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Korea, the venue of Water Industry 2017 has a lot of valuable culture and sightseeing. Gyeongju in particular has a special place in Korean history. Water Industry 2017 participants will join various tour programs to exchange and experience culture. You can see all details about tour program below and if you want to join the tour programs, please check “Attend” in social program when register.

Gyeongju Night Tour

Date Time Schedule Price
September 20 18:30-22:00 Hilton Gyeongju → Dinner → Cheomseongdae Observatory →
Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond → Hilton Gyeongju
Included in registration fees,
but advance reservations required

※ This program is subject to change due to unforeseen issues.

Cheomseongdae Observatory

  • Cheomseongdae is the oldest existing astronomical observatory in Asia.  Constructed during the reign of Queen Seon-deok (632-647), it was used for bserving the stars in order to forecast the weather. This stone structure is a beautiful combination of straight lines and curves, and was designated as National Treasure No.31 on December 20th, 1962.

Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond

  • Gyeongju Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond were the secondary palace site which was used for the palace of the Crown Prince along with other subsidiary buildings and it also was the banquet room for important national event and important visitors. After the fall of Silla, followed by Goryeo and Joseon, the site was named ‘Anapji’ instead. Later, a fragment from a pottery which the carved letter “Wolji” was found in 1980s and it revealed that Wolji contained the meaning of the pond reflecting moon. Thus, the name ‘Anapji’ was changed to the current - ‘Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond.’