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Sat, 15 Oct


City Hall Station, (Green Line) Exit 2

Eastern Social Welfare Society (ESWS) Charity "Walkation" - 5 Grand Palaces

Join us in a charity walkathon in support of ESWS and orphaned children and single mothers. We will walk past the five grand palaces in Seoul. You do not need to be a BASS member to join. Fee is KRW20,000 for ESWS.

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Eastern Social Welfare Society (ESWS) Charity "Walkation" - 5 Grand Palaces
Eastern Social Welfare Society (ESWS) Charity "Walkation" - 5 Grand Palaces

Time & Location

15 Oct 2022, 15:00 – 18:00 GMT+9

City Hall Station, (Green Line) Exit 2, Seoul, South Korea

About the event

BASS is organizing a walk past the five grand palaces in Seoul in support of this cause and we invite anyone to join us. You do not need to be a BASS member.  The only fee is the KRW20,000 ESWS participation fee to support children.  The challenge is to walk 10,000 steps and post a photo of your walk on social media with the hashtag #ESWS and #walkathon.  (If you don't use social media, please come anyway.  BASS will post a group photo on its website.)

This will be a fun walk that not only takes us past all the palaces, but also passes by numerous museums, galleries, bars and cafes in hidden alleys, a temple and Bukchon Hanok Village.

You must register on the BASS website and if you are registering for more than one person, please either register everyone separately or when you type in your first name please indicate how many are in your party.  For example:  First name:  Mary (+3) Or Mary, John, Kate, Rose.

We will meet at City Hall Station, Exit 2 at 10am and will walk along the pedestrian friendly Deoksugung Palace wall, passing the Seoul Museum of Art and some interesting artwork along the way.  We will pass the Jeongdong Observatory, Jeongdong Theater and Jeongdong Park before reaching the Gyeonghuigung Palace.  We will then pass the Seoul Museum of History, Emu Cinema and Art Space, and then pass through some small alleys with bars and restaurants on our way to Gyeongbokgung Palace.  From there we will walk through Bukchon Hanok Village on our way to our final two destinations, Changdeokgung Palace and Changgyeonggung Palace.  

Due to palace closing timing, we will probably not be able to enter any of the palaces.  From Changdeokgung Palace we will walk along a newly opened path that connects Changdeokgung Palace to the Jongmyo Shrine.  From this walk, we can see into Changgyeonggung Palace.  After walking past the Changdeokgung Palace, we will backtrack a bit to reach our final destination, for anyone who is interested, The Queen's Guard, a British Pub, that has featured in a Korean drama and is located at Seosulla-gil (the Jongmyo Stonewall Walkway) in Gwonnog-dong, between Angug Station and Jongno 3 (ga).  Or you can drop off at Anguk station after we finish the walk.  This walk will be about 10K and take 3 hours.  

Please wear comfy shoes and bring KRW 20,000 for ESWS.  

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