INDEPENDENCE DAY TOUR

Date: 
Friday, March 1, 2013 - 8:00am to 8:00pm
Destination(s): 
HYONCH'UNG-SA, ONYANG FOLK MUSEUM & INDEPENDENCE HALL TOUR
Cost: 
W37,000 for members and W44,400 for non-members
Tour Leader: 
Sue Bae

Spend your holiday with the RAS! March 1st is a national holiday here in Korea, commemorating Korea’s independence movement in 1919. Our first stop on this tour is Hyon'chung-sa, taking us south to the historic town of Onyang. Hyon'chung-sa is an extensive shrine complex set in landscaped gardens, dedicated to Korea's great 16th century naval hero, admiral Yi Sun-shin. (There is a statue of him in Gwanghwamun.) In addition to the shrine itself, we will see his house and a museum containing his war diaries and other personal artifacts. We plan to spend about an hour exploring the complex.

Our next stop, Onyang Folk Museum, is a privately owned museum established in 1978, with more than 14,000 folk artifacts on display, depicting the life and traditions of the Korean people. Household articles, work utensils, religious, recreational and scholastic items, displays relating to marriage, death, agriculture, fishing, woodworking and medicine are among the many aspects of Korean life depicted in the four exhibition rooms. All articles are well displayed and great attention has been paid to accuracy and detail, making it the best folk museum in Korea.

Our final stop will be at the Independence Memorial Hall. Built in 1987, this hall is dedicated to all those who struggled for independence during the Japanese colonial period. The Memorial Hall contains artifacts, historical references, paintings and displays related to the struggle for freedom that took place during that period. This tour will be an excellent experience to understand Korean history.

The bus will leave from the left side of Yongsan post office which is located on subway blue line Sinyongsan station #429, exit 1 at 8:00 a.m. and will return at about 8:00 p.m. The cost of the tour is W37,000 for members and W44,400 for non-members, and covers TRANSPORTATION ONLY. PLEASE BRING SOME EXTRA MONEY FOR ENTRANCE FEES (ABOUT W3,500), AND DON'T FORGET A PACKED LUNCH. KOREAN STYLE LUNCH WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE REST STOP.

Reservations confirmation: Monday, February 25, 2013

TO: RAS

PLEASE RESERVE SPACE ON THE INDEPENDENCE DAY TOUR, FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2013 FOR THE FOLLOWING:
NAME______________________________ MEMBER________ NONMEMBER_________
NAME______________________________ MEMBER________ NON-MEMBER_________
PHONE NO. (MOBILE) ____________________ (OFFICE / HOME) __________________

☞ Please make a tour payment before Monday, February 25, 2013 to the following account: Shinhan Bank Account # 100-026-383501 (RAS-KB)

Contact Us

Royal Asiatic Society Korea Branch
Room 611, Christian Building, Daehangno 19 (Yeonji-dong), Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-736
(CPO Box 255, Seoul, Korea 100-602)
왕립아세아학회한국지부
[110-736] 서울시 종로구 대학로 19 (연지동 ) 한국기독교회관 611호실

Office is open Monday through Friday except Wednesdays. We are short staffed: please call before you plan a visit.
Phone (02) 763-9483 FAX (02) 766-3796
Email - royalasiatickorea@gmail.com

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