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Congress Tour

ICTAM 2024 organizing committee is planning various tour programs, including UNESCO Heritage sites on Wednesday for participants. You may register for each tour program by selecting an option on the online registration page.

Schedule

Wednesday afternoon, August 28, 2024

Programs

TD1-4. Daegu Tours,  TG1-4. Gyeongju Tours, TA-1. Andong Tour, TC-1 Gimcheon, TH-1. Hapcheon

TD - 1 Daegu

Palgong Mountain-Bullodong Ancient Tomb Park-Daegu Bangjja Yugi (Korean bronzeware) Museum

Palgong Mountain

One of the 23 national parks in Korea located north of Daegu, it is known as one of the best hiking spots for Daegu residents, famous for its beautiful sceneries and temples.

Bullodong Ancient Tomb Park

Traditional Korean tombs date back to the Silla dynasty in the fifth century. They are the best-preserved ancient tombs that exist in Daegu.

Daegu Bangjja Yugi Museum

Bangjja Yugi is Korean bronzeware traditionally used to make utensils, instruments, and religious items. Today, it is best known for its kitchen utensils, but here, at the only museum dedicated to Bangjja Yugi, you will be able to experience the history behind the art.

-ⓒ Daegu Metropolitan City

TD - 2 Daegu

Donghwasa Temple-Palgongsan Cable Car

Donghwasa Temple

Located 1193m up on Palgong Mountain, it was built in 493 A.D. and is filled with Korean treasures. It is regarded as one of Korea’s most recognizable temples.

Palgongsan Cable Car

On the cable car, you will be able to enjoy the breathtaking scenery of Palgong Mountain before arriving at Sinnimbong Peak (850 m), which features Gatbawi, a 5.48 m granite Buddha statue that is known to be one of Korea’s most famous prayer spots.

-ⓒ Daegu Metropolitan City

TD - 3 Daegu

Hyangchon Cultural Center-Daegu Modern Historical Alleyway

Hyangchon
Cultural Center

It is currently a cultural experience center that recreates the area’s history. Known as Daegu’s old city center, it was once a place of economic growth and a home for refugees during the war; it is now known as a home to artists for music, literature, and theater.

Daegu Modern
Historical Alleyway

Travel through Daegu’s modern and contemporary history and experience a voyage through time. Because Daegu was less affected by the Korean War than the rest of the country, you will be able to see the city’s past and its present.

-ⓒ Daegu Metropolitan City

TD - 4 Daegu

Seomun Market-Dongseong-ro

Seomun Market

The biggest market in Daegu, located near downtown, also has a rich history as one of the three biggest markets from the Joseon dynasty. Today, it is known for its wide variety of food and its emphasis on selling textile goods. It also features a night market that is open from 7:00 p.m. on Fridays through Sundays.

Dongseong-ro

Also known as downtown Daegu, this area serves as a vibrant hub for the youth, offering a plethora of shopping centers, restaurants, pubs, and clubs. During the day, it is the busiest area of Daegu and an excellent place to shop; however, after dark, it transforms into a hotspot where you can enjoy the nightlife.

-ⓒ Daegu Metropolitan City

TG - 1 Gyeongju

Daereungwon Ancient Tomb Complex-Hwangridan-gil-Cheomseongdae Observatory

Daerungwon Ancient
Tomb Complex

Built during the fifth to sixth centuries during the Silla dynasty, it is one of the most iconic ancient tomb sights in Korea, featuring the tombs of the royal family. There are still sites being excavated to this day. Within the complex, you will have the opportunity to view and enter the tombs that have been made accessible to the public.

Hwangridan-gil

Hwangridan-gil is a relatively new street in Gyeongju with over 700 shops, cafés, bakeries, restaurants, and accommodations. Though other Korean cities are known for their skyscrapers and buildings, Gyeongju, as a heritage site, has restrictions on buildings. As such, most of the buildings on this street only have one or two floors, and many of them are built in the form of a hanok (traditional Korean building), creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for visitors.

Cheonmseongdae

Cheomsongdae, Korea’s 31st national treasure, is an astronomical observatory built in the year 633. It is known to be the oldest surviving observatory in the world.

