"National Folk Museum of Korea" National Folk Museum Tip by Blatherwick
National Folk Museum, Seoul: 24 reviews and 43 photos
The National Folk Museum of Korea shows the traditional culture of Koreans, with a focus on the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). Artifacts and displays cover 3 exhibition halls as well as some displayed outside. As this is the only national museum in Korea devoted to the history of traditional life it's an interesting museum to pop into.
The impressive architecture of the museum is designed in traditional style. The architectural style of the five-story main building is modeled after Palsangjeon Hall of Beopjusa Temple. The three-story building on the east from the main building is modeled after Mireukjeon Hall of Geumsansa Temple and the two-story building on the west of the main building after Gakhwangjeon Hall of Hwaeomsa Temple. Particularly noteworthy is the main building's exquisite stairway in its central facade. The stairway takes the form of the "cloud bridges" leading up to the entrance of Bulguksa Temple in Gyeongju, being composed of a lower flight, the White Cloud Bridge, and an upper flight, the Blue Cloud Bridge.
The admission price is 3,000 Won for an adult. The museum is closed on Tuesdays.
Address: Sejongno 1-1, Jongno-gu
Directions: Located behind Gyeonbokgung Palace. Take Subway Line 3 to Gyeonbokgung Station or Anguk Station.
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