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Spring flowers at Secret Garden of Changdeokgung Palace on April 19

Price: $10.00 /per person

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Hi everone!

Let's go Seoul Walking tour: Changdeokgung, Secret Garden, and Samchungdong area on April 19, 2014.

We can see beutiful spring flowers at Royal garden(Secret Garden) in the center of Seoul .

Changdeokgung Palace was the second royal villa built following the construction of Gyeongbukgung Palace in 1405. It was the principal palace for many of the Joseon kings and is the most well-preserved of the five remaining royal Joseon palaces. The palace grounds are comprised of a public palace area, a royal family residence building, and the rear garden. Known as a place of rest for the kings, the rear garden boasts a gigantic tree that is over 300 years old, a small pond, and a pavilion.

The palace gained in importance starting from the time of 9th king of Joseon, Seongjong, when a number of kings began using it as a place of residence. Unfortunately, the palace was burned down by angry citizens in 1592 when the royal family fled their abode during the Japanese Invasion of Korea. Thanks to Gwanghaegun, the palace was restored in 1611. Even today, it holds a number of cultural treasures such as Injeongjeon Hall, Daejojeon Hall, Seonjeongjeon Hall, and Nakseonjae.

After visiting Secret garden, we will go to Unhyungung to see Royal wedding ceremony reenactment.

http://www.unhyeongung.or.kr/board.php?board=eun6&command=body&no=1

Unhyeongung reenacts the royal wedding of Joseon Dynasty's King Gojong and Queen Myeongseong twice every year in the spring and fall. This event provides visitors an opportunity to learn traditional Korean culture, especially wedding tradition.

The royal wedding ceremony of Joseon Dynasty consists of bisuchaekyi (妃受册儀), in which the queen receives a wedding request from the king, and chinyeongyi (親迎儀), in which the king receives the queen as his wife.

http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=264348

http://eng.cdg.go.kr/info/info_about.htm

The cost of this trip is 10,000 won for regular tour and Secret garden tour fee.

http://eng.cdg.go.kr/guide/guide_cost_01.htm

We will meet at the exit 3 of Anguk staion(안국역) on line 3 at 10:15 am and then go to Changdeokgung Palace and secret garden at 11:30 am.

when: April 19, 2014 at 10:15 am

where: Unhyungung, Changdeokgung Palace and Secret garden

meeting Place: The exit 3 of Anguk staion(안국역) on line 3

fee: 8,000 won(Changdeokgung entrance fee:3,000 won and

Secret Garden entrance fee: 5,000 won)

10,000 won if you wire the fee after April 8.

Organizer:Harry:[masked],

The schedule is as belows:

10:150 am Meet at the exit 3 of Anguk staion(안국역) on line 3

10:30 am Leave for Changdeokgung palace

10:40- 11:30 am Changdeokgung palace

11:30- 13:00 pm Guided tour of Secret garden of Changdeokgung

13:00-14:00 Lunch and Go to Unhyungung

14:00- 17:00 Visiting Unhyungung to see Royal wedding ceremony reenactment.

I reserved 40 people for this english guided tour for Secret garden.

If you want to join this walking tour, please wire the fee to my account.

Shinhan Bank:[masked], Seok Min Yoon(윤석민)

After you wire the fee to my account, please let me know by eimail or text message.

Or you can send money via Paypal, [masked] , Seok Min Yoon.

I reserved for Secret Garden tour for 40 people, so 40 people who wire the fee first can join this Seoul walking tour.

If you have any questions about this dinner meetup, please email me at [masked] .