149, Yesul-ro, Namdong-gu, Incheon
The Incheon Culture & Arts Center, in operation since April 8, 1994, contains a performance hall, exhibition room, and conference room. Over 2,000 people can watch performances held on the center's three stages. The conference room has seating for 144 people and is used for a variety of national and international events. As an influential force of arts and culture in the Incheon area, the center is home to a municipal orchestra, choir, dance corps, and a theater troupe.
15, Taejo-ro, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do
The Jeonju Crafts Exhibition Hall (made up of a Craft Hall, Special Exhibition Hall, and Experience Hall), celebrates the beauty of traditional Korean crafts. At the Experience Hall, visitors can create their own masterpieces and learn the art of mulberry paper, pottery, woodwork, embroidery, and other traditional crafts firsthand. The museum even houses a craft shop where visitors can purchase beautiful souvenirs lovingly produced by master artisans.
45, Hyoja-ro 13-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Cheongwadae Sarangchae is a space to learn about Korean culture and the history of former Korean presidents. The area is comprised of a planned exhibition hall where various special exhibitions are held. Korea Tourism Exhibit Hall and a special hall with hidden stories of Cheong Wa Dae are on the first floor, while Cheongwadae Hall which introduces former Korean presidents and Citizens Communication Experience Hall which presents government online contents are on the second floor.
119, Namnong-ro, Mokpo-si, Jeollanam-do
Namnong Memorial Hall is an art gallery dedicated to the works and memory of Namnong Heo Gun, a famous artist of the traditional Southern School of Painting. The hall was opened as an art gallery by Namnong Heo Gun (1908-1987) himself in 1985. The Southern School of Painting features natural scenes with accompanying calligraphy. The hall now features over 200 works of art by some of the most famous Korean paintings in history, as well as pottery from China and Japan.
379, Baekho-ro, Naju-si, Jeollanam-do
The area of Naju has long been at the forefront of the natural dyeing and silk production industry. The natural setting of fresh water from Yeongsangang River along with the salt water from the sea are perfect for growing the plants necessary for a deep indigo color. As such, it is the only area to be recognized for its natural dyeing (Important Intangible Cultural Heritage No. 115) by the Cultural Heritage Administration. The best place to experience this local heritage is at the Natural Dyeing Culture Center. The center offers experience programs and educational programs, as well as exhibitions and sales of naturally dyed products.
135, Namnong-ro, Mokpo-si, Jeollanam-do
Mokpo Natural History Museum is located inside of Gatbawi Culture Town, one of the major tourist attractions in Mokpo. The museum consists of a natural history hall and local history hall. It features many rare dinosaur skeletons and fossils.
175, Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul
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.
* Opened April 14, 1978
3818, Jindo-daero, Imhoe-myeon, Jindo-gun, Jeollanam-do
The National Center for Korean Namdo Performing Arts is located at the skirt of Yeogwisan Mountain in Jindo-gun, Jeollanam-do. In addition to its gorgeous mountain and coastal views, the center is well known for its critical role in preserving the traditional Korean music and art of the southern regions of Korea through traditional music performances, cultural experiences and traditional music study programs. At the center, visitors can sign up for traditional music lessons or tour the facilities.
Key facilities include a traditional Korean music theater called Jinakdang, outdoor concert halls called Dalbitmadang (Moonlight Square) and Byeolbitmadang (Starlight Square), a lodging facility named Sarangchae (with space for 160 people), and the Samuyeonseup Building, which includes practice rooms, seminar rooms, and a cafeteria.
Various culture experience programs and traditional music programs are available, such as the “Friday Traditional Korean Music Performance” and the “Weekend Culture Experience,” in which families can come and experience the traditional culture of Namdo (southern Korea). The “Weekend Culture Experience Program” includes traditional Korean music performances, traditional music lessons, and the learning of traditional games, followed by a tour of Jindo-gun and nearby historical sites.
631-34, Minsokhaean-ro, Pyoseon-myeon, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
With a total of 117 houses and facilities, Jeju Folk Village has restored the scenes of the village to that of the 1890’s. Among them are Mountain Village, Hill-Country Village, Fishing Village and Shamanism Village. On about 40 acres, it has been reconstructed following long-term research and analysis from experts. Some of the extensive range of folk items on display are 1,627 woodenware, 1,046 bamboo ware, 1,699 earthenware, 1,544 porcelain ware, 765 wax candles, 921 ironware and 579 other items. The Jeju Folk Village is the island’s main tourist attraction where customs of the old days can be explored.
Since March 2006, Daejanggeum Mini Theme Park located at the Jeju Folk Village, offers various things for visitors to see. Many of the scenes from episodes 27 to 32 of the historical drama, in which Jang-geum learns medicine as a maid were filmed at Jeju Folk Village. In order to fit the theme of Daejanggeum, the separate locations have joined together, and are now open to tourists. Visitors can enjoy the amazing scenic beauty of Jeju as well as experience the traditional culture of Jeju at this theme park.
27, Gangnam-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul
aT Center is a new type of convention center, where exhibitions, conventions, and business trades all take place. Cutting-edge exhibition and conference rooms are suitable for various types of exhibitions, seminars, banquets, events, performances and more. To support more successful events, aT Center provides simultaneous interpretation services, an Audio-Visual system, cold storage and a trade information service. The center is a one-stop venue for trade, comprised of an export firm hall, export promotion hall and other related facilities, offering a permanent exhibition of promised exported items, promotion, consulting with overseas buyers and collecting overseas information. The center is situated in a pleasant neighborhood, located near Seoul's convenient transportation system and hospitals, fitness centers, stores, restaurants, large-sized parking lots, making it a cultural resting area.
5182, Pyeonghwa-ro, Bangsan-myeon, Yanggu-gun, Gangwon-do
Yanggu Porcelain Museum (formerly Bangsan Porcelain Museum) presents porcelain from the Bangsan area with various video clips to that explain the history of porcelain in the Bangsan area. Visitors can also try their hand at making porcelain from scratch!
99, Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon
The Jeongsimhwa International Cultural Center is the large building on the right, just past the gate of Chungnam National University.
‘Jeongsimhwa’ is the Buddhist name of Ms. Lee Bok-Soon, who donated her lifetime savings (a total of five billion won) to the university back in 1990. She had earned the money over the course of many years by selling gimbap (rice rolled in seaweed), which currently sells for only 1,000 or 2,000 won a roll.
The cultural center was built in commemoration of the late Ms. Lee. After a series of setbacks and through the effort of many helping hands, construction was finally completed in 2000. The Jeongsimhwa Hall at the center has 1,817 seats and is used for concerts, performances, and other large-scale events. Baekma Hall (450 seats) and Daedeok Hall (200 seats) are used primarily for seminars. For visitors’ convenience, the Jeongsimhwa International Cultural Center has a parking area with space for up to 268 cars.