun Lake a man-made lake 1,652,900m² in size.

Day7 – Gyeongju – Yeoju
After breakfast, continue the Busan tour. Visit Oryukdo Sky Walk. Iron columns were set up over a 35-meter-high coastal cliff, & a 15m glass bridge comprised of 24 glass plates and shaped like a horse’s hoof connect the iron columns. Visitors will be thrilled with the view of the waves while looking down through the transparent floor. Then visit Haedong Yonggung Temple  which is one of few temples in Korea to be set on the seaside. Then, leave Busan and visit the third jewel temple Tongdusa Temple. Reputedly houses Buddha’s skull relics, a robe and an alms bowl. Lastly,  enjoy some time along Bomun Lake a man-made lake 1,652,900m² in size.

Day8 – Yeoju – Seoul
Return to Seoul, There, visit Bongeunsa Temple located to the north of COEX building, and was constructed in the 10th year of Silla King Weongseong’s reign (794). Also, visit Jogyesa Temple is the center of Zen Buddhism in Korea, and is famous for being located in the city. Shopping time! Insadong located in the heart of the city, is an important place where old but precious and traditional goods are on display.  This is a shopping place where tourists will not miss.

Day9 – Seoul – Singapore
After breakfast, visit Gyeongbuk Palace built in 1395 and arguably the most beautiful and remains the largest of all five palaces. Bukchon Hanok Village - a Korean traditional village in Seoul with a long history, composed of lots of alleys, hanok and is preserved to show a 600-year-old urban environment.

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