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Sudoguksan Museum of Housing and Living (수도국산달동네박물관)

Sudoguksan Museum of Housing and Living (수도국산달동네박물관)

15291     2022-09-13

51, Solbit-ro, Dong-gu, Incheon

Sudoguksan Museum of Housing and Living, located within Songhyun Park, Dong-gu Incheon, opened on October 25, 2005. Consisting of two floors, the museum exhibits the life of citizens living in Incheon's "daldongne," the impoverished hillside areas. It exhibits reproductions of various scenes of daily life from the 1960s and 1970s.

Daegaya Museum (대가야 박물관)

Daegaya Museum (대가야 박물관)

18996     2022-09-13

1203, Daegaya-ro, Goryeong-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do

Daegaya Museum exhibits the history, culture, and customs of the Daegaya Kingdom. The museum consists of the Daegaya Royal Tomb Pavilion, the Daegaya History Pavilion, and Ureuk Museum.

The Royal Tomb Pavilion is a 37 meter-wide dome that houses relics of the Jisan-dong Ancient Tombs, a Historic Site. It is essentially the restoration of the Jisandong Tumulus, the first large-scale sunjang (burial of the living with the dead).

The History Pavilion houses a collection of relics from the Daegaya Kingdom, while holding special exhibitions and educational activities periodically. The outdoor exhibition center displays items that showcase the ancient lifestyle.

Ureuk Museum is a dedicated to Ureuk, a Daegaya musician who invented the gayageum, a traditional Korean twelve-stringed instrument.

Gochang Pansori Museum (고창판소리박물관)

Gochang Pansori Museum (고창판소리박물관)

10730     2022-09-13

100, Dongni-ro, Gochang-gun, Jeollabuk-do

The Gochang Pansori Museum was established in the old residence of ‘Dongni’ Sin Jae-Hyo (a musical theorist and arranger and a sponsor of Pansori) with the aim of honoring the great Pansori singers of the past (including Sin Jae-Hyo) and preserving and developing the indigenous tradition of Pansori. Of the original rooms of the residence only Sarangchae (an annex where men used to study or welcome guests) has been renovated and is open to the public. Right next to Sarangchae is the Dongni Gugakdang (Korean Traditional Music Hall).

Over 1,000 pieces related to Pansori and great local singers are on display at the museum, included personal possessions once owned by Sin Jae-Hyo (penname ‘Dongni’). For those interested in learning more about the traditional art of Pansori music or experiencing high-quality Pansori, the Gochang Pansori Museum is a must-visit travel destination.

BEXCO (벡스코)

BEXCO (벡스코)

51353     2022-09-08

55, APEC-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan

BEXCO is a large international exhibition/convention center in the middle of Busan. It offers spacious exhibition halls as large as three football fields combined, multi-purpose halls, and outdoor exhibition halls. Equipped with advanced equipment, the convention center is ideal for holding international exhibitions, meetings, concerts, or sporting events.

Art Center K (아트센터 K)

Art Center K (아트센터 K)

7287     2022-09-08

101, Dongsung-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Art Center K (formerly Wonder Space) opened in February 2012, offers art programs in Daehangno, a neighborhood of youth, romance and culture. It also supports artists through creative activities, exchanges, and trainings, while serving as a performing art hall where people can participate in artistic and creative activities.

Art Center K's three theaters feature unique stages and audience spaces: Donggeurami (Circular) Theater, Semo (Triangle) Theater, and Nemo (Square) Theater. One stage hosts fun and educational open-run performances for children, while the other two theaters offer popular plays, musicals, concerts, and other cultural events.

Seoraksan National Park Visitor Center (설악산 탐방안내소)

Seoraksan National Park Visitor Center (설악산 탐방안내소)

24076     2022-09-08

833, Seoraksan-ro, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do

Seoraksan National Park Visitor Center provides comprehensive information on the national park for visitors, and serves as a cultural center. Themed exhibits are presented throughout the building to promote environmental awareness about the park’s special ecology. 

National Maritime Museum (국립해양박물관)

21673     2022-09-06

45 Haeyang-ro 301beon-gil, Yeongdo-gu, Busan

The National Maritime Museum is a comprehensive venue offering exhibitions on maritime culture, history, ocean life, science, and more. The exterior of the museum was designed to resemble a water droplet and is the third largest museum in Korea. The museum holds over 14,000 historic items and relics that have witnessed history and are relevant to the future of ocean life. These are on display in eight permanent exhibition halls, a special exhibition hall, and a children's exhibition hall. The museum also has a library, aquarium, grand auditorium, outdoor performance stage, and a 4D theatre for a multi-cultural experience.

Gwangju Museum of Art (광주시립미술관)

Gwangju Museum of Art (광주시립미술관)

15593     2022-09-02

52, Haseo-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju

The Gwangju Museum of Art was founded on August 1, 1992, to promote local artists. In 1996, it served as the venue for the Gwangju Biennale. The museum holds over 560 works, including those from Heo Baekryeon, Oh Jiho, Yang Su-ah, and Im Jik-sun, all local artists. In addition to the permanent exhibitions, the museum also has special planned exhibitions and other cultural programs.

Mok-A Museum(MOKA) (목아박물관)

11353     2022-09-01

21, Imunan-gil, Yeoju-si, Gyeonggi-do

Mok-A Museum, designated as intangible cultural asset No. 108, was established by Park Chan-su with the purpose of handing down traditional Buddhist art and traditional woodcraft techniques. The four-story museum contains an outdoor sculpture park.

The exhibition displays that remain include Buddhist statues, paintings, and sculptures, as well as the works of director Park Chan-su, including many Buddhist woodcrafts. The outdoor sculpture park displays Buddhist statues such as Mireuksamjondaebul, Birojanabul, Baeuigwaneum, and a three-story pagoda.

Gapyeong Hyeonam Agricultural Heritage Museum (가평현암농경유물박물관)

Gapyeong Hyeonam Agricultural Heritage Museum (가평현암농경유물박물관)

24230     2022-09-01

13, Seokjangmoru-gil, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do

Situated in Buk-myeon, Gyeonggi-do, Gapyeong Hyeonam Agricultual Heritage Museum was established by Gyeonggi-do Gapyeong Office of Education. It is situated inside Gapyeongbuk Middle School, making it easy to visit for anyone interested in learning about the wisdom and spirit of Koreans' ancestors as well as the development of Korea's traditional culture. It mainly displays farming relics and is comprised of five halls.