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Subject : Strawberries, Wetland Cycling and Daegaya Kingdom Festival
Trip Data : 2012-04-21
Price : 99,000won
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Destination : Upo wetland,Ghashil village in Gyeongsangbuk-do
Departure Point : Hongik Univ. Subway stn(Line.2 Exit 1)/ Express bus terminal stn(Line 3,7,9 Exit 8)
Includes : check the payment detail below
Description

After a particularly cold winter season, it’s now time for the warm spring to invite us back outside to explore more of what Korea has to offer.


 


This weekend we are heading south east to Gyeongsangbuk-do which offers natural beauty, historical sites and fresh produce. We have put together a few of the best the area has to offer.


 


On Saturday we will make our way to the Upo Wetland Area, where we will pick up bikes for the day. This area is the biggest wetland area in Korea housing many animals and plants. With over 231 ha there is bound to be something for everyone to see.



The mystery of this wetland lies in it’s origin. Footprints fossils of dinosaurs have been found which makes some believe the wetlands have been around approximately 140million years. While other theorists say it occurred when the temperatures of the earth rose around 6000 years ago dividing the Korean Peninsula.


 


Not only are these wetlands old and of course large, they are also valuable to Korea. Many animals use these wetlands as nesting grounds, and people like it for it’s highly usable area for water related recreation.


 


In spring the lush new green foliage welcomes city travelers and offers a peace that can’t be found elsewhere in Korea.


 


As we cycle around the lake like wetlands keep an eye out for migrating and local birds that come here for breeding, as well as the many other flora and fauna that may catch your eye.


 


After our cycling adventure we will head to our home-stays. Home-stays are absolutely the best way to learn and experience Korean culture and lifestyle. The host families are very kind and warm hearted people, so you will surely feel at home.


 


At night we will have a special BBQ dinner while sitting around the campfire, and enjoy talking with new friends under the stars while drinking a few drinks and playing games.


 


On the second day, we will partake in the Daegaya Kingdom Festival. It will be a great chance for you to learn about the history of the ancient Daegaya Kingdom.


 


There you will be able to enjoy the unique experience of making iron wear, weapons, donning authentic military uniforms and viewing the Daegaya’s cultural exhibition.


 


The festival offers a program, which allows you to see how the entire pottery making process is done, and provide you with the chance to make some pottery for yourself.


 


One more bonus event of this trip will be experiencing organic strawberry-picking. Strawberries are in season now and you’ll also be ataste strawberries as you pick them and take a container of strawberries back to Seoul.


 


This trip is a great chance to experience a side of Korea’s history and culture that few foreigners have seen. So we hope that you won’t miss out this wonderful opportunity.


 


 


Seats will fill up quickly, so don’t hesitate, sign up now to avoid disappointment.


*Click the link below for other detail of Upo wetland

http://www.koreaherald.com/national/Detail.jsp?newsMLId=20110113000765

http://magazine.netkoa.com/contents.htm?magazine_id=4&m_index_id=50

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What to bring : Lunch for Saturday,Camera,sun cream,sun glasses,toiletries,towel,water bottle and suitable shoes
Schedule :

Day 1 (Saturday 21 April)


07:00am Depart from Hongik Univ. Subway station(Sub line 2, Exit 1)


07:30am Pick up at Express bus terminal Subway station( Sub line 3,7,9 Exit 8)


*Click the link below for pick up site information
http://www.adventurekorea.com/board/board.asp?id=notice&category=0&pageno=1&Sn=False&Ss=True&Sc=False&keyword=&rowno=170

09:20 Pick up at Daejeon(
대전) Tollgate

10:30am Visit a rest stop
11:30am Pick up at Changnyeong(창녕) bus terminal



12:00pm Arrive at the Upo wetland and rental bikes


12:30pm Let’s explore the wetland by bicycling


17:00pm Return bikes


17:10pm Move to Goryeong county


18:00pm Arrive at Traditional Gaeshil village and unpack at your homestay


19:00pm Lets gather round to the bonfire for special BBQ dinner party(Included)


Free time


 


Day 2 (Sunday, 22 April)


08:00am Have Breakfast(Included)


09:00am Lets go to the Daegaya festival area


10:00am Take part in a wide variety of festival events
-Iron wear/weapon making
-Porcelain(Pottery) making
-Visit the Daegaya museum
-Donning Authentic iron wears
-And much more

13:30pm Strawberry-picking experience(Included).


14:30pm pack our bags for the trip home.


15:00pm Depart for Seoul


20:30pm Arrive at Express bus terminal


21:00m Arrive at Hongik Univ. station

Payment details

1. The trip will cost 99,000won, including transportation(A chartered limousine bus), 2 meals including special BBQ party, accommodation, strawberry picking fee, Rental bike and English speaking guides

2. We will be taking a maximum of 45 people this time. Please book early as the places will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis.


 


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2.Otherwise, you can visit any bank in Korea and have a teller wire the funds on your behalf. Be sure to have my phone number handy (010 4242 5536) if you encounter any problems.

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http://www.adventurekorea.com/board/board.asp?id=notice&rowno=203


How to sign up for the trip

1. At the bottom of the trip details you will see a sign up button click on this. If you are not a member you will have to sign up by clicking on the sign up link. After this is done simply follow the directions as listed.
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Please leave contact information i.e. phone number in case there is any cancellation to the trip or any other changes to the posted information.
3.After wiring payment please remember to send an email to the Webmaster in order to confirm the booking and let us know your full name,pick up site and phone number. This will assist in matching your details to the corresponding wire transfers quickly.
If not, we can not secure your seat



Additional Information : * For Those who live in Daegu, Busan or nearby-You can come to Changnyeong bus terminal by 11:30for pick up. -Please e-mail us at webmaster@adventurekorea.com if you wish to meet us at there.
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Organizing trips, hiring buses and the likes can be expensive, and if people don't turn up without paying it can add to the overall cost of the trip. So by depositing the money into the bank account we can guarantee seats and know who is definitely coming and reduce the overall cost of the trip for you.

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