224 Kms from Suwon
Once a year inside the Hermit Kingdom, the government of North Korea opens up it’s doors, if only slightly, for foreigners to come in and run Pyongyang city. While you may get a false glimpse of what life is like north of the border it’s something to say you’ve stepped over into this mysterious nation. Of course, expect changes from the advertised route and tight regulations within the country. There’s a lot of fine print on their official website and even the dates of the event are subject to change last minute as per the demands of the Eternal General Secretary of the Party, Kim Jong-Il.
300 Kms from Suwon
Day 11: Beautiful Sea and IslandsBesides the Busan City Tour Bus (BUTI), there is another tour bus company called Busan Jumbo Bus Tour. BUTI doesn't go to Taejongdae Park, so we had to take this hop on and hop off tour bus instead. It is a big red bus with an elephant mascot on it. It costs 15,000 won too, and starts at the same time and at the same bus stop as BUTI. You can also buy tickets for this tour when you board. My husband and I felt that this tour was more concise. BUTI was more value for money as the tour goes to many more places than the Jumbo Bus Tour for the same price. But the Jumbo Bus Tour just focused on the more interesting places.Huiyinyeol Culture Village is located just by the sea. It was so quaint and peaceful. We spent about half an hour walking around and admiring the views.
84 Kms from Suwon
Kaesong is a beautiful city with a long history situated at the middle west of Korea. From old times it has been called as "Songak" or "Songdo" for many evergreen pine trees and fantastic rocks. Kaesong was the capital of Koryo (918-1392), first unified state on the Korean peninsula and its a city on the demarcation line which bisects a country and a nation. It is divided in an old and a new city areas. Touring includes a city tour, Panmunjom, King Kongmin's Mausoleum, the Concrete Wall and Pankyon Falls. As it was the capital of Koryo, it has varieties of historical remains and relics.