Social Tour

You can select Social Tour during the registration process. A guide will be provided to Tours on Nov. 17. The social tour can be cancelled due to insufficient sign-ups (less than 20 people) at the registration desk.

Tour to Gyeong-ju (09:00 am – 14:30 pm, November 17, 2018)

The City of Gyeong-ju has an important and rich history. For centuries, the city served as the capital of the Silla Dynasty (57-935 BC), the longest period of reign in the history of Korea. Even today, you will find ancient landmarks blanketing the city. These ancient relics are such an integral part of the landscape that is commonly known as the 쐌useum without walls.
It will take an hour from EXCO to Gyong-ju by limousine bus. We will guide you to visit several historical sites including 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites (Gyeong-ju Historic Areas, and Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple). Ancient Cheomseongdae Observatory and Underwater Tomb of King Munmu are other attractions to visit.

Time Contents
09:00 Departure at EXCO Gate 3
10:20 11:20 Bulguksa
11:50 12:30 Cheonmachong Ancient Tomb
12:30 13:30 Gyochon Village (Lunch)
13:30 14:30 Arrival at EXCO Gate 3

Bulguksa Temple (built in 774), which was designated as a World Cultural Asset by UNESCO, is recognized as a masterpiece of the golden age of Buddhist architecture and art in the Silla dynasty. The beauty of the temple itself and the artistic touch of the stone relics are known throughout the world.

Cheonmachong Tomb was excavated in 1973 and is believed to date probably from the fifth century but perhaps from the sixth century. The tomb was for an unknown king of the Silla Kingdom. The tomb, in typical Silla style, is a wood-lined chamber running east to west and is covered in a mound of boulders and earth.

Gyeongju 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 and try some Gyeongju Gyodong Beopju Liquor inside the village.