Several post-congress excursions will be organised. The participants will enjoy
Korea’s cultural heritage during these excursions.
Gumunso Pond and Kangwonland (Gangwon-do, 2 days)
Gumunso Pond was formed by the erosion of limestone, which also resulted in a stone cave. There are big trees and beautiful scenic points around the pond. This place also provides unique geologic features from the Palaeozoic era. The Kangwonland (casino) is also located near the pond.
< Gumunso Pond >
< Kangwonland >
The DMZ (Korean Demilitarised Zone) and a historical tour of Seoul (Seoul, 2 days)
The DMZ was established at the end of the Korean War to serve as a buffer zone between North and South Korea. The DMZ tour is one of the most interesting attractions for travellers because of public interest and its unique natural ecosystem. A historical tour of Seoul will take you to several hotspots that demonstrate Seoul’s versatility as both a traditional and a modern city, including palaces, squares, the Blue House, and shopping malls.
< The DMZ >
< The Palaces in Seoul >
Gyeongju City (Gyeongsangbuk-do, 3 days)
Gyeongju was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Silla (57 BC–935 AD), which ruled about two-thirds of the Korean Peninsula between the 7th and 9th centuries. A vast number of archaeological sites and cultural properties from this period remain in the city. Gyeongju is often referred to as ‘the museum without walls’.
< Gyeongju City >
< Bulguksa Temple >
Jeju Island (Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, 4 days)
Jeju Island is located southwest of the Korean Peninsula. It is a beautiful volcanic island that has been recognised as a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve (2002), a World Natural Heritage site (2007), and a UNESCO Global Geopark (2010).
Fantastically shaped rocks decorating the seashores, hundreds of oreums (secondary volcanoes), and the rarest species of flora and fauna are among the treasures waiting to be discovered by visitors.
< Seongsan ilchulbong - Tuff cone (UNESCO World Heritage) >
< Lave cave in Jeju island (UNESCO World Heritage) >