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

Date: 
Sunday, May 12, 2019 -
1:00pm to 9:00pm
Destination(s): 
Temples in Seoul area
Cost: 
W40,000 for members; W49,000 for non-members
Tour Leader: 
Jeremy Seligson
       
  

Meeting Point:  The left side of the Yongsan Post Office, near Sinyongsan subway station (신용산역) (Blue Line/Line 4, #429)

 

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. Don’t forget your camera!

We will visit several different temples and shrines in Seoul in celebration of Buddha's birthday . The first stop will be Bomun-sa, headquarters of the Bomun Order, the only order of female monks in the world & Mitasa (temple). Next, we visit Gaeun-sa, Bota-sa 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 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 Bongwon-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 W40,000 for members and for non-members W49,000. 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. There will be a short stop before the last temple to get food.
 
Please register your RSVP for the Buddha's Birthday tour in Seoul, by  Thursday, May 9, 2019, by click here.
 

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 ☞Payment to be remitted to the following account:
SHINHAN BANK ACCOUNT # 100-026-383501 (RAS-KB)

 

 

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