Sancheong World Traditional Medicine Expo 2013-4 Nights 5 Days


Introduction of Itinerary

  • Sancheong Expo Tour is consist of visiting Busan, Sancheong, Tongyeong and Geoje
  • All of the places are located in Gyeongsangnam-do Province (South district of Korea).

[Day 1] Arrive at the Incheon International Airport / Tour in Seoul after Hotel check-in

Arrive at the Incheon International Airport and meet our conductor. Then move to Seoul, hotel check-in and afternoon tour at Yeongdeungpo Times Square.Introduction of Itinerary

  • Sancheong Expo Tour is consist of visiting Busan, Sancheong, Tongyeong and Geoje
  • All of the places are located in Gyeongsangnam-do Province (South district of Korea).

[Day 1] Arrive at the Incheon International Airport / Tour in Seoul after Hotel check-in

Arrive at the Incheon International Airport and meet our conductor. Then move to Seoul, hotel check-in and afternoon tour at Yeongdeungpo Times Square.Introduction of Itinerary

  • Sancheong Expo Tour is consist of visiting Busan, Sancheong, Tongyeong and Geoje
  • All of the places are located in Gyeongsangnam-do Province (South district of Korea).

[Day 1] Arrive at the Incheon International Airport / Tour in Seoul after Hotel check-in

Arrive at the Incheon International Airport and meet our conductor. Then move to Seoul, hotel check-in and afternoon tour at Yeongdeungpo Times Square.

Check-in at 4 star hotel in Seoul

Recommend Hotel : Courtyard Marriott Hotel Yeongdeungpo

Courtyard Marriott Hotel @ KTO

Courtyard Marriott Hotel @ KTO

‘Courtyard’ by Marriott Seoul Times Square (opened in September 21st, 2009) is the newest Marriott facility to be introduced in Korea, following the opening of the JW Marriott, the Renaissance, and the Marriott Executive Apartments.

Courtyard Marriott Hotel is an extensive hotel brand with 800 branches in 28 different countries worldwide. Courtyard by Marriott Seoul Times Square is a five-star hotel that provides excellent services and an upscale atmosphere at reasonable prices.

The 16-story building (4 basement floors and 12 aboveground floors) is made of glass, which emphasizing the chic and elegant beauty of the hotel’s exterior. Located within the Times Square shopping mall, a newly emerging hub of shopping, business and entertainment, the hotel boasts a well-developed infrastructure and convenient transportation options.

Times Square

Times Square @ KTO

Times Square @ KTO

Times Square is a large, comprehensive lifestyle complex equipped with various leisure, entertainment, accommodation and dining facilities including ; Shinsegae Department Store featuring a number of luxury brands and high-end local products; CGV Starium featuring 12 multiplex theaters, the Starium with the world’s largest screen and multiple performance center; Kyobo  Book Centre; E-Mart Discount Supermarket; C0urtyard by Marriott featuring 273 rooms, 10 suites and 5 meeting rooms on 16 floors; Kolon Sporex Luxury Fitness Center; Amoris Banquet and Convention; I Like Dalgi Children’s Theme Park; restaurants and many more.

In addition, several large outdoor spaces, which collective span over near 14,850m, provide perfect sports for relaxation and enjoying nature inside the metropolitan.

Back to the hotel and stay over night

[Day 2] After having breakfast at the hotel move to Busan / Tour in Busan after Hotel check-in

Check-in at 4 star hotel in Busan

Recommend Hotel : Novotel Ambassador Busan

Novotel Ambassador Busan @ KTO

Novotel Ambassador Busan @ KTO

Novotel Ambassador Busan is located at the center of the beautiful Haeundae Beach and is a member of the world hotel chain Accor. Novotel Ambassador Busan provides the best service for guests as they are located close to BEXCO (convention center in Busan), the business district, and the Busan Aquarium.

With 325 cozy guest rooms, an executive lounge, restaurants and bars of different styles, as well as a ballroom and a seminar facility with an ocean view, swimming pool, sauna, and gym, they are ready to satisfy the diverse leisure and business requirements of all visitors.

Taejongdae

Taejongdae @ KTO

Designated as a Busan monument, along with Oryukdo Island, Taejongdae represents Busan, and is especially famous for its rock beach. Featuring its highest peak at 250 meters, there are forests of pine trees and other 200 varieties of trees.

