Friday, July 13, 2012

National Museum of Korea

Seoul is in for rainy times, people, at least for now. Thunder and lightning struck us with heavy rains during the night.  And the days have been quite cloudy, gloomy and hot with the Heavens ready to open up the minute i step out of the home. "Lets bite the bullet and take the leap", i said, enthusiastically. And for once, my guys agreed. We decided to go to the National Museum of Korea.

We took the favorite 0018 bus. No crowds and set at just the right temperature. We got dropped at the entrance of the museum. The National museum of Korea is free and is huge. It also has a separate section for children. We decided we would not push ourselves too hard and would tackle it one floor of the main museum per visit. This time, we visited the Neolithic age their tools and life and then moved on to the bronze age, Baekje Kingdom.

Entrance of the National Museum of Korea
Entrance of the National Museum of Korea.
The museum sits next to the Yongsan Family Park. So, this is a green-covered area, which is quite rare to find in Seoul. The Reflection Pond caught my attention, with the traditional Korean building structure and colors.
Reflection Pond at the National Museum of Korea
Reflection Pond
Trees and shrubs at the National museum of Korea
Greenery between the concrete

Main building of National Museum of Korea
Translucent Main Hall of the National Museum
Dome of National Museum of Korea
Skylighted dome. I really enjoyed the occasional sunlight through the glass and the view of the sky through it and the various patterns
Head dress and waist belt of the Josean Dynasty at National Museum of Korea
Elaborate Headdress and intricate designs in the waist belt
bronze shoes
There were many interesting items in the museum including Bronze shoes worn by the Silla Dynasty. Ouch how it would have hurt, if the wearer were to kick the enemy during war? But how could he walk comfortably to the war, in the first place?
Bus in Seoul
Our cool ride back home
National flower of Korea
Found a pretty pink flower on the way home

Mugunghwa flower- National Flower of Korea
Pink flowers- actually the National flower of Korea The Rose of Sharon or Mugunghwa flower
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  1. This is an amazing museum! Stunning architecture, and I really liked the elaborate, elegant headdress.

  2. That was a beautiful virtual tour for us. Thank you!

  3. thanks for the wonderful trip ;) the museum seems amazing ! i can't imagine anyone wearing those shoes ! life was not that easy back then !!!

  4. I love that pink hibiscus , so pretty.

  5. Beautifully captured sky!

    Fire in the Sky
    Have a great weekend.

  6. This is a lovely area and a beautiful pink hibiscus.

  7. Looks like a fantastic place to visit. Beautiful pink hibiscus photo!

  8. are those lights in the first snap?

    1. Yes, it is. Very pretty to watch at night :)

  9. Beautiful set of images of the museum.

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    It was inspiring. Keep on posting!
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  11. I think those are hibiscus - we have the exact same flower in the US! Thanks for showing me around Korea!

  12. वाह... बेहद खूबसूरत चित्र.... सियोल को मिस कर रहा हूँ... :-(

    आपके ब्लॉग पर कोरिया की इतनी सारे जानकारियाँ देखकर दिल खुश हो गया...

  13. Great tour today! Your pics give a good idea about the place.

  14. Great series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  15. ARe you guys still in Korea, I miss the place. Lovely hibiscus.

    Thank you for joining last week's Color Connection. Come and join again this week. The linky is up now.

  16. Thank you for the visit.. Getting to see new places now ..

    The pink flower looks beautiful



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