The basic theory of Korea geomancy stems from the belief that the earth, being the mother, is the producer of all things, and the fever or energy (月,火,水,木,金) of the earth in each site exercises a decisive influence over those who utilize the land. The Korean word for geomancy is ‘Pungsu’, literally meaning wind and water. Geomancy uses landmarks to determine when the earth's energy is stored and flows. The ideal or propitious site (called Myongdang) is a place surrounded by mountains-a high, rugged range to the north flanked by hills folded into many ranges. The range to the east of the ideal site is called the Blue dragon, while that to the west is referred to as the White tiger. And Village, Building or Tomb must face a low hill in the south with water. Such requirements were met precisely by the capital city of Seoul.
Hanok, traditional Korean houses, are environmentally friendly dwellings built from materials readily available in nature such as wood, earth, stone, straw, clay (for ceramic roof tiles), and paper.The two primary types of Hanok are Giwajip, which houses the nobility, and Chogajip, inhabited by the peasantry.As suggested by their names, the Giwajip was roofed with black ceramic tiles, which up until the Joseon Dynasty were only permitted to the nobility.A chogajip was roofed with thatched straw, and was the house of the common people.
MajorHanokVillage is located in the city of Jeonju and consists of over 1,000 traditional Korean houses.While the rest of the city has modernized and become known as “SlowCity,” the Jeonju Hanok village has retained the traditional beauty of its curved roofs.One unique feature of the houses here is that the edges of the roof have been slightly raised, to point toward the sky.Another unique trait of Hanok is the floor heating. Which is “Ondol” a unique sub-floor heating system that was popular in Korea since Koreans traditionally sat, ate, and slept on the floor.
Rates/ Options여 행 조 건
Tour groups begin at 6 people.Child discounts may be available depending on the tour package.
The tour fees cover accommodation, transportation, lunch, admission fees, an English/Chinese tour guide, and service charges.
Breakfast and dinner as well as personal spending are not covered by the tour fees.
TOUR ROAD does not visit any coercive shopping area during the course of the tour.
Pick-up service will be discussed.
The time table for the tour may vary based on traffic and destination conditions.
TOUR ROAD is not responsible for any lost items or other incidents caused by individuals during the tour.
Reservation deadline is 2 weeks prior to the tour.In order to keep accurate records we cannot accept reservations over the phone.
The tour will automatically be cancelled if no deposit has been paid by the deadline.