Taejongdae is also famous for the ritual of praying for rain, performed when there are droughts, and rain on the 10th of lunar May is called the ‘Taejong Rain’. On days with clear skies you can see Japan’s Tsushima Island from the observatory.

Haedong Yonggungsa Temple

Haedong Yonggungsa Temple @ KTO

Haedong Yonggungsa Temple @ KTO

Haedong Yonggungsa Temple is situated on the coast of the north-eastern portion of Busan. This superb find of a tourist spot and temple offers visitors the rare find of a temple along the shore line. Most temples in Korea are located in the mountains.

The main sanctuary of the temple was reconstructed in 1970 with careful attention paid to the colors that were traditionally used in such structures. On the right-hand side, inside the a cave, is a uniquely designed Buddhist sanctum, while situated just in front of the main sanctuary is a three-story pagoda with four lions.

Nurimaru APEC House

Nurimaru APEC house @ KTO

Nurimaru APEC house @ KTO

The name Nurimaru APEC House is created by combining the Korean words nuri(“world”) and maru (“summit”), and “APEC House,” which refers to an APEC conference hall. Collectively, it means “a house where the world summits gather together for an APEC meeting.”

Located on Dongbaekseom Island, which is noted for its beautiful, natural landscape accented by dense camellia and pine trees, Nurimaru APEC House has been used as a memorial hall and a prestigious international conference hall since the APEC summit meeting.

Back to hotel and stay over night

[Day 3]  After having breakfast at the hotel move to Sancheong

Sancheong World Traditional Medicine Expo 2013

Sancheong World Traditional Medicine Expo

Sancheong World Traditional Medicine Expo

The World Traditional Medicine Fair & Festival is the world’s first fair dedicated to traditional medicine. It is a place for exchange of information on and products for enhancing human health. In 2013, the 2013 World Traditional Medicine Fair & Festival will celebrate the 400th anniversary of the publication of Donguibogam (Korean ancient medical book) and its registration on UNESCO Memory of the World program.

The event will take place at Donguibogam Village and Korean Traditional Medicine Town in Sancheong-gun District of Gyeongsangnam-do Province. (more info here)

Check-in at 4 star hotel in Geoje

Recommend Hotel : Samsung Hotel Geoje

Samsung Hotel Geoje @ KTO

Samsung Hotel Geoje @ KTO

Samsung Hotel Geoje was established by Samsung Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. with the purpose of providing a place to stay for those visiting the docks, particularly engineers on business trips, ship owners, and guests to ship naming ceremonies.

Among local residents, the hotel has become a popular spot for holding parties and celebrations. Thanks to the hotel’s location near Haegeumgang, Oedo, and Hakdong beaches and other natural sites, the hotel has also become a favorite among tourists to the area.

Back to the hotel and stay over night

[Day 4] After having breakfast at the hotel move to Tongyeong

Mireuksan Mountain

Mireuksan Mountain @ KTO

Mireuksan Mountain @ KTO

Situated in Tongyeong (Gyeongsangnam-do), Mireuksan (461m) is considered one of the 100 best mountains in Korea. While not as high as other mountains, it is home to a lush forest, valleys with pure water, odd-shaped rocks, rock caves, and ancient temples.

Upon climbing to the top of the mountain, visitors can see the breathtaking view of the sea enveloping Tongyeong. Near Tongyeong are a number of large and small islands including Mireukdo. Hiking used to be the only option to climb up the mountain, but a cable car (covering over 2km, the longest in Korea) now carries visitors to a stop that leads to the top of the mountain through wooden decks (400m in length).

In clear weather, visitors can even see Tsushima Island (in Japan), Cheongwangbong Peak in Jirisan, and Dolsando in Yeosu. The top of the mountain boasts a dazzling array of flowers in spring and exquisite fall foliage, attracting visitors in droves year-round. At the outskirts of the mountain are two ancient temples, Yonghwasa and Miraesa.

Mireuksan Mt. Cable Car

Mireuksan Mt. Cable Car

Available facilities

Cable Car (47 gondolas with eight seat capacity): arrives at the stop near the top of Mireuksan in 10 minutes (6m per second). Convenient stairs then lead visitors to the top of Mireuksan. Those with large belongings can check them at the departure stop before riding the cable car.

