(CONFIRMED - NO date change) A Historical Walk Through Buam-dong

Saturday, September 16, 2017 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Buam-dong, Seoul
20,000W for members and 25,000W for non-members
Tour Leader: 
(first-time leading) Suk JiHoon


*Seokpa-jeong (석파정)

This little adventure will take us to several historic sites in the Buam-dong area, exploring the area's rich history, ranging over 7 centuries.

The tour starts at Changeui-mun (창의문), commonly known as Jaha-mun (자하문) or Gate of the Violet Glow. The gate is the sole survivor of the 4 smaller gates of the old Seoul city wall. After seeing the gate and the surrounding parts of the old Seoul city wall nearby, we will walk through the old gate to go to Bu-am dong, where we will visit several interesting historic sites around Bu-am dong Office, including the new Mugye-won (무계원) complex, the former site of the Mugye-Jeongsa(무계정사), a Royal villa built in the 15th century, and the Yoon Woong-ryeol Villa (윤웅렬 별장), a very unique example of an early 20th century Korean aristocratic summer house.

After that, we will walk a few blocks down to the Seokpa-jeong (석파정), the former summer house of Daewongun. The house is only accessible through the privately-owned Seoul Art Museum. It is one of the most exquisite example of the 19th century aristocratic house and the garden, complete with few surprises. After that, we will go to see the Seokpa-rang(석파랑), a beautiful set of historic Hanoks converted into a restaurant. Finally, we would visit the Hongji-mun (홍지문) and the famous "White Buddha" (백불) next to the Hongje-cheon stream.

We will meet at the top of the stairs, Exit 3, Gyeongbokgung Station [경복궁역] on line 3 (orange line) at 1PM and travel by public bus to our first point of visit, Changeui-mun (창의문). You may choose to show up without registration and pay on the spot, but we will leave without you if you are not on time!


To register, click here or email the information below to royalasiatickorea@gmail.com by Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Please do wait for a confirmation before making a payment. 



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