Amazing Korean culture and history package (temple stay, handcrafting, traditional stage play, biking and much more..)

Overview

Temple stay, handcrafting experience, traditional stage play, exploring historical sites and biking in only 2 days? Yes, it’s possible! We’ve organized a special overnight trip to Gimje city where you can experience various authentic Korean culture and activities. Did you know that the food made in the Buddhist temple is world famous for its healthiness? Come with Adventure Korea and create an amazing Korean experience you will never find elsewhere.

Price of the trip is only 89,000KRW by September 30th (99,000KRW after) and include all of fees like below;
*The original price is 300,000 won, but a government subsidy provides all these activities below for only 89,000 won
1.All events cost at the temple
   (108 prostrations(optional) and make prayer beads, Zen meditation, making lotus lanterns, conversation with master monks, tea ceremony)
2.Round trip limousine bus
3.Delicious 4 local meals
4.Accommodation at temple( 2 people in a room)
5.English speaking tour guides
6.Bike rental fee
7.All handcraft experience prices like below:
  -Pottery making & baking
  -Cloisonne(enameling) craft experience
  -Woodcraft experience(make your own picture frame)
8.Souvenirs for participants – two lotus teacups and a scarf

What to Expect

  • Temple stay where you will learn various aspects of Korean historical culture such as tea ceremony, meditation, prostrations and making lotus lanterns 
  • Learn about Korean history by sightseeing one of the oldest church buildings in Korea 
  • Eat the world-famous healthy Buddhist food including local and fresh vegetarian ingredients prepared by the monks 
  • See the impressive Wonpyeong Jipganso historic site where the first March 1st independence movement took place in Jeolla-do
  • You can experience true Korean culture by watching a traditional Korean performance (Madanggeuk) at the temple
    *Menangguk is a traditional Korean performance, featuring active communication between the actors and the audience and no fixed script to play
  • Experience traditional handcrafting and make your own pottery and wood craft by making your own picture frame 
  • Riding a bike through the beautiful nature and Explore the traditional Wonpyeong market

At the famous Geumsansa Temple with a long history of 1420 years, you will have valuable experiences such as Zen meditation, 108 bows(optional), making lotus lanterns, and conversation with master monks.

Experience making and baking your own pottery

Experience making cloisonne craft and picture frame to take home

You will have 4 meals including a very delicious unique Jeolla-do food and meals at the temple.

Visit historical sites and take great photos

Ride a bike along a beautiful scenic path

Two lotus tea cups and a scarf will be given to everyone who participates in the event.

ITINERARY

Day 1 (Saturday, September 25)

07:00am

Pick up at Hongik Univ. subway station(Line 2, exit 1)

07:30am

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

07:50am

Meet at Cheongmyeong subway station(exit 1)

08:20am

Osan college station(exit 2)

11:00am

Arrive in Gimje city
People living in Jeolla-do can pick up at Gimje Station or Gimje Bus Terminal, so
contact us at webmaster@adventurekorea.com

11:20am

Arrive at Wonpyeong Jipganso historic site where the first March 1st movement took place in Jeolla-do

12:00pm

Lunch together

14:00pm

Visit Suryu Roman catholic church

15:30pm

Visit Geumsan Church

17:00pm

Arrive at Geumsansa temple

17:20pm

Room assignments( 2 person in a room)
*It is a Korean-style ondol room, and each room has a toilet and a shower room.
We provide soap, shampoo and towels

17:30pm

Make your own lotus lantern

18:20pm

Dinner together
You can taste the world-famous healthy Korean temple food.

19:00pm

Watch Madanggeuk(traditional Korean performance) at temple ground
-Menangguk-Inheriting the traditional Korean performance, it is a play featuring active communication between the stage and the audience and flexible operation of time and space
-During the performance, we will set up a screen to show subtitles for easy understanding

20:00pm

Free time

22:00pm

lights out

Day 2 (Sunday, September 26)

06:00am

Zen meditation

07:00am

Breakfast

08:00am

108 bows(optional) or meditation

09:00am

Tea ceremony/Conversation with master monk
Free time

11:30am

Visit Handicraft experience center

11:40am

Make your own pottery and baking experience

12:30pm

Lunch together

13:10pm

-Cloisonne(enameling) craft experience
-Woodcraft experience(make your own picture frame)

14:00pm

Bike riding to Wonpyeong market

15:00pm

Explore the traditional Wonpyeong market
-You can purchase souvenir or have snacks

16:00pm

Depart for home

18:00pm

Arrive at Osan college stn

18:30pm

Arrive at Cheongmyeong stn

19:00pm

Arrive at Express bus terminal stn

19:30pm

Arrive at Hongik Univ. stn

Payment Detail

1.You can use an ATM or online banking to wire payments directly from your bank account to Adventure Korea’s account, NH Bank account no: 317-0017-2500-41 under the name of (주)더에이케이트래블
2.Otherwise, you can visit any bank in Korea and have a teller wire the funds on your behalf.
3.You can pay via paypal to adventurekoreatrip@gmail.com
If you use paypal, 1 usd is same as 1,000won.
3. When you deposit into the Adventure Korea’s account, PLEASE make sure you send an email to webmaster@adventurekorea.com and provide all the information below;
1.Trip name
2.Your full name including middle name.
3.Contact number
4.Nationality & Gender
5.How much was deposited
6.What bank you sent it from
7.Time and date you sent it
8.Pick up site
9.Vaccinated or not

Cancellation Policy

We have to pay deposits for these trips with the various activity places. If you cancel at the last minute, we are losing money as well. Therefore, we have to put into place this cancellation policy. By paying for the trip you agree to this cancellation policy.
If you have paid and would like a refund we have a policy. This policy is as follows
5 days before the trip: Full refund (120 hours from departure time)
3 days before the trip: 50% refund(72 hours from the departure time)
0% refund ( 72 hours or less from the departure time)
*All times are in Korean Standard Time (GMT+9)

Pick up site

07:00am Pick up at Hongik Univ. subway station(Line 2, exit 1)
07:30am Pick up at Express bus terminal Subway station( Sub line 3,7,9 Exit 8)
07:50am Meet at Cheongmyeong subway station(exit 1)
08:20am Osan college station(exit 2)

Additional Information

ADVENTURE KOREA DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
By signing up and participating in any of the trips offered by Adventure Korea, the PARTICIPANT acknowledges and agrees that the activities offered by Adventure Korea are in general adventure sports/activities in nature, and therefore are generally risky activities which may involve potential and unforeseeable risks of harm, which could include death or serious personal injury. The PARTICIPANT voluntarily and expressly assumes these risks and is fully responsible for his/her participation and actions in the activities at issue, and agrees that Adventure Korea or any of its officers, employees, guides, and representatives shall not be responsible for or be obligated to provide any financial assistance or any other assistance whatsoever in the event of injury, illness, death or property damage relating to or arising out of the Activities at issue.

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