Monday, May 24, 2010

Discover Korea on a 10 day Photographic Tour with Discovery Travel

Whether you are a professional photographer, keen amateur or just wanting better holiday snaps the first ten day photographic tour of South Korea this autumn will provide a great chance to practise your skills and have a great holiday at the same time.

The tour organised by Discovery Travel is a ten day fully escorted tour departing from Australia on the 30th October, 2010 takes in the best season to visit Korea. Autumn is one of the most popular times to visit the country and for photographers the beauty of the autumn colours only adds to the photographic opportunities.

The tour starting from $3,950 per person share twin (conditions apply) visits all the major tourist regions of Korea starting with the capital Seoul. Visits are included to the famous Gyeongbok Royal Palace, National Museum, Jogyesa Temple, Insa-dong cultural street and shopping at the massive Namdaemun Market. Participants can enjoy a chance to learn how to cook Korean cuisine at Korea House.

Outside of the capital, a tour to the DMZ area with its 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, Dora Observatory, Unification Village and Freedom Bridge give a great insight into the division between South and North Korea.

Tour participants then take the high speed KTO to Busan, Korea’s southernmost seaport and second largest city in Korea. Here visitors can enjoy the harbour city’s fantastic seafood, the famous Jagalchi Fish market which provides seafood to the whole of Korea and visit the UN Cemetery where some of Australia’s war-dead remain.
Just north of Busan is Gyeongju, the ancient capital of the Silla Dynasty which is more commonly known as a Museum without Walls for the wealth of historic tombs, temples and shrines that abound in the area. Here you can photograph the most beautiful Buddhist temple in the country as well as the sublime Seokguram Grotto Buddha.

From Gyeongju the tour takes in a visit to Golgulsa Temple, the Stone Buddha Temple where you can enjoy a templestay experience and experience life as a Buddhist monk. A visit north to Andong, famous for its Hahoe (Mask Dance) Village and traditional houses from the Joseon Dynasty is truly a photographer’s delight.

After the tour, you also have a chance to enter the Korea Tourism Organization annual photo contest which is held around June each year. Full details can be found on the official travel website for Korea

Further information on Discovery Travel’s ten day photographic tour of Korea can be obtained by contacting Discovery Travel Email: Ph: 02)8007-5187

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