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Northern Limit Line & Ganghwa History Tour

by Seoul City Tour Nonrefundable No booking or credit card fees
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Learn about the long history of Korea, from its prehistoric inhabitants to the ongoing division of the country, with a day trip to Ganghwa Island. You can visit a historic temple, explore museums dedicated to local history and culture, and get a look at North Korea across the Northern Limit Line.

Start your tour with a ride from Seoul a visit to the Ganghwa Peace Observatory. Located just over a mile (1.8 km) from North Korea, the site lets you look across the Han River to see workers in North Korean farms. You can also learn about the Korean War at the exhibition hall and buy goods made on Ganghwa or in North Korea.

Next, pay a visit to the Ganghwa History Museum. Located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ganghwa Dolmen Park, the museum features artifacts and cultural relics that show the region's vital role as a gateway to the sea. The surrounding park is known for its ancient dolmen, a huge megalithic tomb made during the Bronze Age.

After a visit to a manufacturing plant for Ganghwa's renowned red ginseng products, your tour takes you to Jeondeungsa Temple. Located in an ancient fortress said to date back to the first Korean kingdom, the temple functioned as a sanctuary enshrining family ancestors. Its delicate carvings and masterful workmanship present a showcase of mid-Joseon Dynasty architecture.

Once you've seen the historic structures and spent some time admiring the compound's ancient trees, it's time for the ride back to Seoul as your tour comes to an end.

Learn about the long history of Korea, from its prehistoric inhabitants to the ongoing division of the country, with a day trip to Ganghwa Island. You can visit a historic temple, explore museums dedicated to local history and culture, and get a look at North Korea across the Northern Limit Line.

Start your tour with a ride from Seoul a visit to the Ganghwa Peace Observatory. Located just over a mile (1.8 km) from North Korea, the site lets you look across the Han River to see workers in North Korean farms. You can also learn about the Korean War at the exhibition hall and buy goods made on Ganghwa or in North Korea.

Next, pay a visit to the Ganghwa History Museum. Located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ganghwa Dolmen Park, the museum features artifacts and cultural relics that show the region's vital role as a gateway to the sea. The surrounding park is known for its ancient dolmen, a huge megalithic tomb made during the Bronze Age.

After a visit to a manufacturing plant for Ganghwa's renowned red ginseng products, your tour takes you to Jeondeungsa Temple. Located in an ancient fortress said to date back to the first Korean kingdom, the temple functioned as a sanctuary enshrining family ancestors. Its delicate carvings and masterful workmanship present a showcase of mid-Joseon Dynasty architecture.

Once you've seen the historic structures and spent some time admiring the compound's ancient trees, it's time for the ride back to Seoul as your tour comes to an end.

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Northern Limit Line & Ganghwa History Tour

Activity Location

Ganghwa

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    Seoul

  • Seoul City Hall

    110 Sejong-daero Taepyeongno, Jung-gu

    Seoul


Highlights

  • Guided tour to the boundary between North & South Korea

  • Local heritage & culture at the Ganghwa History Museum

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site at Dolmen Park

  • Learning the traditional method of cultivating ginseng

  • Fascinating ancient wall art & carvings at Jeondeung Temple


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of the Northern Limit Line and Ganghwa Island

  • Admission fees

  • Traditional Korean lunch

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Beverages


Know Before You Book

  • Children 1 and younger are complimentary.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.