S.Korea, Gongju, 공주

Gongju, located south of Chungcheong province, once the capital of Baekjie Kingdom in AD 475. Takes about 2.5hr from Seoul by intercity express bus. Gongju is a relatively small town. The Gonju National Museum, Tomb of King Muryeong and Gongsanseong fortress are worth visiting while in Gongju.  Gongsanseong fortress is just across the Intercity & Express…

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S.Korea, Suwon,수원

Suwon, Suwon Station, appx 1hr by subway Line 1.  Suwon is located south of Seoul and is a perfect for 1-day trip from Seoul.  It is only 1hr by subway. When you are out of the train station, pop into the Tourist Information Centre located right next to the subway. You can get some information…

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S.Korea, Busan 부산, Haedong Yonggunsa Temple해동 용궁사

Haedong Yonngunsa Temple, Haeundae Station, transfer Bus NO. 181. Alternatively which is recommended, take a cab from the station, it takes about 10-15mins and does not cost much. The temple is the only temple that was built by the sea on coastal rock overlooking the sea. Unlike those temples built in the mountains in other…

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S.Korea, Busan, Beomeosa Temple 범어사

Beomeosa Temple, Beomeosa Station, Line 1, Exit 5.  (take a cab to the temple if you do not want to walk up the hill, it will cost appx W2500 – W3000) This temple was founded in 678 AD, close to the Busan city, it is a great get away from the city and crowd. The…

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South Korea,Gyeongju, Bulguksa Temple

Bulguksa Temple, take bus No 10 or 11 from Gyeongju Station, appx 30mins.  Bulguksa Temple (Temple of the Buddha Land). The temple is one of the Korea best known temple for its testimony to the skill of Silla architects and the Buddhism faith during that time. The temple is in the Unesco World Heritage List. The…

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