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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

TD1-8 Daegu Tours, TG1-8 Gyeongju Tours, TB1-3 Busan Tours, TA-1 Andong Tour, TC-1 Gimcheon Tour, TH-1 Hapcheon Tour, TU-1 Cheongdo Tour

TD - 1 Daegu

Bukjijangsa Temple-Daegu Bangjja Yugi (Korean bronzeware) Museum-Ancient Tombs in Bullo-dong

Bukjijangsa Temple

Bukjijangsa Temple is one of the three sacred Jizo sites in Korea with a long history dating back to 1539 and is located in the middle of Palgongsan Mountain. In particular, Jijangjeon is designated as National Cultural Heritage Treasure No. 805. There are many other designated cultural properties, including the stone Jizo Bodhisattva, the Amida Three Jewels Buddha, and a Silla-era stone pagoda. The road to Bukjijangsa Temple is green throughout the four seasons, and the scent of old-growth pine trees on the pine forest road is enough to escape from the troubles of the world.

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 use in kitchen utensils, but here, at the only museum dedicated to Bangjja Yugi, you will be able to experience the history behind the art.

Ancient Tombs in Bullo-dong

There are dozens of large and small tombs on the southwestern side of the hills of Bullo-dong and Ipsuk-dong in Daegu. These tombs are generally believed to have been constructed during the Three Kingdoms period around the 5th century, and are thought to be the collective graves of indigenous rulers who controlled the area.

ⓒ Daegu Metropolitan City

TD - 2 Daegu

Daegu Textile Museum-Memorial Stone for Admiral Sin Sung-gyeom-Donghwasa Temple

Daegu Textile Museum

The Daegu Textile Museum is a prominent institution dedicated to preserving and showcasing the rich history and vibrant culture of the textile industry in the region. Visitors can explore an array of exhibits that highlight the evolution of textile production, from traditional weaving techniques to modern fabric innovations.

Memorial Stone for
Admiral Sin Sung-gyeom

The Memorial Stone for Admiral Sin Sung-gyeom is a significant historical monument located in South Korea. It commemorates the valiant Admiral Sin Sung-gyeom, a celebrated military hero from the Goryeo Dynasty. Admiral Sin Sung-gyeom played a crucial role in defending the kingdom against invaders. The memorial stone stands as a tribute to his contributions and sacrifices, serving as an enduring reminder of his legacy.

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.

ⓒ Daegu Metropolitan City

TD - 3 Daegu

Hyangchon Cultural Center-Daegu Modern Historical Alleyway-Seomun Market

Hyangchon
Cultural Center

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

Daegu Modern
Historical Alleyway

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

Seomun Market

Located near downtown, it is the biggest market in Daegu and boasts a rich history as one of the three biggest markets of 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.

ⓒ Daegu Metropolitan City

TD - 4 Daegu

Seomun Market-Dongseong-ro-Apsan Mountain-Suseongmot Lake

Seomun Market

Located near downtown, it is the biggest market in Daegu and boasts a rich history as one of the three biggest markets of 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 for enjoying the nightlife.

ⓒ Daegu Metropolitan City

Apsan Mountain

Apsan is a picturesque mountain known for its scenic beauty and recreational opportunities. As one of Daegu's most popular natural attractions, Apsan offers a range of activities including hiking, cable car rides, and opportunities to enjoy its breathtaking scenery through various viewpoints.

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Suseongmot Lake

Suseong Lake is a beloved recreational area known for its serene ambiance and picturesque surroundings. This is a popular spot for both locals and tourists, offering a variety of activities such as paddle boating, enjoying a musical water fountain, walking along scenic trails, and savoring the lush greenery.

ⓒ 2005. Thorfinn Stainforth. All rights reserved.

TD - 5 Daegu

Old Guam Seowon-Shinsegae Department Store-Daegu Modern Historical Alleyway

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 more.

Shinsegae Department Store

The Shinsegae Department Store is a premier shopping destination offering a luxurious and comprehensive retail experience. This upscale department store features a wide array of high-end fashion brands, cosmetics, home goods, and gourmet food selections.

Daegu Modern Historical Alleyway

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

ⓒ Daegu Metropolitan City

TD - 6 Daegu

Songhae Park-Samunjin-Dodong Seowon

Songhae Park

Songhae Park is a charming and tranquil green space named in honor of the beloved Korean singer and celebrity Song Hae. The park offers a peaceful retreat with its beautifully landscaped gardens, walking paths, and picturesque views.

Samunjin

Samunjin is a historic riverside village known for its cultural heritage and scenic beauty. This charming village offers a glimpse into Korea's past with its traditional hanok houses, ancient stone bridges, and time-honored customs.

