Seoul Museum

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[box_dark] Seoul Museum | 서울미술관[/box_dark]

 

Seoul Museum is noted for its extraordinary collection of Korean modern art, including Bull, an oil painting masterpiece created by Lee Jung-seob. In addition, the museum compound houses Seokpajeong, a 19th-century hanok (traditional Korean house). Seokpajeong was a summer villa of the powerful politician Heungseon Daewongun, father of King Gojong of the late Joseon Dynasty.

 

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Across the street from the museum is a famous café district where a group of small yet pretty teahouses sit along the hiking trails leading to Mt. Inwangsan.

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Its in-house souvenir shop sells a wide range of memorabilia items based on its art collection.

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Seokpajeong is famous for its beautiful landscape, which makes good use of the mountain’s bizarre rock formations, streams, and handsome pine trees.

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T. 02-395-0100, www.seoulmuseum.org
(201 Buam-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul |서울시 종로구 부암동 201)

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From the Gyeongbokgung area in central Seoul, take bus No. 1020, 1711, 7016, 7018, 7022, or 7212 to the Jahamun Tunnel stop.


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