"The Sacred Shrines of Benevolent King Mountain" - Sajik Park and Inwang-san Shamanic Shrines Walking Tour

Date: 
Sunday, November 24, 2019 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Destination(s): 
Sajik Park & Mt. Inwang
Cost: 
20,000won for members; 25,000won for non-members (lunch is not included)
Tour Leader: 
Prof. David A. Mason

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"The Sacred Shrines of Benevolent King Mountain"

- Sajik Park and Inwang-san Shamanic Shrines Walking Tour

 

Starting Point:  Exit #1 (above ground), Gyeongbok-gung Metro Station (Orange Line #3), at 10:00 am.

Finish: Exit #2, Dongnipmun Metro Station (Orange Line #3), around 2:00pm or so.

Please RSVP by Friday, November 22 by clicking here.  

This is an interesting guided visit to unusual but fascinating sites very close to busy and modern downtown, including the Sajik Joseon-Dynasty Altars to the Earth and Harvest, the large shrine for King Dan-gun (mythical founder of Korea, grandson of the Lord of Heaven) just up behind the park, great views by the old Seoul City Wall.  And then we will tour Inwang-sa, Seoul’s center of Shamanic shrines and practice with amazing sacred crags, including the famous Seon-bawi rocks, the Guksa-dang National Spirit Shrine, and some great views of downtown Seoul.  Our expert guide will explain all the backgrounds and continuing modern significance.  We may or may-not see some live-action Shamanism happening right in front of us; you never know.  As the Inwang-sa complex is built on a very steep slope, some short steep-uphill climbing is necessary on cement stairways and roads; but it's worth it!  Please join us for this opportunity to see and learn some fundamental aspects of Korea’s Nationalist and Folk-Shamanic culture.  

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Photos: (left) Guksa-dang; (right) Seonbawi

Please register your RSVP for Sajik Park and Inwang-san Shamanic Shrines Walking Tour
by Friday, November 22, 2019 by clicking here.
 
Please register one RSVP at a time.

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                 ☞Payment to be remitted 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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