Korea has a rich, five thousand years of history available to those who seek a cultural tour. Its exotic charm coupled with its rich historical and cultural heritage is something that exploring tourists find valuable.
Location and How to Get There
Visiting the historical landmarks in Korea is all about traversing through town after town and city after city. It depends on how many historical landmarks are in your itinerary to determine how you will get to each and every location. It is ideal that you work alongside an expert touring guide when compiling sites in your itinerary so you can easily organize your trip.
It is ideal that you start your trip in Seoul, which is the center of historical heritage and practically of everything when it comes to Korea, being the country’s capital. There, you will find palaces, which served as nesting places for the previous kings.
From Seoul, you will have to travel through the mountains where Buddhist temples are usually located. Then to Gyeongju, where two of the UNESCO Wolrd Heritage Sites can be found.
To get to different historical landmarks, you can use the local transport, which includes boats, trains, buses, and planes.
What to See There
Visiting historical landmarks in Korea is all about getting in touch with the rich history and cultural heritage of the country. Exploring the sights that played a huge role in history and were figured in many Korean history books will allow you have a better grasp of the locals’ way of life.
A visit to the palaces located in Seoul – the Gyeongbokgung Palace, the Changdeokgung Palace and the Deoksugung Palace – will give you a glimpse of how the royal families of the previous times had lived. Visiting the temples, on the other hand, will give you an idea of how Buddhism surfaced during the 4th Century and prevailed in the country. If you want a nice glimpse onto the local’s way of life, you must see the cultural villages such as the Korean Folk Village and the Namsangol Hanok Village.
Some of the historical relics and landmarks in Korea are about a thousand years old or more. You can expect, therefore, that you will be able to trace back Korea’s past by traveling through.
Mostly, a tour to Korea is all about a packaged or guided tour. A five-day group tour usually costs about $1000 including accommodation. It is also common for tourists to negotiate what is included in the itinerary. If you want to go on a historical trip, you can do so by asking your tour guide to arrange an itinerary that involves visits to the UNESCO World Heritage sites, age-old structures, and historical relics.
If you arrive in time, you can also participate in some of the more important traditional festivals.