Gyeongju ,Complete 5 must-go Area When Cherry Blossoms

Gyeongju Tour
April 14~15th : Cherry Blossom Gyeongju Tour


T
AG : Complete adventure ~! to enjoy all the must-go 5 significant historical spots in Gyeong-ju when it is the peak period of cherry blossoms!
♣ 1) [BIKING AROUND] the town where most of remains of dynasty and [BOMUN LAKE] when cherry blossoms and petals falling like snow!
– Daereungwon Royal Tomb Complex, Anapji Pond,Cheomseongdae Observatory,Bunhwangsa Temple,Gyeongju National Museum
♣ 2) Staying a night at Hanok Traditional Houses in [YANGDONG VILLAGE] UNESCO world heritage!
– real residence from 4 hundred of years ago,still people live there! we sleep a night~!
♣ 3) [NAMSAN HIKE],true wonderful remains of buddhism in Gyeongju,every corner of valley has different shape of Budda statue!
– there is a saying that even you visited the Gyeong-ju,if you don’t visit Mt.Namsan,then you miss the true beauty of Gyeong-ju.
– hiking up around an hour and half, you can discover more than 12 budda statues and pagodas
♣ 4) Staying another night near the [Bulguksa temple and the Grotto] Tourist Area
♣ 5) Explore [Underwater Tomb of King Munmu] at east sea
♣ 98,000won covers 2night accomodation,round bus,3meals
♣ Cheonan Bus terminal pickup possible
early bird ₩92,000: now ~ Mar,16th,Fri, Don’t miss it!

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Hi~! all~!

Gyeongju is the capital city 1,000 years ago for hundreds of years and it is designated the whole town of Gyeong as the UNESCO World Heritage.

it is a literally roofless museum and it keeps the gorgeous atmosphere of the typical cultural remains in korea!

and especially when it’s spring, the city is covered by white cherry tree blossoms all over the city ,it is very beautiful and the cherry blossoms last only 1~2 week and it is falling like a snow flake by wind or naturally~! the biking along the trails of cherry tree is the most fantastic way to feel the spring! and it attract visitors from all over places~!

The Gyeongju is very widespread and there are 5 must-go places we will take you there all of the places!

especially,We stay the 1st night at the UNESCO wolrd heritage Yangdong village where you can see the real hundreds years houses! when we arrive there, the town looks like a dark city but in the morning, you can wake up in the gorgeous ancient town and it feels like you get back to hundreds years ago and suddenly you can meet some people from past~! we will make breakfast with the fresh feeling of the house and take a look around the every corner of town and drop by houses! maybe school of old time!

then, we move to the town, most of remains are pretty close each other you can bike around and visit the places! that would be very exciting! Actually we will arrive there in the morning, and we still have enough time to bike afternoon later,so we go hiking to namsan till 2 PM.most of places to go biking you can make it in 4~5hours and it is beautiful at night!

And there is a saying,if you don’t visit Mt.Namsan,you can’t say you have visited gyeongju.You can see true historical remains in Mt.Namsan.We will take you to the Namsan as anyone want!

Please, don’t miss this trip!
Spread the word! bring friends!

[♣1. Biking]

is only preferable to look around in the [1.downtown area : Daereungwon Tomb Complex, Anapji Pond,] area to the[ Bomun lakeside]. We will hand out the map on the day!

and the rest No2,3,4,5 is not preferable by bike.From the Hanok village to Bulguksa temple, It would take by bus for 1 and 10 minutes, almost 50km/35 miles, maybe by bike in 4~5hours and risky with the riding along the cars. and even to the east sea, it would take 40 minutes by bus and 3 hours by bike. so,let’s explore by bus and by biking both~! it’s much smarter way to explore Gyeong-ju~!

