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National Museum of Korea (국립중앙박물관)
Whenever I visit a new country, the national museum is always on my list of must-go places. In order to truly understand a country and its people, you must first visit its museums. By visiting the museum, you can come to understand why the Korean people are so passionate about and proud of their heritage. The National Museum of Korea (NMK) is one of my favourite places to visit - I've been more than 10 times now. The permanent collection spans thousands of years of history and the museum regularly hosts special exhibitions - there is always something new to see. There are even exhibitions and education programs for children so it also makes for a great family day out. The first floor showcases the best the museum has to offer; displaying the treasures of the various ruling dynasties so definitely warrants a walkabout. If you still have energy, venture on upstairs but if you're feeling at all tired, skip the second floor and head straight to the third floor and check out the ceramics section for which Korea is famous! Admission: FREE entry for all ages to the Main Exhibition Hall and the children's museum. (There may be additional charges for entry to special exhibitions) Location: 137, Seoubinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (서울 용산구 서빙고로 137 국립중앙박물관) Directions: Travel by underground to Ichon Station. Take Exit 2 and walk 150m towards Yongsan Family Park. Website: http://www.museum.go.kr Opening Hours: Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9am-6pm Wednesday & Saturday 9am-9pm Sunday 9am-7pm *Closed on Mondays Tours are available - please check the website for more information. For more information: +82 2 2077 9000
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What a beautiful museum - it's the kind of museum you could go just to look at the outside of it!