Tongdosa Temple & United Nations Memorial Cemetery

PUS-210 | Busan, South Korea | See Special Notes

from $79.95*

*Price displayed in US Dollars unless otherwise noted; excursions priced in other currencies may be available on select voyages only. Prices are based on the amount Princess typically charges for each excursion, but your price may vary by voyage date and departure time.

Tour at a Glance

You will visit:

  • UN Memorial Cemetery UN Memorial Cemetery
  • Tongdosa Temple Tongdosa Temple

You will see:

Moderate

Excursion Length:
Approx. 4 hours

Max. Group Size: 35

Tour Overview

Step back in time on this truly wonderful half-day excursion in the company of your knowledgeable guide, who is eager to teach you all about the fascinating history and culture of Korea.

After meeting your guide and driver at the port, you will then travel through the city's northern suburbs, passing by the impressive Municipal Museum, and other city landmarks en route to the Tongdosa Temple.

Driving through the pine forest, you will then arrive at a truly unique location, the Tongdosa Temple. Tongdosa means "saving the world through mastering truth", and visitors can enjoy time for reflection at this temple which dates back to 646 A.D. Enjoy the picturesque grounds, centuries-old murals, and Buddhist relics brought from China in the 4th century.

After spending quality time enjoying the temple's peaceful atmosphere, you will then get back on the bus and head to your second location of the day, the United Nations Memorial Cemetery.

Spend quiet time walking through the neat rows of stone markers that form the final resting places for the soldiers and medical personnel who gave their lives during the Korean War.

The cemetery covers over 35 quiet acres and was established by the United Nations in 1951. You will be able to view the stone Monument of Dongnae which was built in 1670 and sits at the south gate. It now serves as a memorial to those who died in the battle of Dongnae during the Japanese invasions of 1592.

After strolling through the park's grounds, you will then board the coach for the picturesque journey back to the ship, through more beautiful countryside.

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Detailed itinerary

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes

 

A visit to Tongdosa Temple involves considerable walking. Wear comfortable and sturdy low-heeled shoes.

A minimum of 40 passengers is required for this tour to operate.

Child Price:

12 years and under only

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

See detailed itinerary for information about walking distance

Wheelchair Accessibility:

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Camera/Video Restrictions:

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