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The SETAC-AP 2018 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. Tour application is available while making online registration or on-site.
  2. Payment should be made directly at the TOUR INFORMATION DESK during the Conference period.
  3. Credit Card (VISA or Master) and CASH (USD or KRW) are acceptable.
  4. Tour programs are based on the estimated price. It is subject to change due to the local situation.
  5. Some tour programs can only operate when the minimum number of required persons reached.
  6. 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.
  7. Any requests for changes or cancellations should be made separately by e-mail or fax to the SETAC-AP 2018 Secretariat until 30 August, 2018 (E-mail : info.setacap2018@gmail.com / Fax : +82)53-742-9007)

Daegu Night Tour

NT1. Daegu City Night Life

Date 17th September, 18th September (Same course in both days)
Time 18:00 ~ 21:00 (About 3 hours)
Itinerary EXCO – Gourmet(TBA) – Daegu Modern Alley – Dongseongro (Shopping) – EXCO
Price KRW 30,000 (30 USD)
Amenities On-site English Interpretation, Pick-up service, Dinner (*Personal expense is not included)
Description
Daegu Modern Alley

Daegu’s regional characteristics and the blend of modern and historical culture are reflected through the Daegu’s Modern Alley. Daegu Alley tour provides a chance for visitors to experience the modern culture and history of Korea. Walking down the alleys, you can see the new feature of Daegu.

Dongseongro (Shopping)

Dongseongro Street is major fashion district in Daegu. The streets are packed with hundreds of store full of personality that reflect the city’s fast-paced fashion trends. The divers items found along the streets, from character T-shirts, handmade accessories to vintage fashion apparel, make this a ideal spot for shopping and modern culture experience,. Serious Shoppers will be delighted to find wide range of unique fashion items available at affordable prices.

NT2. Daegu Downtown Tour

Date 17th September, 18th September (Same course in both days)
Time 18:00 ~ 22:00 (About 3 hours)
Itinerary EXCO – Gourmet – Dongseongro (Shopping) – Seomun Night Market - EXCO
Price KRW 30,000 (30 USD)
Amenities Interpretation, Pick-up Service, Dinner (*Personal expense is not included)
Description
Suseong Lake (Recreation Area)

Suseong Lake is known for its ecotourism, the park allows both visitors and residents to take a relaxing stroll around the lake through wooden boardwalk and peddle boats. Surrounding lights give the lake warm and comfortable feelings. During the evening, the residents of Daegu gather around the music fountain, which provides nighttime performances between May and October. At a walkable distance, there is amusement park, Suseong Land, which you can enjoy activities including pirate ship and bumper car rides.

Seomun Night Market

Seomun Market was and to this date remains to be one of the main markets in Daegu. The market still keeps its old alley names such as Hongdukkaejeong and Dakjeon.
Seomun Market provides both historic and artistic experiences through street performances and small shops housing fabric-related items made of silk, satin, linen, cotton and knitted goods,. Visitors to the market will also find decent crafts, silver products and dried seafood. In addition, the diverse selection of sweet and savory street food would be perfect for those seeking late night snacks.

Excursion - Gyeongju

Date 20th, September
Time 09:00 ~ 18:00 (About 9 hours)
Itinerary EXCO – Seokguram – Bulgukas – Lunch(TBA) – Cheomsungdae – Gyeongju National Museum – EXCO
Price KRW 70,000 (70 USD)
Amenities Interpretation, Pick-up Service, Lunch (*Personal expense is not included)
Description
Gyeongju

Gyeongju was the capital city during the Silla Kingdom, which ruled the Korean Peninsula for ~1,000 years (57 BCE-935 CE). There are many relics to be seen on traditional architecture and the settlement of Korean Buddhism can be witnessed throughout the Gyeongju Historic Areas. The burial mounds at the Daereungwon Ancient Tombs are of aristocrats of the Silla era. Many valuable relics of the palace were excavated from the tombs such as golden crowns, jewelries, and earthenware, which are exhibited inside Cheonmachong Tomb and the national Gyeongju Museum.

Seokguram Grotto & Bulgukas Temple

The Seokguram Grotto is a hermitage and part of the Bulguksa temple complex. The grotto overlooks the East Sea and rests 750 meters above sea level. In 1962, it was designated the 24th national treasure of Korea. In 1995, Seokguram was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List together with the Bulguksa Temple. It exemplifies some of the best Buddhist sculptures in the world. The Seokguram grotto is said to have been built by Kim Daeseong and originally called Seokbulsa. Construction began in 742 when there was the cultural peak of Unified Silla. The grotto was completed by the Silla court in 774.

Bulguksa is located on the slopes of Mount Toham. It is a head temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism and encompasses seven National treasures of South Korea, including the Dabotap and Seokgatap stone pagodas, Cheongun-gyo (Blue Cloud Bridge), and two gilt-bronze statues of Buddha. The temple shows belief and aspirations of Silla people, outstanding architectural beauty, and advanced carving techniques, being considered as a masterpiece of the golden age of Buddhist art in the Silla kingdom. Among the earliest woodblock prints in the world, a version of the Dharani sutra dated between 704 and 751 was found there in 1966. Its Buddhist text was printed on mulberry paper scroll.

Cheomsugdae

Cheomseongdae is an astronomical observatory in Gyeongju, South Korea. Cheomseongdae means star-gazing tower in Korean. Cheomseongdae is the oldest surviving astronomical observatory in Asia and possibly even the world. It was constructed in the 7th century in the kingdom of Silla. Cheomseongdae was designated as the country's 31st national treasure in 1962. Modeled on Baekje's Jeomseongdae, which now exists only in historical records, the Cheomseongdae influenced the construction of a Japanese observatory in 675, and Duke Zhou's observatory in China in 723.

Gyeongju National Museum

Dedicated to the preservation of historical artifacts of Silla, it is one of Korea’s largest and most prestigious museums. The Gyeongju branch of the National Museum of Korea opened in 1945, and moved to its current location at the heart of the ancient capital of Silla in 1975
The museum offers three permanent exhibition galleries including the Silla History Gallery, Silla Art Gallery and Wolji Gallery and Special Exhibition Gallery for feature programs. Meanwhile, a variety of exhibits such as Divine bell of king Seongdeok and the Three Story Stone Stupa from Goseonsa Temple site are on display in its Outdoor Exhibition areas.