Technical-Networking and Social Tours

Tour to Gyeong-ju and Daegu City Tour are scheduled on Oct. 14. Another free tour to downtown in Daegu is also scheduled on Oct. 12.
You can either select one of Tours during the registration process. A guide will be provided to Tours on Oct. 14 but no guide on Oct. 12. The minimum number of persons is 10 for all tours.

1. Tour to Gyeong-ju (09:00-14:30 Oct. 14, 2017)

The City of Gyeong-ju has an important and rich history. For centuries, the city served as the capital of the Silla Dynasty (57-935 BC), the longest period of reign in the history of Korea. Even today, you will find ancient landmarks blanketing the city. These ancient relics are such an integral part of the landscape that is commonly known as the “museum without walls.”
It will take an hour from EXCO to Gyong-ju by limousine bus. We will guide you to visit several historical sites including 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites (Gyeong-ju Historic Areas, and Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple). Ancient Cheomseongdae Observatory and Underwater Tomb of King Munmu are other attractions to visit.

Time Contents
09:00 Departure at EXCO Gate 3
10:20 – 11:20 Bulguksa
11:50 – 12:30 Cheonmachong Ancient Tomb
12:30 – 13:30 Gyochon Village (Lunch)
13:30 – 14:30 Arrival at EXCO Gate 3

Bulguksa Temple (built in 774), which was designated as a World Cultural Asset by UNESCO, is recognized as a masterpiece of the golden age of Buddhist architecture and art in the Silla dynasty. The beauty of the temple itself and the artistic touch of the stone relics are known throughout the world.

Cheonmachong Tomb was excavated in 1973 and is believed to date probably from the fifth century but perhaps from the sixth century. The tomb was for an unknown king of the Silla Kingdom. The tomb, in typical Silla style, is a wood-lined chamber running east to west and is covered in a mound of boulders and earth.

Gyeongju Gyochon Village is a hanok village that allows visitors a look inside life of famous the Choi Clan. Visitors can see the House of the Gyeongju Choi Clan and try some Gyeongju Gyodong Beopju Liquor inside the village.

2. Daegu City Tour (09:00-14:30 Oct. 14, 2017)

Daegu Metropolitan City, the center of Gyeongbuk (North Gyeongsang Province) with 2.5 million population is a historical city taking over great culture from Silla Kingdom and Gaya Confederacy. It is strongly recommended for you to experience creative, gourmet, or healing tour in Daegu having the countless number of heritages, past and future.

Time Contents
09:00 Departure at EXCO Gate 3
09:20 – 10:10 SAMSUNG Creative Campus
10:30 – 11:50 Modern Alley Tour
11:50 – 13:00 Lunch
14:10 – 14:30 Arrival at EXCO Gate 3

Daegu Samsung Creative Campus is the place Samsung funded to foster startup companies and exhibit its latest technologies. It is also equipped with Samsung’s historic monuments. As the birth place of Samsung visitors can visit memorial museum and witness the past and the future of Samsung.

Modern Alley Tour is where visitors can experience most significant sites in Korea’s modern history. Modern Alley Tour has forged a link between past and present.

▷ A tradition dating back 350 years, the Daegu Yangnyeongsi (herb medicine market) was an international market where herbal medicines from China, Russia, Europe, and other regions were sold. The Museum features various oriental medicinal herbs as well as objects and texts related to Oriental medicine. Footbath Experience program is also included.

3. Free Night Tour to Downtown in Daegu (18:30-21:00 Oct. 12, 2017)

This night tour during the conference is open to all participants at ISIS2017. The free shuttle bus will visit Dongseongro Street and Seomun Market one by one. You can choose one of two places and hop in the bus later when you return.

Time Contents
18:30 Departure at EXCO Gate 3
19:00 – 20:30 Dongseongro Street
19:10 – 20:40 Seomun Market (Traditional Local Market)
21:00 Arrival at EXCO Gate 3

Dongseongro Street is a major fashion district in Daegu. The streets are packed with hundreds of stores full of personality that reflect the city’s fast-paced fashion trends. The diverse items found along the streets (from character T-shirts and handmade accessories to vintage fashion apparel) make this an ideal spot for window shopping. More serious shoppers will be delighted at the wide range of unique fashion items available at affordable prices.

Seomun Market was known as one of Korea’s 3 major markets during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). In June 2016, with the opening of the Night Market, the largest night market in the nation, it became a must-see tourist destination for people looking for the tradition and taste of Korea.

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