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Deadline for Tour Reservation : July 21, 2016

  • Minimum 10 participants (otherwise specified) are necessary for each tour to take place, if not, the tour can be cancelled with notice.
  • Your credit card will not be charged until the tour reaches a minimum of 10 persons and the email confirmation on tour departure is issued to you.
  • Cancellation must be made to Hanjin Travel in writing.(dslee@kaltour.com). The following penalty shall apply ;

› Cancellation received 7 days before the tour : No penalty
› Cancellation received 6 ~2 days before the tour : 20% of the listed tour fee
› Cancellation received 1 day before the tour : 50% of the listed tour fee
› Cancellation received on that day or no-show : 100% of the listed tour fee

Pre-Conference Tour 1- Seoul & DMZ Tour
Duration 18-21 Aug / 4D & 3N
Price USD 489 / SGL Suppl. Charge: USD168
(Minimum 10 people are necessary for tour to take place)
Itinerary 18 Aug (Thu):
Arrive in Incheon Airport – Visit “Korean Air Transit Counter” (located Exit 1 on the 1st floor of Passenger Terminal) and get Airport Limousine ticket – Move to hotel & C/In on your own
19 Aug (Fri):
Meet at hotel(09:00) – Gyeongbokgung Palace – Insadong Antique Alley – Bukchon Hanok (traditional Korean House) Village – Samcheongdong Café Street – Nadaemun traditional Market – Back to hotel(18:00)
20 Aug (Sat):
Meet at hotel(08:00) – DMZ Tour (The 3rd Tunnel & Dora Observatory) – Noryangjin Fish Market – N Seoul Tower – Back to hotel(17:00)
21 Aug (Sun):

Meet at hotel(09:00) – Korean Folk Village – Suwon Fortress – Arrive in venue(16:30)
Conditions Price includes;
- 3 nights at 4-star hotel (Double Occupancy)
- Daily breakfast and 3 times of lunch at local restaurant
- Airport Limousine ticket (One-way), Private bus
- English-speaking guide
- Admissions as per itinerary
Gyeongbokgung Palace:
Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace is also commonly referred to as the Northern Palace because its location is furthest north when compared to the neighboring palaces of Changdeokgung (Eastern Palace) and Gyeongheegung (Western Palace) Palace. Gyeongbokgung Palace is arguably the most beautiful, and remains the la rgest of all five palaces.
Insadong Antique Alley,
located in the heart of the city, is an important place where old but precious and traditional goods are on display. There is one main road in Insa-dong with alleys on each side. Within these alleys are galleries, traditional restaurants, traditional teahouses, and cafes.
Bukchon Hanok Village,
not only represents Seoul, but the entire country of Korea. There's a reason for why this area has become so popular amongst foreigners; there's no other area that quite shows the spirit of the Korean people and the ways of the past.
Samcheongdong Café Street:
Samcheong-dong is a trendy area of cafes, restaurants and boutiques, located in the area of Seoul known as Bukchon, to the east of Gyeongbokgung Palace. In Samcheong-dong, there are a lot of Korean traditional homes or hanok, many of which have been turned into cafes, restaurants and wine bars, providing visitors with a refined and tranquil ambiance quite distinct from other busy neighborhoods of Seoul
Namdaemun Market
is the largest traditional market in Korea with over 10,000 stores that line the streets around Namdaemun (Gate), the main southern gate of the old city wall. It boasts one of the largest distribution structures in Korea, providing local products, daily living essentials, food products, medical supplies and more to retailers and consumers across the country. Due to the wholesale nature of the market, shoppers can comparison shop for the lowest prices on all sorts of goods.
The 3rd Tunnel
was discovered in 1978 by Korean forces. It spans over 1635m in length, 2m in width, and 2m in height and is located 52km from Seoul. It is estimated that approximately 30,000 soldiers could move through the tunnel per hour. Once the tunnel was found, North Koreans insisted it was intentionally made by us to invade North Korea, but, their insistence was proven untrue as the explosions used to make the tunnel face southward.
Dora Observatory
replaced the previous Songaksan Observation Post which was closed. From the observatory, visitors can overlook North Korea and its various locations including Gaeseong, Songaksan, Kim Il-Sung Statue, and Cooperation Farm (Geumamgol).
Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market:
Opened in 1927 on Uiju Boulevard, Noryangjin is one of Korea's largest seafood markets. The vibrant, abundant year-round market is connected to Noryangjin Station by a bridge. Over 830 seafood items are available for wholesale and retail purchases. Main items include clams, shrimp, blue crabs, octopuse s, sea cucumbers, halibuts, and snappers. Visitors can purchase fresh seafood and get it sliced into sashimi at one of the restaurants in the market. Or, they can enjoy maeuntang (spicy fish stew), sushi, roasted fish, and fried food there.
N Seoul Tower
opened to the public on October 15, 1980 and has since become a major tourist attraction. The 236.7m tower sits atop Namsan Mountain (243m). The observatory offers panoramic views of Seoul and the surrounding areas.
Korean Folk Village:
Set in a natural environment occupying approximately 243 acres, visitors can experience the natural atmosphere with over 260 traditional houses reminiscent of the late Joseon Dynasty, including various household goods from different regions. All these features have been relocated and restored to provide visitors with a broad understanding of Korean food, clothing, and housing style of the past.
Suwon Fortress [UNESCO World Heritage]
is an impressive structure from the latter part of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) and the official fortress of Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do. The fortress (constructed from 1794 to 1796) was built as a show of the King’s filial piety towards his father Jangheonseja and to build a new pioneer city with its own economic power.
Pre-Conference Tour 2- Gyeongju, Capital of the Silla Kingdom for 1000 years
Duration 18-21 Aug / 4D & 3N
Price USD 610 / SGL Suppl. Charge: USD144
(Minimum 10 people are necessary for tour to take place)
Itinerary 18 Aug (Thu):
Arrive in Incheon Airport – Visit “Korean Air Transit Counter” (located Exit 1 on the 1st floor of Passenger Terminal) and get Airport Limousine ticket – Move to hotel & C/In on your own
19 Aug (Fri):

