(CONFIRMED) Seonun-sa temple and an onggi potter

Date: 
Sunday, September 24, 2017 -
8:00am to 9:00pm
Destination(s): 
Jeollabuk-do
Cost: 
W69,000 - W82,800
Tour Leader: 
Brother Anthony

 

Tour leader: Brother Anthony

Date: Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, 8:00 am to about 9:00 pm

Deaprture:  The bus will depart from the Yongsan Post Office (Subway line number 4, blue line, Sinyongsan Station #429, go out Exit 4) at 8:00 am, and return is slated for 9:00 pm
                        
NOTE: The usual Exit 1 is currently closed for construction. Please take Exit 4 and cross the street twice (exit 1 is to your diagonal left from exit 4: taking exit 6 will take you on a long detour).
                                 There will be a map for directions in the underground passway of the Metro station. 

 

We will visit an ancient temple, Seonun-sa, in North Jeolla Province. In springtime Seonun-sa is celebrated for the flowering of the forest of native Korean camellias standing just behind it. In September, a special festival celebrates the blossoming of another flower, the Lycoris radiata or red spider lily, 상사화 / 꽃무릇 / 석산꽃 which has always bloomed here but has recently been planted in large quantities. This delicate red flower, belonging to the daffodil family, blooms in early autumn while the leaves flourish in winter and early spring. This has inspired ideas of a sad love story since flowers and leaves are condemned never to meet. The red of the flowers contrasting with the surrounding green of trees and lawns makes for wonderful photographs. We will visit the temple and have some free time allowing each one to enjoy the natural beauty of the spot.

Seonunsa Temple was first founded A.D. 577 during the Baekje Dynasty (18 BC-678 AD). It was originally a very large temple, but much was burned during the Japanese invasion in 1597.

On the way back to Seoul, we will visit the last remaining maker of “onggi” pottery in a village where Catholics hid and made onggi during the persecutions of the 19th century. An Si-seong is still young and his onggi are brilliant combinations of tradition and innovation.

 

The bus will meet us in front of the Yongsan Post Office, just outside Exit 1 of Sinyongsan Station (line 4 or blue line of the Seoul Metro). The bus leaves at 8AM

**NOTEThe usual Exit 1 of Sinyongsan Station [신용산역] is currently closed for construction. Please take Exit 4 and cross the street twice (Exit 1 is to your diagonal left from Exit 4; taking Exit 6 will take you on a long detour). There will also be a map for directions in the underground passway of the Metro station. 

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