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Gimcheon World Porcelain Museum (김천 세계도자기박물관)

Gimcheon World Porcelain Museum (김천 세계도자기박물관)

7084     2019-11-07

118, Jikjisa-gil, Gimcheon-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
+82-54-420-6726

Gimcheon World Porcelain Museum is located at the entrance to Jikjisa Temple. Nearly 1,000 artifacts, including western porcelain and crystal donated by the Korean-Japanese Bokjeonyeongja are on display. The museum has three exhibition halls and one video hall that exhibit encounter refined, elegant porcelain from all over the world.

Kukkiwon (World Taekwondo Headquarters) (국기원(세계태권도본부))

Kukkiwon (World Taekwondo Headquarters) (국기원(세계태권도본부))

46159     2019-11-04

32, Teheran-ro 7-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
+82-2-567-1058

Kukkiwon (World Taekwondo Headquarters) was established in 1972 to spread knowledge and raise popularity of the martial art form Taekwondo, Korea's traditional martial arts. Currently, the World Taekwondo Championships and various national competitions are held at Kukkiwon. Kukkiwon also serves as a place where coaches are trained, and offers Taekwondo experience programs for foreigners.

Kimdaejung Convention Center (김대중컨벤션센터)

Kimdaejung Convention Center (김대중컨벤션센터)

17380     2019-10-31

30, Sangmunuri-ro, Seo-gu, Gwangju
+82-62-611-2000

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.

Changwon Exhibition Convention Center (CECO) (CECO 창원컨벤션센터)

Changwon Exhibition Convention Center (CECO) (CECO 창원컨벤션센터)

11568     2019-10-31

362, Woni-daero, Uichang-gu, Changwon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
+82-55-212-1000

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.

Devoted Son Jeong Jaesu Memorial Hall (효자 정재수 기념관)

Devoted Son Jeong Jaesu Memorial Hall (효자 정재수 기념관)

5858     2019-10-31

201, Hyoja-ro, Hwaseo-myeon, Sangju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
+82-54-535-0575

Devoted Son Jeong Jaesu Memorial Hall was constructed to honor the bravery of Jeong Jae-su who died at the age of 10 trying to rescue his father. It opened on June 12, 2001 at the former Sasan Elementary School where Jeong was a student.

In the Jeong Jae-su Exhibition Room on the first floor, materials relating to Jeong’s devotions are on display. In the Memorial Room on the second floor, various materials and works created by students are on display, as well as the classroom Jeong studied in. The theater shows movies about devotion as well as Jeong’s virtuous deeds. The theater is also used for seminars and conferences. There is also an outdoor performance stage, a facility for traditional folk games, and a rest area.

Byeokbong Korea Jewelry Museum (벽봉한국장신구박물관)

Byeokbong Korea Jewelry Museum (벽봉한국장신구박물관)

153     2019-10-31

48-38, Heyrimaeul-gil, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do
+82-31-949-0848

Byeokbong Korea Jewelry Museum is dedicated to displaying and promotiong the jewelry work by royalty during the Joseon dynasty. Visitors can learn about the various styles and the meanings behind the designs.

Korea International Exhibition Center (KINTEX) (킨텍스)

Korea International Exhibition Center (KINTEX) (킨텍스)

47435     2019-10-30

217-60, Kintex-ro, Ilsanseo-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do
+82-31-810-8114

As the largest exhibition center in Korea, KINTEX (Korea International Exhibition Center) has 10 exhibition halls that span 108,556㎡ and 40 meeting rooms that cover 13,303㎡. Since its opening in April 2005, KINTEX has undergone two of three scheduled expansions. September of 2011 marked the completion of the second expansion, adding 53,975㎡ of exhibition space to the world-class meeting facilities, and reinforcing KINTEX's position at the forefront of globalization and economic development in Korea.