Meet at hotel(09:00) – Seoul Station – Take KTX for Gyeongju – Arrive in Singyeongju Station – Bulguksa Temple – Seokguram Grotto – Move to hotel & C/In(18:00)
20 Aug (Sat):

Meet at hotel(09:00) – National Museum of Gyeongju – Daereungwon Tomb Complex – Cheomseongdae observatory – Gyeongju Yangdong Village – Night View of Anapji Pond – Back to hotel(19:30)
21 Aug (Sun):

Meet at hotel(09:00) – Underwater Tomb of King Munmu – Singyeongju Station – Take KTX for Seoul – Arrive in Seoul Station – Arrive in Venue(16:30)
Conditions Price includes;
- 3 nights at 4-star hotel (Double Occupancy)
- Daily breakfast and 3 times of lunch at local restaurant
- Airport Limousine ticket (One-way), Korean bullet train ‘KTX’ ticket (Round-trip), Private bus
- English-speaking guide
- Admissions as per itinerary
Bulguksa Temple [UNESCO World Heritage]
is the representative relic of Gyeongju and was designated as a World Cultural Asset by UNESCO in 1995. The beauty of the temple itself and the artistic touch of the stone relics are known throughout the world. Bulguksa Temple was built in 528 during the Silla Kingdom, in the 15th year of King Beop-Heung's reign (514-540).
Seokguram Grotto [UNESCO World Heritage],
located on Tohamsan Mountain, is the representative stone temple of Korea. The official name of Seokguram, National Treasure No. 24, is Seokguram Seokgul. Designated as World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1995, it is an artificial stone temple made of granite.
Gyeongju National Museum
is steeped in tradition. Representing Gyeongju, which was the capital city of the Silla Kingdom (BC57~AD935), the museum is where you can view the cultural history of Gyeongju district. Exhibitions are divided into 4 large areas: the Main hall, Annex I, Annex II, and the Outdoor Exhibit Area (Museum Grounds).
Daereungwon Tomb Complex:
Large ancient tombs of kings and nobles of the Silla Kingdom can be seen around Gyeongju at the Daereungwon Tomb Complex (Cheonmachong Tomb). There are twenty-three large tombs located here; the most famous being Cheonmachong and Hwangnamdaechong.
Cheomseongdae Observatory
is the oldest existing astronomical observatory in Asia. Constructed during the reign of Queen Seon-deok (632-647), it was used for observing the stars in order to forecast the weather. This stone structure is a beautiful combination of straight lines and curves, and was designated as National Treasure No.31 on December 20th, 1962.
Gyeongju Yangdong Village [UNESCO World Heritage]
is Korea’s largest traditional village, showcasing the traditional culture of the Joseon Dynasty and the beautiful natural surroundings. Thanks to its many cultural heritages, including treasures, national treasures, and folklore materials, the entire village has been designated as a cultural heritage site. Many people have visited this village to see its wealth of cultural heritages and scenic surroundings. Charles, Prince of Wales, visited this village in 1993.
Anapji Pond:
According to the historical records of ‘Samguk-sagi,’ Anapji Pond was built during the 14th year of King Munmu (in power 661-681 AD) of the Silla Kingdom (57 BC-935 AD). Small mountains were created inside the palace walls, beautiful flowers were planted, and rare animals were brought in to create an exquisitely exotic garden fit for royalty. The pond was originally built in Wolseung Fortress (erected in 101 AD during the Silla period), but the fortress was destroyed and now lies in ruins.
Underwater Tomb of King Munmu:
On the bus from Gyeongju to Bonggil-ri, the sight of the vast blue sea spread before your eyes will leave you breathless. As you gaze at the glittering blue sea, a small but particularly beautiful islet catches your eye. This little rocky islet is the Underwater Tomb of King Munmu (661-681 A.D.), who unified the three kingdoms and became the 30th ruler of the Silla Kingdom. The king gave specific instructions to be buried in the East Sea after his death so that he would become a dragon and protect Silla from Japanese intruders.
