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Museum Tours for the Stylish You

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A museum is one of the favorite tourist attractions for many travelers.

Museums offer a glimpse into the country's traditions and art.

Today, I will introduce museums where you can experience Korean tradition and art.

Let's begin😎

National Museum of Korea is the largest and most representative museum in Korea. Many travelers visit this place to see numerous relics from Korea's primitive era to modern times. In A Room of Quiet Contemplation, you can see Korea's representative relic, the Pensive Bodhisattva. You can find inner peace in this quiet space. Souvenirs from the National Museum of Korea are very popular in Korea, so be sure to check them out.

Address: 137 Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

Work: 10 AM–6 PM (Sat, Wed 10 AM–9 PM)

War Memorial of Korea is the largest war weapons museum in Asia. Here, weapons that were actually used on the battlefield are on display. Not only modern weapons but also traditional cold weapons are on display, enhancing the enjoyment of the viewing experience. This space also serves to commemorate soldiers of the Korean War. As a foreigner, you may experience a surge of emotion upon finding your country's flag here.

Address: 29 Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

Work: 9:30 AM–6 PM (Mon, Closed)

Leeum Museum of Art is a prominent private art museum in Korea operated by the Samsung Foundation. Here, you can enjoy a variety of modern and traditional Korean art. Many Korean national treasures are on display here, enabling you to appreciate Korea's traditional culture. This is also a popular photo spot for recent travelers. In particular, the Rotunda stairs, where sunlight creates an aura, and the Gravity stairs illuminated by LED lights, are the defining features of this museum!

Address: 60-16 Itaewon-ro 55-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

Work: 10 AM–6 PM (Mon Closed)

Seoul Museum of Art is a well-known organization that promotes Korean art. The museum, comprising multiple branches along with the main building located in Seosomun, facilitates artist training through interconnected networks. Exhibitions showcasing artworks by diverse artists are hosted at this venue, providing the opportunity to appreciate a wide array of beautiful artistic creations. For those interested in viewing provocative and trendy artworks, this location is worth a visit!

Address: 61 Deoksugung-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul

Work: 10 AM–7 PM  (Mon Closed)

Gyeongju National Museum is a museum that displays relics from Korea's ancient kingdom, Silla Various exquisite relics are exhibited, representing a kingdom with a history spanning a millennium. The magnificent artifacts of the Silla dynasty and the relics of enduring beauty are likely to leave a lasting impression on visitors. The King Seongdeok Divine Bell (Emile Bell) exhibited outdoors serves as the museum's iconic relic.

Address: 186 Iljeong-ro, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do

Work: 10 AM–6 PM

Arte Museum Jeju serves as a prominent venue for media art exhibitions in Korea. This museum, housed in a converted speaker factory, displays a variety of interactive art. Upon entering, visitors are greeted by captivating media art in the dimly lit environment. Visitors have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the artistic expression that merges with the theme of nature through the interplay of light and sound. Why not consider engaging with art firsthand?

Address: 478 Eorimbi-ro, Aewol-eup, Self-Governing Province, Jeju-si, Jeju-do

Work: 10 AM–8 PM



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