Best Spots To Visit in Seoul for Museum Lovers

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Seoul, South Korea is one of the fanciest city with the buzz that never dies. This city has attracted many tourists from all over the world and keep doing so. It is not only because the K-Pop sensation that make people get attracted to the city. The culture of Korean itself has gained many interest from people all over the world. People are more and more curious about the life of the locals in South Korea, especially Seoul. Most people come to Seoul to have some entertainment from various aspects. However, there are more to find and learn when you visit Seoul. That’s why Seoul is worth travelling for. 

Museums in Seoul you should drop by

If you think Korea only has fancy shopping malls and food vendors then you are totally wrong. Seoul as the capital city has everything you need for enjoyable vacation including beautiful museums. If you call yourself museum lover, you don’t want to skip these ones:

Leeum Museum

Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art is highly recommended place to visit. This museum is dedicated to preserve as well as display two different types of art. In this building, there are two museums you can visit. The Museum 1 houses various traditional Korean art. There are about 36 pieces which have been claimed as national treasures. It is like a gateway for you to see the past Korea. Meanwhile, The Museum 2 is juxtaposed with the Museum 1. In this museum, you can see modern and contemporary art from Korean and foreign artists. There are displays of photography, paintings, sculptures, and more.  

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National Palace Museum of Korea

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The National Museum of Korea is also a must visit museum in Seoul. It was opened in 1945 and has been moved around to different location. The final location of this museum is decided in Yongsan Family Park. This museum houses over 220,000 pieces of arts and relics. It displays 13,000 pieces at any given time. There are three floors you can explore during your visit to this museum. The first floor consists of archaeological and historical gallery. The second floor consists of paintings, calligraphy, and donated works from individual collectors. The third floor consists of Buddhist sculptures and ceramics. This is also where you can see the pieces of art that represent Asian culture very well.

National Palace Museum of Korea is highly recommended especially for museum lovers. You might have heard about the Joseon Dynasty since it has been mentioned a lot in Korean film and dramas. The Joseon Dynasty lasted in Korea for five centuries, made them the last royal dynasty of Korea. The era of Joseon Dynasty played huge role in Korea it has brought powerful impact to the culture and tradition of the country in general. In this museum, you will see the display of architecture, records, clothing, royal life, state rites, cultures, painting, and music of the Joseon Dynasty. more than 4,000 pieces of the artifacts and royal treasures are hosted in this museum. Most importantly, you can visit this museum for free.