Pre-Conference Tour 3- Suncheon & Tongyeong, “The Naples of Korea”
Duration 18-21 Aug / 4D & 3N
Price USD 740 / SGL Suppl. Charge: USD238
(Minimum 10 people are necessary for tour to take place)
Itinerary 18 Aug (Thu):
Arrive in Incheon Airport – Visit “Korean Air Transit Counter” (located Exit 1 on the 1st floor of Passenger Terminal) and get Airport Limousine ticket – Move to hotel & C/In on your own
19 Aug (Fri):
Meet at hotel(09:00) – Yongsan Station – Take KTX for Suncheon – Arrive in Suncheon Station – Naganeupseong Folk Village – Suncheonman Bay – Move to hotel & C/In(19:00)
20 Aug (Sat):
Meet at hotel(08:30) – Drive to Geoje(About 2h 30min) – Take ferry to Jangsado Isalnd – Jangsado Sea Park – Drive to Tongyeong(About 1h) – Take viewing ropeway – Hallyeo Waterway View – Tongyeong Jungang Market – Move to resort & C/In
21 Aug (Sun):
Meet at hotel(09:30) – Drive to Suncheon(About 2h) – Suncheon Station – Take KTX for Seoul – Arrive in Yongsan Station – Arrive in Venue(16:30)
Conditions Price includes;
- 2 nights at 4-star hotel, 1 night at resort (Double Occupancy)
- Daily breakfast and 3 times of lunch at local restaurant
- Airport Limousine ticket (One-way), Korean bullet train ‘KTX’ ticket (Round-trip), Private bus
- English-speaking guide
- Admissions as per itinerary
Naganeupseong Folk Village
is located in Jeollanam-do Province, and contains a town castle that is over 18,000 Pyeong (1 pyeong = 3.3 sq m) in size. Within the east, south and west of the castle, about 100 families still reside, and the castle area has been very well preserved. You can observe the daily dwellings indigenous to the south provincial area such as the kitchen area, the clay rooms, and Korean-style verandas.
Sunchoenman Bay:
The field in Suncheonman Bay is thickly covered with reeds taller than a full-grown man. It is the biggest colony of reeds in Korea. The image of the entire field swaying in the wind is as dazzling as waves on the sea. The field of reeds is home to many plants that thrive in damp conditions, like the common reed and the starwort. Among the world’s wetlands, Suncheonman Bay is widely known for attracting the largest number of rare birds.
Jangsado Sea Park
is a small island that is just 400 m in width, and 1.9 km in length, reaching an altitude of 108m. The island is located in Majuk-ri, Hansan-myeon, Tongyeong-si. The tiny island previously had just 83 residents and 14 houses, with Jangsado Branch School and a small church. The island’s trees number approximately 100,000, with numerous camellia trees, and other varieties including silver magnolia. It also has beautiful fairy pitta birds, a local natural monument, in addition to white eye birds.
Hallyeo Waterway:
Well-known for its uncontaminated, clear waters, Hallyeo Waterway flows from Odongdo island of Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do to Hansando island of Tongyeong-si, Gyeongsangnam-do and remains protected due to its inclusion in Hallyeohaesang National Park. The waterway is dotted with over 500 large and small islands and was the site of countless navel battles fought by Admiral Yi Sun-Shin during the Japanese invasions of 1592-1598.
Tongyeong Jungang Market:
With almost 400 years of history, Tongyeong Jungang Market is a popular tourist spot in the city of Tongyeong, attracting tourists during weekends and even on weekdays. The market is located next to Dongpirang Village. In front of the market is Gangguan Port where a turtle ship (geobukseon) and fishing boats are docked. The spacious cultural venue called Munhwa Madang is quite reminiscent of Byeongseon Madang, a place for anchoring or mooring warships in the past.
[Photo by Korea Tourism Organization]