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We encourage you to arrive a little earlier or stay a little longer to discover what Daejeon and its spectacular surrounds offer you. We have highlighted some tours which truly showcase some of the highlights on offer and will ensure your visit to Daejeon is truly memorable some of the tours will operate daily and others on designated days specifically for SpaceOps 2016 participants. In addition to these opportunities, you may like to make extend your experience to include some of the tour options on the “Excursion to Daejeon” page A tour desk will operate at the Conference from Monday-Friday to assist with your scheduled or adhoc touring needs.
Optional Tour Reservation Deadline: April 15, 2016
Course Date Price per person
▼ OT-1. Red Clay Trail & Daecheong Dam May 17, 19 KRW150,000
▼ OT-2. The Independence Hall of Korea May 17, 19 KRW150,000
▼ OT-3. Geumsan Ginseng Market May 16, 17 KRW150,000
▼ OT-4. Temple Life at Magoksa Temple May 16, 19 KRW170,000
▼ OT-5. Shilla Kingdom, Gyeongju Tour May 19 KRW230,000
OT-1. Red Clay Trail & Daecheong Dam
*Date / Time: May 17, 19 / 09:30-12:30
*Price per person: KRW100,000 (Minimum 10 people are necessary for tour to take place)
*Price includes a private bus, English-speaking guide, Admissions
*Itinerary: Meet at DCC – Gyejoksan Mountaion Red Clay Trail – Daecheong Dam – Back to DCC
▼ Description
Gyejoksan Mountaion Red Clay Trail is an eco-healing walking trail which can be found on the nation’s first mountain with a barefoot walking theme, Mt. Gyejok. In 2008, it was considered as one of the ‘33 travel destinations to go back to’ by travel journalists. Visitors can walk on red clay and breathe in the fresh aroma of pine trees while enjoying a view of downtown Daejeon from Gyejoksanseong Fortress, which was built during the time of the Three Kingdoms. The trail helps restore the health of the body and soul and gives visitors a therapeutic and unique experience.

Daecheong Dam is a multi-purpose dam consisting of a 72m-tall and 495m-long concrete gravity dam and rock fill dam. It is located where Daejeon and Chungcheongbuk-do meet. The observatory, located at Palgakjeong Service Area, offers a great view of Daecheongho Lake. A variety of fascinating items are displayed in the Water Culture Center on the left bank of Daecheong Dam.
OT-2. The Independence Hall of Korea
*Date / Time: May 17, 19 / 09:30-12:30
*Price per person: KRW100,000 (Minimum 10 people are necessary for tour to take place)
*Price includes a private bus, English-speaking guide, Admissions
*Itinerary: Meet at DCC – Move to Cheonan(1H) – The Independence Hall of Korea
– Back to DCC
▼ Description
The Independence Hall of Korea displays Korean historical documents and relics from the past to the present, focusing on the independence movements of the Japanese Colonial Period. Originally the interim Government Building of Korea in China, the building was brought over to Korea after the nation was liberated from Japanese colonial rule on August 15, 1945. The Independence Hall officially opened on the anniversary of Independence Day on August 15, 1987 and now boasts seven exhibition halls, the Circle Vision Theater, and other facilities commemorating Korea’s struggle for freedom.
OT-3. Geumsan Ginseng Market
*Date / Time: May 16, 17 / 13:30-16:30
*Price per person: KRW100,000 (Minimum 10 people are necessary for tour to take place)
*Price includes a private bus, English-speaking guide, Admissions
*Itinerary: Meet at DCC – Move to Geumsan (50min) – Ginseng Exhibition Hall & Geumsan Ginseng Market – Back to DCC
▼ Description
Geumsan Ginseng Market: Geumsan is widely known as the longest ginseng market in Korea, holding 80% of the nation’s ginseng trade. Along with its enormous ginseng industry, Geumsan is also rising as the largest herbal medicine market in the country. The Geumsan Gingseng Market is a traditional market with a long-standing history, offering a variety of health products at its international market.
OT-4. Temple Life at Magoksa Temple
*Date / Time: May 16, 19 / 13:30-17:00
*Price per person: KRW 120,000 (Minimum 10 people are necessary for tour to take place)
*Price includes a private bus, English-speaking guide, Admissions
*Itinerary: Meet at DCC – Move to Magoksa Temple(1H) – Temple life Experience (Making smaller Buddhist bracelet, Tea with monk) –Back to DCC
▼ Description
Magoksa Temple was founded by Monk Jajangyulsa in 640, a representative temple of the Chungcheongnam-do Province. Magoksa is surrounded by a mountain and rivers curving a yin-yang shape. Perhaps because of such a shape, this temple was never damaged by any major wars during the Joseon Period (1392-1910). As much as the temple's fame, the beauty of the surrounding mountains is renowned especially the area surrounded by Mt. Taehwasan, where Taegeukcheon River flows in the shape of the yin-yang. It is most beautiful during the spring time, when the cherry blossoms, sansuyu, and magnolias fill the whole area.
OT-5. Shilla Kingdom ‘GYEONGJU’
*Date / Time: May 19 / 08:00-18:30
*Price per person: KRW 230,000 (Minimum 5 people are necessary for tour to take place)
*Price includes a private bus, English-speaking guide, Admissions as per itinerary, Lunch
*Itinerary: Meet at DCC – Move to Gyeongju(3H) – Bulguksa Temple – Gyeongju National Museum - Daereungwon Tomb Complex (Cheonmachong Tomb) - Cheomseongdae Observatory – Back to DCC
▼ Description
Bulguksa Temple is the representative relic of Gyeongju and was designated as a World Cultural Asset by UNESCO in 1995. The beauty of the temple itself and the artistic touch of the stone relics are known throughout the world.

