Tour Western Seongbuk-dong mit Prof. David A. Mason

Fr, 25.10.2019
9:30 - 12:30


Freitag, 25. Oktober 2019, 09:30 Uhr
Treffpunkt U-Bahnstation Hansung University (Linie 4, hellblau), Ausgang 5 oben (auf Adresse klicken, Karte ist hinterlegt)

Kosten: 25.000 KRW für Mitglieder
35.000 KRW für Nichtmitglieder
(Bezahlung bitte in bar vor Ort)

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Anmeldeschluss: 23. Oktober 2019

Teilnehmerzahl: max. 10 Personen

Western Seongbuk-dong Tour

Tour Leader: Professor David A. Mason

Seongbuk-dong is one of Seoul’s most fascinating historical districts, although seeming somewhat isolated by its steeply-winding roads, despite its central location. Many foreign residents involved in business or diplomacy live there, and yet some of its most charming cultural assets might easily be overlooked. This tour provides a chance to get to know some very special places on its western side, learning some history and enjoying some cultural leisure in the company of a knowledgeable guide.

We will stroll over to the Hyehwa Gate, then through charming alleyways to the old home of “Hyegok” Choi Seon-u (1916-1984), a well-known memorial to the best of revived traditional Korean house architecture (“hanok”). After visiting this lovely compound with garden and exhibits, we will walk 5 minutes more to the Joseon-Dynasty shrine for making silk (sericulture), a key aspect of the old Korean women’s arts. Soon we’ll see part of the Seoul City Wall, then arrive at the Shilsang-Seonwon, a unique, quirky and fascinating urban Buddhist temple, where our guide will explain the many colorful artworks it displays. We will then visit the former home of “Manhae” Han Yong-un, one of Korea’s most famous Buddhist monks of the early 20th Century, and a great activist for national independence.

And then we will visit the nearby Suyeon-Sanbang Teahouse for a late-morning rest. This lovely old Korean house with charming garden has been transformed into a very pleasurable pavilion in which we will gratefully sit on mats and enjoy the views. We will drink a thick and richly- flavored traditional health-granting tea called Samhwa-cha while eating delicious and fresh-warm country-style rice-cakes.

Afterwards some other points of interest in Seongbuk-dong will be on the programme.

After the tour we’ll go back to the Hansung Station by the neighborhood shuttle-bus, taxis or walking as we wish.

This tour will cost KRW 25,000 per person, which includes one cup of tea and one plate of rice-snacks at the tea-house (these will be ordered in advance). Admission to the museum is free.

Diese Tour findet auf Englisch statt und wird zusammen mit SIWA durchgeführt.

This tour is offered in cooperation with SIWA in English.

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