Tour Programs

The SWC 2015 Organizing Committee welcomes you to experience and enjoy an exotic Korean culture full of unique attractions and wonders. You can make on-line tour reservations, which will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. All tours include the services of an English-speaking guide and transportation.

Important Notice

  1. Payment should be made directly at the TOUR INFORMATION DESK during the Conference period.
  2. Credit Card (VISA or Master) and CASH (USD or KRW) are acceptable.
  3. Tour programs are based on the estimated price. It is subject to change due to the local situation.
  4. Some tour programs can only operate when the minimum number of required persons reached.
  5. If minimum number of persons is not reached, the program may be cancelled, substituted by another program with notice to participants, or proceed at an altered rate with the consent of all participants.
  6. Any requests for changes or cancellations September 30, 2015, should be made separately by e-mail or fax to the Accommodation & Tour Secretariat of SWC 2015 (E-mail : / Fax : +82.53.746.9007)

ET1_UNESCO Heritage Cultural Tour: Gyeongju National Park

XCO – Seokguram – Bulgukas – Cheomsungdae – Gyeongju National Museum
Date Nov. 13, 2015
Time 09:00 ~ 18:20 (Approx. 9 hours)
Itinerary EXCO – Seokguram – Bulgukas – Lunch – Cheomsungdae – Gyeongju National Museum – EXCO
Price 75,000 KRW (75USD)
* Only operate when the minimum number of required persons (15 persons) reached.
Amenities Interpretation, Pick-up service, entrance fee, Lunch
* Personal expenses (shopping etc.) not included.
Description Gyeongju Historic Area was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in November, 2000. The area which contains history and culture of Gyeongju, the capital of Silla, is divided into 5 historic districts according to their features. A total of 52 designated cultural properties are registered as the World Heritage Site

Seokguram in Mt.Toham is a typical cave temple built in the period of Unified Silla. The temple shows belief and aspirations of Silla people, outstanding architectural beauty, and advanced carving techniques. It was designated as a Korean National Treasure No.24 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Bulguksa is one of eleven main temples of the Korean buddhist Jogye Order. The temple precincts were designated as a National Historic Site No.502 on Decemer 21st, 2009 and as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995.

Cheomsungdae is an observatory built in the period of Silla and was designated as a National Treasure No.31, on December 20th, 1962. It is located in Inwangdong, Gyeongju, Height: 9.17m. Lower Diameter: 4.93m. Upper Diameter: 2.85m.

Gyeongju National Museum
Gyeongju, which served as the royal capital of Silla for nearly a thousand years (57 BCE-935 CE), has a wealth of historical and cultural heritage, both above and under the ground, dating from prehistoric times to the Joseon period.


ET2_The capital of the Korean spirit: Andong

EXCO - Byeongsanseowon -  Hahoe Village
Date Nov. 13, 2015
Time 09:00 ~ 18:00 (Approx. 9 hours)
Itinerary EXCO – Byeongsanseowon (Confucian Academy) – Lunch - Hahoe Village (Watch the Hahoe Maskdance Drama) – EXCO
Price 65,000 KRW (65 USD)
* Only operate when the minimum number of required persons (15 persons) reached.
Amenities Interpretation, Pick-up service, entrance fee, Lunch
* Personal expenses (shopping etc.) not included.
Description Byeongsanseowon
At first, this Seowon(a local private school) was located in Pungsan-hyeon, with the name of "Pungak Seodang" for teaching local Confucianists since Goryeo Age.
As a leading local school for the memorial of masters and education, many scholars studied here. Even in 1868(5th year of Gojong) this Seowon was protected despite the order of closing Confucian schools made by Daewongun. Under the Japanese Imperialism, a major repair and rebuilding was done, rebuilding a hall in 1921 and a shrine in 1937. On every Jungjeong(a lunar calendar day in the mid-week of a month) of March and September, Seowon holds Hyangsarye, a memorial ceremony.
On March 31, 1978, Seowon was declared a historical monument. Presently, Seowon is located in Byeongsan-dong, Pungcheon-myeon, Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do.

Hahoe Village
The reason for the village name Hahoe(Ha means a river and Hoe means turning around) was that the Nakdong River flows around the village in an S shape. Hahoe Village looks like two connected spirals called Taeguek. Hahoe Village has conserved Hahoe Byeolsingut Mask Dance Play performed by the public in general, and Seonyujulbul Nori-a boat ride and fire paly enjoyed by the nobility called Yangban. The village conserves many cultural heritages which show Korean traditional living cultures and ancient architectual styles.