National Museum of Korea
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Member Reviews (19)
- National Museum of KoreaMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFirst to ReviewOct 18, 2013
Korea has had a bad go of it in terms of preserving their physical culture. Continually invaded by their various neighbors for the last 1700 years, the Japanese tried to completely erase native Korean culture during their occupation in the first half of the 20th century, and what they didn't manage to destroy the ensuing Korean War did a regrettably thorough job of devastating. All these facts only serve to highlight why the National Museum of Korea, near Ichon Station, is so special. Some of the very best artifacts of Korean art and culture, from the stone-age to the present, are preserved here in a cool modern building, and spending a few hours touring through the galleries gives the visitor a much better sense of this important, but little known country. Of particular interest are the pieces from the Shilla Kingdom period, during which time the peninsula was first unified.
- National Museum of KoreaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Aug 10, 2012
I learned so much about Korea at this Museum. This place opened up my eyes and allowed me to see more of Korea that I never knew, from their pivotal roll in history to the fight during the Korean War. I would recommend this place for families and anyone who is just curious.
- National Museum of KoreaJul 05, 2012
This place is a great place to go to if you want to learn about the history of Korea. They have the irst Korean flag here and a lot of king and queen's possessions. Just a good place to learn about the culture and history!
- National Museum of KoreaMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersLuxury Travelers+ 2First to ReviewJul 05, 2012
Set on the grounds of the Gyeongbok Palace is the grand National Folk Museum featuring comprehensive exhibitions that portray the History of Korean People, The Korean Way of Life, and the Life Cycle of Koreans. The museum and its gardens are beautiful, picturesque and worth the visit.