HOME TOUR
The organizing committee plans to offer all participants opportunities to enjoy Korean cultural through several guided tour programs at a reasonable fee while in Korea.
Jeju and Mungyeong tour programs have been cancelled due to lack of participants.
Group Tour
Pre/Post Conference Tour
Daily Excursion
Group Tour (Aug. 15, 2007)

          We are pleased to offer delegates an opportunity to visit an institution related to high energy in Korea along with famous attractions near Daegu. Detailed destinations and itinerary will be announced soon.

Pre/Post conference Tour(Min. 10 persons)
 
Date Aug. 11~12 (1nights 2days)
Price USD370(Single Room) / USD280(Twin Room)
Included
English-speaking guide, Accommodation, Meals (indicated on the itinerary),
Private vehicle during the tour, Express train ticket to Daegu, All admission fees, Travel insurance
Itinerary Sat. Aug. 11 Arrive at Incheon Int´l Airport individually
íŠTransfer to designated Hotel (by Airport bus)
Sun. Aug. 12
(09:00-18:00)
Depart from hotel íŠ Odusan Unification Observatory
íŠ Lunch íŠ Gyeongbokggoong Palace & Folk Museum
íŠ Insadong Antique Alley íŠ Seoul Tower
íŠ Transfer to Daegu (by KTX train)
Date Aug. 18~20 (2nights 3days)
Price USD720(Single Room) / USD540(Twin Room)
Include
English-speaking guide, Accommodation, Meals(indicated on the itinerary),
Express train ticket to Seoul, Private vehicle during the tour, All admission fees, Travel insurance
Itinerary Sat .Aug. 18
(14:00-18:00)
Meet the tour guide at the EXCO
íŠ transfer to Seoul (by KTX train)
íŠ Odusan Unification Observatory íŠ Hotel
Sun. Aug. 19
(09:00-18:00)
Depart from hotel
íŠ Gyeongbokggoong Palace & Folk Museum
íŠ Lunch íŠInsadong Antique Alley
íŠ Korean Folk Village íŠ Hotel
Mon. Aug. 20
(09:00-14:00)
Departure to Incheon Int´l Airport(14:00)
 
As capital city of Korea with over 600 years of history, Seoul is the heart of Korea's culture, politics, and economy. Also unique are the many historical sites and modern cultural facilities existing in tranquil harmony. This world-class cityhas numerous amenities, shopping districts and tourist attractions. The ancient royal palaces of the Joseon Dynasty are noted for beautifully landscaped garden s and classical structures. Insadong boasts art galleries, traditional craft stores, antique art dealers, traditional tea house and restaurant making it simply the best place in Seoul for visitors wanting to experience traditional Korea.
 
 
Date Aug. 18~20 (2nights 3days)
Price USD955(Single Room) / USD745(Twin Room)
Include
English-speaking guide, Accommodation, Meals (indicated on the itinerary),
Private vehicle during the tour, Domestic air (Daegu/ Jeju/ Seoul), All admission fees, Travel insurance
Itinerary Sat. Aug. 18
(14:00-18:00)
Meet the tour guide at the EXCO íŠFly to Jeju
* Seongsan sunrise Peak íŠ Hotel
Sun. Aug. 19
(09:00-18:00)
Depart íŠHallim Park íŠ Lunch& Rest at the beach íŠ Hotel
Mon. Aug. 20
(09:00-14:00)
Depart to Seoul íŠ Transfer to Incheon Int´l Airport(14:00)
 
Recognized as the best-preserved area in the nation, Jeju-do is Korea's only island province. The island is Korea's most popular honeymoon destination. Known as "Little Hawaii" for its volcanic landscape, picturesque subtropical scenery, sandy beaches, waterfalls and hiking trails, it is one of the world's great tourist attractions with over four million visitors a year. Jeju-do enjoys a semitropical climate, with its plants and landscape being remarkably different from those of the mainland. Lava flows from this volcano (last active in 1007) created many tunnels, pillars and other unusual features formed by the quickly-cooled basalt. Favorite destinations include the Jeju Folkcraft and Natural History Museum, Jungmun Resort and Jeju Fantasy Gardens.
the breath of moving Zen (Golgulsa temple at Gyeongju)
 
Date Aug. 18~19 (1night 2days)
Price USD100
Include
English-speaking guide, Accommodation (Sleeping at Golgulsa temple),
Meals (indicated on the itinerary), Private vehicle during the tour, All admission fees, Travel insurance
Itinerary Sat. Aug. 18
(14:00-22:00)
Depart from EXCO íŠ Seokguram Grotto (Gyeongju)
íŠGolgulsa temple íŠ Dinner íŠ Chanting time(gym)
íŠ Sunmudo Training (90min) íŠ Bed time
Sun. Aug. 19
(04:00-14:30)
Wake up íŠ Chanting (main shrine) íŠ Sitting zen
íŠ Breakfast (barugonyang) íŠ Teatime (dining room)
íŠ Visiting other sites(Girimsa) íŠ Lunch
íŠ Transfer to Daegu
 
Temple Stay is a cultural-experience program designed to help people better understand Buddhism in Korea. Temple stays offer various kinds of practicing methods, such as Yebul (ceremonial service involving chanting), Chamseon (Zen meditation), Dahdoh (tea ceremony), Sunmudo (Zen marital art) and Barugongyang (Communal meal practice). Participants can find their 'true self' harmonized with nature while staying at a temple.
 
