Totally Worth Giving a Try
Ganghwa island has a term ‘island’ in its name, because it’s an island. However, it’s connected to the main land Korea, so you can easily visit to see all these unique natural beauty and the difference itself. This island is like a full-package for tourists. It has a museum, fortress, temple, even dolmen. And royal palace site as well.
Ganghwa History Museum started in 1984, and still gathers many people every year to this island. Jongdeunsa Temple is not only beautiful inside but outside as well. Especially the sea that you can see from the temple is exquisitely beautiful in the morning and evening. Greeting sunrise at Jeondeungsa Temple is a nationally famous activity. Also nearby is Jukrimdawon Tea House, where you can relax.
Why don’t you give it a try?
Full Day Ganghwa Island Tour
minimum Pax: 2
* We pick you up from your hotel one by one.
Ganghwa History Museum
Ganghwa County is a place of spectacular cultural bloom, retaining the Prehistoric Age’s precious Jiseokmyo (dolmen), along with Goryeo Era’s Palmandaejanggyeong (registered as one of world’s important cultural legacies,Tripitaka Koreana), Keumsokhwalja, Goryeo jagi, etc.
In Joseon Dynasty, Ganghwa used to be the shelter for refuge during historical big battles in Joseon Era. Based on these facts and the relics and treasures it retains, which total 14 small and large temples and 107 cultural relics, Ganghwado can be said to be a homeland of history. It is a place where you can find the highest form of history and the sacred precincts of the foundation of the state, all in one well-organized place.
Gwangseongbo(fortress) was established in 1658, and Hwado-don were built together to expand the defense of Ganghwa and belonged to it at the 5th year of King Suk-jong(1679) in the Joseon dynasty. Gwangseonbo(fortress) was a fierce battlefield where it was engaged against Asia Fleet of America in Commemoration of the war, In Gwangseongbo(fortress), there are a monument to praise a general Eo Jae-yeon and a tomb of the 350 patriotic martyrdom nameless heros in 1977.
Jeondeung Temple is an old temple situated on Mt. Jeongjoksan. Monk Adohwasang of Goguryeo established this temple, and when Queen Jeonhwa during the reign of King Chungryeol (reign 1274~1308) donated a jade lantern to the temple, it was renamed Jeondeungsa Temple.
Inside Daeungjeon there is a peculiar statue of an ugly woman with a naked woman under her, and another figure above the pillar. There is a legend concerning the figure. In the past when Daeungjeon was being built, the head carpenter fell in love with a villager working at a drinking establishment. Because he loved her, he gave her all the money he had earned, but she ran away. The carpenter lay sick for a while, then as his revenge, he worked all night to create the sculpture.
The Dolmens were generally used as tombs, also used to symbolize communal tombs or altar for religious service. They are called “Goindol” in Korea. The dolmens are megalithic culture, which appeared after the beginning age of agricultural development, and the number of dolmens around the world counts for about 55,000 and 26,000 of them are scattered in Korea, which is about 50% of the entire number of dolmens. This means the Korea plays an important role as the center of megalithic culture.
Goryeo Royal Palace Site
This place is site of the royal palace where the Goryeo people had resisted vigorously against Mongolian invasion for 39 years. On account of strong recommendation of generals, King Gojong moved his capital to Ganghwado with the advantage of natural and strategical point of view.
Full Day Ganghwa Island Tour
minimum Pax: 2
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– All the tour includes a tour guide, Transportation (except for walking tour) and admission fee.
– Child Fare: 10 to 30% discount under 10 years old
– If you cancel your reservation on the tour day, 100% cancellation fee will be charged.
– In the morning tour, we drop off all guests at Seoul City Hall.
– We have no responsibility for your personal incidents and losses during all the tour.
– Pick up time might be changed depending on the traffic conditions.
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