Cultural Events

A Tour of Historic Incheon

Join fellow delegates before the conference for a one-day tour of beautiful and historical Ganghwa Island. This tour is exclusive to registered delegates and will lead them through two of Incheon’s famed cultural assets residing on the island, Jendengsa Temple and Geumpung Brewery. The tour will provide a day full of learning about traditional Buddhist temple life, tasting and crafting Korean spirits, and exploring the island’s autumn blossoms. The tour will be led by the Incheaon Tourist Organization.

Important Information
Time & Date: Sunday, October 27, 2024, 09:00-16:30
Registration Deadline: Friday, August 27, 2024
Availability: 40 persons
Ticket Price: 30 USD

Itinerary

Sunday, October 27, 2024
All times are Korea Standard Time (UTC +9)

09:00 Meet at Songdo Convensia
09:30-11:00 Transport by bus to Ganghwado
11:00-14:00 Jendengsa Temple Visit and Temple Lunch
14:00-14:30 Move to Geumpung Brewery
14:30-16:30 Makgeolli Brewing Experience
16:30 - Return to Songdo Convensia

KCE/KCAH Incheon Tour - Temple

KCE/KCAH Incheon Tour - Temple

KCE/KCAH Incheon Tour - Temple


About the Ganghwa Island Tour

The tour will begin at Jendengsa Temple on Ganghwa Island, acclaimed as the oldest extant Buddhist temple in the entire Korean peninsula, founded in the year 381 during the Goguryeo period. Today, the temple actively participates in South Korea’s Templestay program, opening its doors to Incheon’s visitors and educating them about Korea’s Buddhist traditions.

The temple visit will feature a stroll of the temple grounds and a “tea chat” with traditional teas and breads at the temple’s teahouse. Lunch will also be provided during our visit to Jendengsa Temple and will consist of a vegetarian meal, customary of the temple’s religious and dietary practices.

After lunch, the tour will move to Geumpung Brewery, a 100 year old brewery specialising in fermenting makgeolli, a Korean milky rice wine well-known on the peninsula and worldwide. Delegates can tour the facility and taste the brewery’s latest products. The tour will close with a hands-on makgeolli demonstration, where delegates can try their hand at making their own makgeolli. At the end of the day, everyone will journey back altogether to Songdo Convensia.


KCE/KCAH Incheon Tour - Brewery

KCE/KCAH Incheon Tour - Brewery

KCE/KCAH Incheon Tour - Brewery


Register Now

The day-long Ganghwa Island tour is the perfect precursor to IAFOR’s inaugural Korean Conference Series, providing the opportunity for delegates to convene for the first time to explore Incheon’s rich history and traditions, culture and cuisine. The full day, pre-conference tour allows some leisure time for delegates to connect and network through learning and inquisitiveness, essential for educators and researchers alike. Arrive one day early in Incheon for an extra day with new colleagues, familiar faces, and IAFOR for a memorable start to KCE/KCAH2024. 40 spots are available, so please register early to ensure your spot.



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