South Korea Seoul Trip Part 4: National Museum of Korea

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[Introduction]

I traveled to Seoul, South Korea, in early September. Although I was not blessed with weather at all, I enjoyed the trip as the food was delicious and people were kind. In this article, I will write about National Museum of Korea as part of Day 2. The museum had a variety of collection and the permanent exhibition was for free.

[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1: Fly to Gimpo International Airport
* Day 1: Myeong-dong
* Day 1: Myeong-dong (Light-up)
* Day 2: National Museum of Korea [This Article]
* Day 2: War Memorial of Korea
* Day 2: Dongdaemun
* Day 2: Dongdaemun (Light-up)
* Day 3: Gyeongbokgung Palace
* Day 3: National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art etc.
* Day 3: Seoul Station
* Day 3: Seoul Station (Light-up)
* Day 4: Coex Aquarium and Starfield Library
* Day 4: Lotte World
* Day 4: Lotte World (Light-up)
* Day 5: Paradise City
* Day 5: Return Home from Incheon Airport & Stay Overnight at Narita Airport

[Travel Date]
2018.09.05-09

[Main Part]

Seolleongtang in Suga (秀家)

It was the second day of my South Korea Seoul trip. As breakfast was not included in my accommodation, I will have breakfast outside.

Fortunately, there were several restaurants that were open in the early morning around the hotel (Sejong Hotel), and I visited “Suga (秀家)”.Seoul Myeong-dong Suga (秀家)

“Suga (秀家)” served typical Korean cuisine and I ordered Seolleongtang as its specialty.Seoul Myeong-dong Suga (秀家) Seolleongtang

In addition, buchimgae was also provided as I had a coupon.Seoul Myeong-dong Suga (秀家) buchimgae

Gym in Sejong Hotel

After breakfast, I did some workout at the gym in Sejong Hotel.Sejong Hotel gym

Recently, when I find a hotel, especially for overseas trips, I will try to choose one that has a gym.

National Museum of Korea

According to the weather forecast, a typhoon will approaching and it will be raining or cloudy, so I decided to go around museums in Seoul today.

First, I moved from Myeong-dong to Ichon station by Seoul Subway Line 4 and visited “National Museum of Korea”. The museum was so large and it had a garden with pond.Seoul National Museum of Korea1

Around the entrance. You can see “N Seoul Tower” over there.Seoul National Museum of Korea2

I arrived at the museum just before 10 a.m. when it opened and was surprised to see there were already lots of visitors.""

“National Museum of Korea” had two buildings – the east building for permanent exhibitions and the west building for special exhibitions – and I will visit the east building as permanent exhibitions were for free.

To begin with, I will post several photos of the interior in the building. The current building was renovated in 2005, so it was relatively new.""

I saw a lot of students who I guess visited the museum as an extracurricular class.""

The building had an open ceiling, which created a sense of openness.Seoul National Museum of Korea3

View from the third floor.Seoul National Museum of Korea4

From here, I will post photos of exhibits. On the 1st floor and the 2nd floor, exhibits were related to Korean history and displayed by eras. Here are some snaps.""

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This armor looked like Japanese one.Seoul National Museum of Korea5

Some of the exhibits were national treasures.Seoul National Museum of Korea6

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Sculptures.Seoul National Museum of Korea8

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On the 3rd floor, exhibits were related to Asian countries including Japan.""

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Then, I left “National Museum of Korea”.""

Bingsu in Dongbinggo (東氷庫)

In Ichon area where “National Museum of Korea” was located, I heard there was a famous Bingsu (Korean shaved ice) shop, so I decided to visit it. The shops was “Dongbinggo (東氷庫)”.""

I ordered shaved ice of royal milk tea.Seoul Dongbinggo (東氷庫)

Then, I will move to the next destination.

[Closing]

That’s it for the article about National Museum of Korea as part of Day 2.

“National Museum of Korea” had a variety of collection. In addition, the permanent exhibition was for free. If you have a chance to visit Seoul, I would recommend “National Museum of Korea” 🙂

In the next article, I will write about War Memorial of Korea as part of Day 2.

[Map]

1. Suga
2. National Museum of Korea
3. Dongbinggo

[Related Link]
Visit Seoul – The Official Travel Guide to Seoul
National Museum of Korea

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