Winter Break Excursion : Gwangneung & Sanjeong Lake

Date: 
Sunday, January 20, 2013 - 8:30am to 7:30pm
Destination(s): 
Gwangneung & Sanjeong Lake
Cost: 
W46, 000 for members and for non-members W55,200.
Tour Leader: 
Ms Sue Bae

A favorite "break the winter blahs" excursion, this will help to cure that feeling of "cabin fever"! The RAS prescrip¬tion is to get out into the countryside and back in touch with nature. Our excursion will take us to Gwangneung, the tomb of King Sejo and his queen, located near Seoul in a picturesque National Forest Reserve, and then on to the enchanting Sanjong Lake.

Admist the tall and stately pine trees of the National Forest Reserve lies the tomb of King Sejo and his queen. King Sejo, 7th Monarch of the Yi Dynasty, is considered to have reigned quite successfully and is credited for having made many reforms and improvements for the country, if one can overlook the way in which he ascended the throne. He is remembered most for murdering his young nephew Tanjong, the 6th King, in order to become king. This impressive tomb site is considered by many as the most beautiful of all the Yi Dynasty Royal Tombs.

Next we will visit beautiful Sanjeong Lake. Surrounded by craggy peaks and graceful old pine trees, this snow covered frozen lake brings to mind images of an oriental winter landscape painted on a hanging scroll. After lunch, you have the option of going ice-skating or taking a hike around the lake, which takes about one hour.

Our bus will depart from beside the Korean Yongsan Post office at 8:30 a.m. and the return is slated for around 7:30 p.m. Cost of the excursion is W46, 000 for members and for non-members W55,200. Soft drinks and other spirits can be purchased along the way. Be sure to dress warmly and bring hiking shoes or skates, depending on your plan. Don't forget to pack a lunch. You can also buy some Korean dishes (Maeun-tang, a spicy fish stew, bibimbap and oth-ers) on the spot if you wish.

TO: R.A.S.
PLEASE RESERVE PLACES FOR THE WINTER BREAK EXCURSION: GWANGNUNG & SANJEONG LAKE EXCURSION, Sunday, January 20, 2013 FOR THE FOLLOWING:

NAME: _______________________________________MEMBER _____ NON-MEMBER _____
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☞ Please make a payment before Wednesday, January 16, 2013 to the following account: SHINHAN BANK ACCOUNT # 100-026-383501 (RAS-KB)

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