Private tour in Seoul David M

Pricing Details
Base cost of tour
  • $ 113 USD

Korea's Ancient Shamanism and its Modern Shrines - Live Virtual Tour

Tour #820828
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Pricing Details
Base cost of tour

up to 10 people

1 hour 30 minutes

Walking

Party Size:

1

Overview of your Seoul tour:

This is a Live Virtual Tour using live video-conferencing software, featuring my own great photos and live storytelling of artworks and history. Take this guided lecture to learn all-about the history and unique characteristics of Korea's Shamanism. The best of its contemporary shrines on "Benevolent King Mountain" close to downtown Seoul, with their spectacular scenery and interesting traditional artworks, will be included along with stories about finding them. This is Korea's most ancient form of spirituality, and its most colorful. Remarkably, it is still quite strong and widespread today, all over the cities and deep mountains. Hundreds of spirits are worshipped and supplicated for the benefits they can bring, and psycho-social problems get resolved in all-night ceremonies. This tour will teach you how Siberian Shamanism came to Korea millennia ago, and then was influenced by Chinese culture to become the unique national tradition we now - something "truly "Korean". You will learn so very much about it!!

Your Seoul tour itinerary

-> brief 'check in' and our mutual introductions -> Siberian Shamanism and its migration to Korea -> Influence from Chinese Culture -> History and unique characteristics of Korean Shamanism -> Practitioners -- who are the Shamans, and their clients? -> The best of modern shrines, including the main old "National Gods Shrine" and bizarre rocks worshiped on "Benevolent King Mountain", with its spectacular scenery and interesting traditional artworks will be included, along with shots of the shamans in-action. -> Colorful stories of my hunting for them. -> 'Wrap up' with final questions; your interests will be addressed at anytime -- anything from the basics of Shamanism or Korea to any advanced details is fine; as a longtime professor of the history of Korean spiritual culture, I can handle almost any queries. This will use an online video conference system, and a slideshow of my own great photos using PowerPoint on my desktop within that. A good internet connection is required to experience this tour.

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Transport Details
Type: Walking

None - Live Virtual Tour

What's Included
  • Other: Guiding Services provided via an online video conference system, and photos shown by PowerPoint on my desktop within that. You can virtually travel with up to 10 users at the same time by sharing the link for your tour after purchase.
  • Private Guide
What's Extra
  • Other: Nothing.
Where will you meet

Airport: ,Cruise: ,ByGuide: The tour will take place via a video conference system. Your unique link will be provided after the booking is confirmed.

  • You can request a different meeting location (for example, your hotel) during the checkout process.
Other Details
Tour Categories

History

Art And Culture

Day Trip

City Highlights

Languages
Basic

Korean

Fluent

English

Activity Level
Moderate
Accessibility

Kid Friendly

wheelchair Accessible

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    Duration:

    1 hour 30 minutes

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    $ 113 USD

    Book with a 20% deposit!

    Size:

    up to 10 people

    Duration:

    1 hour 30 minutes

    Transportation:

    Walking

    Party Size:

    1

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    View our Cancellation policy

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