Thursday, May 5, 2011

Experience Oriental Medicine at Changdeokgung Palace

A unique opportunity to experience Oriental medicinal treatments and preparation methods will be offered at Changdeokgung Palace from Thursday to Sunday on the first and second weeks of May. The event has been organized in order to meet the growing global interest in Oriental medicine, as proven by the inclusion of Donguibogam in UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register in 2009. Donguibogam, written by a Joseon Dynasty court physician Heo Jun (1537-1615) in the 17th century, is an encyclopedia of principles and practices of Oriental medicine.

Throughout the event, Oriental medical doctors dressed as Eoui (court physicians who used to treat the royal family members) will offer free pulse diagnosis and simple acupuncture treatment. A variety of hands-on programs, including traditional Yakchep (envelope for storing Oriental medicine) folding, medicinal herb grinding, Donguibogam drawing and herb tea sampling, will also be held. Up to 40 visitors per day may sign up onsite and participate in the programs on a first-come, first-served basis.

More info
☞ Event Period (Time) & Venue
May 5-8 & May 12-15 (13:00-17:00) / Seongjeonggak Pavilion at Changdeokgung Palace
☞ Admission Fees (for Changdeokgung Palace)
- Adults (ages 19 and over): KRW 3,000
- Teens (ages 7-19): KRW 1,500
- Children (ages 7 and under) & Seniors (ages 65 and over): Free
** Group discount (10+ people): 20% discount
☞ 1330 tt call center: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

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