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DMZ TOUR 4 Ganghwa DMZ & History Tour Reservation / Back
Tour Name: Korea DMZ TOUR 4 Ganghwa DMZ & History Tour
Minimum Pax:
3
Time Required: 09:00~18:00 (Tue~Sat)
(Except on Sundays, Mondays, New Year's Day, Lunar New Year's Day, Korean Thanksgiving Day)

Fee:

A) 110,000 KRW p/p No Hotel Pick-up Service / Come to the City Hall Station Exit No 6 by yourself
B) 120,000 KRW p/p With Hotel Pick-up Service / Seoul Area

Course: Meeting at City Hall Station Exit No 6 - Ganghwa Peace Observatory / NLL (Northern Limit Line) - Ganghwa History Museum / Dolmen - Lunch - Kanggae Merchants (Red Ginseng Manufacturing Plant) - Jeondeungsa Temple - Drop off at City Hall Station Exit No 6


Please bring your passport on your tour day.
 
Meeting at City Hall Station Exit no 6
Departure from the City Hall Station Exit no 6 (Subway Line No. 1 & 2)
Meeting place: City Hall Station Exit no 6
Meeting time: AM 08:50 with passport.
* Be at the meeting place no later than AM 09:00.
The tour bus will leave at AM 09:00.
* Please bring your passport on your tour day.


Ganghwa Peace Observatory / NLL (Northern Limit Line)
Ganghwa Peace Observatory was constructed in the northern area of the CCL (Civilian Control Line) in 2008. As the area is only 1.8 kilometers away from North Korea, it is a controlled zone for civilians. So, this area has not been developed much, and the foreshore and forest groves are very well preserved. And it¡¯s the nearest place where you can see the North Korea and lifestyle of local North Korean. There is telescope as well at outdoor observatory. It provides visitors with a chance to catch a glimpse of North Koreans at work, farming with North Korea's Songaksan Mountain in the background. There is also exhibition hall where you can learn and understand about the Korean War and North Korea. Lastly, you can also buy goods made from Ganghwa and North Korea.


Ganghwa History Museum / Dolmen
Ganghwa History Museum is opened in 2010, and is located inside Ganghwa Dolmen Park which was designated as UNESCO World Heritage Historic Site No. 137. The museum aims to exhibit, preserve and educate about the history and culture of Ganghwa from prehistoric ages to modern times based on artifacts from the area. The museum has on exhibit various cultural relics that show how Ganghwa played a vital role as a gateway to the sea in the past. A variety of educational and cultural programs are also organized at the museum.
The Ganghwa Dolmen site is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. A dolmen is a type of megalithic tomb made during the Bronze Age. There are two types of dolmens: one is a table-type dolmen consisting of upright stones supporting a large flat horizontal capstone, and the other is like a go-board table with footstones supporting a flagstone. The dolmen at Ganghwa is a table-type dolmen 2.6 meters high. The granite capstone measures 6.5 meters long, 5.2 meters wide, and 1.2 meters thick.


Kanggae Merchants (Red Ginseng Manufacturing Plant)
Ganghwa Island is renowned for its ginseng products. Following the tradition of ginseng cultivation and production, premium red ginseng products are manufactured and distributed in Ganghwa.
Kanggae Merchant are respecting and continuing the legacy of Goryeo ginseng. Kanggae Merchant is holding the vein of Goryeo ginseng in a way of producing hand-made masterpiece of red ginseng under the spirit of sincerity, and in a way of sticking to the traditional manufacturing method, inherited from the ancient ancestors who had cultivated, manufactured, and distributed in Ganghwa Island where is the accepted optimal production region of Goryeo ginseng.


Jeondeungsa Temple
Jeondeungsa Temple was originally called Jinjongsa during the Goryeo Dynasty. It functioned as a sanctuary enshrining family ancestors. Jeondeungsa Temple is located in Samrangseong Fortress, which is said to have been built by the three sons of Dangun, the founder of Korea. Jeondeungsa Temple contains significant architectural works, including the main building Daeungbojeon. Decorated with delicate carvings, it is a superlative example of the architecture of the mid-Joseon Dynasty. The canopy situated above the Buddha statue inside Daeungbojeon building showcases masterful workmanship. On the walls and columns of Daeungbojeon, visitors can see names of soldiers written on the walls. These soldiers fought against the French Navy and wrote their names in Jeondeungsa to pray to Buddha for good luck in war. There are ten other structures of historical significance at the temple including Yaksajeon (Treasure No. 179), Beomjong Bell (Treasure No. 393, constructed in the 11th century), and Yangheonsu Victory Monument (Tangible Cultural Treasure No. 26). The compound is also home to many ancient trees.

Drop off at City Hall Station Exit No. 6
17:30 PM ~ 18:00 PM

The arrival time is subject to change depending on traffic condition.

 
 
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