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Gyeongju Trip

Discover Gyeongju when you take this day tour around the main locations of the ancient capital of South Korea. You will see the magnificent Bulguksa temple, magical Seokguram Grotto and the beautiful Anapji pond.

Gyeongju Trip from Busan

We will start our one day trip to Gyeongju, setting off from the center of Busan. After approximately an hour and a half traveling along the Korean peninsula, we will reach the ancient village of Yangdon, constructed in the era of the Joseon dynasty in the 15th century. It still remains intact and inhabited today, despite the passage of time. We will explore the narrow streets and paths around the village, enjoying the nature, ancient architecture, and the traditional customs of its inhabitants.

Later, we will pause to try some succulent South Korean cuisine (not included).

After eating, we continue to Gyeongju where we will visit the Seokguram Grotto. These set of caves were excavated during the 8th century to house a Buddhist temple in its interior. In one of the galleries, you will also be able to see one of the most celebrated sculptures of Buddha.

When we have finished, we will visit the Bulguksa Temple, one of the oldest in Asia and one of the most popular in South Korea due to its historical, spiritual, and artistic importance.

We end our trip by visiting the Wolji pond, also known as Anapji. This artificial lake is full of colorful fish and is located next to Palacio Donggung, in tranquil grounds that encourages meditation and reflection.

Once we have finished our guided tour of Gyeongju, we will return to Busan around 9 pm.

Meeting point

The trip to Gyeong starts from three different meeting points from which you can choose:

  • Busan KTX Station, exit 1: October to March at 9 am, April to September at 9:50 am.
  • Seomyeon station, exit 12: October to March at 9:20 am, April to September at 10:10 am.
  • Haeundae station, exit 5: October to March at 10:00 am, April to September at 10:50 am.

Important information

The itinerary may vary depending on weather conditions and traffic.

Price

Adults Children under 12 years old Children under 3 years old
US$ 65.60
US$ 60.60
Free
  • Adults

    US$ 65.60
  • Children under 12 years old

    US$ 60.60
  • Children under 3 years old

    Free

More Information

Duration

12 hours.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

Included

English speaking guide.

Transport.

Entry to Yangdong Village, Seokguram Grotto, Bulguksa Temple, and Anapji Pond.

Not included

Food.

Hotel pick up and drop off.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up until the previous day (9:00 AM local time) if there are still places available.

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

Yes (imperative to point out when the booking is made).

US$ 65.60
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 3 days before

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 3 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.