11 In hidden gems of Korea/ Korea 대한민국/ Seoul Life 2010

안국 – museums galore

Compared to places like 명동, 동대문, 남대문 etc, 안국 (Anguk) is not a familiar name to foreigners, nor is it a place marked in tour itineraries. However, it is the concentration of culture heritage of Korea and it is home to the 창덕궁 (changdeokgung), along with unique museums and cafes.


Personally, it’s one of my favourite areas in Seoul. Most people are familiar with Gyeongbokgung, but my teacher told me that 창덕궁 is actually more magnificent. I happen to find out that there is a Seoul Education Museum (서울교육사료관) and hence I made the trip there!


The museum depicts the changes in education systems in Korea and shows how education has evolved over the years, from the Chosun dynasty etc to the modern times ^^



Ultra fun photo-taking spots:D



Loads of interesting models there ^^

How to get there:

Anguk Station (Line 3) – Exit 1 (10 min walk away)

Besides that, I went to the Jewelry Museum, Museum for the blind. There are loads more museums there, and one day, I’ll like to visit all of them ^^ 




Please leave me a comment! ^^

Yup so this concludes the first post on ‘the hidden places in Seoul’ ^^

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  • Reply
    marsam susetya
    13 August, 2010 at 2:37 PM

    i love korea

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    13 August, 2010 at 7:39 PM

    hi, your blog has always been an inspiration for me & i think you have done a good job with this blog ^^
    its really cool of u to identify the not-so-well-known places in seoul, pls keep it going…
    thumbs up !!!!!!

    • Reply
      13 August, 2010 at 7:42 PM

      Hi Sally! ^^

      thanks for the support! 😀 Hope to come up with more interesting posts in the future! ^^

  • Reply
    14 August, 2010 at 6:24 AM

    Hi Shanna ! (:

    This is my first time leaving a comment here (:

    You are such an inspiration ! I read all your posts and I must say I did start learning Korean (self-tutoring) on a daily basis thanks to your blog.
    I would love to know how you study, how many hours a day you spend learning Korean…

    Keep learning and sharing your amazing journey with us (:

    ( English is not my mother tongue, I’m sorry if I did any mistake (: )

    • Reply
      14 August, 2010 at 8:27 PM

      Hey Tya! ^^

      thanks for supporting my blog! where are you from? ^^ i’ll try to write more about how i study korean 😀

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    14 August, 2010 at 10:06 AM

    WOW, COOL~!
    I love visiting museums =D
    I shall visit there one day~! =)

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      14 August, 2010 at 8:27 PM

      yes~! i wanna go back there too 😀 😀

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    14 August, 2010 at 11:07 PM

    Hi Shanna (:

    You’re welcome (:
    I’m from France, so far away from Singapore, isn’t it ? ^^
    You have international readers ^^

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    wendy fung
    19 August, 2010 at 6:03 PM

    Hello~i searched your blog from google~i’m a fellow korean learner, a girl from Hong Kong~

    i’m really impressed by your korean lang ability. I studied till level 4 in seoul at SKKU성균관대 and stayed in korea for 1 year but still can’t speak it like you. you inspired me to work harder on my korean language skill. perhaps i never had the same passion as learning japanese when i was a university student..that’s why my korean ability is far behind my japanese…i used to recite those jap lyrics though i didn’t know the meaning of it..

    I replied in this post becoz I lived near SKKU성균관대 (창경궁) and I always go to 안국(20 min walk from my dorm), and take No.2 mini bus from the back gate of school. 안국&창덕궁 is my fav place and i’m glad that you like it too~i’ve made a borrow card from the library next to the edu museum.

    i will check for more updates from you~화이팅

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      19 August, 2010 at 9:14 PM

      안녕하세요~! ^^

      wow i didn’t know SKKU is so near to 안국! it must be nice, to see all the nice buildings everyday ^^ I went to the library beside the edu museum too! I didn’t have the time to explore the place, but it looks really nice, although abit old.

      how many languages do you know? I’m guessing at least 4? That’s really cool! 😀

      hope to hear from you again~ ^^

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    20 August, 2010 at 1:32 PM

    한국에 재미있는 곳이 더 소개해줘요 ㅋㅋ

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