♣ biking around the downtown from 2PM to 8PM

the most of remains to the lake(anapji) and the bomun lake,especially don’t miss the view at night,it would be the highlight of this cherry blossoms.

must-things that you can do,
– visiting Daereungwon Tomb Complex (Cheonmachong Tomb)
– biking around bomun lake
– visiting Anapji Pond at night
– visiting Gyeongju National Museum
– visiting Cheomseongdae Observatory at night
– visiting Hyanggyo(old school) and Hanok

don’t miss to taste some of Gyeongju local bread and find the best gimbob restaurant where people are waiting in a line…:)

[♣2. Hanok Traditional Houses] in Yangdong maeul(village) the UNESCO world heritage, it feel like a magical and gorgeous feeling that we get back to 400 years ago when we wake up in this village~! the fresh feeling is amazing! and feels like you are getting younger~! maybe…haha

[♣3. Namsan hiking first and biking afternoon]

We go Mt.Namsan which is a veritable open-air museum with 100 temples, 80 stone Buddha statues, and 60 stone pagodas scattered across it.It would take more than 3 days to look all around the Namsan.so,we choose just a valley where the most budda statues remain.

When we hike along for 1 hour to the top of the Namsan through the valleys, we will be very surprised and got impressed by 10 more buddas.The Mt is 468m in elevation and you don’t have to climb up all the way and when you are on top of the mountain you can command all the view of Gyeong-ju city, this must be the one of the most beautiful sceneries of this trip.Hiking would be around 3 hours or you can hike as long as you want just to see the buddas on the way of valleys and temples.

after this amazing hike, we move to rental shop by bus(10 minutes riding) to rent the bike for us.then it would be around 2PM.

then,we return the bike and move by bus(15 minutes riding) to the accomodation where it is located right next to the Bulguksa temple.
we can have more foods and drinks at night!.

[♣4. Bulguksa temple and The Seokguram Grotto]

the next day,you can visit and relax at the Bulguksa temple which is 1,000 years ago and hike up for 30 minutes to The Seokguram Grotto.

but someone to explore all of the Gyeong-ju,some of remains could be found near the east sea where next to beach ,Underwater Tomb of King Munmu, 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.Historians still debate whether the ashes of the King Munmu were scattered or stored in an urn and placed under the granite. The beauty of the landscape of the underwater tomb reaches its peak when it’s sunrising.so,we go by bus(50 minutes riding) departs early to see sunrise from the tomb on the ocean.This is the one of the most sacred sunrising in Korea!

then,we get back to temple around 9AM to explore the Bulguksa temple and The Seokguram Grotto.

then, we have time to have lunch and more relaxing time to enjoy the cherry blossoms at Bulguksa.and any one who wants to look around the city have to be early to go and get back to take the bus.or,we can choose a place to pick up if there are many of us want to go to town.(and we don’t explore some amusement park or commercial park.because it is not natural and we don’t have enough time to enjoy the real part of the Gyeong-ju)

[♣5. Underwater Tomb of King Munmu]

Actually,the silla dynasty flourish in its peak when the Munmu king come to throne,we love country way more,when he pass away he wished to be buried a rock along the seacoast in the ocean and so he can be a guard to protect country from invasion of other countries.There is no tomb we can see, but the spirit over the beach is very sacred and there are many people to come to have a ceremony when the sun is coming up, you can see maybe sometimes performance,dance,singing of shamanism on the beach .

and then, we move to the pagoda which is builted by the King Munmu. So, don’t miss it!

[♣ Itinerary]

* we try to cover all the places.and if there is unexpected situation coming up ,such as traffic, or weather condition. then we will find alternatives and it usually turns out better than original plan! so,don’t worry and enjoy trip!

* the flower blossoms are very sensitive under the weather of past for several days.so, if the weather is colder than normal,flowers are tend to blossom a bit late

[11PM] bus pick-up(check the map below)

[3AM] arrive at Yangdong Hanok village,UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE

[7AM] optional)guided tour around the village

[830AM]
– to enjoy making sandwich for breakfast(ingredients for breakfast would be bread,bagel,muffin with egg,ham,sausage,cheese,salad,tomato or seasonal fruits,etc)

[9AM] departs for town
[930AM] bike shop(drop off people who wants to skip Namsan)
You can decide to start to bike as soon as we arrive to Gyeongju.
or hike to Namsan first then move to rental shop at 2PM.

