Jeonju+Gunsan Tour (KTX+West Gold Train)

  • Destination: Gunsan, Jeolla, Jeonju
  • Time :

    08:27 ~ 21:17
  • Price :

    USD105
  • Address :

    Jeonju Hanok village
    Gyo-dong, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, Korea
    전라북도 전주시 완산구 교동
    Gunsan Modern History Museum
    240, Haemang-ro, Gunsan-si, Jeollabuk-do, Korea
    전라북도 군산시 해망로 240

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Conditions

Price
Price (per person) Remarks
USD105 10 people have to sign up for there to be a tour!!
Please wait for others to go, if you are less than 10 people!
Inclusion

 

– Round-trip Train(West Gold Train+KTX) Ticket
– Transfer (bus)
– Korean Tour conductor(Not Tour guide)

Exclusion

 

– Personal Expense
– Insurance Fee
– Every Meal – Admission fees

 

Introduction
Jeonju: The culturally abundant city of Jeonju can be found in the middle of the Korean peninsula. This historical city dates back to the Baekje Kingdom. Gyeon Hwon founded the nation after the dissolution of the three kingdoms in 892. Jeonju became the capital city, and provided present day Jeonju full of many treasures including a Traditional Korean village. It is recommended that tourists visiting Jeonju, begin at this unique village. The village area includes a traditional hot spring and is surrounded by many popular tourist spots.
Gunsan of Jeollabuk-do is a city with one of the richest modern cultural heritages in all of Korea. Following the opening of its port in 1899, the city became a hub of modern cultural heritage from the Japanese colonial era (1910–1945). Although the city is a symbol of the painful history of Japanese exploitation through its shipping of rice to Japan, it has now transformed into a fascinating cultural destination, offering a wide variety of things to see and do in addition to retaining traces of its colonial past. Moreover, Gunsan has become a popular walking tour destination, owing to the proximity of its historic downtown areas, which are located around Jangmi-dong, Wolmyeong-dong, and Sinheung-dong, with the city’s inner port at the center. Gunsan will allow you to travel back in time while you enjoy its diversely themed excursions, such as the old downtown walking tour, the modern cultural heritage stamp tour, and the Gyeongam-dong Railroad.

 

Meeting area
This tour will start from Yongsan station(Line#1). Please take your train tickets(Round-trip tickets) at the Yongsan Station at least 20minutes before departing.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
08:27 ~ 11:44 Yongsan Station → Gunsan Station (by West Gold Train)
11:50 ~ 12:00 Gunsan Station → Street of Modern Cultural Heritage
12:00 ~ 16:00 Street of Modern Cultural Heritage Free Tour/ Lunch

*Gunsan Modern History Museum: The Gunsan Modern History Museum, a symbolic space featuring a collection of modern cultural heritage items, is the starting point of a walking tour in Gunsan. In the areas surrounding the museum, you can explore the array of its heritage and the historic downtown one after another.
*Hirotsu House: The Hirotsu House is a major modern cultural heritage site of Gunsan. The two-story house is a traditional Japanese wooden mansion erected by a Japanese merchant named Hirotsu, who accumulated great wealth in the Gunsan region under Japanese imperialism.
*Lee Sung Dang: It’s located near the Hirotsu House, is must-see places in Gunsan. Lee Sung Dang is a time-honored bakery that first opened in 1945. The bakery is best known for its danpat-ppang (sweet red bean buns) and yachae-ppang (vegetable buns).
16:00 ~ 16:50 Street of Modern Cultural Heritage → Jeonju Hanok Village
16:50 ~ 18:50 Hanok Village Free Tour



*Jeonju Hanok Village: Jeonju Hanok Village is located in the city of Jeonju and overlaps Pungnam-dong and Gyo-dong. There are over 800 traditional Korean ‘hanok’ houses. While the rest of city has been industrialized, Hanok Maeul retains its historical charms and traditions.
*Gyeonggijeon : Historic Site No. 339, Gyeonggijeon Shrine was erected in 1410 and holds the portrait of King Tae-jo, the founder of the Joseon Dynasty. The King and his wife’s mortuary tablets are enshrined here at Jogyeong Shrine. The structure was partially destroyed during the invasion of foreign forces from 1592-1598. The existing structure was remodeled in 1614. (Admission fee: KRW3,000)
*Jeondong Catholic Cathedral : Jeondong Catholic Church in Jeonju (Historic Site No. 288) was built in honor of Roman Catholic martyrs of the Joseon Dynasty on the very same spot the martyrs lost their lives. The land was purchased by French Priest Baudenet in 1891 (28th year of King Gojong), but construction of the church did not begin until 1908. The church was designed by Priest Poinel, who also designed the famous Myeongdong Cathedral in Seoul. Construction was completed in 1914, a time during which Korea was under Japanese rule. Though originally built just outside of Pungnammun Gate, the site of the martyrs, the church was later moved to its current location for expansion.

18:50 ~ 19:40 Jeonju Hanok Village → Iksan station
20:00 ~ 21:17 Iksan station→ Yongsan Station