Gyeongju National Museum rests deep in tradition, with a history of about 90 years. Representing Gyeongju, which used to be the capital of Silla (BC57~AD935), the museum is where you can view the cultural history of Gyeongju district.

Daereungwon Tomb Complex (Cheonmachong Tomb) - Large ancient tombs of kings and noblemen of the Silla Dynasty can be seen around Gyeongju at the Daereungwon Tomb Complex (Cheonmachong Tomb). There are twenty-three large tombs located here; the most famous being Cheonmachong and Hwangnamdaechong. In an excavation of the area in the 1970's, Cheonmachong was discovered with a painting of mounted horse. This painting is the only discovered painting from the Silla Era. You can also view the inside of Cheonmachong. There are 11,526 remains and crowns of the king inside the tomb demonstrating the lavish lifestyle of the king.

Cheomseongdae is the oldest existing astronomical observatory in Asia. Constructed during the reign of Queen Seon-deok (632-647), it was used for observing the stars in order to forecast the weather. This stone structure is a beautiful combination of straight lines and curves, and was designated as National Treasure No.31 on December 20th, 1962.
Terms & Condition
  • Your reservation must be guaranteed by your credit card information when applying. Tour fees should be paid by credit card or wire transfer once the tour is confirmed with the minimum number of persons for each tour.
  • Tour will be confirmed after the payment.
  • Tours are subject to change or cancellation if the minimum number of participants is not reached. In the case of cancellation, the travel agency will contact you individually.
  • You are encouraged to drop by tour desk of this congress and confirm your tour reservation when you arrive in DCC.
  • The participants who signed up the tour are required to show up at tour desk at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.
  • Cancellation/Refund Policy: Cancellation must be made to Hanjin Travel in writing (yhpark@kaltour.com). The following penalty shall apply ;

    Half / Full day Tours
    *15 days before the departure date: 100% refund
    *10 days before the departure date: 50% refund
    *6days before the departure date: 30% refund
    *Less than 5days before the departure date: No refund

    Pre & Post-Conference Tours
    *30 days before the departure date: 100% refund
    *20days before the departure date: 50% refund
    *10days before the departure date: 30% refund
    *Less than 9days before the departure date: No refund

  • For any questions related with the tour in Korea, please contact to the following.
    Dennis Park (Mr.)
    Tel.+82-2-726-5543 / Fax.+82-2-778-2514
    Email: yhpark@kaltour.com