Undersea Tunnel

Undersea Tunnel @ KTOP

Undersea Tunnel @ KTO

Constructed over a 16-month period from 1931 to 1932, the undersea tunnel in Tongyeong is Asia’s first submarine tunnel. For its construction, the sea water was blocked at both ends, the tunnel was dug underground, and was paved with concrete.

The Korean word “Yongmundalyang” engraved at the entrance of 483 meter long, 5 meter wide tunnel means “the entrance of an undersea tunnel that connects island to land.”

Dongpirang Village

Dongpirang Village @ Wikipedia
Dongpirang Village @ Wikipedia

Dongpirang is a small village in Tongyeong, South Gyeongsang Province. It has become famous all through Korea because of it’s colourful murals and formidable community spirit. The village was due to be demolished to make way for a new residential development.

Many of the local residents who had lived in the village for decades would not have been able to afford to live in the redeveloped neighbourhood and would therefore have been displaced. As a form of protest the locals formed a civil group called ‘Green Tongyeong 21′ and began painting their houses and walls with colourful murals of all descriptions and encouraged local university and art students to do the same.

As a result of nationwide publicity the redevelopment was cancelled and the village has since become a popular tourist attraction.

Oedo-Botania

Oedo-Botania @ KTO

Oedo-Botania @ KTO

Oedo-Botania is a marine botanical garden located in Hallyeo Maritime National Park, which has a beautiful view of the crystal blue South Sea and surrounding landscape. It is 4 kilometers away from Geojedo Island. About 20 minutes by ship from Gujora Port, past Naedo Island lies the European-like Oedo Island.

In 1969, Mr. Lee Chang-ho first came to this island to escape from the wind and waves as he was fishing. He and his wife created this breathtaking landscape with all the care for 30 years. In April, the island is covered with a plethora of flowers. The Venus Garden displays twelve sculptures and a western-style garden. At Paradise Lounge, one can enjoy the sunshine and the sea while drinking beverages.

Camellias and various kinds of rare flowers from all over the world can be found in Oedo. When coming down the ‘Stairway to Heaven,’ visitors can view the beautiful garden and the ocean in the background. Magnificent terrace landscaping line both sides of the stairway. Oedo Paradise Island is without a doubt, a true paradise.

Move to Seoul / Hotel Check-in and Take a rest

[Day 5] Check-out hotel and move to Incheon International Airport and depart to home.

For travel to Korea or for more informations, please fill the form below;

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Check-in at 4 star hotel in Seoul

Recommend Hotel : Courtyard Marriott Hotel Yeongdeungpo

Courtyard Marriott Hotel @ KTO

Courtyard Marriott Hotel @ KTO

‘Courtyard’ by Marriott Seoul Times Square (opened in September 21st, 2009) is the newest Marriott facility to be introduced in Korea, following the opening of the JW Marriott, the Renaissance, and the Marriott Executive Apartments.

Courtyard Marriott Hotel is an extensive hotel brand with 800 branches in 28 different countries worldwide. Courtyard by Marriott Seoul Times Square is a five-star hotel that provides excellent services and an upscale atmosphere at reasonable prices.

The 16-story building (4 basement floors and 12 aboveground floors) is made of glass, which emphasizing the chic and elegant beauty of the hotel’s exterior. Located within the Times Square shopping mall, a newly emerging hub of shopping, business and entertainment, the hotel boasts a well-developed infrastructure and convenient transportation options.

Times Square

Times Square @ KTO

Times Square @ KTO

Times Square is a large, comprehensive lifestyle complex equipped with various leisure, entertainment, accommodation and dining facilities including ; Shinsegae Department Store featuring a number of luxury brands and high-end local products; CGV Starium featuring 12 multiplex theaters, the Starium with the world’s largest screen and multiple performance center; Kyobo  Book Centre; E-Mart Discount Supermarket; C0urtyard by Marriott featuring 273 rooms, 10 suites and 5 meeting rooms on 16 floors; Kolon Sporex Luxury Fitness Center; Amoris Banquet and Convention; I Like Dalgi Children’s Theme Park; restaurants and many more.

In addition, several large outdoor spaces, which collective span over near 14,850m, provide perfect sports for relaxation and enjoying nature inside the metropolitan.