[10AM] start hiking to Namsan,for 3 hours
[2PM] get back to bike shop
– start biking

[7PM] return bike
[8PM]- departs for accomodation(15min by bus)
– allocate rooms

[2nd day,Sunday]

free itinerary to visit the Bulguksa temple and The Seokguram Grotto,the Bulguksa takes 10 minutes to there and if you want to walk to Grotto,it takes 40 minutes.

It usually takes 1 hour to look around the Bulguksa.
You can hike up to The Seokguram Grotto by walking around 50minutes distance.

total takes 2 hour for the Grotto.or when we check out, we will take all to Grotto by bus

[5AM] optional) free trip to explore “Underwater Tomb of King Munmu” at east sea and see the sunrise from the beach -> get back to hotel at 8AM

[8AM] Making Breakfast,Sandwich or Buritt
[9AM] free tour the Bulguksa temple
[11AM] check out, move to Grotto by bus
[1PM] take you to the food street in downtown, have lunch together or enjoy museum!

[3PM] departs for Seoul
arrival would be 7ish depending on traffic.

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♣ Bus pick up at:
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– please,click the link for map below
– be there 10 min early,bus never wait for the late
– if late for Hapjeong,then take a taxi to Express bus terminal to catch the bus

1050PM:Hapjeong stn, Line2&6, Exit8,walk 100 steps in front of KBbuilding

1105PM:Sinyongsan stn,line4,exit2
1120PM:Express bus terminal/
1145PM: Dongcheon station(Jukjeon)
1230AM :Cheonan Bus terminal,in front of macdonald

[♣ Map of pick-up]
https://seoulhiking.com/bus-pickup-places/

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♣ How to Join
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this trip will be fantastic,if you want to join this trip,please,hurry to confirm~! FIRST WIRED,FIRST CONFIRMED~! Spread the word and bring friends~!

-to book,

(1) please,wire in advance(98,000won,kookmin bank,762301-04-223562,김승일(Seoul Hiking Group))

98,000won includes

– 2day bus transportation
– 2day accomodation(Hanok in Yangdong village,guesthouse near Bulguksa)
– 2breakfast(Sandwich,buritto,cereal,etc),a snack for lunch(Gimbap),lunch at restaurant(diverse side dishes, proper for vegan)
– 108,000won pay face to face on the day only if spots available.
Please,wire money in advance to help me to organise trip.In springtime, it’s difficult to book,everything sells out very fast.

* HOW TO WIRE MONEY

You can go to any bank and ask banker that you need to transfer money to “kookmin bank,kookmin bank,762301-04-223562,김승일(Seoul Hiking Group)”.You can use also ATM machine with card or you CAN ASK to your co-workers and friends.

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♣ 3 TYPES OF DISCOUNT
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A.We have EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT

A. ₩92,000: now ~ Mar,16th,Fri
₩95,000: ~ March,31st,Fri

B.GROUP DISCOUNT] when 5 more people of a group can pay together, and email to seoulhiking@gmail.com , then 5,000won per person discount.

C.FREQUENT BUS TRIP DISCOUNT:
for those who came to BUS trip AT LEAST
1~2times/ -₩2,000 ,3~4times/ -₩4k won ,5~6T/ -₩6k ,7~8T/ -₩8k ,9~14T/ -₩10k,15~19T/-₩12K,20Times~/-₩14K

(3).After wiring money,we need information,SIMPLY copy & modify it on the WALL

——copy & modify–>

1).TITLE: April Gyeongju Trip Complete 5 Must-go Area
2).FULL NAME :
3).Accomodation : 4~6 person per room.
4).SUM OF FEE : basic fee – early bird – bus discount
5).TIME+DATE,HOW MUCH you WIRED :
6).where you take the bus at :
(PLEASE, choose one : Hapjeong, Sinyongsan stn,Express bus terminal,Jukjeon,Cheonan)

——copy & modify–>

[♣ more information]to click to get….

