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Home > Guided Tour

Guided tour will be an opportunity to find out more about Korean history, which is one of the most beautiful places in Korea and of great interest to all of you from around the world. There are three courses of guided tours focused on the Korean history, natural environment, and folk village.

As a conference delegate, you have an opportunity to select your guided tour at the time of registration online. For three courses’ cultural visits, advance reservation is strongly encouraged, and 150 participants per course will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Book early to avoid disappointment!

*Itinerary (15:30-20:00)

Meet at DCC – Move to Gongju (50min) –
Tomb of King Muryeong-wang [UNESCO World Heritage] – Gongsanseong Fortress [UNESCO World Heritage] – Dinner – Back to DCC

*Description

Tomb of King Muryeong-wang (reign 462-523) contains representative relics of the Baekje period (234-678). The Songsan-ri Tombs contain the graves of kings from the period when Baekje's capital was Gongju, and it is believed to contain 10 such graves. Only seven graves have been discovered so far.
The main attraction of Tomb of King Muryeong-wang is the wall painting drawn on the number six tomb – it is the only art of its kind in the world, created from the way the bricks were laid to create the wall. The tomb is shaped like a long tunnel, the top rounded like a dome. There are pictures of fire-breathing dragons on the tomb. Only the parts of the wall where the pictures were to be drawn had earth coated on, and on that earth was drawn Sasindo, the Four Symbols – blue dragon, white tiger, red peacock, and black turtle.

Gongsanseong Fortress consists of a mud castle of 400m long and a stone castle of 2,260m. The circumference and dimension of this fortress are 2,660m long and 210,000㎡ wide. It is located on basin-type hill of 110m MSL with the road linked to the downtown to the south and Geumgang river to the north. It was originally a mud castle, but most parts of it was renovated to a stone castle as it is from the reign of King Seonjo and King Injo in Joseon Dynasty. Gongsanseong Fortress was a capital in Baekje period, but it played certain roles by period in the changes of history as well as in Baekje period. Therefore, relics in each period remained in many places.

*Itinerary (15:30-20:00)

Meet at DCC – Baekje Culture Land –
Dinner – Back to DCC

*Description

Baekje Cultural Land, built over a period of 17 years, is nestled in Gyuam-myeon, Buyeo-gun, Chungcheongnam-do, providing a home to Baekje’s Cultural Heritages. The complex was used as a filming site for “Running Man”. The site is spread out over 3,276,000 square meters, filled with the trace of Baekje Culture. Sabigung Palace reproduces the scenery of a royal palace during the Three Kingdoms period, and Neungsa Temple, a royal temple representative of Baekje, has been recreated according to the real size at the historic site in Neungsan-ri, Buyeo-eup. The Five-story Stone Pagoda, prominently seen after passing through Daetongmun Gate and Wiryeseong Fortress during Hanseong Baekje Era, gives a different aspect of Sabigung Palace.

*Itinerary (15:30-20:00)

Meet at DCC – Move to Jeonju (90min) –
Gyeonggijeon Shrine – Jeonju Hanok Village –
Dinner – Back to DCC

*Description

Gyeonggijeon shrine was erected in 1410 and holds the portrait of King Tae-jo, the founder of the Joseon Dynasty. The King and his wife’s mortuary tablets are enshrined here at Jogyeong Shrine. Inside Gyeonggijeon, the portraits of King Tae-jo and other successive kings such as Sun-jong, Cheol-jong, Yeong-jo and many others can be found on display.

Jeonju Hanok Village has over 800 traditional Korean 'hanok' houses. This village is especially beautiful for its roof curves. The roof edges being slightly raised to the sky is unique. The food provided is very traditional, which adds to the traditional ambience. At Jeonju Hanok Village, visitors can enjoy traditional Korean life and traditional foods like bibimbap, the most well-known dish from the Jeonju region.