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Sejong Center (세종문화회관)

Sejong Center (세종문화회관)

45009     2017-09-22

175, Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul
+82-2-399-1114~6

Having completed a grand remodeling project in 2007, Sejong Center offers customer-friendly programs aimed at improving the quality of art performances in a comfortable resting area. Comprised of the Grand Theater of Sejong Center, Sejong M Theater, Sejong Chamber Hall, Exhibition Hall, and other subsidiary facilities, Sejong Center is a multicultural art center.

Various genres of performances including traditional, classic, and crossover taken place in the center, giving many opportunities for cultural nostalgia.

Seoul Namsan Gugakdang (Traditional Theater) (서울 남산국악당)

Seoul Namsan Gugakdang (Traditional Theater) (서울 남산국악당)

17570     2017-09-22

28, Toegye-ro 34-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul

Seoul Namsan Gukakdang (Traditional Theater) was established by Seoul Metropolitan Government as one of representative traditional art-centered performance halls in 2007. It is comprised of one ground-above floor and two basement levels. The performance hall is located on the basement floor with 300 seats, equipped with great facilities like every seat offers realistic pansori sound and gayageum music. To watch the performance held in Namsan Gukgakdang, guests can make a reservation through the homepage for convenience.

COEX Aquarium (코엑스 아쿠아리움)

COEX Aquarium (코엑스 아쿠아리움)

188220     2017-09-22

513, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
+82-2-6002-6200

The COEX Aquarium is comprised of 183 display tanks and 90 breeding tanks with 3,500 tons of water volume, making it a large-scaled aquarium. It houses 40,000 sea creatures, which come from 650 different species divided into 16 themed zones. In particular, the highest number of sharks and the largest variety of species in Korea are living in the aquarium. An open-top water tank releasing anions in addition to 20 rest areas make this tourist site in the heart of Gangnam, Seoul a perfect healing place for local and international visitors.

Gyeongju National Museum (국립경주박물관)

Gyeongju National Museum (국립경주박물관)

53071     2017-09-21

186, Iljeong-ro, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do

Gyeongju National Museum is loved by visitors and residents alike as it houses numerous historical and cultural artifacts of the Silla Dynasty (57 BC - AD 935). The museum has recently gone under renovation, and the galleries and the exhibition halls have taken on a new look. In addition to improving facilities for visitors' convenience, Gyeongju National Museum is making efforts to contribute to the community and re-establish its identity as a museum by making efforts to develop ways to provide lifelong learning opportunities and improve management. As a significant cultural center, Gyeongju National Museum not only strives to preserve, exhibit, and research the rich history and culture of Silla, it also strives to take leap toward becoming a cultural multi-complex center by promoting international exchange opportunities, social education programs, and a variety of special exhibitions.

Hongdae Nanta Theatre (홍대난타전용관)

Hongdae Nanta Theatre (홍대난타전용관)

16441     2017-09-20

29, Yanghwa-ro 16-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul
+82-2-739-8288

Located in Hongdae, a signature of youth and cultural streets, Hongdae Nanta Theater has 323 seats and offers one performance during the weekdays and two performances on the weekends and national holidays.

Cheongsong Folk Museum (청송민속박물관)

Cheongsong Folk Museum (청송민속박물관)

5847     2017-09-20

222, Juwangsan-ro, Cheongsong-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do
+82-54-874-9321

Situated at the entrance to Juwangsan National Park in Cheongsong, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Cheongsong Folk Museum was opened in 1999 to promote the history, culture, and customs of the region. The three-story museum offers indoor & outdoor exhibition halls and archive rooms. The indoor exhibition halls showcase educational materials related to farming and the customs of Cheongsong. Exhibitions - such as the Traditional Guest Room, Weaving Room, Items of Everyday Use, and Cheongsong Porcelain - offer glimpses of how people lived in the past.

The outdoor exhibition space reproduces a traditional tavern, waterwheel, millstone operated by a horse or ox, monument to ward off misfortunes and protect prosperity, and natural stones used for worship, with which visitors can experience farm life in the past. Traditional totem poles await visitors at the entrance of the museum.

The museum is also surrounded by many tourist attractions: Wangbeodeul (grand willow trees designated as Natural Monument No.297) in Bugok-dong, Dalgi Falls, Cheongun Stream, and Songsaeng-ri Student Campgrounds to name a few.

