National Museum of Korea, Seoul

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National Museum of Korea serves as the country's premier repository of artwork, historical artifacts, and cultural items. More than 300,000 objects grace the museum's three floors, with highlights ranging from 6t-century incense burners to Bronze Age weapons and modern calligraphy. Join a guided tour, offered in English multiple times per day, to learn more about the museum's origins and its most prized holdings. Alternatively, rent an audio guide to explore at your own pace. When visiting with little ones, head for the children's museum section for an array of cultural and hands-on activities. Don't forget to check the museum's website for information regarding temporary exhibits, lectures, and other special events. Put National Museum of Korea into our Seoul trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • This museum traces the lives of the Koreans. The rooms are large, this allows to approach near the windows. Do;
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  • Great Museum! Go with quite some time. It has a large collection of antiquities from the country. In addition to the large building, the outdoor park also deserves a mention.
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  • As someone with very little knowledge of Korean history it was a great experience to visit this museum and see Korea's development from its earliest history. There is also a lot of interesting art from around East Asia, including impressive Buddhist arts and statues. There are tours in many languages and a lot of information in English if you're a tourist. However be aware that food around the museum is expensive.
  • This is the best organized museum I've ever been to. A thorough walk through should take you to more than 3 hours. After my visit to this museum I left with a sense of the cultural history of the Korean people; including how Chinese and Japanese culture relates to the development of the Korean people. One of my favorite museum experiences. If you care to develop a deeper understanding of Korea this museum is not to be missed.
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