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.

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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!

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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 ^^

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Ultra fun photo-taking spots:D

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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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Please leave me a comment! ^^

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

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11 Comments

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

    i love korea

  • Reply
    sally
    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
      hangukdrama
      13 August, 2010 at 7:42 PM

      Hi Sally! ^^

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

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    Tya
    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 (: )

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      hangukdrama
      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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    Jean
    14 August, 2010 at 10:06 AM

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

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      hangukdrama
      14 August, 2010 at 8:27 PM

      yes~! i wanna go back there too 😀 😀

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    Tya
    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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      hangukdrama
      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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    liyieng
    20 August, 2010 at 1:32 PM

    한국에 재미있는 곳이 더 소개해줘요 ㅋㅋ

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