Back to the hotel and stay over night

[Day 2] After having breakfast at the hotel move to Busan / Tour in Busan after Hotel check-in

Check-in at 4 star hotel in Busan

Recommend Hotel : Novotel Ambassador Busan

Novotel Ambassador Busan @ KTO

Novotel Ambassador Busan @ KTO

Novotel Ambassador Busan is located at the center of the beautiful Haeundae Beach and is a member of the world hotel chain Accor. Novotel Ambassador Busan provides the best service for guests as they are located close to BEXCO (convention center in Busan), the business district, and the Busan Aquarium.

With 325 cozy guest rooms, an executive lounge, restaurants and bars of different styles, as well as a ballroom and a seminar facility with an ocean view, swimming pool, sauna, and gym, they are ready to satisfy the diverse leisure and business requirements of all visitors.

Taejongdae

Taejongdae @ KTO

Designated as a Busan monument, along with Oryukdo Island, Taejongdae represents Busan, and is especially famous for its rock beach. Featuring its highest peak at 250 meters, there are forests of pine trees and other 200 varieties of trees.

Taejongdae is also famous for the ritual of praying for rain, performed when there are droughts, and rain on the 10th of lunar May is called the ‘Taejong Rain’. On days with clear skies you can see Japan’s Tsushima Island from the observatory.

Haedong Yonggungsa Temple

Haedong Yonggungsa Temple @ KTO

Haedong Yonggungsa Temple @ KTO

Haedong Yonggungsa Temple is situated on the coast of the north-eastern portion of Busan. This superb find of a tourist spot and temple offers visitors the rare find of a temple along the shore line. Most temples in Korea are located in the mountains.

The main sanctuary of the temple was reconstructed in 1970 with careful attention paid to the colors that were traditionally used in such structures. On the right-hand side, inside the a cave, is a uniquely designed Buddhist sanctum, while situated just in front of the main sanctuary is a three-story pagoda with four lions.

Nurimaru APEC House

Nurimaru APEC house @ KTO

Nurimaru APEC house @ KTO

The name Nurimaru APEC House is created by combining the Korean words nuri(“world”) and maru (“summit”), and “APEC House,” which refers to an APEC conference hall. Collectively, it means “a house where the world summits gather together for an APEC meeting.”

Located on Dongbaekseom Island, which is noted for its beautiful, natural landscape accented by dense camellia and pine trees, Nurimaru APEC House has been used as a memorial hall and a prestigious international conference hall since the APEC summit meeting.

Back to hotel and stay over night

[Day 3]  After having breakfast at the hotel move to Sancheong

Sancheong World Traditional Medicine Expo 2013

Sancheong World Traditional Medicine Expo

Sancheong World Traditional Medicine Expo

The World Traditional Medicine Fair & Festival is the world’s first fair dedicated to traditional medicine. It is a place for exchange of information on and products for enhancing human health. In 2013, the 2013 World Traditional Medicine Fair & Festival will celebrate the 400th anniversary of the publication of Donguibogam (Korean ancient medical book) and its registration on UNESCO Memory of the World program.

The event will take place at Donguibogam Village and Korean Traditional Medicine Town in Sancheong-gun District of Gyeongsangnam-do Province. (more info here)

Check-in at 4 star hotel in Geoje

Recommend Hotel : Samsung Hotel Geoje

Samsung Hotel Geoje @ KTO

Samsung Hotel Geoje @ KTO

Samsung Hotel Geoje was established by Samsung Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. with the purpose of providing a place to stay for those visiting the docks, particularly engineers on business trips, ship owners, and guests to ship naming ceremonies.

Among local residents, the hotel has become a popular spot for holding parties and celebrations. Thanks to the hotel’s location near Haegeumgang, Oedo, and Hakdong beaches and other natural sites, the hotel has also become a favorite among tourists to the area.

Back to the hotel and stay over night

[Day 4] After having breakfast at the hotel move to Tongyeong

Mireuksan Mountain

Mireuksan Mountain @ KTO

Mireuksan Mountain @ KTO

Situated in Tongyeong (Gyeongsangnam-do), Mireuksan (461m) is considered one of the 100 best mountains in Korea. While not as high as other mountains, it is home to a lush forest, valleys with pure water, odd-shaped rocks, rock caves, and ancient temples.

