38, Munhwajeondang-ro, Dong-gu, Gwangju
The Asia Culture Center (ACC) is an international arts and cultural exchange organization that produces new, future-oriented results through the convergence of Asia’s past and present arts and culture with innovative ideas and beliefs. Having the context of artistically sublimating the significance of the May 18th Democratic Movement’s human rights and peace as its point of departure, the ACC, which opened in November 2015, is a Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism-affiliated institution established for the advancement of mutual understanding and cooperative growth with different Asian countries through exchange, education, research, and other efforts with regard to Asian culture.
The ACC plays the role of an integrated platform for participants from Asia and the rest of the world to freely unite and exchange their ideas while transcending boundaries in carrying out the steps of research, creation, and production. At the ACC, diverse and dynamic programs (exhibitions, performances, education, festivals, and other events) using collected research data, resources, etc., are held year-round with the creative output of experts from various fields who have exchanged their creativity and ingenuity with one another.
61-11, Odongdo-ro, Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do
Hanhwa Aqua Planet Yeosu, opened in 2012 with the Yeosu World Expo, is the second largest aquarium in Korea and is a landmark of the southern region with a record of about 1 million visitors every year. There are approximately 34,000 marine animals of about 280 species including rare animals such as beluga (white whale) and baikal seal.
439-52, Geumgangsan-ro, Yanggu-gun, Gangwon-do
Yanggu Prehistory Museum displays artifacts from the Paleolithic Age found in Sangmuryong-ri, Yanggu-eup and the Neolith Age discovered in Hyeon-ri, Haean-myeon. It is the first prehistory museum in the nation and aims to teach visitors about Korean prehistoric culture in an manner easy to understand.
12, Daecheong-ro 126beon-gil, Jung-gu, Busan
Busan Trick Eye Museum is a new type of cultural entertainment space where visitors can directly experience famous paintings through trick art techniques that creat 3D illusions. The murals cover the walls, floor, and ceiling and appear to move when you move! Take pictures with the artwork for fun souvenir photos.
20, Hongik-ro 3-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul
The Trick Eye Museum is a one-of-a-kind painting gallery that combines art with trick art techniques and AR (Augmented Reality) technology to create 3D illusions. Instead of merely viewing paintings as one would in a typical art gallery, visitors can interact with the paintings using the newly developed Trickeye Camera app to make the paintings come alive in video recordings. In addition, the Ice Museum, located inside the Trick Eye Museum, is filled with objects that are fully made out of ice, such as an ice TV, ice kitchen, ice slope and more. With just one admission ticket, visitors can enjoy both the Trick Eye Museum and the Ice Museum.
27-3, Ijungseop-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
Artist Lee Jung-seop is known for his paintings, reminicent of Fauvism, including one called “White Ox.” During the Korean War, he spent a year as a refugee in Seogwipo with his Japanese wife and two sons in a small leased house, where he produced many masterpieces.
Although the stay was temporary, it was one of the happiest times for Lee and certainly the most productive. Recognizing his importance, the city of Seogwipo purchased the house and turned it into the Lee Jung Seop Memorial Hall. The street in front of his house, which he walked day and night, was renamed Ijungseop-ro Street. Lee Jung Seop Gallery is just behind the restored house. The gallery houses over 8 masterpieces by Lee Jung-seop and 52 works by modern Korean painters, all of which were donated to Seogwipo City by Lee Ho-jae (CEO of Gana Art).
224, Jungmungwangwang-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
International Convention Center Jeju (ICC Jeju) is located within Jungmun Resort, with fantastic views of Hallasan Mountain and the ocean. Opened on March 22, 2003, the convention center is comprised of two underground levels and five above-ground floors. Amenities include an international meeting hall that can accommodate up to 4,300 people, as well as exhibition halls and related facilities for all types of international events and meetings. The exterior of the center is designed with a motif of Jeju Island and stands in harmony with the surrounding nature.
55, Saemunan-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Seoul Museum of History opened on May 21, 2002 within the Gyeonghuigung Palace site. The three-story building covers everything about Seoul's history and culture from the prehistoric era to modern times, focusing especially on the Joseon era. The museum aims to raise cultural awareness and build a strong bond within the community by collecting, preserving, researching, and displaying artifacts and materials related to Seoul as well as promoting the city's history and culture to an international audience.
89-7, Dogil-ro, Namhae-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do
The Namhae German Exhibition Hall was opened on June 28, 2014 to display the history and artifacts of the Korean miners and nurses who were sent to Germany for work in the 1960s. At that time, Korea was one of the poorest countries in the world, with an unemployment rate of 30%. The exhibition hall shows the sad and lonely reality these workers lived through while working in a far place in order to send money home to their families.
265, Changnyong-daero, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do
Locaed in Iui-dong, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon Museum has one basement floor and two above-ground floors, spanning over an area of 6,535㎡. Suwon Museum consists of two main exhibition halls, Suwon Museum of History and Calligraphy Museum of Korea, showcasing approximately 33,000 relics, and a planned exhibition hall for special occasions and exhibitions.
Suwon Museum of History recreates a scene of Yeongdong Market Street during the1960s. Children can learn and get secondhand experience of what Suwon was like in the past while adult visitors can reminisce the old times.
Calligraphy Museum of Korea is the first calligraphy museum built by a local government. The museum houses Korea's significant calligraphy works. The hall features a spacious area and its display cases are designed with cutting edge technology to highlight the relics on display. Exhibited collections include geumseokmun (metal writing), beopseo (calligraphic specimen of renowned artists of the past), works of renowned calligraphers during the Joseon dynasty, eopil (the writings of Kings), seogan (letters), works of renowned contemporary calligraphers, and more. Also, a planned exhibition hall holds exhibitions with specific themes every year. In addition, the museum offers educational programs for visitors as well as large scale calligraphy events for the general public.
626-35, Namgang-ro, Jinju-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
Jinju National Museum opened on November 2, 1984 within Jinjuseong Fortress to promote the culture of ancient Gaya and act as the main archeological research center for the western Gyeongsangnam-do. In 1998, the museum also began specializing in research and collection of materials related to the Imjin War (1592-1598). The museum continues to exhibit and educate the public about the Imjin War and overall history of eastern Asia.
40, Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
Expanding upon a center of just providing information, K-Style Hub also aims to provide various opportunities to learn about Korean culture and food, as well as easily participate in traditional experiences. K-Style Hub has information to meet all tourists' needs, from a tourist information center to a hallyu experience, Korean cuisine exhibition and experience hall, medical tourism information and more.