Dodong Seowon

Dodong Seowon is a renowned Confucian academy that dates back to the Joseon Dynasty. This historical site serves as a symbol of Korea's rich educational and philosophical heritage.

ⓒ Daegu Metropolitan City

TD - 7 Daegu

Daegu National Museum-Daegu Art Museum-Daegu Modern Historical Alleyway

Daegu National Museum

The Daegu National Museum is a key cultural institution dedicated to preserving and showcasing the region's rich history and cultural heritage. The museum features a diverse array of exhibits, including archaeological artifacts, traditional crafts, ancient pottery, and historical documents that offer a comprehensive overview of Daegu's past.

© 2023. DAEGU NATIONAL MUSEUM All Rights Reserved.

Daegu Art Museum

The Daegu Art Museum features both permanent collections and temporary exhibitions, showcasing works by local, national, and international artists. Daegu Art Museum provides visitors with a vibrant and dynamic environment to explore the evolving landscape of modern art.

© DAEGU ARTMUSEUM, KOREA

Daegu Modern Historical Alleyway

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

ⓒ Daegu Metropolitan City

TD - 8 Daegu

Mt. Palgong Botanic Garden-Donghwasa Temple-Daegu Bangjja Yugi Museum

Mt. Palgong Botanic Garden

Mt. Palgong botanical garden is known for its extensive collections of native and exotic plants, providing visitors with a tranquil environment to explore and appreciate nature's beauty.

© 2023. DAEGU NATIONAL MUSEUM All Rights Reserved.

Daegu Art Museum

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.

© DAEGU ARTMUSEUM, KOREA

Daegu Bangjja Yugi Museum

Bangjja Yugi is Korean bronzeware traditionally used to make utensils, instruments, and religious items. TToday, it is best known for its use in 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

TG - 1 Gyeongju

Daereungwon Ancient Tomb Complex-Hwangridan-gil-Cheomseongdae Observatory

Daereungwon Ancient
Tomb Complex

Built between the fifth and sixth century during the Silla Dynasty, it is one of the most iconic ancient burial sites in Korea, housing the tombs of the royal family. There are still new 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, imposes limits on building height, with most of the buildings only having one or two floors. Many buildings are also built in the form of a hanok (traditional Korean building), creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for visitors.

Cheomseongdae

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-Hwangridan gil

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.

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, imposes limits on building height, with most of the buildings only having one or two floors. Many buildings are also built in the form of a hanok (traditional Korean building), creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for visitors.

ⓒ 2019 Gyeongju Tourguide

TG - 3 Gyeongju

Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond-Gyochon Village-Waljeonggyo Bridge

Gyeongju
National Museum

Gyeongju National Museum encapsulates over 1,000 years of Silla history in one place, offering an opportunity for visitors to view cultural treasures and artifacts that have been discovered and preserved. Its main attractions are the royal family’s crowns and jewelry, providing for a fascinating comparison to artifacts from visitors’ home countries.

ⓒ 2017 Gyeongju National Museum

Donggung Palace and
Wolji Pond

Wolji, an artificial pond built in 674, was accompanied by a separate palace for the princes during the Silla Dynasty. Donggung, meaning ‘Eastern Palace’, was established after Silla’s unification of the Three Kingdoms as the main residency for the prince. 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 centered around the Gyeongju Choi Clan, a prominent Korean family. The hanok (traditional Korean houses) in the area allows visitors to experience traditional Korean life.

Woljeonggyo Bridge

Not far from Gyochon Village is Woljeonggyo, 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

Bulguksa Temple-Gyeongju National Museum-Daereungwon Ancient Tomb Complex-Cheomseongdae

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.

Gyeongju
National Museum

Gyeongju National Museum encapsulates over 1,000 years of Silla history in one place, offering an opportunity for visitors to view cultural treasures and artifacts that have been discovered and preserved. Its main attractions are the royal family’s crowns and jewelry, providing for a fascinating comparison to artifacts from visitors’ home countries.

ⓒ 2017 Gyeongju National Museum

Daereungwon Ancient
Tomb Complex

Built between the fifth and sixth century during the Silla Dynasty, it is one of the most iconic ancient burial sites in Korea, housing the tombs of the royal family. There are still new 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.

Cheomseongdae

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 - 5 Gyeongju

Hwangnyongsa History Museum-Gyochon Village-Daereungwon Ancient Tomb Complex-Cheomseongdae

Hwangnyongsa History Museum

The Hwangnyongsa History Museum is dedicated to the history and legacy of the ancient Hwangnyongsa Temple. Once one of the largest and most significant Buddhist temples in East Asia, Hwangnyongsa played a crucial role during the Silla Dynasty.

