National Folk Museum, Seoul

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    National Folk Museum

    by imstress Written Feb 25, 2005

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    Located inside Gyeongbok Palace, the National Folk Museum comprises three interconnected buildings. The three examples of traditional Korean architecture on the roofs are some of the highest buildings on the palace grounds, and can be easily seen from almost anywhere.Inside the museum are examples of the different periods of Korean history, from pre-history through the Japanese occupation. In addition to actual relics, replicas and paintings show various aspects of traditional life, including many ceremonies and festivals.

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    The National Folk Museum of Korea

    by jckim Written Jan 21, 2005

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    Located on the grounds of Gyeongbokgung Palace,
    the white-marble, blue tile-roofed museum was built in 1972.
    synthesis of various traditional Korean architecture.
    exhibition hall 1 the history of the Korean people.
    exhibition hall 2 the lifestyle of the Korean people
    exhibition hall 3 the lifestyle of the Korean from to death
    and audio-visual room, computer information room and souvenir shops

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    Seoul: National Folk Museum Pt. 1

    by Intrepidduck Updated Jun 21, 2004

    If your on only a short visit to Seoul this is a must to see. It is in the Gyeongbokgung palace grounds. Here one finds a great display of objects from through out Korea. There are some fine diaramas set up of ancient and historically placed events. Also there are some life sized dwellings from various periods inside and out side the main building. The display of masks and head whare were my favorite items. A horse hair hat like the one pictured would be appropriate for my European walk later this year!

    Traditional Korean mens' horse hair hat.
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    The National Folk Museum

    by sjvessey Updated Jun 12, 2004

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    Just next door to Gyeonbokgung, the Folk Museum is free to get into, and offers some interesting insights into Korean culture through the ages. It's got everything you ever wanted to know about Koreans but were afraid to ask. An English audio guide is available for a small fee (about 3,000 won).

    Korean statues

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    The Korean National Folk Museum

    by kdoc13 Written May 24, 2004

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    The museum is the place to go to learn about life in Korea from the pre-historic times to the Chosun Dynasty. They have many exhibits featuring works or art, tools, pottery, and even living arangements on display that will appeal to the anthropoligist in you.

    The Museum is conveniently located on the same grounds as Gyeongbokgung Palace and are near a lot of other historic sites, so it is easy to make a full day out of the trip.

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    The National Folk Museum of...

    by oreiss Written Oct 25, 2002

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    The National Folk Museum of Korea

    The National Folk Museum of Korea, located in the
    Gyeongbokgung Palace, features
    aspects of both the traditional folk culture of
    ordinary people and that of the aristocracy,
    centering particularly on the Joseon Dynasty
    (1392-1910). Devoted to the study, collection,
    and preservation of folk artifacts, it is also
    a forum for social education on folk culture
    through exhibitions and classes, which are
    designed to provide a better understanding of
    traditional Korean culture.

    The National Folk Museum of Korea , the only
    national museum in Korea devoted to the history
    of traditional life, has a General Service Division that
    deals with both general education and the
    management of museum buildings, an Exhibition
    Division for displaying artifacts, a Folk Research
    Division for the study and collection of artifacts,
    and a Relic Conservation Division for managing
    preserved materials.

    The buildings of the museum have followed
    traditional Korean architectural styles. The five-
    -story main building took its inspiration from
    Palsangjeon Hall at Beopjusa Temple, while the
    three-story building to the east was modeled after
    Mireukjeon Hall at Geumsansa Temple, and the two-story
    building to the west was modeled after Gakhwangjeon
    Hall at Hwaeomsa Temple. Particularly noteworthy
    is the middle facade of the main building, which
    takes the form of the beautiful 'Cloud Bridge
    Stairway' leading up to the entrance of Bulguksa
    Temple in Gyeongju, which has a lower flight, the
    Bridge of White Clouds, and an upper flight, the
    Bridge of Azure Clouds.

    Established and operated by the Ministry of Culture
    and Tourism, the museum has a collection of 25,088
    artifacts. The National Folk Museum of Korea
    promises to continue developing as a leading
    institute dedicated to traditional Korean folk culture.

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    National Folk Museum

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Jan 11, 2009

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    Located in Gyeongbok Palace, this museum is housed underneath one of the palace pagodas. It contains exhibits on the traditional lifestyles of the Korean people. A must see museum

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    Zodiac

    by perseushermes Updated Oct 20, 2006

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    A circle of statues depicting the zodiac. You cannot miss this and not take a photo of it. Something to remember.

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    The 12 horoscope sculptures

    by snuggie Written Apr 24, 2006

    There are 12 chinese horoscope sculptures somewhere near the entrance of The National Folk Museum,do remember to take a picture with your chinese horoscope there.

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    Seoul: National Folk Museum Pt. 2

    by Intrepidduck Updated Jun 21, 2004

    Traditional Korean masks are well represented here. They are representitives of all human and some animal characters. Note "that of a lepper" at the top right corner, while that of a monkey below it!

    Some of the traditional masks.
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    National Folk Musem of Korea

    by vincentf Written Oct 9, 2003

    A large museum that depicts Korea in ancient times. It has scaled models of a typical Korean village centuries ago.

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