12 stunning museums to discover during your trip in South Korea (Part II)

Korea attracts visitors with not only enchanting scenery but also the unique traditional culture that you can find in famous museums.

7. Samsung D’light

Address: 11, Seocho-daero, Road 74, Seocho, Seoul

Unlike other museums that showcase the artifacts of the past, the Samsung d'light allows visitors to experience the future of technology.

Rather than merely introducing products in the near future, Samsung Electronics brings in devices and solutions that are shaping up in the future through a series of in-depth experiences. For example, the "Sensation" area allows guests to use gestures to interact with modern mirror screens, while the "House of the Future" exhibition uses increased reality to show how the “Internet of Things” works.

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8. Seodaemun Prison

Address: 251, Tongil-ro, Seodaemun, Seoul

Formerly a prison for independent Korean activists during the Japanese colonial occupation, Seodaemun Prison is the historic museum and memorial to the Korean War for Independence. The red brick buildings which used to jail many prisoners is now converted into exhibits of simulators and artifacts for extracurricular activities.

This place also remakes the methods of torture applied by Japan to the Korean warriors. Although it brings back memories of sadness, it also gives a different perspective on the difficulties that the country has to undergo on the road to regain independence.

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9. Daegu National Museum

Address: 321 Cheongho-ro, Hwanggeum-dong, Suseong-gu, Daegu

With countless artifacts from armors, jeweleries to Buddhist monuments and Confucian manuscripts, visitors can discover the history of the city at Daegu National Museum. One of the most visited places here is the Traditional Folk Life Gallery, home to the Seonbi culture with the faith and rituals of the Yeongnam area.

Some cultural programs such as traditional dyeing offer a more realistic experience for visitors of all ages.

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10. Nation Folk Museum of Korea

Address: 37, Samcheong-ro, Jongno, Seoul

Opened in 1945, the National Folk Museum of Korea is used to share the lives of Koreans with the world. The museum is particularly famous for tradition exhibitions of Korea.

The museum's open-air gallery also contains many monuments of Korean folk life such as the Jangseung Guardian Statue, where villagers pray for a bountiful era.

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11. Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art

Address: 60-16, Itaewon-ro, Road 55, Quân Yongsan, Seoul

Run by the Samsung Cultural Affairs Division, Leeum Samsung Art Museum has a collection of traditional and contemporary art by local and international artists. Leeum is the family name of the founder of the museum - Lee Byung-chul. He is also the founder of Samsung and a well-known art collector.

The buildings of the museum were designed by world-famous architects such as Mario Botta, Jean Nouvel and Rem Koolhaas. Their designs are a combination of art and culture of the past, present and future.

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12. DTC Textile Museum

Address: 227, Palgong-ro, Dong, Daegu

As the center of the Korean textile industry, it is not surprising that Daegu has a museum dedicated to textiles that introduce the past, present and future of the industry. At the DTC Textile Museum, you can get a close-up view of how to make clothing and accessories, as well as how the machines used to make them develop through many years.

Some parts of the museum feel like an art gallery and there are also a lot of actual works created by fashion designers, such as the works of art called "Dance Power" that are made up of small dots carefully woven together, which represent the illusion of feminine beauty.

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By: Cole Guthrie

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