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Leeum Samsung Museum of Art

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Address: 747-18, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 140-890, South Korea
Phone Number: 02-2014-6900
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AMAZING...great collection....and design...

well I was so lucky because there was a exhibition of jean michel basquiat...wich I loved..the museum is located at itaweon neighborhood so you can have a chance to do both...it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

One of the smallest collection ever that need to pay 10K W. 3Floors of ancient and modern art display. walking uphill was a huge effort. Go to other Museum or Palaces... if you like architecture, go around backlane of itaewon you can see more interesting cafes and boutiques design.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

well I was so lucky because there was a exhibition of jean michel basquiat...wich I loved..the museum is located at itaweon neighborhood so you can have a chance to do both...it worth a visit !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Traditional Art en modern Art comes together in this inspirational building. Don't miss it and see for yourself!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

fantastic exhibits and art work. Its abit tricky to find but worth a visit. It shows how monder technology and art can work together. the building architecture is fab, with each one being different from another and in great contrast.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The way the museum shows traditional Korean art in one wing and modern Korean and World art in the other wing provides a great contrast.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Loved all the exhibits. I enjoyed the western and eastern mixes. I wish the cafe had a bit more food and drink - but the gift shop was nice! Luckily there's some good restaurants around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I really enjoyed my time here! Going to art museums is my second favorite thing to do when I travel and this is probably one of the best museums I've been to in a while. First the architecture is so beautiful and each section of the museum has it's own vibe that compliments the artwork that is on display. Second... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

This is the best art gallery I have ever visited for a number of reasons: - The architecture of the building is as impressive as the artworks inside. - The collection in the second gallery are particularly thought provoking and by some extremely famous artists (e.g Gilbert and George) - I discovered a sculpture by Korean artist Do Ho Suh...... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The building of this museum alone is worthwhile visiting (especially the spiral staircase). Furthermore, I loved the combination of ancient celadon, Buddhist artifacts, and very modern art. Good audio guides too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Came here with my brother and mom who aren't huge fans of art, but we all ended up enjoying it. The space is very clean, modern and the artwork is chosen very well. A great mix of some well known artists in Korea as well as some emerging artists. The place is very tranquil and was a great break on... More 

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Staying in Itaewon

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Itaewon
Neighboring the immense Yongsan American Garrison, Itaewon was once shunned by locals as a seedy, red light district. But within the past few years, Itaewon and its surrounding neighborhoods such as Kyunglidan and Haebangchong have undergone a major revival to quickly become one of Seoul’s hottest areas. Here, trendy international restaurants dot the area alongside hip lounge bars and some of Seoul’s hottest club venues. After dark, Itaewon comes into its own as one of Seoul’s top party scenes. The crowd is a fascinating patchwork of all backgrounds and identities, including a small but thriving Muslim community (centered on Korea’s sole mosque), the LGBT community (with a string of popular bars and clubs), and a wide range of ethnicities and cultures scattered around. Those seeking a quiet respite should head towards the eastern end, in Hannam-dong, which not only has one of Korea’s best art museums, the Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, but plenty of mid-range to upscale restaurants and cafes.