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Fantastic Displays

This is a perfect introduction to the local Korean history and culture for any foreign visitors as... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
Paul H
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Sydney, Australia
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Highly recommended for first-time visitors to Gwangju

For non-Koreans visiting Gwangju, this museum is a great introduction to the history and culture of... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2017
acmbraun
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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48-25, Seoha-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju 61104, South Korea
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

This is a perfect introduction to the local Korean history and culture for any foreign visitors as everything is so well displayed and informative. It certainly gives you a fantastic insight into how the local people lived their lives and some of their traditions and...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Free entrance. Well arranged. Good for study the history of korea life style. All the display have both of English and korea to explain.

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Reviewed 6 November 2017

For non-Koreans visiting Gwangju, this museum is a great introduction to the history and culture of Korea, specifically the Jeolla region. The exhibits are nicely done and the English translations here are easy to understand; in fact, the English explanations are some of the best...More

Thank acmbraun
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Nice way to spend a day in Gwangju. The museum is not too large, it should only take an hour or 2 to get through. Pretty informative about the traditional local way of life. They have good dioramas which give you a good sense of...More

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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

As it is free, it is a good place to spend a hot korean summer afternoon. However it looks virtually the same as all other folkvillage museums. Korean histeriography is characterized by a strong nationalist underflow and these kinds of museums are one of that...More

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Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Our visit to this museum gave us a unique glimpse into ancient Korean culture. It has beautiful displays and only take about1 hour to see.

1  Thank dixiepeach
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

This was a really interesting find. Well written up and displayed. I learned a lot about old style life here. History and culture well shown.

Thank Tim M
Reviewed 13 July 2016

A place to visit to learn Korean history, culture, food and to understand the population. You can ask for a local guide for free.

1  Thank Maryline P
Reviewed 11 January 2016

We took a cab from our hotel (Firenze Hotel) and the cost was about 5000 won. The museum is well-organized and most of the information is available in English. The museum traces the customs of Korea from birth to death. I especially enjoyed the displays...More

Thank EconProf
Reviewed 31 December 2015

interesting archive and installations which documenting and resembling the customs and traditions of Korea, in particular Gwangju.

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