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National Theater of Korea (국립극장)

National Theater of Korea (국립극장)

37249     2018-05-16

59, Jangchungdan-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul

The National Theater of Korea was opened in 1950 as the first national theater in Asia. The theater is the base of operations for four performance groups: the National Drama Company, the National Changgeuk Company, the National Dance Company, and the National Orchestra Company. By supporting these performance troupes, the National Theater strives to globalize Korean traditional arts, modifying select pieces to reach a larger audience.

Seoul Baekje Museum (한성백제박물관)

Seoul Baekje Museum (한성백제박물관)

9689     2018-05-03

71, Wiryeseong-daero, Songpa-gu, Seoul

Opened on April 30, 2012, Seoul Baekje Museum (interchangeably called Hanseong Baekje Museum) was established by the Seoul Government in order to preserve the artifacts related to Seoul's 2,000 year old history and to shed light on Seoul's cultural identity. The museum is located inside Olympic Park, overlooking Monchontoseong Fortress.

Lock Museum (쇳대 박물관)

Lock Museum (쇳대 박물관)

13075     2018-05-03

100, Ihwajang-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Located in Dongsung-dong, Daehangno, the Lock Museum displays an impressive array of locks. The owner of the museum, Mr. Choi Hong-gyu worked as a hardware shop employee most of his life and ran his own store, Choi Family Hardware in Gangnam. In November 2003, he invested all of his fortune to open the Lock Museum. This unique museum exhibits locks, keys, and key holders from around the world. The museum aims to collect, preserve, and study Korean locks and to promote their beauty and scientific design worldwide.

The Lock Museum is an important spot in which visitors are exposed to new perspectives on locks. It offers visitors the opportunity to understand the cultural and aesthetic meaning of them. Centered on visitors, the museum continues to be a facilitator of cultural communication between visitors and locks.

Haenam Uhangri Dinosaur Museum (해남공룡박물관)

Haenam Uhangri Dinosaur Museum (해남공룡박물관)

5861     2018-05-03

234, Gongnyongbangmulgwan-gil, Hwangsan-myeon, Haenam-gun, Jeollanam-do

The area of Haenam Uhang-ri is designated as Natural Monument No. 394 since the area remains not only a fossil district with footprints of dinosaurs, pterosaurs, and birds, but also has a rich geologic history. So, Haenam-gun created the Haenam Uhangri Dinosaur Museum in order to showcase the natural heritage and experience the dinosaur exhibition such as a 4D video room and special exhibition. The museum is the very first dinosaur museum in the southwest region of Korea and features plenty of dinosaur remains and other related exhibits.

The Independence Hall of Korea (독립기념관)

The Independence Hall of Korea (독립기념관)

39075     2018-05-02

95, Sambang-ro, Mokcheon-eup, Dongnam-gu, Cheonan-si, Chungcheongnam-do

The Independence Hall of Korea displays Korean historical documents and relics from the past to the present, focusing on the independence movements of the Japanese Colonial Period. Originally the interim Government Building of Korea in China, the building was brought over to Korea after the nation was liberated from Japanese colonial rule on August 15, 1945. The Independence Hall officially opened on the anniversary of Independence Day on August 15, 1987 and now boasts seven exhibition halls, the Circle Vision Theater, and other facilities commemorating Korea’s struggle for freedom.

Chang Po Go Memorial Hall (장보고기념관)

Chang Po Go Memorial Hall (장보고기념관)

4240     2018-05-02

1455, Cheonghaejin-ro, Wando-eup, Wando-gun, Jeollanam-do

The Chang Po Go Memorial Hall was constructed to celebrate the achievements and maritime pioneering spirit of Jang Bogo. The hall is an educational tourism space focusing on historical culture.

The outside of the building is designed to embody a scene of a moving wave and the wall was covered with natural stonework reminiscent of Cheonghaejin Castle in Jongdo Island. The wetland near the hall is home to reeds and wild flowers every season. There is also a walking path surrounded by various kinds of trees.

Changwon Exhibition Convention Center (CECO) (CECO 창원컨벤션센터)

Changwon Exhibition Convention Center (CECO) (CECO 창원컨벤션센터)

10719     2018-05-02

362, Woni-daero, Uichang-gu, Changwon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do

Changwon Exhibition Convention Center (CECO) is a major venue for international and national meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE). Since its establishment in 2005 in the City of Changwon, home of high-tech industries and green environmentalism, the CECO has successfully hosted and continues to hold numerous events at its state-of-the-art facilities. In addition, the CECO features various amenities and services including a first-class hotel, a residential officetel, multiplex theaters, a food court, shopping mall, and much more.

