National Folk Museum of Korea

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National Folk Museum of Korea

National Folk Museum of Korea
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The history of ordinary Koreans.
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Patrick T
Hong Kong, China2,348 contributions
A lesson of Korean History
Jan 2020 • Family
Learn more about the history of Korean by visiting this museum. Beautiful architecture outside and informative content inside the museum. Visit early as the museum closes in late afternoon.
Written December 28, 2020
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JHL
Seoul, South Korea7,474 contributions
Liked both of indoors and outdoors
Oct 2020
This is a free museum in the Gyeongbokgung Palace area. Good to take a look.
- Locating right side of Gyeongbokgung. Once you are already in the palace, you should pass the gate you can't return because this is accessible for free from outside.
- The museum building looks amazing with the traditional tower even though people criticize the combination of old and new is not appropriate. Unfortunately, the stairway to the tower is not permitted to visitors. People can't climb up and watch closely.
- The indoor is well-maintained and not as huge as I expected. But, there is an outdoor area as well. Good to take a look walking.
- National Palace Museum of Korea is also free and locating on the other side of Gyeongbokgung. I think this is more interesting.
Written October 30, 2020
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BillNabilah
Sepang, Malaysia271 contributions
Modern museum
Oct 2019 • Friends
This is a modern museum about how Koreans live their lives in olden times. A lot of history to learn. Very well organized and good display. Entrance is free.
Written March 15, 2020
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Dreamy7174
Seattle, WA292 contributions
A Cultural Experience!
Jan 2020
First time to visit Seoul, Korea. This was the 1st stop of the tour. The place is huge with beautiful structure, signs with their own meanings. The tour guide was able to explain the meaning of every structure why it's facing East, West, etc. Why structure openings pointing this way. You have to be a cultural enthusiast to be be able to understand some if not all of it. For us, just walking around the big compound was already a nice experience. We were able to witness the changing of the guard. It was a good place to visit.
Written March 10, 2020
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DeAnne M
Dublin, Ireland25 contributions
lots to learn
Dec 2019
This was a very nice place to get out of the December breeze and learn somethings about Korea. Well organized with good displays.
Written January 5, 2020
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John A
29 contributions
A wonderful display!
Nov 2019
The entrance beckons payment of $3 for the museum. Pamphlets are available in multiple languages for free. The garden is expansive and backs onto the rear of the palace gardens. There is a fine example of funerary temple huts with extraordinary tombstones and figurines next to them. Ancient statues line the walkway to the extremely large and tall pagoda. Climbing in or around it is not permitted. A sun monument with zodiac animals is off to the left side and once again confident pigeons come curiously near. The exhibits in the modern museum will distract you for 1.5 hours.
Written December 6, 2019
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ol b
19 contributions
Learn about Korean Culture
Dec 2018
I really enjoyed my visit here. It's a wonderful place to learn about Korean culture. If you are into history, this will be a good visit to gain some understanding of Korea's culture.
Written November 21, 2019
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ErkiBear
London, UK262 contributions
Beautiful small museum of social history
Sep 2019
This museum is excellent. I love ethnographic museums where you can see how everyday people used to live, eat and dress and this one is excellent. It's all very impressive seeing art and sculpture and gold and jewels but this tells you very little about the real people of the country. This museum was really interesting and just the right size. It's free with entry to the palace and we had a nice iced coffee in the cafe too!
Written November 4, 2019
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abdicodrut
Brasov, Romania65 contributions
interesting
Oct 2019
I like a bit of history and it was nice to have the chance to see it all. The courtyard is also nice to see.
Written November 4, 2019
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Robert J
Brisbane, Australia347 contributions
Located adjacent to the GYEONGBOKGUNG palace
Oct 2019
The Folk Museum it is an attractive modern museum. It features several historic home displays plus associated items. It explains life in medieval Korea. It is topped with a pagoda which can be seen but not climbed.
Written November 1, 2019
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