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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.

Daereungwon Ancient
Tomb Complex

Built between the fifth and sixth century during the Silla Dynasty, it is one of the most iconic ancient burial sites in Korea, housing the tombs of the royal family. There are still new 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.

Cheomseongdae

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 - 6 Gyeongju

Gyochon Village-Seokguram-Bulguksa Temple

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.

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.

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.

ⓒ 2019 Gyeongju Tourguide

TG - 7 Gyeongju

Donggung Palace and Woji Pond-Gyochon Village-Woljeonggyo Bridge

Donggung Palace and
Wolji Pond

Wolji, an artificial pond built in 674, was accompanied by a separate palace for the princes during the Silla Dynasty. Donggung, meaning ‘Eastern Palace’, was established after Silla’s unification of the Three Kingdoms as the main residency for the prince. 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.

Woljeonggyo Bridge

Not far from Gyochon Village is Woljeonggyo, 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.

Five Royal Tombs

The Five Royal Tombs are a significant historical and cultural site, representing the final resting places of five rulers from the Silla Dynasty. These tombs, located in the Tumuli Park area, are notable for their distinctive mound-like structures, which are carefully constructed burial sites that reflect the ancient practices and beliefs of the Silla people.

ⓒ 2019 Gyeongju Tourguide

TG - 8 Gyeongju

Yangdong Historic Villages of Korea-Bulguksa Temple-Hwangridan-gil

Yangdong Historic Villages of Korea

The Yangdong Historic Village is a UNESCO World Heritage site that offers a unique glimpse into traditional Korean culture and architecture. Established during the Joseon Dynasty, this well-preserved village is renowned for its beautifully maintained hanok (traditional Korean houses), which showcase the architectural style and living conditions of the era.

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.

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, imposes limits on building height, with most of the buildings only having one or two floors. Many buildings are also built in the form of a hanok (traditional Korean houses), creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for visitors.

ⓒ 2019 Gyeongju Tourguide

TB - 1 Busan

Haedong Yonggung Temple-Nurimaru APEC House

Haedong Yonggung Temple

Haedong Yonggung Temple is a unique and picturesque Buddhist temple renowned for its stunning seaside setting. Unlike most temples in Korea that are nestled in the mountains, Haedong Yonggungsa is perched on a cliff overlooking the East Sea, providing visitors with breathtaking ocean views and a serene atmosphere. Founded in 1376 during the Goryeo Dynasty, the temple is dedicated to Haesu Gwaneum Daebul, the Sea Goddess Buddha, and is known for its beautiful statues, intricate carvings, and vibrant architecture.

Nurimaru APEC House

Nurimaru APEC House is a modern and architecturally stunning conference center that played a significant role in international diplomacy. Built for the 2005 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, this iconic venue has since become a symbol of Busan's growing status as a global city. The name "Nurimaru" combines the Korean words for "world" (nuri) and "summit" (maru), reflecting its purpose as a meeting place for global leaders.

© Busan Metropolitan City. All rights reserved.

TB - 2 Busan

United Nations Peace Memorial-Dongbaekseom Island-Haeundae

United Nations Peace Memorial

The United Nations Peace Memorial is a poignant and historically significant site dedicated to honoring the sacrifices of United Nations forces during the Korean War (1950-1953). This memorial serves as a tribute to the soldiers from various UN member countries who fought and died in the conflict, working towards the restoration of peace on the Korean Peninsula. The memorial stands as a symbol of global solidarity and the enduring hope for a peaceful future.

© Busan Metropolitan City. All rights reserved.

Dongbaekseom

Dongbaekseom is a small, yet picturesque island located off the coast of Busan, South Korea. Despite being connected to the mainland, Dongbaekseom retains its island charm and is a popular destination for both locals and tourists seeking natural beauty and tranquility. Visitors can explore the island via well-maintained walking trails that meander through the lush vegetation, offering breathtaking views of the coastline and the blue expanse of the East Sea.

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Haeundae

Haeundae is one of the country's most famous and beloved beach destinations. Known for its stunning white sand beach that stretches over 1.5 kilometers, Haeundae attracts both locals and tourists seeking sun, sea, and a lively coastal atmosphere. The beach is perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and engaging in various water sports, and becomes a hub of activity during the summer months.

