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National Gugak Center, Seoul

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Absorb the preserved history of the country's traditional music and dance culture at National Gugak Center. The center was built in 1950 and now stands as one of four such facilities across the country, thanks to a growing demand for classes, and steadily increasing attendance. The word "Gugak" is an umbrella-term, covering all types of antiquated Korean music, and as a visitor, you'll have the opportunity to take in an informative introduction to the subject through varied song and dance performances, held every Saturday at around 3 pm. Consult the center's website for weekly listings. Work out when and for how long to visit National Gugak Center and other Seoul attractions using our handy Seoul vacation generator.
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TripAdvisor
  • only traditional music of korea. very quite. if you want to experience korean folk music... recommendable  more »
  • I live in Seoul, Korea. This place is good for photography as the building architecture is really awesome. Futhermore, you can learn about korean history here.  more »
  • Learnt with a group of 11 people with a very enthusiastic teacher. Class was pretty fun, although it gave me muscle-aches in my arms the next day. Class conducted entirely in Korean so it may not be a...  more »
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  • If you want to learn about Korean traditional music, this place is dedicated
  • If you like to experience Korean traditional music and/or learn Korean traditional instruments, National Gugak Center is the place.
  • Small but informative museum of traditional Korean music
  • Its good
  • You could enjoy a full-scale Gagaku rarely hear.
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