Wednesday, May 5, 2010

National Museum of Korea

That was probably my 5th time so visit the museum. I visted the museum a year ago. I was very impressed with the museum's huge structure and the its landscape architecture not to mention the scenic view of Namsan. The museum is also beautiful in the evening, probably a perfect place for a romantic date. haha ^^  Established in 1945, the museum contains over 150,000 pieces in its collection with 11,000 on display at one time. It is one of the largest museums in the world in terms of floor space. The Hermitage Museum in Saint-Petersburg, Russia is said to be the largest single museum building  and the Smithsonian in Washington, DC is the largest museum "complex."  The admission is actually free of charge with the exception of certain special exhibitions, although you must first receive their “free tour ticket” from the counter before entering the museum. You can also avail digital guides and guided tours.
It is located near Ichon Station of Line 4 and Jungang Line on the Seoul Subway.