National Folk Museum of Korea

Inside the Gyeongbokgung area (although it has a separate entrance) is the National Folk Museum of Korea. Their brochure says, “The National Folk Museum seeks to further knowledge of Korean traditional culture by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting outstanding works of art”. They had several galleries about the history and culture of Korean people and their lives. When we visited, there was a special exhibit about the food of Korea, and they had interactive activities guests could engage in through digital and touch screens. I think it is an important space to have in educating people about our customs and ways. And it was especially a nice, cool break from the incessant heat that day.. like an oasis of learning.

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Right outside, they had this set of sculptures, which were the 12 zodiac symbols embodied as beings dressed in almost regal, army-like attire.

Here are more pictures of things I found inspiring throughout the museum:

 

 

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