The National Folk Museum of Korea, Seoul

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Immerse yourself in the Korean traditions, cultural beliefs, and agricultural lifestyles at The National Folk Museum of Korea. The museum showcases over 4,000 relics and historical artifacts which were once used in everyday lives of the nation's ordinary populace. Explore the traditional building, which contains three permanent and two themed exhibitions, in order to learn about Korea's past and more importantly, its people. In addition to content-rich exhibitions, you can also visit the museum's library to gain more insight on particular topics. The site also features a souvenir shop where you can purchase gifts and memorabilia. Use our Seoul tour itinerary planning app to visit The National Folk Museum of Korea on your trip to Seoul, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • This museum was located next to rear entrance to the Gyeongbokgung Palace. The building design was quite unexpected and its concrete base rose high above the ground with a multi story pagoda located o...  more »
  • The Koreans are champions of museums and investing in preservation and presenting their traditions. The pagoda's structure has no religious significance in this case but an architectural that makes the museum particularly distinctive. The place is good for visiting the Gyongbokkung Palace. Free entrance, like many of the national museums in Korea, coffee shop and air conditioning. There are three large halls, each of which is a walking, entrance and exit into the main space (look at the museum's website, or you'll be taking a brochure at the entrance). If you are short in time-recommend entering room number three Permanent Exhibition 3 describing the rites of passage (Life cycle of the Koreans)-childbirth, birthday, adolescence, wedding, study, death... In my view he is the most interesting, "different" and "similar" to the world's rites of passage. The three halls are worth a visit, the first is tidy...
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  • We had a great and detailed introduction about life, culture and history of Korea. For a Korean culture lover like me, this is a great way to appease the thirst for knowledge about the country. I really appreciated how the museum have depicted the evolution and values of Korean people. Upon stepping outside the museum itself, one will be able to experience the games that Korean play during the old times. Like arrow throwing and rolling the metal rings. My family and I tried it but we are not that successful in accomplishing it. Nonetheless, it was a really fun experience for all of us. Inside the museum grounds are real-life replicas of Korean traditional houses, stores, printing machines and other structures (fully furnished) for tourists to enjoy.
  • It's very interesting with extensive collections and free entry. It covers the history of Korean people and culture. They have 3 permanent exhibitions and 2 thematic exhibitions, you would spend approximately 3 hours to enjoy all of them.
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