-ⓒ 2019 Gyeongju Tourguide

TG - 2 Gyeongju

Bulguksa Temple-Seokguram

Bulguksa Temple

The temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is recognized as Historic and Scenic Site No. 1 by the Korean government, housing six national treasures. It was first built as a small temple in the year 528 but grew in size over time as Buddhism spread across Korea. Unfortunately, because of wars throughout history, the wooden buildings were burnt down and reconstructed in 1604.

Seokguram

Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995, this sculpture of Buddha sitting on a lotus is built in an artificial grotto. Within the grotto, you will experience a feeling of grandeur as well as a sense of peace and tranquility from the look on the sculpture’s face. It is a great representation of Buddhist art during the Silla Dynasty.

-ⓒ 2019 Gyeongju Tourguide

TG - 3 Gyeongju

Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond-Gyochon Village-Waljeonggyo Bridge

Donggung Palace and
Wolji Pond

Wolji, a separate palace for the princes during the Silla Dynasty, is a pond that was built in 674. Donggung, which means “palace on the east,” was created after Silla’s unification of the Three Kingdoms. It is known for its beautiful scenery, particularly during sunset and at night, when the reflections from the pond make it even more beautiful.

Gyochon Village

Built in 682, it was home to the first national university in Silla, known by the name “gukhak” and later called “hyanghak” or “hyanggyo” during the Joseon dynasty. It is also home to the Gyeongju Choi clan, a prominent Korean family that established a village. The area is full of hanoks that you can visit to experience traditional Korean life.

Waljeonggyo Bridge

Not far from Gyochon Village is Waljeonggyo, a wooden bridge over the river. Originally, it was recorded to have been built in 760 and lasted for over 520 years. However, historical records indicate that it was burned down during a war, and all that was left of the bridge were its stone piers. Korea decided to reconstruct the bridge in 2004, and it was reopened in 2018.

-ⓒ 2019 Gyeongju Tourguide

TG - 4 Gyeongju

Gyeongju National Museum

Gyeongju
National Museum

Gyeongju National Museum encapsulates over 1,000 years of Silla in one place. It is a place where you can view the cultural heritages and artifacts that have been discovered and preserved. The main artifacts are the royal family’s crowns and jewelry, which you can compare to artifacts from your home country.

-ⓒ 2017 Gyeongju National Museum

TA - 1 Andong

Andong Hahoe Village

Andong Hahoe Village

Surrounded by the Nakdonggang River, it is predominantly home to the Pungsan Ryu (Korean family name) clan, who have lived in this area for nearly 600 years. The traditional village became a UNESCO Heritage site in 2010. It has a rich history and houses several cultural treasures and heritages like Hahoe masks, which prompted Queen Elizabeth’s visit to the village in 1999.

-ⓒ 2021 Daegu Convention & Visitors Bureau

TC - 1 Gimcheon

Gimcheon Jikjisa Temple

Jikjisa Temple

Constructed in 418 during the Silla Era, this temple stands as one of the oldest temples in Korea, reflecting Buddhism’s 1700-year history in the country. Similar to several other temples in Korea, it is built deep in the mountains, blending harmoniously with the surrounding pine tree forest.

-ⓒ 2020 Gimchon-Si

TH - 1 Hapcheon

Theme Park of the Tripitaka Koreana-Haeinsa Temple

Theme Park of the Tripitaka Koreana

The Tripitaka Koreana is a Korean collection of Buddhist scriptures that were carved onto 81,258 wooden printing blocks in the 13th century. It was designated as a UNESCO Memory of the World in 2007, and in recognition of its importance, Korea built this theme park dedicated to emphasizing its cultural significance to civilization. It is a well-organized park that will provide you with the necessary information prior to seeing the actual Tripitaka at Haeinsa Temple.

Haeinsa Temple

Constructed in 802, it was also a part of the Silla dynasty, though it was built later than the other temples on the tour. However, it holds significance in that it displays the Tripitaka Koreana, also known as the Palman Daejanggyeong (Eighty-Thousand Tripitaka). Because of this, Haeinsa is known as one of the Three Jewel temples, representing the dharma (order and custom) in Korea. It is located in Gaya Mountain National Park and is surrounded by lush foliage.

-ⓒ 2020  Haeinsa

Optional Tour

Schedule

August 26~28, 2024

Programs

OT1. Cultural Tour,  OT2. Medical Tour, OT3. Night Tour Application and fees will be available during our information desk during the congress periods.

