The last five decade of Chosun Dynasty(1860～1910) called ‘the age of enlightenment’ has an important connotation for the study of tourism history in Korea. During those period hundreds of western travellers including missionaries, medical doctors, geographers, diplomats, etc are known travelled to Chosun Dynasty with different purposes in the Korean history. It might not be an overstatement if one say that the period was the starting point of modern tourism in Korea. Through available historical record of the time author examines their travel circumstances in wide perspectives, such as transportations, accommodations, sightseeing, scenery, customs, first impressions, etc in the context of early modern culture and tourism in Korea. From these invaluable contemporary record and data author finally attempts to find historical connotation to the study of Korean inbound tourism.