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hidden gem

Its my first day in seoul and national gugak center is the first place i visited. An educational... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2017
osan f
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I live in Seoul, Korea. This place is good for photography as the building architecture is really... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2015
Afif A
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24 Jun 2017
“hidden gem”
29 Aug 2016
“traditional korean music”
Introduction to National Gugak Center The National Gugak Center (NGC) is the headquarters of traditional Korean performing arts. NGC maintains a variety of assets ranging from the long standing traditions of court and popular music and dance to...more
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2364, Nambusunhwan-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul 06757, South Korea
+82 2-580-3333
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Reviewed 25 June 2017

Its my first day in seoul and national gugak center is the first place i visited. An educational and quiet place. The museum showcased the korean traditional musical instruments. I regretted not booking ahead for the performance that day, i commended the staff at the...More

1  Thank osan f
Reviewed 30 August 2016

only traditional music of korea. very quite. if you want to experience korean folk music... recommendable

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Reviewed 17 November 2015

I live in Seoul, Korea. This place is good for photography as the building architecture is really awesome. Futhermore, you can learn about korean history here.

Thank Afif A
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Learnt with a group of 11 people with a very enthusiastic teacher. Class was pretty fun, although it gave me muscle-aches in my arms the next day. Class conducted entirely in Korean so it may not be advisable for non-Korean-speaking foreigners to attend. An interesting...More

Thank lxuisa
Reviewed 3 October 2015

Performances are held on Saturday at 15:00 throughout the year. Cost is a very reasonable 20,000 won and discounts for seniors are available. The show is a wonderful introduction o Korean Traditional music and dance and period dress of the Chosen Dynasty. If you enjoy...More

1  Thank Koyangie
Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

I walked here from Baebang Station (about 15 to 20 minutes, up the hill towards the bush then left for about 3 blocks). It started at 3pm (I think its the same time every Saturday). I paid W20,000 for a very good seat at the...More

Thank JarJah
Reviewed 4 April 2015 via mobile

My visit to the National Gugak centre was the highlight of my Korean trip. I'm glad we managed to catch the 3pm performance on Sat even though we were there only half an hour before the performance started. We enjoyed the performances immensely, especially because...More

Thank NinaAsia
Reviewed 27 February 2015

The mixed arts show is a must do on any Saturday afternoon. The master class students perform in reparatory on Saturday. These are not college student kids, these are mostly seasoned performers with exceptional talent. We saw several dances, several groupings of traditional instruments and...More

3  Thank CJinAsia
Reviewed 24 February 2015

I have had the great honor and pleasure of studying at the National Gugak Center as well as watched countless performances in the time I was there (6 months in 2013). They offer a program for foreigners once a year for 2 weeks as well...More

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2  Thank Jen S
Reviewed 12 February 2015

I have a fondness for traditional Korean music. Some are very lively, others are very somber. This museum has a very large number of Korean instruments. It was fun looking at the instruments and reading the descriptions. There was a room upstairs where one can...More

2  Thank J B
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16 September 2015|
Response from JarJah | Reviewed this property |
I arrived 1.5 hours early and bought tickets at the door. I then visited the coffee shop and hands-on drum display while waiting. The Gugak Centre website advertises an English speaking phone contact but I didn't use it
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Response from CJinAsia | Reviewed this property |
I found an E-mail address while going through the website and the person on the other end made a reservation for me. The address was for registering with the school or something like that.