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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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  • The museum is located on the ground of Gyeongbokgung Palace. Very extensive exhibits of over 20,000 royal relics from the Joseon Dynasty. Very detailed information about about the royalty. It covers t...  more »
  • Ancient House Museum located next to the gyeongbok Palace Museum, iron 3 encyclopedia of gyeongbok Palace Station Exit 5, Hanyu Chinese 講 solution service into every day 10:30 and 2:00 thought that when a small time. Main introduction towards the history and culture of the bird's dynasty, many of Jane 貴 bibkn, spend about two hour reading.
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  • This museum perfectly complements the Gyeongbokgung Palace by showcasing many royal artifacts from the 27 kings of the Joseon Dynasty, including a GM car from the early 20th century. Similar to the Na...  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.

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