Gyeongju, a 1000-year-old treasure-trove
 
Date Aug. 19 (1day)
Price USD100
Include
English-speaking guide, Meals (indicated on the itinerary),
Private vehicle during the tour, All admission fees, Travel insurance
Itinerary Sun. Aug. 19
(09:00-18:00)
Depart from Hotel íŠ Gyeongju National Museum
íŠ Cheomseongdae Observatory íŠ Lunch íŠ Seokguram Grotto
íŠ Bulguksa Temple íŠ Hotel (Daegu)
 
Gyeongju was the ancient capital of the Silla Dynasty that reigned from 57 BC to 935 AD. This peaceful city is full of Silla artifacts, the city is the premiere national showcase of traditional culture. That is why this area is called a í░museum without wallsí▒. Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotto are among relics in Gyeongju registered to have World Cultural Heritage.
Andong, home of Confucian culture
 
Date Aug. 19 (1day)
Price USD100
Include
English-speaking guide, Meals (indicated on the itinerary),
Private vehicle during the tour, All admission fees, Travel insurance
Itinerary Sun. Aug. 19
(09:00-18:00)
Depart from Hotel íŠ Andong Hahoe Folk Village íŠ Lunch
íŠ Andong Hahoe Mask Museum
íŠ Andong Soju & Traditional Food Museum
íŠ Andong Hanji íŠ Hotel (Daegu)
 
The Confucian culture of Joseon Dynasty(1392-1910) is well preserved in Andong. Andong is also one of the last living vestiges of old Korea. The old homes of Yangban (the noble class) are still standing in Andong.  Hahoe, a small village near Andong, is famous for its unique traditional masks and the mask dance-drama, Hahoe-talchum. Dosanseowon, a Confucian academy founded in the 16th century is also nearby.
 
Date Aug. 19 (1day)
Price USD100
Include
English-speaking guide, Meals (indicated on the itinerary), Private vehicle during the tour, All admission fees, Travel insurance
Itinerary Sun. Aug. 19
(09:00-18:00)
Depart from Hotel íŠ Mungyeong Saejae Provincial
Park & Saejae Museum íŠ Lunch íŠ KBS Historic play
Studio íŠ Andong Soju & Traditional Food Museum
íŠ Mungyeong Porcelain Exhibition Hall (take porcelain
explanation & experience for 2 hours) íŠ Hotel (Daegu)
 
Mungyeong has been attracting visitors with Mungyeong Saejae Provincial Park and its 3 legendary boundary gates on rough mountaintops. Mungyeong is the only place in Korea that produces and fires bowls in traditional kilns, carrying on the excellence of traditional Mungyeong pottery. Along with visiting an exhibition of exquisite traditional Mungyeong ceramics, visitors can join hands-on experiential programs, such as making traditional pottery.
Daily Excursion (Min. 10 persons)
Downtown Daegu
 
Date Aug. 13 (Half day)
Price USD25
Include
English-speaking guide, Private vehicle during the tour, All admission fees, Travel insurance
Itinerary Mon. Aug. 13
(14:00-18:00)
Depart from EXCO íŠ Seomun Market
íŠ Daegu Yangnyeongsi Exhibition Hall
íŠ Yangnyeongsi (Herbal Medicine Market)
íŠ Gyodong Jewelry Town íŠ Hotel
 
Dongseogno street and the surrounding area is the busiest in Daegu city. It is packed with fashionable clothing and accessory shops, restaurants, cafes and bars. A visit to this lively part of town will give you clear insight into the trends and popular culture that exists in Daegu today.
 
Mt. Palgongsan & Donghwasa Temple
 
Date Aug. 14 (Half day)
Price USD35
Include
English-speaking guide, Private vehicle during the tour, All admission fees, Travel insurance
Itinerary Mon. Aug. 14
(14:00-18:00)
Depart from EXCO
íŠ Dongwhasa Temple, Palgongsan : Great Pharmaceutical
Stone Buddha íŠ Palgong Skyline íŠ Palgongsan Circular Road
íŠ Hotel
 
Mt. Palgongsan is located in the north eastern region of Daegu as the backdrop of the city. Citizens frequent the mountain like a garden at home, but the highest peak of this grand mountain is 1,192m above sea level. Mt. Palgongsan also offers a number of cultural and natural heritage sites, Buddhist shrines, and some of the freshest food around.
Bullo-dong Ancient Tomb Park & Otgol Village
 
Date Aug. 16 (Half day) 
Price USD50
Include
English-speaking guide, Private vehicle during the tour, All admission fees, Travel insurance
Itinerary Thu. Aug. 16
(14:00-18:00)
Depart from EXCO íŠ Bullo-dong Tomb Park
íŠ Otgol Village íŠ Yeongnam-jeilgwan Gate íŠ Hotel
A total of 211 ancient tombs give visitors a grand scene with their well-preserved shapes and various sizes. The tombs are believed to be the tombs of those who ruled the area, and was built during the Three Kingdoms era (26 BC - 676 AD). Near this site is a village of the Gyeongju Choiĺs clan (Otgol Village), where typical houses of the ruling yangban class of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) can be viewed.
Haeinsa Temple
 
Date Aug. 17 (1 day)
Price USD100
Include
English-speaking guide, Private vehicle during the tour, All admission fees, Travel insurance
Itinerary Fri. Aug. 17
(09:00-18:00)
Depart from EXCO íŠ Haeinsa Temple íŠ Lunch
íŠ Cyber Museum of Dagaya íŠ Hotel
 
Haeinsa is perhaps Korea's best known temple as it houses more than 80,000 wooden printing blocks, which compose the Tripitaka Koreana, the most complete collection of the Buddhist Canon found in Eastern Asia. The Blocks remain in excellent condition and are the basis of the most authoritative edition of Buddhist scripture.