Icheon Pottery Village and Yeoju County Tour
China has long history of pottery. Korea also have long history of pottery. Actually there is saying that the name of "Korea" originated from "Goryeo" dynasty (918 - 1392 CE) when we had booming of Korean pottery in Goryeo dynasty as well as in China, Japan even all over the world. Korean porcelain is most beautiful among those countries's porcelain from that moment.
Our guide will meet and pick you up in the lobby (on the 1st floor if lobby is not on the first floor) of your hotel in Seoul according to the schedule we will drive about one hour to Icheon Pottery Village. And show you around Icheon Pottery Village in Icheon, Silleuksa Buddhist Temple and Moka Buddhist Museum in Yeoju.
After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel or agreed place.
Icheon Pottery Village
Icheon is famous for delicious rice and pottery. We used to serve rice from here to the Kings in Joseon dynasty. The Pottery Village is dynamic during Pottery Festival days. There are still many potters' shop and artist's shop in the Pottery Village even after festival session. Pottery making experience is provided seasonally.
Icheon Ceramics Village produces traditional Korean ceramics, which are of high quality. The village became the center of traditional pottery during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) for about 500 years due to the easily obtainable materials in the areas. Icheon Ceramics Village was also the center of Joseon Baekja ceramics. Presently, about 80 pottery factories are congregated at the village, and about 300 pottery kilns are in use.
You can observe the pottery production process, and purchase them directly. It is worthwhile to see the crafts of these potters known as Living Cultural Treasures of Korea for creating the highest quality handicrafts. Not only are the traditional Cheongja, Baekja and Buncheong pottery produced here, but you can also view modern design pottery.
The Haegang Ceramics Art Center is the most famous ceramics Art Center in Korea, where you can learn about ceramics. One of the must-see events at Icheon Ceramics Village is the internationally famous "Icheon Ceramics Festival" held every year. Displayed pottery as well as, pottery classes, traditional kiln handling, pottery character show, and even parades are held.
Silleuksa temple is unique river-side temple in Korea. Silleuksa is located along a riverside village overlooking blue water and a spacious sand beach on the edge of the river running south, running from Mt. Bongmi to the Yeo River. It has dramatic view due to its location in the Namhangang river(One of Han rivers. Han river is divided Bukhangang river and Namhangang river).
It is said that Silleuksa was built by Monk Wonhyo during the reign of King Jinpyeong in the Silla Period (57B CE - 935 CE), but it is not for sure. Silleuksa Temple’s name was said to originate from a legend that an uncontrollably swift horse was reined up by the power of god. Inside the temple is Josadang, the temple's oldest building; Dancheungjeon-tab, a tower made of mud bricks; Daejanggakgibi; Bumjonggak; and at the heart of the temple stands Geuknakjun Hall (Hall of Paradise). Gangwolhun, located along the riverbank’s cliff, is Silleuksa Temple’s, one of the most popular sights for couples, where tourists can view the Namhangang(South Branch of Han River ) and its surrounding scenery.
09:00 Pick up in the lobby (Seoul)
(1st floor if lobby is not
on the 1st floor)
09:30 - 10:30 Transfer
10:00 - 13:00 Icheon Potter Village
13:30 - 14:00 (Lunch)
14:00 - 15:30 Yeoju Silleuksa
River-side Buddhist Temple
15:30 - 16:30 Moka Buddhist Museum
16:30 - 18:30 Transfer
18:30 Drop off at your hotel
(or agreed place)
Tour Rate (price per person)
All admission fees to tourists sites
Local English-speaking guide service
Round trip transfer service with private vehicle
Hotel Pick up & Drop off Service in Seoul
Meals and beverages
Amusement park section in Folk Village
If you want to start/finish at Incheon airport, extra $80 per one way transfer
Maximum passengers 6 people with small to medium sized luggage (No large size luggage)