Upon climbing to the top of the mountain, visitors can see the breathtaking view of the sea enveloping Tongyeong. Near Tongyeong are a number of large and small islands including Mireukdo. Hiking used to be the only option to climb up the mountain, but a cable car (covering over 2km, the longest in Korea) now carries visitors to a stop that leads to the top of the mountain through wooden decks (400m in length).

In clear weather, visitors can even see Tsushima Island (in Japan), Cheongwangbong Peak in Jirisan, and Dolsando in Yeosu. The top of the mountain boasts a dazzling array of flowers in spring and exquisite fall foliage, attracting visitors in droves year-round. At the outskirts of the mountain are two ancient temples, Yonghwasa and Miraesa.

Mireuksan Mt. Cable Car

Mireuksan Mt. Cable Car

Available facilities

Cable Car (47 gondolas with eight seat capacity): arrives at the stop near the top of Mireuksan in 10 minutes (6m per second). Convenient stairs then lead visitors to the top of Mireuksan. Those with large belongings can check them at the departure stop before riding the cable car.

Undersea Tunnel

Undersea Tunnel @ KTOP

Undersea Tunnel @ KTO

Constructed over a 16-month period from 1931 to 1932, the undersea tunnel in Tongyeong is Asia’s first submarine tunnel. For its construction, the sea water was blocked at both ends, the tunnel was dug underground, and was paved with concrete.

The Korean word “Yongmundalyang” engraved at the entrance of 483 meter long, 5 meter wide tunnel means “the entrance of an undersea tunnel that connects island to land.”

Dongpirang Village

Dongpirang Village @ Wikipedia
Dongpirang Village @ Wikipedia

Dongpirang is a small village in Tongyeong, South Gyeongsang Province. It has become famous all through Korea because of it’s colourful murals and formidable community spirit. The village was due to be demolished to make way for a new residential development.

Many of the local residents who had lived in the village for decades would not have been able to afford to live in the redeveloped neighbourhood and would therefore have been displaced. As a form of protest the locals formed a civil group called ‘Green Tongyeong 21′ and began painting their houses and walls with colourful murals of all descriptions and encouraged local university and art students to do the same.

As a result of nationwide publicity the redevelopment was cancelled and the village has since become a popular tourist attraction.

Oedo-Botania

Oedo-Botania @ KTO

Oedo-Botania @ KTO

Oedo-Botania is a marine botanical garden located in Hallyeo Maritime National Park, which has a beautiful view of the crystal blue South Sea and surrounding landscape. It is 4 kilometers away from Geojedo Island. About 20 minutes by ship from Gujora Port, past Naedo Island lies the European-like Oedo Island.

In 1969, Mr. Lee Chang-ho first came to this island to escape from the wind and waves as he was fishing. He and his wife created this breathtaking landscape with all the care for 30 years. In April, the island is covered with a plethora of flowers. The Venus Garden displays twelve sculptures and a western-style garden. At Paradise Lounge, one can enjoy the sunshine and the sea while drinking beverages.

Camellias and various kinds of rare flowers from all over the world can be found in Oedo. When coming down the ‘Stairway to Heaven,’ visitors can view the beautiful garden and the ocean in the background. Magnificent terrace landscaping line both sides of the stairway. Oedo Paradise Island is without a doubt, a true paradise.

Move to Seoul / Hotel Check-in and Take a rest

[Day 5] Check-out hotel and move to Incheon International Airport and depart to home.

For travel to Korea or for more informations, please fill the form below;

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Check-in at 4 star hotel in Seoul

Recommend Hotel : Courtyard Marriott Hotel Yeongdeungpo

Courtyard Marriott Hotel @ KTO

Courtyard Marriott Hotel @ KTO

‘Courtyard’ by Marriott Seoul Times Square (opened in September 21st, 2009) is the newest Marriott facility to be introduced in Korea, following the opening of the JW Marriott, the Renaissance, and the Marriott Executive Apartments.

Courtyard Marriott Hotel is an extensive hotel brand with 800 branches in 28 different countries worldwide. Courtyard by Marriott Seoul Times Square is a five-star hotel that provides excellent services and an upscale atmosphere at reasonable prices.

The 16-story building (4 basement floors and 12 aboveground floors) is made of glass, which emphasizing the chic and elegant beauty of the hotel’s exterior. Located within the Times Square shopping mall, a newly emerging hub of shopping, business and entertainment, the hotel boasts a well-developed infrastructure and convenient transportation options.

