The National Folk Museum of Korea, Seoul

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Immerse yourself in the Korean traditions, cultural beliefs, and agricultural lifestyles at The National Folk Museum of Korea. The museum showcases over 4,000 relics and historical artifacts which were once used in everyday lives of the nation's ordinary populace. Explore the traditional building, which contains three permanent and two themed exhibitions, in order to learn about Korea's past and more importantly, its people. In addition to content-rich exhibitions, you can also visit the museum's library to gain more insight on particular topics. The site also features a souvenir shop where you can purchase gifts and memorabilia. Use our Seoul tour itinerary planning app to visit The National Folk Museum of Korea on your trip to Seoul, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • In this country, you can see the old look and folk products are also often look at once and you can watch for free
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  • I had avoided this museum the first time we came to seoul and I was wrong. The Korea really has a fascinating history and if you want I recommend you take a look at their past: how Italians have a lot in common. However, for the Museum, is a museum on the Korean folklore, their customs and traditions. Is maintained very well and even when there are reconstructions, are well done. Highly recommended
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  • I was in the palace when it was raining and it was so cold that I went to see it. Not surprisingly, but more interesting than the King's Palace! Seen from the photos, this shows the culture and customs of Korea, which is worth seeing.
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  • It's connected to Gyeongbokgung so it only makes sense to come here. It's a good break from the heat if you're walking around the palace and need a place to cool off. As long as you have your ticket you can re-enter the palace grounds from the museum.
  • This museum offers insight in the history of Korea. The exhibition is spatially divided into three rooms where in each room the focus is put on a different aspect of the history. The first room is about the chronological history of Korea, whereas the other two are about technological development, work and technics, people's life and traditions etc.
  • You can see all the history of Korean falk and life. Strongly recommend you to here.
  • Love to visit the traditional national museum. A lot of history and nice views
  • So many things to see and yet so different from China. Strongly connected to China though it was, the country has its own cultures and inventions.

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