National Folk Museum of Korea, Seoul

The National Folk Museum of Korea is located on the further end of the Gyeongbokgung palace grounds. During Chuseok holiday, there were many white tents outside with workshops and demonstrations. Closeby, you can also find stone statues of the twelve animals of the Zodiac. Right in the entrance hall of the National Folk Museum of Korea, I saw a black lotus "breathing flower", which is an art work of the Korean artist Choi Jeong Hwa. You may have also seen his work in the Untitled, 2017 café designed by G-Dragon in the Jeju Shinhwa World entertainment complex on Jeju Island, Korea. I really enjoyed looking at the many artifacts and taking pictures in the real size reproductions of ancient houses. You can see most of the highlights of the National Folk Museum of Korea in my video underneath.          

National Folk Museum (official website)
It shows you how everyday life was for Koreans from prehistoric to modern times.
Free admission
Facilities: toilets, resting areas, museum shop, and museum cafe.
Opening hours: 9:00 - 17:00/18:00/18:30 (depending on period of the year).

Also on Gyeongbokgung palace grounds:
National Palace Museum of Korea (official website),
showcasing Joseon royal and Korean imperial court artifacts.
Free admission and free guided tours in Korean, Japanese, English, and Chinese.
Taking pictures is allowed, but no flash.
Facilities: toilets, a large resting area, museum shop, and museum cafe.
It is located on the left of Gwanghwamun, the entrance to Gyeongbokgung.
Opening hours: 9:00 - 18:00/19:00 (weekdays/weekend & holidays).

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