Times Square

Times Square @ KTO

Times Square @ KTO

Times Square is a large, comprehensive lifestyle complex equipped with various leisure, entertainment, accommodation and dining facilities including ; Shinsegae Department Store featuring a number of luxury brands and high-end local products; CGV Starium featuring 12 multiplex theaters, the Starium with the world’s largest screen and multiple performance center; Kyobo  Book Centre; E-Mart Discount Supermarket; C0urtyard by Marriott featuring 273 rooms, 10 suites and 5 meeting rooms on 16 floors; Kolon Sporex Luxury Fitness Center; Amoris Banquet and Convention; I Like Dalgi Children’s Theme Park; restaurants and many more.

In addition, several large outdoor spaces, which collective span over near 14,850m, provide perfect sports for relaxation and enjoying nature inside the metropolitan.

Back to the hotel and stay over night

[Day 2] After having breakfast at the hotel move to Busan / Tour in Busan after Hotel check-in

Check-in at 4 star hotel in Busan

Recommend Hotel : Novotel Ambassador Busan

Novotel Ambassador Busan @ KTO

Novotel Ambassador Busan @ KTO

Novotel Ambassador Busan is located at the center of the beautiful Haeundae Beach and is a member of the world hotel chain Accor. Novotel Ambassador Busan provides the best service for guests as they are located close to BEXCO (convention center in Busan), the business district, and the Busan Aquarium.

With 325 cozy guest rooms, an executive lounge, restaurants and bars of different styles, as well as a ballroom and a seminar facility with an ocean view, swimming pool, sauna, and gym, they are ready to satisfy the diverse leisure and business requirements of all visitors.

Taejongdae

Taejongdae @ KTO

Designated as a Busan monument, along with Oryukdo Island, Taejongdae represents Busan, and is especially famous for its rock beach. Featuring its highest peak at 250 meters, there are forests of pine trees and other 200 varieties of trees.

Taejongdae is also famous for the ritual of praying for rain, performed when there are droughts, and rain on the 10th of lunar May is called the ‘Taejong Rain’. On days with clear skies you can see Japan’s Tsushima Island from the observatory.

Haedong Yonggungsa Temple

Haedong Yonggungsa Temple @ KTO

Haedong Yonggungsa Temple @ KTO

Haedong Yonggungsa Temple is situated on the coast of the north-eastern portion of Busan. This superb find of a tourist spot and temple offers visitors the rare find of a temple along the shore line. Most temples in Korea are located in the mountains.

The main sanctuary of the temple was reconstructed in 1970 with careful attention paid to the colors that were traditionally used in such structures. On the right-hand side, inside the a cave, is a uniquely designed Buddhist sanctum, while situated just in front of the main sanctuary is a three-story pagoda with four lions.

Nurimaru APEC House

Nurimaru APEC house @ KTO

Nurimaru APEC house @ KTO

The name Nurimaru APEC House is created by combining the Korean words nuri(“world”) and maru (“summit”), and “APEC House,” which refers to an APEC conference hall. Collectively, it means “a house where the world summits gather together for an APEC meeting.”

Located on Dongbaekseom Island, which is noted for its beautiful, natural landscape accented by dense camellia and pine trees, Nurimaru APEC House has been used as a memorial hall and a prestigious international conference hall since the APEC summit meeting.

Back to hotel and stay over night

[Day 3]  After having breakfast at the hotel move to Sancheong

Sancheong World Traditional Medicine Expo 2013

Sancheong World Traditional Medicine Expo

Sancheong World Traditional Medicine Expo

The World Traditional Medicine Fair & Festival is the world’s first fair dedicated to traditional medicine. It is a place for exchange of information on and products for enhancing human health. In 2013, the 2013 World Traditional Medicine Fair & Festival will celebrate the 400th anniversary of the publication of Donguibogam (Korean ancient medical book) and its registration on UNESCO Memory of the World program.

The event will take place at Donguibogam Village and Korean Traditional Medicine Town in Sancheong-gun District of Gyeongsangnam-do Province. (more info here)

Check-in at 4 star hotel in Geoje

Recommend Hotel : Samsung Hotel Geoje

Samsung Hotel Geoje @ KTO

Samsung Hotel Geoje @ KTO

Samsung Hotel Geoje was established by Samsung Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. with the purpose of providing a place to stay for those visiting the docks, particularly engineers on business trips, ship owners, and guests to ship naming ceremonies.

