Program ideas South Korea
After breakfast, the full day is dedicated to visit Gyeongju.
Visit Bulkug Temple, listed as World Heritage by UNESCO. Its paintings on wood and architecture make it one of the ancient Shilla kingdom’s treasures.
Later, continue to visit Seokguram Cave (UNESCO). Fitted in the eighth century on the slopes of Mount Toham, the cave contains a monumental statue of Buddha looking at the sea.
The sanctuary is considered as a masterpiece of Buddhist art in the Far East.
Lunch is at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, walk through Tumuli Park dotted with 23 tombs of the Shilla's Kingdom's sovereigns and their families, and visit the grave of the "Heavenly Horse".
During archaeological excavations, many treasures have been discovered and are now on display at the city National Museum.
Continue by visiting Noseo-dong tombs before one last stop at the oldest Far Est observatory,
Cheomseongdae tower built in 634. Here royal astronomers studied the movements of the stars and predicting eclipses of the sun and moon.