GYEONGGI-DO CHERRY BLOSSOMS

Date: 
Sunday, April 21, 2013 -
8:30am to 5:30pm
Destination(s): 
Seoul and Gyeonggi-do
Cost: 
W42,000 for members and W50,400 for non-members
Tour Leader: 
Ms. Sue J. Bae

With the return of spring to the peninsula comes the RAS Cherry Blossom Excursion. We will explore some of the best places to see these beautiful harbingers of warmer weather in Seoul and Gyeonggi-do.

Our excursion will begin close to its point of departure in Yeoido, near the National Assembly Building. Every year, the road along the river is beautified by the blooming of the hundreds of cherry trees that line it, and today we will take the opportunity to explore the area around the Assembly and the banks of the Han to view this metropolitan isle in its full spring regalia.

Next, we will head for Gwacheon City where, along an approximately two-kilometer stretch between Seoul Grand Park and the Contemporary Art Museum, we can again enjoy nature's beauty in full bloom. We will also enjoy a hike up to the hill (round trip 50 min.), ideal for those wanting a moderately gentle hike.

The last stop on our excursion will be the Ho-am Art Museum in Yongin, Gyonggi-do and its beautiful HeeWon garden. The garden was opened in 2001 to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Ho-am Art Museum. HeeWon garden recreates the unique aesthetic qualities of a traditional Korean garden in every detail. The entrance way leading to HeeWon Garden and continuing up the mountain nearby will be full of cherry-blossom at this time of the year.

Cost of the excursion is W42,000 for members and W50,400 for non-members. Our bus will depart from Yongsan Post Office (Subway Sinyongsan station #429, Blue Line, Exit #1) at 8:30 a.m. and we will return in the evening at about 5:30 p.m. The price covers the cost of transportation and admission to Hee Won Garden & Ho-am Art Museum.

To sign up, please copy and paste the details below and send an email to royalasiatickorea@gmail.com. We will send you a confirmation via text and email prior to the trip. Please sign up by Wednesday, April 17, 2013.

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Email heading: RSVP: APRIL 21, CHERRY BLOSSOMS

PLEASE RESERVE SPACE ON THE GYONGGIDO CHERRY BLOSSOM EXCURSION, SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2013 FOR THE FOLLOWING:

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☞ Make payment to the following account: Shinhan Bank Account # 100-026-383501 (RAS-KB)

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