Color and Pageantry in Seoul’s Temples on Buddha's Birthday

Date: 
Friday, May 17, 2013 -
1:00pm to 9:00pm
Destination(s): 
Various temples in Seoul
Cost: 
W33,000 for members and for non-members W39,600
Tour Leader: 
Jeremy Seligson

This afternoon and evening will be especially memorable. As well as helping to commemorate this special day, you will witness all the color and pageantry which the Koreans lavish on the celebration of the birth of Buddha. The lanterns, costumes, and celebratory dances are colorful and joyful. Just don’t forget your camera!

In celebration of Buddha's birthday we will be visiting several different temples and shrines in Seoul. The first stop will be Gaeun Temple and Chilsong-am (hermitage) to see its white Buddha, a fifteen-foot tall relief carved in rock. We will spend approximately one hour here. From this temple we will continue on to Bomun-sa Temple, headquarters of the Bomun Order, the only order of female monks in the world.

After a picnic supper at the Garden of Seoul Foreign School, we will proceed to our last stop, Bongwon-sa (Temple), to observe the monks there perform several traditional ritual dances. With their slow rhythm and movement, these unique dances differ from other celebratory dances. We will be arriving at Pongwon-sa about one hour before the performance is scheduled to begin, and will leave the temple at 8:40 p.m.

Cost of the tour is W33,000 for members and for non-members W39,600. The bus will leave from the left side of the Yongsan Post Office (Subway, Line number 4, blue line, Sinyongsan Station #429, exit #1) at 1:00 p.m. and return will be 9:00 p.m. DON'T FORGET TO PACK A SACK DINNER OR PURCHASE A KOREAN DINNER ALONG THE WAY.

Reservations confirmation: Tuesday, May 14, 2013

TO: RAS

PLEASE RESERVE SPACE ON COLOR AND PAGEANTRY OF SEOUL’S TEMPLES ON BUDDHA'S BIRTHDAY, FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2013, FOR THE FOLLOWING:

NAME_______________________________ MEMBER________ NONMEMBER_________

NAME_______________________________ MEMBER________ NON-MEMBER_________

PHONE NO. (MOBILE) ____________________ (OFFICE / HOME) ____________________

☞ Please make a tour payment before Tuesday, May 14, 2013 to the following account:
Shinhan Bank Account # 100-026-383501 (RAS-KB)

RAS-KB Contact Phone #( 02)-763-9483

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Royal Asiatic Society Korea Branch
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