Kimdaejung Convention Center (김대중컨벤션센터)

Kimdaejung Convention Center (김대중컨벤션센터)

15954     2018-05-02

30, Sangmunuri-ro, Seo-gu, Gwangju

Kimdaejung Convention Center is a state-of-the-art facility in Gwangju, a city with rich cultural heritage and tourism resources. It was built as part of the efforts to promote Gwangju’s competitiveness as a main trade city in northeast Asia to boost local economy and, particularly, tourism resources. The center has served as a main venue for international meetings and exchanges (concerning products, information, culture, and technologies), significantly improving Gwangju’s image. Outstanding services, professional staff, and diverse amenities will make any meeting at Kimdaejung Convention Center pleasant and successful.

Yanggu Unification Hall (양구통일관)

Yanggu Unification Hall (양구통일관)

4105     2018-05-02

35, Haeanseohwa-ro, Haean-myeon, Yanggu-gun, Gangwon-do

The Yanggu Unification Hall is located in the northernmost part of the Civilian Control Zone in Haean-myeon Yanggu-gun. It was built and opened to be utilized as a unification education center that would help broaden people’s understanding about the real situation in North Korea in preparation for reunification and encourage commitment for reunification. The location is 5 km away from The Fourth Tunnel, in the northern end of the punch bowl basin and it first opened in 1996. It has a first exhibition hall, second exhibition hall, agricultural specialty market, and a parking lot that can accommodate about 100 cars.

Directly operated by Yanggu-gun District Office, the Yanggu Unification Hall displays things that show the reality of North Korea including household goods, exports and photographs. The agricultural specialty market sells agricultural goods, North Korean products, and tourism souvenirs. Located nearby is the 4th Tunnel, Eulji Observatory, and War Memorial Museum in Yanggu. The Eulji Observatory is the northernmost located observatory in South Korea. The Fourth Tunnel is the only tunnel among the four tunnels dug by North Korea that operates electric cars, allowing visitors to travel inside. The War Memorial Museum in Yanggu was built to shed new light on the nine battles fought in Yanggu during the Korean War. The Yanggu Unification Hall deals with works related to the Eulji Observatory, the 4th Tunnel and War Memorial Museum in Yanggu.

Daejeon History Museum (대전시립박물관)

5498     2018-05-03

398, Doan-daero, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon

Daejeon History Museum, comprised of a permanent exhibition hall, donated relics exhibition hall, planned hall, and city promotion hall, was created as a cultural area for citizens according to the Doan new city development project of Daejeon on October 16, 2012.

The permanent exhibition hall presents precious cultural assets in Daejeon with the theme of life and culture of Confucian scholars of Daejeon. The donated relic exhibition hall showcases artifacts donated by residents of Daejeon, and in the planned exhibition hall, a special exhibition is held to offer diverse items to see one or two times a year. In addition, plenty of hands-on programs, lectures, and performances are given in the museum to entertain visitors.

Alive Museum (Jeju Island Jungmun Branch) 박물관은 살아있다 (제주중문점)

14985     2018-05-03

42, Jungmungwangwang-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do

"Alive Musuem" is a cultural playground, consists of five themes namely - optical illusion art, media art, object art, sculpture art and provence art, where imaginations can be turned into reality. Visitors can participate actively and take many interesting pictures while posing with the art in a variety of fun and unique ways.

War Memorial Museum in Yanggu (양구전쟁기념관)

6777     2018-05-02

35, Haeanseohwa-ro, Yanggu-gun, Gangwon-do

Opened June 20, 2000, the War Memorial Museum in Yanggu was built to commemorate the sacrifice and heroism of those who fought during the Korean War at the nine battlefields located in Yanggu: Dosolsan, Daeusan, Bloody Ridge, Baekseoksan, Punch Bowl, Gachilbong, Danjang Ridge, 949 Hill, and Christmas Hill. The museum also reminds the current and future generations of the real cost of war and the sacrifices that were made.

The exhibition hall is divided according to themes: freedom, welcoming, meeting, understanding, experience, assurance, tribute, rooftop, and contemplation. Exhibition facilities include a high-quality imaging system and a three-way multi imaging room that combines battle scene dioramas, videos, and slides.