OT1. Daegu Cultural Tour

A. Old Guam Seowon (Daegu Traditional Culture Center)-Daegu Samsung Center for Creative Economy & Innovation

Old Guam Seowon

Originally serving as an educational site for the Dalseong Seo clan, it has since been transformed into a guesthouse as well as a place where you can try traditional Korean games, such as tuho, neolttwigi, yutnori, archery, and others.

Daegu Samsung Center for Creative Economy & Innovation

Complex of community zone, venture business zone, arts & arts entrepreneurial zone, and history of Samsung zone.

-ⓒ Daegu Metropolitan City, 2018 Daegu Samsung Creative Campus

B. Momyeongjae Shrine -Korean Traditional Culture Experience Center

Momyeongjae Shrine

Despite its seemingly random title, the shrine “showing affection to the Ming dynasty” was named as such to commemorate a Ming general who provided reinforcement during the Imjin War.

Korean Traditional Culture
Experience Center

A Korean Traditional Culture Experience Center, located within walking distance from the shrine, is dedicated to showcasing and educating people about traditional Korean culture. There are several different classes available on Korean cooking and tea ceremonies, also providing the opportunity to try on hanbok, Korean traditional attire.

-ⓒ Suseong-gu office

C. Otgol Cultural Experience Center-Daegu Otgol Village

Otgol Cultural
Experience Center

At Daegu Otgol Village, you can have a hands-on experience making a mug or learning traditional Korean gift wrapping.

Daegu Otgol Village

It is a beautiful village along the outskirts of Daegu, which was home to the Gyeongju Choi clan that settled in this area during the Joseon dynasty. All of the buildings in the village are hanoks, including the accommodations and cafés. It is a peaceful, beautiful, and compact place to visit.

-ⓒ Daegu Metropolitan City

OT2. Daegu Medical Tour

Hospitals-Korean Traditional Medicine Experience Center-Yangnyeongsi Museum of Oriental Medicine

Dermatology, Hair, and
Plastic Surgery Hospitals

Korean Traditional Medicine
Experience Center

It is a center dedicated to revitalizing and spreading the excellence of traditional Korean medicine. There will be opportunities to experience oriental medical beauty or a foot bath here.

Yangnyeongsi Museum
of Oriental Medicine

Since the 17th century, Yangnyeongsi has been designated as one of the main markets and distribution hubs for ingredients for traditional Korean medicine. As a result, the museum was established in 1985 for exhibition and visitor education.

-ⓒ Daegu Metropolitan City

OT3. Daegu Night Tour

Sueong Lake

Sueong Lake

Suseong Lake is the best ecotourism place with a nice path including a wooden boardwalk, allowing for visitors to take a relaxing stroll around the lake or join in a pedalo. Surrounding lights give the lake a warm, comfortable feelings. Also, the installed visual music fountain provides nighttime performances twice a day from May to October and it provides unique attractions.

Apsan Cable Car

Apsan Cable Car

Situated in Nam-gu, Daegu, Apsan Observatory is a view point overlooking the entire downtown Daegu area. The structure blends the urban and natural landscapes, as well as their history and future. Many tourists as well as Daegu residents come to the observatory as it is also an educational place to teach the meaning of Daegu to the citizens.

Dongseongro – Sparkland

Dongseongro – Sparkland

Dongseong-ro Street is the epicenter of youth culture in Daegu. It is the central business district, stretching 900 meters from Daegu Station Intersection. The road was built in 1907 at the site of the old eastern wall of Daegueupseong Walled Town. The street can be further divided into themed sections, such as Gyo-dong Jewelry Street, Tteokbokki Alley, Handbag Alley, Night Market Alley, and more. In 2009, the area was designated as the nation's first Public Transportation Exclusive Zone.

83 Tower

83 Tower

The Daegu Tower (height 202m) is located on European style theme park inside Duryu Park. It is a tourist attraction where you can look over the whole city of Daegu. The traditional architectural beauty of the tower has been reproduced and its Dabotop pagoda shape has been recreated. The west part of Daegu Tower has Duryusan, Seongdangmot and Daegu Culture and Arts Center where the tourists could enjoy various performances, exhibitions and events.

-ⓒ Daegu Metropolitan City

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