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
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)”.
“Suga (秀家)” served typical Korean cuisine and I ordered Seolleongtang as its specialty.
In addition, buchimgae was also provided as I had a coupon.
Gym in Sejong Hotel
After breakfast, I did some workout at the gym in Sejong Hotel.
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.
Around the entrance. You can see “N Seoul Tower” over there.
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.
View from the third floor.
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.
This armor looked like Japanese one.
Some of the exhibits were national treasures.
On the 3rd floor, exhibits were related to Asian countries including Japan.
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.
Then, I will move to the next destination.
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.
2. National Museum of Korea
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