9 Days 7 Nights South Korea Pilgrimage

Most people should be familiar with South Korea with the coming of the K wave led by the famous K-Pop and popular dramas. While most people visit the country to experience the Korean pop culture, as a land of history, you will also find many historical monuments that are worth a look.

Here, we take you through a different experience lesser known to tourist. Experience a night stay in one of the Buddhist temples where you will get to learn about the Korean traditions in Buddhism and also get a glimpse into life living in the temple.

Highlights

Suncheon

Songwangsa Temple

Busan

Oryukdo Sky Walk

Gamcheon Village

Haedong Yonggung Temple

Nampodong Street

Hapcheon

Haeinsa Temple

Temple Stay at Haeinsa Temple

Gyeongju

Bulguksa Temple

Seokguram Grotto

Daegu

Daegu Guam Farm

Tapsa Temple

Jeonju

Jeonju Hanok Village

Beopjusa Temple

Wawoojeongsa Temple

Seoul

Bongeunsa Temple

Jogyesa Temple

Insadong

Common Ground

Price includes

Return economy class ticket by Singapore Airlines (SQ)

6 nights hotel accommodation at local 4 – 5 stars hotel and 1 night temple stay

Meals and sightseeing as per itinerary

Mandarin speaking tour guide

Itinerary

Day 1 Singapore  Incheon

Assemble at Singapore Changi International Airport for your flight to Incheon.

Day 2 Incheon  Suncheon (approx. 6hrs)

Upon arrival, meet & greet with your guide. Visit Songwangsa Temple one of the three jewels of Korean Buddhism. It is an International Zen Center that is popular with foreigners who seek the experience of living in a Zen temple.

(Breakfast, Lunch ,Dinner)

Day 3 Suncheon  Busan

After breakfast, travel to Busan. There, visit Oryukdo Sky Walk. Iron columns were set up over a 35-meter-high coastal cliff, & a 15m glass bridge comprised of 24 glass plates and shaped like a horse’s hoof connect the iron columns. Visitors will be thrilled with the view of the waves while looking down through the transparent floor. Thereafter, visit Gamcheon Village known for its steep streets, twisting alleys, and brightly painted houses, which have been restored and enhanced in recent years to attract tourism. Then, visit Haedong Yonggung Temple. The temple complex is a large one and one of few in Korea to be set on the seaside. Lastly, end the day with a walk down Nampodong Street the central commercial and shopping area.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4 Busan  Hapcheon

After breakfast, travel to Haeinsa Temple for the temple stay. The name “Haein” originates from the expression Haeinsammae of Hwaeomgyeong (Buddhist scripture), which means truly enlightened world of Buddha and our naturally undefiled mind.  TEMPLE STAY: Learning of Temple manners, participating Temple Ceremony, Making Buddhist Rosary.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5 Hapcheon  Gyeongju  Daegu

In the morning, experience the Morning Ceremony, 108 Prostration or Walking Meditation & Temple Tour. Following that, visit Bulguksa Temple a UNESCO site & it is the representative relic of Gyeongju. The beauty of the temple itself & the artistic touch of the stone relics are known throughout the world. Also visit the nearby Seokguram Grotto a UNESCO site & it is the representative stone temple of Korea. Inside the round-shaped main hall are the Bonjon Statue, Bodhi-sattva and his disciples

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6 Daegu  Mt Maisan  Jeonju

After breakfast, enjoy a Daegu Guam Farm Toufu Making experience. Then, visit Tapsa Temple famous for the over 80 stone pagodas in different sizes & shapes from cone-shaped to straight-shaped. End the day with a visit to Jeonju Hanok Village which has over 800 traditional Korean Hanok houses. While the rest of city has been industrialized, Hanok Village retains its historical charms and traditions.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7 Jeonju  Seoul

After breakfast, visit Beopjusa Temple which represents Songnisan Mountain, containing within it 1,500 years of history and a matching list of numerous National Treasures and Monuments. then, visit Wawoojeongsa Temple, established in 1970, the temple is not only a reflection of hope for the reunification of the North and South, but is also the birthplace of the Korean Buddhist Nirvana Order.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8 Seoul

After breakfast, visit Bongeunsa Temple located to the north of COEX building, and was constructed in the 10th year of Silla King Weongseong’s reign (794). In Seoul, also visit Jogyesa Temple the center of Zen Buddhism in Korea. Lastly, enjoy some shopping at Isadong, an important place where old but precious and traditional goods are on display and Common Ground, Korea’s first pop-up store built with shipping containers, Common Ground is approximately 5300sqm in scale, made up of 200 large containers and is capable of transforming into different structures or moving into different places.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 9 Seoul  Singapore

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight back to Singapore.

(Breakfast)

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Should there be an event of any disscrepancies, prices at our retail counters will the taken as the final rate.

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Child with Bed – 1 child sharing twin room with 2 adults with extra bed

Child w/o Bed – 1 child sharing twin room with 2 adults with extra bed

Child Half Twin – 1 child sharing twin room with 1 adult

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