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JTC Town - Filed Trip & Job Concert

Welcome to 2nd Filed Trip 2012(Engkorea Agency)

Filed Trip: Free Bukchon Tour with English guide & Temple food dinner.(Nov. 3rd, Sat.)

4 Museums entrance (10,000won /person) will be supported by Engkorea Agency.www.engkorea.com
It will be a great opportunity to learn more Korean culture, networking, exchanging information, and meeting your recruiters!!

For Who? : For All Native English Teachers.
Date: November 3rd, Saturday. 1:20 PM ~ 7PM or Longer ~ 
Place: Seoul Bukchon Hanok Village. Line #3(Orange) An-guk station exit 3.
Participation fee: around 10,000won (for dinner)

Subscribtion:
Email to job@engkorea.com with the Title: Subscribtion for A day out with Engkorea Agency. or Send me FB message. (Please include 1. Participant's Name, 2.Contact number 3. Email) Tel. 02-539-0537

** We will confirm your subscription by email. Because the seats could be limited but will be plenty~. and Emergency contact number of us will be emailed you for the day.


Schedule: 
1. November 3rd, Saturday. 1:20 PM 
Gathering at An-kuk station 안국역 exit number 3. 
and Move to the tour starting point. 

2. The tour start with an English Guide. 
Length of Tour: 3 hours 30 minutes 
Route: 1) Anguk Station -> 2) Bukchon Traditional Culture Center -> 3) Museum of Korean Art -> 4) Hanok Village at 31 Gahoe-dong -> 5) Han Sang Soo Embroidery Museum -> 6) Gahoe Museum -> 7) Hanok Village at 31 Gahoe-dong -> 8) Bukchon Museum -> 9) Jongchinbu (Jeongdok Public Library) -> 10) Yun Boseon House -> 11) Anguk Station
4 Museums entrance (10,000won /person) will be supported by Engkorea Agency.

3. 5:30PM: Temple food dinner in Balwoo gongyang kong http://www.baru.or.kr/bbs/board.php?bo_table=eng_02
Dinner will be charged individually.

The site information: 
Route: 1) Anguk Station -> 2) Bukchon Traditional Culture Center -> 3) Museum of Korean Art -> 4) Hanok Village at 31 Gahoe-dong -> 5) Han Sang Soo Embroidery Museum -> 6) Gahoe Museum -> 7) Hanok Village at 31 Gahoe-dong -> 8) Bukchon Museum -> 9) Jongchinbu (Jeongdok Public Library) -> 10) Yun Boseon House -> 11) Anguk Station

Bukchon Hanok Village http://bukchon.seoul.go.kr/eng/index.jsp

An old residential district containing about 860 Korean traditional houses (hanok), Bukchon (“North Town”) is thus named because it is located north of Cheonggyecheon, a stream cutting across downtown Seoul. Formed on a site flanked by two of the Joseon’s royal palaces, Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung, the district had been a hub of Joseon’s politics, administration and culture as it contained homes of royals, high-ranking officials and Confucian literati elites of the dynasty. It is widely regarded as a living museum preserving much of the Seoul’s tradition and culture with, in addition to the age-old houses and alleys, historic sites, art galleries, museums, exhibition facilities, antique shops, craft workshops and restaurants. The Bukchon Hanok Village has grown into one of Seoul’s major tourist attractions with the views of its 600-year history uniquely amalgamated with the urban scenes of the 21st century. The town now offers two exciting walking routes starting respectively at the street numbers 31 and 11 of Gahoe-dong linked to a unique network of alleys.

Museum of Korean Art 
Opened in 1993, the Museum of Korean Art houses more than 6,000 Buddhist relics related to Buddhism including paintings, sculptures, crafts and ritual items. Of special artistic value are the Buddhist paintings and statues of the Buddha from the Joseon Dynasty which have given experts some very useful insights. The museum also organizes a program of temporary exhibitions alongside its permanent collection. 

Closed: Mondays, January 1st, Seollal and Chuseok 
Phone: 02-766-6000
Website: www.kartm.co.kr

Han Sang Soo Embroidery Museum
The Han Sang Soo Embroidery Museum displays the beautiful artwork of embroidery master Han Sangsoo, designated as Important Intangible Cultural Asset No. 80. Since its foundation in September 2005, the museum has promoted the cultural significance of Korean embroidery to the public and foreign visitors through a variety of programs, including open classes, hands-on activities, seminars, international exchange programs, demonstrations, and regular exhibitions. The museum consists of exhibition rooms and an audiovisual room, allowing visitors to appreciate the process and history of Korean embroidery work and its aesthetic value.

Closed : Mondays 
Phone: 02- 744-1545
Website: www.hansangsoo.com

Gahoe Museum
The Gahoe Museum is located in Gahoe-dong, Jongno-gu, and houses the most comprehensive collection of Korean shamanistic art in the world and a repository of Korean indigenous culture and beliefs. Since its establishment in 2002, the museum features a collection of more than 1,500 outstanding shamanistic art relics produced during the Joseon Dynasty. On display are 750 talismans, 150 wooden amulets, 250 folk paintings, 150 classical books, and 250 other miscellaneous materials filled with the essence of Korean hopes and beliefs. An elegant, traditional Korean house was remodeled into the Gahoe Museum, and it is comprised of exhibition halls, a hands-on experience room and a Korean tea drinking room.

Closed: Mondays 
Phone: 02-741-0466
Website: www.gahoemuseum.org

Bukchon Museum 
The Bukchon Museum is a hanok (traditional Korean house) that was converted into an exhibition hall. The museum displays various life relics which were actually used in the Bukchon area.

Closed: Mondays 
Phone: 02-736-3957
Website: www.bomulgun.com

Jongchinbu (Jeongdok Public Library) 
Designated in 1969 as Seoul Tangible Cultural Property No. 9, Jongchinbu is one of three remaining Joseon Dynasty government office buildings. Built in 1433, it was where issues of the royal family and kindred of the king were discussed during the Joseon Dynasty. It is now located within Jeongdok Library.

Yun Boseon House 
The house of Yun Boseon has such an extensive history that it was designated as Historic Site No. 438 in 2002. This large house, composed of 99 units, was the residence of the Min family at the end of the 19th century. It was once occupied by Park Yeonghyo, who was the son-in-law of King Gojong and played a leading role in the Gapsin Coup. From 1910 onwards it was occupied by the father of the former president Yun Boseon and his descendants for 4 generations. It is still occupied by his descendants to this day, but the house is not open to visitors.


Manager. Grace Hong

1st JTC Town 2012 Review: http://www.facebook.com/engkoreaagency

 

Oct.24, 2012

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