the eastern coast of Gyeongju Private tour with Columnar Joints Padosori

From the center of Gyeongju, a city that breaths of history, you run to the east. After 40 minutes, you come to an expensive view of the East Sea. There are more attractions in Gyeongju aside from the cultural and historical sites that you are familiar with. Through the tour, you will visit tourists spot in Gyeongju : Bulguksa temple, Seokguram Grotto, Oryu Beach,Gampohang Port, Gampo Kkakji Trail, Igyeondae Observatory, Tomb of King Munmu, Gameunsa Temple Site, Columnar Joints Padosori Trail etc, learning the history of Shilla by your professional tour guide. If you’re into ancient cultures and traditions, take a day trip to Gyeongju. Make a time travel at Gyeongju!

Tour guides are friendly, accommodating and experienced. Our guide will bring you local restaurant! This tour is a private tour so you can make your own plan, discussing with your tour guide! Enjoy more time at tour stops!

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8 to 10 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Hotel pickup and dropoff
    • Entrance fees in the itinerary
    • KTX - Korean bullet train from Seoul(Seoul option)
    • Professional Guide
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Bottled water
    • Lunch
    • Entry/Admission - Bulguksa Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Seokguram
    What's excluded :
    • Other activities not on the tour plan
    • Gratuities(optional)
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Bulguksa Temple, Bulguksa 385 Bulguk-ro, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38127 South Korea

    Visit Bulguksa which is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site for being “a masterpiece of Buddhist art in the Far East.” If you are in the temple, you will see blooming cherry blossoms in spring and colorful foliage in fall.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Seokguram, 999 Jinhyeon-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 780-400 South Korea

    In the Seokguram Grotto, you can see statues of devas, bodhisattvas and disciples sculpted on the surrounding walls.

    After that, you will have Tteokgalbi(grilled short rib patties) for lunch.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: South Korea, 경주시 감포읍 오류해수욕장

    From the center of Gyeongju, a city that breaths of history, you run to the east. After 40 minutes, you come to an expensive view of the East Sea. There are more attractions in Gyeongju aside from the cultural and historical sites that you are familiar with.

    The Gyeongju Oryu Beach got its name ‘Goara Beach’ because it is so pretty. In 2013, the ‘Gyeongju Oryu Camping Site’ was built as a part of holiday camping site for the public. On the camp grounds there are 10 large caravans, 18 regular caravans, and 8 campsites. Goara Beach has fine sands and pebbles that make white and the fields of pine trees right next to the site that will make your camping more enjoyable.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: 경주시 감포읍 감포선착장

    There are so many enjoyable things to do in Gampohang Port. You can be happy with a plate of raw flounder, sit on a bench in the new marine park near the seawall of Gampohang and wonder where the end of the sea would be, and also take a photo of ‘Haegukgil road’ in Gampo Kkakji Trail or the scenery of thrashing waves in the sea wind here and there from the village.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: 경주 이견대, 661 Daebon-ri, Gampo-eup, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea

    The coast in front of Igyeondae Observatory is where you can view the underwater tomb of King Munmu, which is a tombstone that looks at the same things as the observatory.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Gameunsa Temple Site, 55-1, Yongdang-ri, Yangbuk-myeon, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 780-891 South Korea

    Gameunsaji Temple Site was built by King Munmu (AD 661-681), the king of Silla who unified Baekje and Goguryeo in the late 7th century. The purpose of the temple site was to pray for help and guidance from Buddha against Japanese invasion. Unfortunately, King Munmu passed away before the completion of the temple, and left a will to be cremated and buried in the East Sea so that he may reincarnate as a sea dragon in order to protect the country. As he wished, King Munmu's ashes were scattered at Daewangam of the East Sea. The temple was completed and was named by his son, King Sinmun (AD 681-692) in respect and appreciation for his father.
    Gameunsaji The three-story stone pagoda at the temple site is a reminent of the early period of unified Silla, assembled with several parts which rise up to 13.4m high, known to be Silla's highest three-story pagoda.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: 문무왕릉.봉길해수욕장, Yangbuk-myeon, Gyeongju-si, South Korea

    A little rocky islet approx. 200m from the shore at Bonggil-ri 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. The rocky island, about 200 meters in circumference, is divided by a cross-shaped waterway, forming a pool at the center, at the bottom of which is a granite stone 3.6 meters long, 2.9 meters wide and 0.9 meters thick. Legend has it that the remains of King Munmu’s cremated body are buried under this rock. Historians still debate whether the ashes of the King Munmu were scattered or stored in an urn and placed under the rock.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: 주상절리 파도소리길, Eupcheon-ri, Yangnam-myeon, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea

    Treasure had been discovered in 2012 when nearby troops withdrew. ‘Fan-shaped Columnar Joints,’ designated as a Natural Monument No. 536. The 1.7 km-long ‘Columnar Joints Padosori Trail’ has been created where you can see various types of columnar joints in a fan shapes, slanted shapes, flat shapes, rising shapes, etc.

    The ‘Columnar Joints Observatory’ was built last year in October in a nearby plaza so that visitors can view various types of columnar joints that were made by waves over time. In the observatory, there are various exhibition articles about various geological sources including Yangnam Columnar Joints. A geological commentator is also there to give explanations of the natural formations.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Most of hotels are available for hotel pickup and drop-off but sometimes it's like Airbnb and located in small alleys, then we let you know where to meet a tour guide before tour date. So please let us know exact your contact number with National Code like. +82 +65 +1,etc Thank you:)
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Near public transportation
    • Stroller accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Please add country code to your phone number at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
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