* Gyeongju Yangdong Village [UNESCO World Heritage]

http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=804281

* Namsan Mountain

http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=806320

* Bomun Lake Resort – tremendous popularity from visitors http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bomun_Lake_Resort

* Daereungwon Tomb Complex (Cheonmachong Tomb)

http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=264117&nearBy=accom

* Cheomseongdae Observatory

http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=264256

* Underwater Tomb of King Munmu

http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=264109

* Hanok Traditional Houses

http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/AC/AC_EN_4_5.jsp

[ ♣ Refund Policy]
CLICK below TO REQUEST REFUND ->
https://goo.gl/forms/fNLw6HEtzJU0IpSF3

– We need to arrange bus,accomodation,events, itinerary in advance.
so ,it is very complicated work and necessarily when someone change RSVP
in 48 hour before departure of the trip or don’t show up on the day without notice.
there will be difficult situation for us to arrange and cancel,so there should be some fee.
Thank you for your cooperation.

1) Refund fee
– you can get back after the event finish.
– cancellation fee : 10,000won
– NO FEE-> You can save the money for the credit of future trip

2). DATE EXCEPTION please, make it sure!
* 72 hours(Wednesday) ~24Hours before departure : you can get 50% of the money you wired
* 24 hours before departure : you can get 20,000won of the money you wired
* NO SHOW UP,NO REFUND

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♣ First Timers~! To Enjoy trip more pleasantly!please take time to read below!
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Join hiking trip! How to live a healthy wealthy life is how often close to nature!
please,click to read few minute for the details!
https://seoulhiking.com/2016/05/04/bring-less-enjoy-more-sheer-joy-of-weekend-travel/

[♣ FAQ on the group trip-The most commonly asked questions]
: bathroom break – Hwajangsil(화장실) is bathroom in korean,all the public shops are obliged to show bathroom for guests.
: trash bin – keep trash in plastic bag till find it at public places or grocery stores.
: Bus departure time – announce when it changes on the bus.
[♣ Prepared foods for overnight trip]
https://www.facebook.com/notes/seoul-hiking-group/food-for-over-night-trip/10153900648705486
[♣ REQUEST TRIP!] And enjoy trip for free! many of trips are organized by requests.please,seoulhiking@gmail.com
[♣ Q&A] about any trips. seoulhiking@gmail.com
[♣ Trip Helper : If you enjoy helping others,enjoy trip all year around!]
trips,hiking,adventure,camping! 도우미를 신청하시면 무료로 여행에 참여하실 수 있습니다.
https://www.facebook.com/notes/seoul-hiking-group/the-invite-to-be-a-trip-helper/10153193625770486

[♣ About Chartered Bus ]
http://www.facebook.com/groups/seoulhiking/doc/10152827510075486/
[♣ About Safety Guide]
DISCLAIMER :
Seoul Hiking Group will not be held liable for any risks/injuries involved during your trip. You are responsible for your own safety. Furthermore, we are not responsible for any loss/damage(s) of your personal belongings.
If this is your first trip with the Seoul Hiking Group, please take time to read this thoroughly:
http://www.facebook.com/groups/seoulhiking/doc/10152827515545486/

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♣ Outdoor Nature is good for us! So many mental and physical benefits!
♣ Trips are open to everyone. New-comers are more than welcome!
♣ Love nature~! Let’s explore and experience all that South Korea has to offer!
♣ Embrace Culture and meet same-minded People
♣ People come together and make life long memories with the SEOUL HIKING GROUP~!

Save friends from hustle and bustle of city!
Invite them along and show them all that Korea has to offer~!
Have a nice day~!
Warren~~!

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