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Lotus Lantern Festival with Temple Stay

Experience the Festival with a History of a Thousand Years, and Stay a Night at Temple

  • Travel period

    10 days 9 nights

  • Month to Visit

    May (date changes every year according to the lunar calendar)

The celebration of “Buddha’s Birthday” is the largest traditional Buddhist event spanning more than a thousand years. The annual event, which begins one week before his birthday in May lasts for about two weeks. The “Lantern Parade” is the highlight of the event, which is said to have begun during the Goryeo Dynasty. Through the temple stay program, you can experience Korean Buddhist culture and appreciate the beautiful lotus lantern in the temple. You can participate in the Lantern Festival and experience the scenes and sights of the profound meaning of "Lighting the lantern to light up the dark world with Buddha's wisdom."

Tour Itinerary
Day Itinerary Meals Stay
Day1 (Fri)
Incheon International Airport / Seoul
  • Arrival at Incheon Airport & Meet local tour guide
  • Move to Seoul & hotel check-in
Seoul
Day2 (Sat)
Seoul
  • Morning Seoul city tour: Gyeongbokgung Palace, Watch Palace Guard Change Ceremony, National Folklore Museum and Bukchon Hanok Village
  • afternoon, participate in Lotus Lantern Festival’s Cultural Events at Jogyesa Temple and parade along Jongno Street in Seoul
  • Return to hotel & have own free time
Breakfast
Lunch
Seoul
Day3 (Sun)
Seoul / DMZ / Seoul
  • Morning tour of DMZ: Imgingak Park, The 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, Dora Observatory,
    Dorasan Station, and Bridge of Freedom
  • Return to Seoul
  • tour of “National Museum of Korea Contemporary History Museum tour with Audio Guide
    (http://www.much.go.kr/en/mainen.do)
Breakfast
Lunch
Seoul
Day4 (Mon)
Seoul / Suwon Hwaseong Fortress/ Beopjusa Temple
  • Depart from Seoul to Suwon. Tour of “Suwon Hwaseong Fortress”, which was registered as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1997. Tour group can also experience the “Traditional Korean Archery” here.
  • Then, keep moving to Mt.Songnisan. Register a Temple Stay Program at Beopjusa Temple
  • 15:00                  Arrival & Registration
    15:00-16:00        Orientation
                               (Brief information about Temple & Practical instructions about Etiquette)
    16:15-17:15       Beopjusa Temple Tour
    17:20-18:20       Temple Dinner
    18:30-19:00       Evening chanting (Yebul) in Buddha hall
    19:10-20:10       Walking Meditation Tapdori (탑돌이) around Palsangjeon Pagoda
    21:00                 Go to sleep; Lights out
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Mt.Songnisan
(Beopjusa Temple)
Day5 (Tue)
Beopjusa Temple /Andong (Hahoe Village)
  • To continue the Temple Stay Program day2
  • 2nd day
    04:00                  Wake up (Do Ryang Sok)
    04:15-05:00        Morning chanting (Yebul) in Buddha hall
    05:10-06:00        Breakfast
    06:10-07:40        Hiking up the mountain peak Sujeongbong (Optional)
    08:00-09:00        Tea ceremony with Monk (차담)
    09:00-09:20        Feedback & Clean the room
    09:30                   Departure
  • Departure for Andong
  • Arrive in Andong. Have “Hahoe Village” tour in including Buyongdae Cliff and walking tour on the Wollyeonggyo Bridge
  • Check in hotel
Breakfast
Lunch
Andong
Day6 (Wed)
Andong / Gyeongju
  • Check out Hotel & Transfer to Gyeongju
  • Gyeongju Tour: Bulguksa Temple, Seokguram Grotto, Kings tomb park “Daereungwon” Night tour of Cheomseongdae astronomical Observatory, Donggung and wolji pond
  • check-in hotel
Breakfast
Lunch
Gyeongju
Day7 (Thu)
Gyeongju / Gimhae Int’l Airport (Busan) / Jeju Island
  • Check-out hotel
  • Transfer to “Gimhae Int’l Airport” in Busan city.
    Take flight for Jeju Island (around 11:00am-12:05pm)
  • Arrive in Jeju Island & have lunch at a local restaurant
  • Jeju Island tour: Seongsan Sunrise Peak, Seawoman’s performance, and Jeju Stone Park
Breakfast
Lunch
Jeju Island
Day8 (Fri)
Jeju Island
  • Jeju Island tour: Sangumburi Crater, Seongeup Folk Village, Jeongbang Waterfall, Saeyeon bridge, Sanbanggulsa (or Sanbang cave Temple), Yongmeori Coast
Breakfast
Lunch
Jeju Island
Day9 (Sat)
Jeju Island /Gimpo Airport / Seoul
  • Check-out hotel & transfer to Jeju Int’l Airport
  • Arrive in Gimpo Airport & Transfer to Seoul
  • Check-in hotel
Breakfast Seoul
Day10 (Sun)
Seoul / Incheon International Airport
  • Have breakfast & transfer to Incheon Airport for your flight time.
  • Tour completed
Breakfast
Tour Included
  • Accommodation: 4nights Seoul / 1night Beopjusa Temple /
    1night Andong /1night Gyeongju / 2nights Jeju
  • Meals: 9 Breakfast, 7 Lunch, 1 Dinner
  • Admission fees as specified in the tour itinerary
  • All tours & transfers are provided with private vehicle assisted by English speaking tour guide
Tour Excluded
  • International and Domestic (Busan/Jeju Island & Jeju Island /Gimpo Airport) Flight ticket
  • Personal expenses & porterage
  • Meals: Other than specified.
  • Traveler Insurance

Remarks

Traveler is requested to note the followings:

a) Itinerary may be subject to change due to circumstances beyond the company's control.

b) Sequence of itinerary may be subject to change.

♣ We strongly recommend that every customer should purchase a travel insurance to protect your trip and yourself while the tour.



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