This is a Virtual Tour featuring my own great photos and 'live' storytelling of artworks and history. Take this tour to learn all about the history and unique characteristics of Korea; you will view this nation's most beautiful and authentic old places -- the very best tourist sites, such as Buddhist temples, palaces, royal tombs, and Confucian schools & villages -- and put them into a history-timeline context, so that the watchers end-up "knowing something about traditional Korea".
The framework for understanding them is my own easy-to-understand theory of the "Four Golden Ages of Korea". The best of its traditional sites that are now listed as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites, with their spectacular scenery and interesting traditional artworks will be featured -- as corresponding to each of the 3 previous 'golden ages' and the 'dark periods' in-between them.
What is a virtual tour?
All of our online tours are live and interactive. This means everyone on the tour can speak directly to the guide throughout the tour to experience the destination as if you are actually there.
How To Join A Tour
Easy to use! After booking, you get a unique link to a streaming platform, such as Zoom, to begin each tour. No other technology needed.
Qualified Guides & Hosts
Our guides are local to their destination and vetted by our team. They are all certified and qualified to conduct virtual tours in amazing locations around the world.
Preparing for your Virtual Tour
No preparation for this lecture is needed, but a basic understanding of East Asian geography and major religions would be helpful.
Meet Your Live Virtual Guide
David A. Mason
Sejong University, Seoul
I am an American citizen who has lived for 36 years in South Korea, exploring it myself, leading tours, working in its tourism field and writing about its history & culture.
I have mostly served as a Professor of Korean Cultural Tourism at leading universities in Seoul. My main passion remains continuous discovery of the beautiful Korean mountains, and the spirituality going on in them -- and showing and explaining the best of Korea's assets to others! I truly enjoy living here, and people respond that the enthusiasm shows and is infectious. Having guided more than 400 tours in Seoul and the rest of Korea, for an astonishing variety of people, I think that I know pretty well how to create excellent memorable experiences for whatever your particular interests are. Especially if you're looking for deep learning-experience of cultural, spiritual, religious and historical sites/events, I'm your guy!