Museums are not the favorite of tourists to visit while on a trip, but my husband thinks otherwise. So while waiting for our scheduled bus from Seoul to Songtan, hubby and I made a short walk to the National Museum of Korea. It appeared that our visit to the gallery was actually gratifying. It is, after all, the sixth largest museum in the world in terms of floor space. On the day of our visit, the facility was filled with kids, all wanting to strike a conversation or two which was to our amusement. We toured the entire three floors of the building in half a day and capped it off with a festive Korean lunch before we head out to the next city.

This cultural and architectural masterpiece was opened in October 28, 2005 and has reported to have attracted an attendance of 20 million visitors since. Admission is free to the Main Exhibition Hall and to the Children’s Museum but there is a separate charge for the special exhibition in the Special Exhibition Gallery.

FIRST FLOOR Prehistory and Ancient History Gallery Medieval and Early Modern History Gallery
SECOND FLOOR – Donation Gallery and the Calligraphy and Painting Gallery
THIRD FLOOR Sculpture and Crafts Gallery and  Asian Arts Gallery

National Museum of Korea 국립중앙박물관 in Yongsan, Seoul, South Korea.
National Museum of Korea 국립중앙박물관 in Yongsan, Seoul, South Korea.
National Museum of Korea 국립중앙박물관 in Yongsan, Seoul, South Korea.
National Museum of Korea 국립중앙박물관 in Yongsan, Seoul, South Korea.
Opened in October 28, 2005, the National Museum of Korea 국립중앙박물관 in Yongsan, Seoul, South Korea has three floors. It is the sixth largest museum in the world in terms of floor space. It is reported to have attracted an attendance of 20 million visitors since its opening.
Opened in October 28, 2005, the National Museum of Korea 국립중앙박물관 in Yongsan, Seoul, South Korea has three floors. It is the sixth largest museum in the world in terms of floor space. It is reported to have attracted an attendance of 20 million visitors since its opening.
The park outside the National Museum of Korea 국립중앙박물관 in Yongsa, Seoul, South Korea.
The park outside the National Museum of Korea 국립중앙박물관 in Yongsa, Seoul, South Korea.
The Ten-story Stone Pagoda from Gyeongcheonsa Temple Site as exhibited inside the National Museum of Korea 국립중앙박물관 in Yongsan, Seoul.
The Ten-story Stone Pagoda from Gyeongcheonsa Temple Site as exhibited inside the National Museum of Korea 국립중앙박물관 in Yongsan, Seoul.
The Ten-story Stone Pagoda from Gyeongcheonsa Temple Site as exhibited inside the National Museum of Korea 국립중앙박물관 in Yongsan, Seoul.
The Ten-story Stone Pagoda from Gyeongcheonsa Temple Site as exhibited inside the National Museum of Korea 국립중앙박물관 in Yongsan, Seoul.
The turtle statue exhibit inside the National Museum of Korea 국립중앙박물관 in Yongsan, Seoul.
The turtle statue exhibit inside the National Museum of Korea 국립중앙박물관 in Yongsan, Seoul.
The Golden crown of Silla Kingdom, National Treasure No. 188 of South Korea, as displayed inside the National Museum of Korea 국립중앙박물관 in Yongsan, Seoul.
The Golden crown of Silla Kingdom, National Treasure No. 188 of South Korea, as displayed inside the National Museum of Korea 국립중앙박물관 in Yongsan, Seoul.
A golden belt, the National Treasure No. 190 of South Korea as displayed inside the National Museum of Korea 국립중앙박물관 in Yongsan, Seoul.
A golden belt, the National Treasure No. 190 of South Korea as displayed inside the National Museum of Korea 국립중앙박물관 in Yongsan, Seoul.
A warrior in full armor displayed inside the National Museum of Korea 국립중앙박물관 in Yongsan, Seoul, South Korea.
A warrior in full armor displayed inside the National Museum of Korea 국립중앙박물관 in Yongsan, Seoul, South Korea.
National Museum of Korea 국립중앙박물관 in Yongsan, Seoul, South Korea.
National Museum of Korea 국립중앙박물관 in Yongsan, Seoul, South Korea.
An instrument to measure the depth of river as displayed inside the National Museum of Korea 국립중앙박물관 in Yongsan, Seoul, South Korea.
An instrument to measure the depth of river as displayed inside the National Museum of Korea 국립중앙박물관 in Yongsan, Seoul, South Korea.
Gaya warrior as displayed inside the National Museum of Korea 국립중앙박물관 in Yongsan, Seoul, South Korea.
Gaya warrior as displayed inside the National Museum of Korea 국립중앙박물관 in Yongsan, Seoul, South Korea.
Buddha exhibit inside the National Museum of Korea 국립중앙박물관 in Yongsan, Seoul, South Korea.
Buddha exhibit inside the National Museum of Korea 국립중앙박물관 in Yongsan, Seoul, South Korea.
The Calligraphy exhibit at the National Museum of Korea 국립중앙박물관 in Yongsan, Seoul, South Korea.
The Calligraphy exhibit at the National Museum of Korea 국립중앙박물관 in Yongsan, Seoul, South Korea.
Tripitaka scroll display at the National Museum of Korea 국립중앙박물관 in Yongsan, Seoul, South Korea.
Tripitaka scroll display at the National Museum of Korea 국립중앙박물관 in Yongsan, Seoul, South Korea.
A replica of the King's throne as displayed inside the National Museum of Korea 국립중앙박물관 in Yongsan, Seoul, South Korea.
A replica of the King’s throne as displayed inside the National Museum of Korea 국립중앙박물관 in Yongsan, Seoul, South Korea.
The restaurant at the National Museum of Korea 국립중앙박물관 in Yongsan, Seoul, South Korea.
The restaurant at the National Museum of Korea 국립중앙박물관 in Yongsan, Seoul, South Korea.
National Museum of Korea 국립중앙박물관 in Yongsan, Seoul, South Korea.
National Museum of Korea 국립중앙박물관 in Yongsan, Seoul, South Korea.

 

 

 

 

 

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