Onyang Folk Museum (온양민속박물관)

Onyang Folk Museum (온양민속박물관)

10136     2017-09-19

123, Chungmu-ro, Asan-si, Chungcheongnam-do
+82-41-542-6001


Onyang Folk Museum (온양민속박물관) in Ansan, Chungcheongnam-do preserves and displays the traditional Korean folk culture.

The museum is divided into indoor and outdoor halls. Traditional houses and traditional household goods are displayed in the outdoor hall. In the indoor hall, visitors can see and learn about the lifestyle and culture from Korea’s past in the 1st Exhibition Hall, economic activities such as farming and fishing in the 2nd Exhibition Hall, and traditional craft and play in the 3rd Exhibition Hall.

Experience a traditional Korean wedding at the Living Culture Hall.

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Deoksugung [MMCA  Deoksugung] (국립현대미술관 (덕수궁관))

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Deoksugung [MMCA Deoksugung] (국립현대미술관 (덕수궁관))

30382     2017-09-18

99, Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul
+82-2-2188-6114

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Deoksugung was originally built as an annex to the National Museum of Contemporary Art. It specializes in seeking out and researching modern art, and also in exhibiting and preserving it. You can see classical works of modern art when you visit National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Deoksugung. Because it uses the Seokjojeon annex inside the Deoksugung Palace as its exhibition space, the center maintains a unique traditional atmosphere. On the first floor are the administrative office and the audiovisual room, and the second floor has planned exhibitions of modern art in exhibition rooms one and two. The third floor has exhibitions three and four, where works selected as best modern art by the National Museum of Contemporary Art are displayed all year around. You can see modern works such as paintings in Indian ink, colorings, oil paintings, and sculptures. National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Deoksugung has "Art Center With the Citizens" as its motto. Besides the exhibitions, the center has various performances such as music and mime. Lectures or seminars on artists' works are also held often and are popular with tourists. The "Citizen's Park" outside the museum is frequented by many people who go there to relax. Tourists can take a breather here as well, so be sure to make use of it.

Suyanggae Prehistory Museum (수양개선사유물전시관)

Suyanggae Prehistory Museum (수양개선사유물전시관)

1984     2017-09-18

390, Suyanggaeyujeok-ro, Jeokseong-myeon, Danyang-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do
+82-43-423-8502

Suyanggae Prehistory Museum boasts itself as the largest prehistoric site in Korea. The museum contains a multitude of remains, especially stone toolkits, of the late Stone Age and has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The stone toolkits were discovered by a museum of Chungbuk National University while the team was on the project to excavate historical remains around the site that were submerged due to the construction of Chungju Dam. The museum provides detailed explanations and maps marked for the prehistorical sites in Danyang. Visitors can learn the life and wisdom of Paleolithic man in the museum.

K-Style Hub (케이스타일허브)

K-Style Hub (케이스타일허브)

26791     2017-09-18

40, Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul

K-Style Hub has the information to meet all tourists' needs, from a tourist information center to a hallyu experince, hansik exhibition and experience hall, medical tourism information and more. Expounding upon the center of just providing information, K-Style Hub also aims to provide various chances to learn about Korean culture and food, as well as easily participate in traditional experiences.

Chi-ong Art Center (취옹예술관)

Chi-ong Art Center (취옹예술관)

748     2017-09-18

300, Sumogwon-ro, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do
+82-31-585-8649

Chi-ong Art Hall is a cultural complex center, established to support local artists and citizens’ various artworks. They operate schools that offer a variety of cultural programs such as making of earthenware, pottery, natural soap, natural dye, tea ceremony, traditional songs and samulnori. Chi-ong Art Center also hosts exhibitions, outdoor performances, and a regular Youth Art Festival. In addition, visitors can learn the process of how a hanok is built, a skill and knowledge acquired through over 20 years of research.

Gangneung Dano Culture Center (강릉단오제전수교육관)

4749     2017-09-18

1, Danojang-gil, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-660-3940~3944

Gangneung Dano Culture Center was opened in 2004 and served an important role in the success of Gangneung Danoje (Dano rite and festival) being designated a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage on November 25, 2005. The center consists of an exhibition hall and a performance hall across from it. Visitors from Korea and abroad can also easily learn more about the Dano traditions through traditional culture lectures.