Little Seoul of Joseon - Naju City Tour (Confirmed)

Date: 
Saturday, September 29, 2018 -
7:15am to 9:45pm
Destination(s): 
Naju, Jeolla Namdo
Cost: 
Members: W125,000; Non-Members: W135,000
Tour Leader: 
H.K. Choi

Little Seoul of Joseon - Naju City Tour

▲ Date & Time:   Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 7:20am to 9:40pm

▲ Meeting Point:

 In front of entrance to the platform to KTX train tracks at 1st floor of the Seoul Railroad Station 

▲ Return Destination:  Yongsan Station

▲ Organizer/Guide:  H.K. Choi 

Mobile 010-3728-6003

E-mail: bumsochoi@naver.com 

Naju City, 2,000 years old and located in the Jeolla-namdo Province, had many historically remains resembling Seoul, such as very old local government buildings, together with lodging facilities of the high ranking envoys from the Hanyang (Seoul) Central Government, the City Wall of Naju (like Seoul's Hanyang Doseong), the Governor's Residential Building (used until the 1980s), and the very old and big Hyanggyo, a national Confucian educational Institute which is very similar in size and arrangement of buildings to what is found in Seoul's Sunggyungwan University.
 
Geographically, Naju has a mountain named Namsan, South Mountain, the same as Seoul’s Namsan, while its Yeongsan-gang River is said to resemble the Han River of Seoul.
 
That‘s why Naju has been called the ‘Little Seoul of Joseon.”

 
We are joining the KHS for a one-day excursion to Naju City with the theme, “A 2,000-years history journey to the City of Naju.” We will be travelling by KTX bullet train and then connecting to Naju city via a local tour bus, starting from Naju Station for an approximate 7-hour tour.

We will enjoy viewing the beautiful countryside while riding the KTX.  We will have opportunities to appreciate and learn the history and beauty of remote Naju City in a comfortable local city bus with a Korean guide whose explanation will be interpreted briefly in English.
 
▲ Itinerary  

07 : 40 : Depart from Seoul Railroad Station 
10 : 00 : Start tour with bus stationed at the Naju railroad station
10 : 30 : Arrive at Bulhoesa Temple, which claims to be the first
              Buddhist temple in Korea
11 : 10 : Leave Bulhoesa temple for Naju City Fortress Wall
11 : 50 : Lunch 
12 : 30 : Sightseeing the Old local government building, old
              governors private residence house, West Gate, and
              Hyang-gyo, historical Confucianism education institute
              and shrine.
13 : 30 : Attend Korean traditional music concert in Dongikhyun,
               Geumseonggwan, east side building of old guest house,
               performed by Naju Official Traditional Music Art
               Perfoming Troupe.
14 : 30 : Leave for pier to be on board the traditional sail boat on
              Yeongdangang River
15 : 00 : Ride on the Hwangpo sail boat (황포돛배) sailing on the
              historically famous Yeongsangang River for 50 minutes
16 : 10 : Korea Natural Dyeing Museum
17 : 00 : Naju Film Set Theme Park, the most famous and largest
             of its kind in Korea
17 : 45 : Leave for Naju railroad station
18 : 28 : Embark on the KTX train for Seoul 
20 : 42 : Arrive at Yongsan railroad station connecting to Yongsan Metro Station of Seoul metro train, Line #1

 

The cost of the excursion includes transportation (KTX Train round-trip ticket to/from Naju, local city tour bus), sailing ship fare, and entrance fees for filmset theme park.  Cost of meals, beverages, etc. are not included.

▲ Lunch
You can bring your own snack, drinks, lunch, etc. or you buy your own lunch at local restaurant where you can enjoy the nationally famous menu, "Naju-Gomtang" which cost 8,000 won to 10,000 won.
 
Cancellations
 If you cancel your plan after Thursday, Sept. 27, a 15% cancellation charge will be applied to your KTX ticket as per Korea Rail's cancellation policy.

 
To register your RSVP, simply click here by Wenesday, September 26. 
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☞Payment to be remitted to the following account:  SHINHAN BANK ACCOUNT # 100-026-383501 (RAS-KB)

 

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