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2003.09.04 EventCalender

Sept 03,2003
MUSEUM EVENTS

MUSEUM OF KOREAN BUDDHIST ART

Both indoor and outdoor exhibits display the intricate nature of Buddhist art. The well-known pagodas and a bronze Buddhist temple gong are on display as well as many statues of the Buddha.
Central Seoul
Near Changdeok Palace
Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
(02) 766-6000
www.buddhistmuseum.co.kr


KOREAN TRADITIONAL PERFORMING ARTS MUSEUM

Visitors to the first floor of this museum will gain insight into the rich history of Korean music. Wall paintings of an ancient tomb from the Goguryeo Dynasty and copies of paintings depicting the diverse musical culture from the late Joseon Dynasty are some of the articles in this interesting selection.
Southern Seoul
Near Nambu Bus Terminal
Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
(02) 580-3130
www.ncktpa.go.kr

AT THE DEPARTMENT STORES

GALLERIA

Cheonan branch: Various Chuseok gift items are on sale. Health products such as jade mats sell for 99,000 won ($83), while jade stone beds cost 1.19 million won. Double boilers for red ginseng cost 580,000 won. Sale continues until Dec. 10. Many of these items are also available at the Suwon branch.
Cheonan
South Chungcheong province
(041) 559-9114
Fashion Hall branch: Menswear for autumn is on sale. Suits by Paul Smith are available from 595,000 won to 740,000 won. Coats by the same brand sell for 345,000 won to 895,000 won and shirts cost 105,000 won to 245,000 won. Suits by GFF are on sale from 489,000 won to 840,000 won, and jackets by GFF cost from 285,000 won to 480,000 won. Tops by the same brand start at 90,000 won.
Southern Seoul, Apgujeong-dong
(02) 3449-4114
www.galleria.co.kr


LOTTE

Main branch: Chuseok gift items are on sale. Apples cost 50,000 won for 5 kilograms (11 pounds). Korean-grown pears sell for 50,000 won for 7.5 kilograms. A set of hair care items by Kerasys costs 20,000 won, an Estee Lauder lipstick set costs 30,000 won. A set of dry snacks costs from 114,000 won to 256,500 won; a sesame oil set sells at 23,000 won. A bottle of wine from Bordeaux, France, costs 70,000 won.
Central Seoul, Euljiro 1-ga
(02) 985-2233
www.lotteshopping.com

HOTEL EVENTS

GRAND INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL

To Sept. 30: “Chuseok Gift Sets.” The hotel’s Deli Shop presents gift sets for Chuseok, Korea’s Thanksgiving. A rib-eye and tenderloin set accompanied by a bottle of red wine, baked potatoes and vegetables is one of the items available. A smoked salmon set featuring two bottles of French wine, Maxim coffee, aromatic teas and assorted cheeses is on sale. Prices range from 150,000 won ($130) to 390,000 won. Some wine gift sets cost from 45,000 won to 160,000 won.
Southern Seoul, Samseong-dong
(02) 559-7653
www.intercontinental.com


GRAND HYATT SEOUL

From Sept. 7 to 14: “Happy Chuseok Packages.” This holiday package includes one night’s deluxe accommodation for two persons, coupons for free drinks at J.J. Mahoney’s, free use of the sauna, gym and pool, 10 percent discounts at restaurants, and special Chuseok celebratory activities. Prices range from 165,000 won to 205,000 won.
Central Seoul, Mount Namsan
(02) 797 1234
www.grandhayattseoul.co.kr

SOCIAL CALENDAR

EUMSEONG SPICE FESTIVAL

Sept. 25: Eumseong promotes its local crop of chilis at this hoedown, which brings townspeople and outsiders together. The event lineup includes a cooking contest, Mr. and Miss Chili contest and a chili-chopping contest.
Eumseong
North Chungcheong province
(043) 872-4101~6


LECTURE ON FILIAL PIETY

Tomorrow: The Royal Asiatic Society sponsors a lecture by Dr. Sergey Kurbanov, an associate professor of oriental and Asian studies and director of the Center for Korean Language and Culture at St. Petersburg State University in Russia. The lecture’s title is “Filial Piety as a Universal Phenomenon of Korean Culture and Society.”
Auditorium of the Korea National Tourism Organization
Central Seoul, Jonggak Station, Subway Line No. 1, exit 5
Begins at 7 p.m.
(02) 763-9483
www.RASkorea.org



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