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

Date: 
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 -
1:00pm to 9:00pm
Destination(s): 
in Seoul
Cost: 
W39,000 for members and W46,000 for non-members
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. 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 W39,000 for members and for non-members W46,000. 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. 

 

You will receive a confirmation for your registration on or before Tuesday, May 2, 2017.

To register, click here

You can also sign-up by sending the information below to royalasiatickorea@gmail.com.

TO: RAS

PLEASE RESERVE SPACE ON COLOR AND PAGEANTRY OF SEOUL’S TEMPLES ON BUDDHA'S BIRTHDAY, WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2017, FOR THE FOLLOWING:

NAME_______________________________ MEMBER________ NONMEMBER_________

NAME_______________________________ MEMBER________ NON-MEMBER_________

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

☞ Upon confirmation, please make a payment to the following account: Shinhan Bank Account # 100-026-383501 (RAS-KB)

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Royal Asiatic Society Korea Branch
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