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National Palace Museum of Korea, Seoul

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Explore over 500 years of Korean history at National Palace Museum of Korea. Established in 1908, the museum as undergone various changes in name and location over the years, but its focus has remained the same. Harboring over 40,000 artifacts and royal treasures, the museum highlights the Joseon dynasty and the Korean Empire's contribution to the country's art and culture. As well as the displays of scrolls, revealing artworks, and other relics, the museum offers a coffee shop and gift shop. Using our world travel planner, Seoul attractions like National Palace Museum of Korea can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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TripAdvisor
  • Conveniently linked to the subway, this should be your first stop before visiting the palace to gain a better understanding of the history of the place. It is bigger than it looks and has lots of exhi...  more »
  • Admission is free so even if you don't like it, no harm no foul. The museum has some nice objects but nothing really spectacular, but you also get an insight into palace life and the sad short lived l...  more »
  • This museum contains a vast array of memorable artifacts. The layout is very simple and clear. The high spot for me were the two vinatage burgandy cars. Looked stunning.  more »
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  • You can find many relics here. This museum is very spacious indeed. Even the official seals for few hundred years can be seen complete with animal characters on it. Most exhibits are very well maintained.
  • Actually i love all museum in Korea. They are very informative... worth the effort 😍
  • Very informative museum. Free entry and $1 for audio tour (recommend for foreigners).
  • Little explanatory information (in English) to get context for the various exhibits. Displays are perfunctory and shallow.
  • Lot of neat item to see. I definitely recommend waiting for the water clock to do a full action.