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TB - 3 Busan

Yongdusan Park-Jagalchi Market-Gukje Market

Yongdusan Park

Yongdusan Park is named after its dragon-like shape ("Yongdu" means dragon's head), which is a symbol of Busan's guardian spirit. The park is also home to several monuments and statues, including the statue of Admiral Yi Sun-sin, a revered Korean naval hero known for his victories against Japanese invaders in the late 16th century Joseon Dynasty. The park's well-maintained gardens, walking paths, and pavilions provide a peaceful retreat from the bustling city below.

© Busan Metropolitan City

Jagalchi Market

Jagalchi Market is the country's largest seafood market and a major attraction for both locals and tourists. Situated along the bustling waterfront, the market is famous for its extensive array of fresh seafood, including fish, shellfish, octopus, and seaweed. Visitors can watch as vendors skillfully prepare and sell their catch, and they can even select seafood to be cooked on-site at one of the market's many restaurants.

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© Busan Metropolitan City. All rights reserved.

Gukje Market

Gukje Market is one of the country's largest and most famous traditional markets. Established in the aftermath of the Korean War, the market has grown into a bustling hub of commerce and culture. Gukje Market offers a diverse array of goods, ranging from clothing, accessories, and household items to electronics, souvenirs, and traditional Korean foods. Gukje Market is not only a shopping destination but also a place where the rich history and resilience of Busan's people are vividly displayed.

© Busan Metropolitan City. All rights reserved.

TA - 1 Andong

Andong Hahoe Village-Byeongsan Private Confucian Academy

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

Byeongsan Private Confucian Academy

Byeongsan Seowon, established in 1613, is a historic Confucian academy that exemplifies the scholarly traditions of the Joseon Dynasty. The architectural layout of Byeongsan Seowon features traditional wooden buildings, including lecture halls, dormitories, and a library, all designed in harmony with the natural landscape. Byeongsan Seowon is a testament to the enduring legacy of Confucian education and a significant cultural landmark in Andong.

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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

TU - 1 Cheongdo

Unmunsa Temple

Unmunsa Temple

Unmunsa Temple is a serene and historically significant Buddhist temple. Founded during the Silla Dynasty, Unmunsa is renowned for its tranquil setting amidst lush forests and its architectural beauty. The temple complex includes several important buildings, such as the main hall, the pagodas, and the traditional wooden structures that reflect classic Korean Buddhist architecture.

ⓒ 2007 KCTI All rights reserved.

Optional Tour

Schedule

August 26~29, 2024
* Except August 28 (Congress Tour)

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

Suseong Lake

Suseong 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

Spouse Tour

Schedule

August 26~29, 2024
* Except August 28 (Congress Tour)

Programs

ST1-2. Daegu Nakdong River Tours, ST-3. Mt. Palgong Tour, ST-4. Theme parks with ocean views

ST1-2 Daegu Nakdong River Tour

Samunjin History Park-Ferry-Gangjeong Goryeongbo Weir (The ARC)

Samunjin History Park

The Samunjin Ferry Stop was historically recognized as a hub for operating essential ferryboats, crucial for river crossings in the past. Although its role has changed over time, the history and tradition continues to be preserved, making it a beautiful landmark even today.

Samunjin Ferry

The ferry on the Samunjin offers a special experience of enjoying the beautiful landscape along the river. This ferry travels along the Taegyeongchun, passing through various attractions and natural scenery, provding passengers with a comfortable and enjoyable time.

-ⓒ 2014 by 달성군시설관리공단

Gangjeong Goryeongbo Weir (The ARC)

The ARC is a beautiful architectural masterpiece, especially standing out with its design inspired by water and nature. The surrounding area features waterfront spaces and bike paths, providing a great place for residents to relax. Among them, The ARC’s third-floor observatory is particularly renowned as the ultimate healing spot.

-ⓒ K-water

ST-3 Mt. Palgong Tour

Palgongsan Cable Car-Donghwasa Temple

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.

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.

-ⓒ Daegu Metropolitan City

ST-4 Theme parks with ocean views

Yeonorang Seonyeo Theme Park-Pohang Jukdo Market

Yeonorang Seonyeo
Theme Park

The Yeonorang Seonyeo Theme Park is a unique place located in Pohang, reflecting traditional Korean stories in a themed park. Situated around the seaside, this beautiful park is a popular destination for strolls. It attracts many visitors, offering a delightful experience with carious thematic elements based on the tales of Yeonorang and Seonyeo.

Pohang Jukdo Market

Jukdo Market is the largest traditional market on the East Coast, boasting a combination of fish and grain markets. It is renowned for selling a variety of goods, including seafood and agricultural products. In particular, the fish market occupies a significant portion of the market and visitors can purchase fresh seafood at affordable prices throughout the year.

-ⓒ 2020 Gyeongsangbuk-do

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