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