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e-Sports Hall of Fame (e스포츠 명예의 전당)

e-Sports Hall of Fame (e스포츠 명예의 전당)

0     2024-04-23

31 Maebongsan-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul

The e-Sports Hall of Fame is operated by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korea e-Sports Association to exhibit and honor the esports athletes who have made history for their amazing skills, making Korea synonymous with esports. Visitors can see the athletes' uniforms, gaming materials, trophies, and more, as well as try their hand at playing famous esports games firsthand.

Ivar Garden (아이바가든)

0     2024-04-19

8 Goseongnamseo-gil, Aewol-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do

Ivar Garden is an immersive media art exhibition hall in Aewol-eup on Jeju’s northwest coast. The hall is divided into eight exhibition spaces, each with a unique theme like Dreamy, Industrial, Mystery, and Party. The exhibitions extend all the way to the floor and the ceiling for a fully immersive experience. 

Gumico (구미코)

Gumico (구미코)

28698     2024-04-08

49 Cheomdangieop1-ro, Sandong-eup, Gumi-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do

Gumico is the convention center of Gumi. Established in 2004 to commemorate Gumi's $2 million in exports. Various exhibitions and convention events such as the Gumi Art Fair, Vacation SW Education Camp, and Wedding Fair are held. Visitors can check the event schedule on the website to find plenty of interesting attractions to enjoy.

Chunhyang Culture & Art Center (춘향문화예술회관)

Chunhyang Culture & Art Center (춘향문화예술회관)

8819     2024-04-07

43, Yangnim-gil, Namwon-si, Jeonbuk-do

Located in Namwon, the birthplace of gugak (Korean classical music), the Chunhyang Culture & Art Center was established to preserve and promote the cultural asset, while providing spaces for art and culture.

Naejangsan Mountain Visitor Information Center (내장산 탐방안내소)

Naejangsan Mountain Visitor Information Center (내장산 탐방안내소)

5398     2024-04-07

1207, Naejangsan-ro, Jeongeup-si, Jeonbuk-do

Located within Naejangsan National Park, the Visitor Information Center was first opened in July 1998 to promote the public’s understanding of nature and national parks, and to provide enhanced park services.

The Center features models of the topography and cultural relics of the mountain, videos of local plants and animals, and a history gallery.

Sunchang Traditional Paste Museum (순창장류박물관)

10810     2024-04-07

43, Jangnyu-ro, Sunchang-gun, Jeonbuk-do

Sunchang Traditional Paste Museum offers visitors a look at different traditional paste culture from gochujang (pepper paste) to doenjang (soybean paste). Located across from the Sunchang Gochujang Village, a robot gochujang grandmother greets the visitors by telling the history of Sunchang pepper paste. The exhibition halls inside display the history of various traditional paste and visitors even have a chance to experience the process of making different pastes. The outdoor square attracts people with a terrace displaying earthen wares that are used to contain the fermented sauces, as well as a millstone worked by horse or ox, and an old tomb from the Baekje dynasty.

Jeonju Crafts Exhibition Hall (전주공예품전시관)

Jeonju Crafts Exhibition Hall (전주공예품전시관)

21607     2024-04-07

15, Taejo-ro, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeonbuk-do

Jeonju Crafts Exhibition Hall promotes the beauty of traditional Korean crafts, and is made up of a Craft Hall, Special Exhibition Hall, and Experience Hall, Visitors can see traditional art works from master artisans as well as creative works from up-and-coming artists and designers. Visitors can also create their own handcrafted items in one of their many programs.

Arirang Literature Museum (조정래 아리랑문학관)

Arirang Literature Museum (조정래 아리랑문학관)

17652     2024-04-07

24, Yongseong 1-gil, Gimje-si, Jeonbuk-do

Located in Gimje, Jeollabuk-do, Arirang Literature Museum (Jo Jung-rae Arirang Literature Museum) was opened in May, 2003. The museum displays materials related to Jo Jung-rae’s novel "Arirang," a work praised to have x_heightened Korea's literature standards in aspects of cultural, literary, and popular value. "Arirang" takes place during the time of Japanese colonization, vividly describing the pain and common racial values which people shared as a whole amidst the suffering and efforts that were made to bring Korea's independence a step closer.

Jeonju National Museum (국립전주박물관)

17334     2024-04-07

249, Ssukgogae-ro, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeonbuk-do

The Jeonju National Museum was established in 1990 as an institute for the research, preservation, and exhibition of Jeollabuk-do’s most prized cultural treasures. In November of 2002, a Social Educational Hall was opened as a creative educational space to provide visitors a place to experience traditional culture. The museum houses over 40,000 artifacts, a majority of which were excavated from the Jeollabuk-do area, and has on exhibit over 2,000 pieces spread throughout 4 exhibition halls and 1 outdoor exhibition hall. The museum also serves as a venue for numerous cultural activities and educational programs, providing visitors with the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of Korea’s proud history.

Royal Portrait Museum (어진박물관)

Royal Portrait Museum (어진박물관)

19472     2024-04-07

44, Taejo-ro, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeonbuk-do
+82- 63-231-0090

Opened on November 6, 2010, the Royal Portrait Museum is one of the newest attractions of Jeonju, located within the Gyeonggijeon Shrine. Royal Portrait Museum is a valuable museum as a new tourism resource of Jeonju as well as Gyeonggijeon Shrine and the Portrait of King Taejo, as well as other various high-class exhibitions to preserve, manage, and enhance the glorious cultural assets of Joseon royal family. The museum is comprised of one above-ground level and one underground level with an area of 1,193.71 square meters. The Portrait of King Taejo and six other king’s portraits (Portrait of King Sejong, King Yeongjo, King Jeongjo, King Cheoljong, King Gojong, and King Sunjong) are exhibited on the first floor. The portraits are preserved in temperature- and humidity-controlled cases. In addition, the museum houses History Hall, Palanquin Hall, a planned exhibition hall, resting area, management office and storage room for relics. Palanquin Hall exhibits Hyangjeong (Palanquin for Incense Burner and Case), Sinyeon (Palanquin for Royal Portrait and Palanquin for Mortuary Tablet), Chaeyeo (Palanquin for High Officials), Gagyo (Palanquin for Ritual Items) featuring Korea’s sole preserved palanquin. History Hall houses approximately 80 relices related to Gyeonggijeon Shrine and Jogyeong Shrine, ancestral ritual ceremony, building, and others relics. Since the museum's opening, it makes continual efforts to become a central place for Jeonju residents to fulfill their cultural feelings. The museum operates various program like exploring famous historic sites in Gyeonggijeon Shrine, hands-on programs such as a guard experience to protect the shrine, and duplicating Gyeonggijeon Shrine’s relics using traditional portrait-making techniques.