Among local residents, the hotel has become a popular spot for holding parties and celebrations. Thanks to the hotel’s location near Haegeumgang, Oedo, and Hakdong beaches and other natural sites, the hotel has also become a favorite among tourists to the area.

Back to the hotel and stay over night

[Day 4] After having breakfast at the hotel move to Tongyeong

Mireuksan Mountain

Mireuksan Mountain @ KTO

Mireuksan Mountain @ KTO

Situated in Tongyeong (Gyeongsangnam-do), Mireuksan (461m) is considered one of the 100 best mountains in Korea. While not as high as other mountains, it is home to a lush forest, valleys with pure water, odd-shaped rocks, rock caves, and ancient temples.

Upon climbing to the top of the mountain, visitors can see the breathtaking view of the sea enveloping Tongyeong. Near Tongyeong are a number of large and small islands including Mireukdo. Hiking used to be the only option to climb up the mountain, but a cable car (covering over 2km, the longest in Korea) now carries visitors to a stop that leads to the top of the mountain through wooden decks (400m in length).

In clear weather, visitors can even see Tsushima Island (in Japan), Cheongwangbong Peak in Jirisan, and Dolsando in Yeosu. The top of the mountain boasts a dazzling array of flowers in spring and exquisite fall foliage, attracting visitors in droves year-round. At the outskirts of the mountain are two ancient temples, Yonghwasa and Miraesa.

Mireuksan Mt. Cable Car

Mireuksan Mt. Cable Car

Available facilities

Cable Car (47 gondolas with eight seat capacity): arrives at the stop near the top of Mireuksan in 10 minutes (6m per second). Convenient stairs then lead visitors to the top of Mireuksan. Those with large belongings can check them at the departure stop before riding the cable car.

Undersea Tunnel

Undersea Tunnel @ KTOP

Undersea Tunnel @ KTO

Constructed over a 16-month period from 1931 to 1932, the undersea tunnel in Tongyeong is Asia’s first submarine tunnel. For its construction, the sea water was blocked at both ends, the tunnel was dug underground, and was paved with concrete.

The Korean word “Yongmundalyang” engraved at the entrance of 483 meter long, 5 meter wide tunnel means “the entrance of an undersea tunnel that connects island to land.”

Dongpirang Village

Dongpirang Village @ Wikipedia
Dongpirang Village @ Wikipedia

Dongpirang is a small village in Tongyeong, South Gyeongsang Province. It has become famous all through Korea because of it’s colourful murals and formidable community spirit. The village was due to be demolished to make way for a new residential development.

Many of the local residents who had lived in the village for decades would not have been able to afford to live in the redeveloped neighbourhood and would therefore have been displaced. As a form of protest the locals formed a civil group called ‘Green Tongyeong 21′ and began painting their houses and walls with colourful murals of all descriptions and encouraged local university and art students to do the same.

As a result of nationwide publicity the redevelopment was cancelled and the village has since become a popular tourist attraction.

Oedo-Botania

Oedo-Botania @ KTO

Oedo-Botania @ KTO

Oedo-Botania is a marine botanical garden located in Hallyeo Maritime National Park, which has a beautiful view of the crystal blue South Sea and surrounding landscape. It is 4 kilometers away from Geojedo Island. About 20 minutes by ship from Gujora Port, past Naedo Island lies the European-like Oedo Island.

In 1969, Mr. Lee Chang-ho first came to this island to escape from the wind and waves as he was fishing. He and his wife created this breathtaking landscape with all the care for 30 years. In April, the island is covered with a plethora of flowers. The Venus Garden displays twelve sculptures and a western-style garden. At Paradise Lounge, one can enjoy the sunshine and the sea while drinking beverages.

Camellias and various kinds of rare flowers from all over the world can be found in Oedo. When coming down the ‘Stairway to Heaven,’ visitors can view the beautiful garden and the ocean in the background. Magnificent terrace landscaping line both sides of the stairway. Oedo Paradise Island is without a doubt, a true paradise.

Move to Seoul / Hotel Check-in and Take a rest

[Day 5] Check-out hotel and move to Incheon International Airport and depart to home.

For travel to Korea or for more informations, please fill the form below;

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