Hanwha Aqua Planet Jeju (아쿠아플라넷 제주)

Hanwha Aqua Planet Jeju (아쿠아플라넷 제주)

24715     2019-10-30

95, Seopjikoji-ro, Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do

Aqua Planet Jeju boasts the largest aquarium facility among East Asian countries. Housing over 5,000 marine creatures from domestic regions and abroad, the Jeju branch is a highly recommended place to visit for all, especially for family visitors.

This museum offers versitle features, including an aquarium as the main attraction, in addition to Marine Science, Kiz Planet and many more convenience facilities. A hands-on experience is also available where children can touch real-life sea animals and partake in many of the science and history classes that are on-going throughout the year.

Aqua Planet, which is run by the Hanhwa Hotels and Resorts group, has several branches located throughout Korea. However, one particular program that is only found at the Jeju branch is "Haenyeo's Achim," which directly translates into 'the diving women's morning' in English. In this program, visitors are able to witness how Jeju haenyeo (female divers) catch various shellfish, seaweeds and more items underwater.

Museum of Traditional Korean Music (국립국악박물관)

Museum of Traditional Korean Music (국립국악박물관)

15257     2019-10-29

2364, Nambusunhwan-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul
+82-2-580-3130

The Museum of Traditional Music (Gugak) opened on February 23, 1995 as the first gugak museum in Korea, featuring approximately 6,000 pieces of gugak-related materials and relics which have both historical and cultural values. It comprises seven themed permanent exhibition halls that present 250 pieces of audio and video clips regarding gugak. In the 3D room, visitors can enjoy 3D animation at all times. Also, diverse interesting special exhibitions are held.

Dokdo Museum (독도 박물관)

Dokdo Museum (독도 박물관)

10159     2019-10-17

90-17, Yaksuteo-gil, Ulleung-eup, Ulleung-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do

Dokdo Museum was built in 1995 in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Independence of Korea. It exhibits the collection of Lee Jong-hak, the first director of the museum, as well as donations by groups associated with Dokdo.

The exhibits provide a historical overview of Dokdo, from the Three Kingdoms Era to the present. Gallery 1 features materials and maps showing Dokdo as being part of Korean territory before the Sino-Japanese War; Gallery 2 displays Japanese maps showing Dokdo as being a Korean territory, and Gallery 3 displays materials on activities of Ulleungdo Island residents to defend Dokdo during the Korean War.

National Hangeul Museum (국립한글박물관)

National Hangeul Museum (국립한글박물관)

20204     2019-10-16

139, Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
+82-2-2124-6200

The National Hangeul Museum was established to preserve, inform, and develop the Korean alphabet, Hangeul. The museum showcases the history and value of Korean orthography, Korean’s most-valued cultural asset, through exhibitions, activities, and education. Occupying over 11,322㎡, the museum has one basement level and three ground levels, along with an outdoor grass field and resting area perfect for cultural events, exhibits, and education.

The museum is comprised of the Hangeul library on the first floor, a permanent exhibition hall, ㅎ Cafe, and cultural product shop on the second floor, and a planned exhibition hall and a Hangeul playground for children and foreigners on the third floor.

Goyang Aram Nuri Arts Center (고양 아람누리)

16846     2019-10-31

1286, Jungang-ro, Ilsan-Dogu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do
+82-1577-7766

Aram Nuri means "a grand and beautiful world" in Korean. Built with a vision to accomplish Renaissance in culture and art, Goyang Aram Nuri Arts Center houses four theaters, an art gallery and several other facilities.
The Aram Opera House is a four-story, horseshoe-shaped auditorium that holds 1,887 seats. Aram Concert Hall a rectangular hall that holds 1,449 seats. Saerasae Digital Theater is an experimental theater that allows free arrangement of 16 section floor panels that hold up to 300 seats. Norumok Outdoor Theater is an outdoor arena that can hold about 1,000 seats. Aram Art Gallery is an exhibition site with movable partitions. Aram Library manages special data and provides information on arts and culture. Aram Village, located at the entrance of the center, houses family restaurants and cafes. Aram Sun Plaza, home to four streets named Light, Water, Earth and Wind, is open to the general public.