Hello friends! Well, something strange has happened. Korea has officially made me a fan of museums. I can’t believe it. I’m starting to think I never actually hated museums… I just didn’t give them a fair chance. They are never on my list of things to do so how could I know I would end up enjoying them this much?
I stumbled upon the National Folk Museum of Korea while I was roaming around Insadong and with my newfound love of museums I couldn’t resist! The amount of free stuff to do here is enough to keep me busy for ages. It’s really nice because I always get to see and try new things without really spending much money. One of the best things about Seoul!
Yes, museums are for me. I just love looking at super old stuff. It’s really fascinating! Did anyone else read those Dear America books when they were younger? Each book tells a girl’s story in the form of a diary during important periods of time in history. History has always fascinated me and I think I read every single book from that series!
I guess I should have known I would like museums then? The displays are like looking into someone’s story. Seeing the wear on the item, the dated fabric and prints is just cool.
I’ve never really heard much about South Korea here in the US. The focus is really on North Korea and a lot of Americans sadly think that the North and South are the same thing. Everyone tends to focus on Japan and China when they think about Asia. Being here has really shown me a lot. South Korea may be a small country, but they have a rich culture that is unique and beautiful. I can’t get enough of their building design. So colorful and inviting!
The motto, “Colorful Korea” is a little corny but true. I love their colors. There were so many people visiting the National Folk Museum of Korea but the grounds are so big that it didn’t feel very crowded. The replicas of houses were my favorite part and it really shows how fast Korea has changed in the last 50 years.
If you want to visit, take the subway to Anguk station and leave out of exit 1. Walk straight out and go around the corner. If you keep walking straight, you will find the entrance a few minutes walk down the road on your left. If you are feeling really adventurous, check out the Poop Cafe for a poop bread and toilet latte while you are in the area. 😉