Tour B : Post-Conference Tour
Date: Thursday, May 30, 08:30~19:00
Fee: KRW ￦100,000
Itinerary : Odusan Unification Tower - Imjingak Peace World Parks - Lunch - Gyeongbokgung Palace - Nanta (Non-verbal performance)
This is a tour program in which you will be introduced to various contemporary sites of historic importance in Korea. Odusan (Odu Mountain) was historically a point of strategic importance; Gwanmi fortress, situated here, was where *Goguryo and *Baekje battled fiercely. Odusan Unification Tower is located here on Odu Mountain. You might be able to see the lives of North Koreans from this Odu Mountain Unification Observatory. Imjinngak Peace World Park is a symbol of reconciliation and peace on the Korean peninsula, which attracts attention not only internally in Korea but also from visitors across the world. This peaceful park on the border between the two Koreas is graced by grassy hills and the bridge of freedom. Travelling south from the border to downtown Seoul, you will encounter Gyeongbokgung, the foremost palace of the Joseon Dynasty (AD1392 ~ 1897).
Following this historic leg of the tour, you will enjoy a younger, more contemporary Korean atmosphere with a Nanta performance. This dynamic performance is performed in Myeong-dong, which is filled with shopping malls and numerous points to evoke tourists’ enthusiasm.
*Goguryo: a Korean kingdom located in the northern and central parts of the Korean Peninsula (BC37-AD668)
*Baekje: Baekje was a kingdom located in southwest Korea (BC18-AD660). It was one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea, together with Goguryeo and Silla.
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Located on Odu Mountain, strategically overlooking the confluence of both Imjin and Han Rivers, Odusan Unification Tower is a perfect spot to witness the division of the Korean peninsula in person. It offers a wide view of Songaksan Mountain in Gaeseong (North Korea) to the north and “63” Building in Seoul to the south. Also, it is a valuable unification security tourist attraction related to Imjingak, the 3rd Tunnel, and Panmunjeom (Joint Security Area), the location of the historic Inter-Korea Summit in May 2018.
Gyeongbokgung Palace, located north of Gwanghwamun Square, is one of the most iconic sights in Korea thanks to its long history. The construction of Gyeongbokgung Palace was completed in 1395 at the beginning of the Joseon Dynasty during the reign of King Taejo. Gyeongbokgung, which means “palace greatly blessed by Heaven,” was built in the heart of Seoul surrounded by Mount Bugaksan and Mount Namsan.
Imjingak, located 7 km from the Military Demarcation Line, is now at the forefront of tourism related to the Korean War. Imjingak was built in 1972 with the hope of unification of Koreas. The three-storied Imjingak is surrounded by several monuments including Unification Park and North Korea Center.
Peace World Park
Nanta is a musical comedy, which has received numerous international awards since its premier in 1997. The dynamic performance is almost completely non-verbal and will provide a chance to sense the contemporary Korean atmosphere as the final course of the post-conference tour.