Korea offers numerous interesting modern and historical attractions. In collaboration with one of the well-known travel agencies in Seoul, KORIDOOR, the Organizing Committee has chosen the following three tours of important historical sites in and around Seoul for LTRC 2013 participants.
The Seoul City Tour takes tourists to some of the major historical and cultural sites in Seoul, including Gyeongbok Royal Palace and the National Folk Museum. For a more detailed look at traditional life in Korea, try the Korean Folk Village Tour. See traditional buildings and folk performances from around the country. Another popular package is the DMZ (demilitarized zone) tour, which will provide opportunities for visitors to experience the grim reality of divided Korea and the last vestige of the Cold War.
The organized tours will take place on July 6th (Saturday), 2013. Below is the schedule and price information for each tour.
If you are interested in participating in one of the three tours, please fill out an application form and email it to Ms. Junghyun Park at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. This is particularly important for the DMZ area tour, since visitors must obtain security clearance in advance (see the description below or the application form for details).
To download an application form, please CLICK HERE
For more detailed information about the three tour routes, see the descriptions below.
Seoul City Tour
Seoul, the capital of Korea, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in all of Korea.
Packed with countless sights to see and places to visit from traditional royal palaces to trendy shopping districts, Seoul is a city with so much to offer that you might not know where to start
Korean Folk Village (http://www.koreanfolk.co.kr/folk/english/index.htm)
The Korean Folk Village is home to numerous collections of Korean cultural artifacts, providing an opportunity for Korean children to experience and learn the culture of their ancestors firsthand. The site provides a venue to promote traditional Korean culture to both domestic and international visitors, and provides an open-air learning place for succeeding generations. The village has been developed to convey the wisdom and the spirits of our ancestors to both domestic and international tourists.
DMZ Tours (http://www.visitkorea.or.kr/ena/SI/SI_EN_3_4_1.jsp)
For PR videos: http://dmz.gg.go.kr/html/index.asp
Korea is the only divided country in the world. After the Korean War (June 25 1950 - July 27 1953), South Korea and North Korea established a border that cut the Korean peninsula roughly in half. Stretching for 2km on either side of this border is the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). As one of the last relics of the Cold War, the DMZ attracts a great deal of public interest, and is a popular destination for travelers visiting Korea. Despite the fact that this is the most heavily armed border in the world, it is extremely rare that any hostilities take place. These days the DMZ is a safe destination that we would thoroughly recommend to any traveler. The DMZ and its surroundings contain many interesting historical sights and pristine untouched natural surroundings. Itineraries differ, but most tours will take visitors to an observatory, one of North Korea's infiltration tunnels, a military base, and right into Panmunjeom, the Joint Security Area in the middle of the DMZ where negotiations between the two sides are held.