Post #45 – At the National Folk Museum of Korea located on the Gyeongbokgung Palace grounds, one can get an in-depth look into Korea’s crafts, culture, and traditions. This museum is one of the two on premises, the second one being the National Palace Museum of Korea, to the right of the main gate of the palace.

In order to build a suited location for their National Museum, the Korean government conducted a competition in 1966.  The winners are to blame for this stunning architectural marvel, designed to combine elements of four of Korea’s most famous temples: Bulguksa, Beopjusa, Geumsansa and Hwaeomsa – the termination ‘sa’ meaning temple.  The current National Folk Museum opened at this location in 1993, and showcases the everyday life of the Korean people.  (Please continue reading the pages below from our TAKE-KR MAGAZINE December 2017 issue)

TAKE-KR MAGAZINE, Gyeongbokgung - National Folk Museum of Korea
TAKE-KR MAGAZINE, Gyeongbokgung – National Folk Museum of Korea

TAKE-KR MAGAZINE, Gyeongbokgung - National Folk Museum of Korea
TAKE-KR MAGAZINE, Gyeongbokgung – National Folk Museum of Korea

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