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The National Folk Museum of Korea, Seoul

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History Museum Museum
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. See The National Folk Museum of Korea and all Seoul has to offer by arranging your trip with our Seoul vacation planner.
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  • I like the outdoor part of this museum, the old buildings and the park around them. But the exhibitions inside the museum were not very interesting for me.  more »
  • Very nice open air museum about the Korean culture from the stone age. Beautiful gardens where you running through it and there is plenty to see and do! You may also look in a number of buildings within, as in a type library, but on your socks! In addition to this museum is a Palace and we have combined this visit, though it does of course not. The museum is free of charge, the Palace is a entrance.
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  • Provides a cultural backdrop from understanding the people here. The first two galleries are permanent and go back many centuries to highlight life here. Worth visiting if you are already at Gyeongbok...  more »
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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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The Seoul metropolitan area has two districts especially appealing to backpackers--Jongno just northeast of the city, and Hongdae to the west. Both offer good shopping and dining, as well as easy transport links to the rest of the city. Mid-range options may prove difficult to find in peak season (July to August), unless you don't mind staying at a traditional hanok guesthouse, where loads of character make up for any lack of amenities. Finally, a range of top-end hotels with an impressive list of services and facilities lie scattered around the city.
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