You can take optionally Traditional Culture Excursions below during the congress. If you wish to join the tour, please apply for it during the registration process. In case of less than 10 applicants, tours may be cancelled. Application for the tour can be done at the on-site registration desk.

Daegu Tour

  • ● Date : Wednesday 1 November
  • ● Time : 14:00 – 17:00
  • ● Price : 10,000 Won
  • ● Tour Site : Palgongsan Mountain Cable Car, Donghwasa Temple

Daegu is an exciting, multifaceted city with something to offer everyone. Course 1 takes you to some of the most scenic partsof the city, and offers a glimpse into its cultural history. The tour starts with a ride on the Palgongsan Mountain Cable Car,which runs 1.2 km deep into the mountains. Get off at the peak and enjoy the panoramic views in a café or continue yourjourney on the hiking trail. The hiking trail will take you to the next stop on the tour, Donghwasa Temple. Nestled in a valley atthe base of the mountains, the temple dates back to the 5th century but has a timeless atmosphere. It is a popular destinationfor Buddhist worship and Zen meditation. It is also the resting place of an enormous Yaksayore-bul statue, commonly knownas Medicine Buddha, who represents the importance of the idea of ‘healing’ in the local culture. This tour invites you to relaxand take a break from the busy conference schedule to recharge your senses and energize your mind.

Gyeongju Tour

  • ● Date : Thursday 2 November
  • ● Time : 09:30 – 17:30
  • ● Price : 30,000 Won (including lunch)
  • ● Tour Site : Bulguksa Temple, Cheomseongdae, Daereungwon (the Park of Royal Tombs), Gampo

Travel back in time to Gyeongju, the city with a thousand-year old history. You can stroll around an age-old Buddhist temple andexperience the charms of village life. The Gyeongju tour begins at Bulguksa Temple, the UNESCO World Heritage Siterenowned for its exceptional architecture and stonemasonry. The complex comprises a series of wooden buildings on raisedstone terraces, which represent the land of Buddha. Visitors enter this representation of paradise by crossing stone bridges,and are then greeted by two stone pagodas which are both listed as National Treasures of Korea. Gyochon Traditional Villageis full of old hanok houses that carefully retained their period authenticity or have been converted to picturesque cafés. In addition to various performances, like a traditional wedding reenactment, the village offers various experience programs. Werecommend trying on the festive traditional attire, called hanbok, which can turn ordinary outings into special occasions.

Andong Tour

  • ● Date : Friday 3 November
  • ● Time : 09:30 – 16:30
  • ● Price : 30,000 Won (including lunch)
  • ● Tour Site : Hanji (Korean paper) workshop, Hahoe Folk Village, Buyongdae Cliff

The Andong tour is ideal if you would like to immerse yourself in traditional Korean culture. The first stop is a hanji-making workshop that produces a unique type of Korean paper using craftsmanship that has beenpassed down through the generations. With simple mulberry pulp and clean water, the workshop makes some 60 varieties of hanji. Next, you will visit Hahoe Folk Village, a picturesque enclave by Nakdonggang River where the ennobled Ryu clan livedfor over 600 years. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site where you can see thatched cottages, hanok estates of the nobility,a Confucian academy, and a shrine dedicated to Grandmother Samshin, the folk goddess of childbirth, children, and fate. FromHahoe Folk Village, a short boat ride takes you to nearby Buyongdae Cliff. Surrounded by sandy beaches and ancient pinetrees, the cliff offers magnifi cent views of the area, including a birds-eye view of Hahoe Folk Village.

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