Thursday, December 26, 2013

The National Folk Museum of Korea

National Folk Museum of Korea (국립민속박물관 : Gungnip Minsok Bangmulgwan)  is a national museum of South Korea located in the grounds in the Gyeongbokgung Palace in Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea. It uses replicas of historical objects that depicts the historical backgrounds or the traditional life of Korean people.

About the History 
This museum was established on November 8, 1945 by the U.S government and it was opened on April 25, 1946 at the City of Administration Memorial Hall. When the this museum merged in Natioanal Museum of Korea, it has a collection of 4,555 artifacts which was moved to the latter of Mt. Namsan sites.

In 1975, the museum was moved to the grounds of Gyeongbukgong Palace, moved along with it into the Modern Art Museum Building. In 1993 it opened in its present site, which was the former site of the National Museum of Korea. The building's design is based on various historical buildings around South Korea.


The museum has three main exhibition halls, with over 98,000 artifacts: 
History of Korean People features materials of everyday life in Korea from prehistoric times to the end of the Joseon Dynasty in 1910; 
Korean Way of Life, which illustrates Korean villagers in ancient times; and 
Life Cycle of the Koreans, which depicts the deep roots of Confucianism in Korean culture and how this ideology gave rise to most of the culture's customs.
The museum also features open-air exhibits, such as replicas of spirit posts where villagers used to pray, stone piles for worship, grinding mills, rice storage shelters and pits for kimchi pots.
South Korea has it's own unique traditional architectures that makes us mind blowing. The designs of the temples and their old palaces are great. It was like you where going to experience the Joseon era which I've seen in many Korean Dramas. 
Here are some pictures by nephew who shared this with me.




Showing their traditional life with their traditional costumes.


It was good to know their rich culture. Let's  feel the spirit of their traditional life. South Korea was one of the best for temple stays.

How to get there:
Address: Samcheongdong-gil 35,Jongno-guSeoulSouth Korea

*The pictures above has watermarked because it was originally posted to my other blog site. I decided to transfer and focus into this blog site that's why I trasfered it here.



Info Credit : Wikipedia
Photo Credit : Jerome Lazaro via Facebook

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