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Gangneung Dano Cultural Center (강릉단오문화관)

  • Gangneung Dano Cultural Center (강릉단오문화관)
  • Gangneung Dano Cultural Center (강릉단오문화관)

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1, Danojang-gil, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
강원도 강릉시 단오장길 1 (노암동)
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Jan. 1st, Seollal holidays, Chuseok holidays
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  • Information
    The Gangneung Dano Cultural Center is located in Noam-dong, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do. The center promotes the Danoje (Dano rite and festival) of Gangneung. On exhibit at the center are customs related to ancestral rites, danogut (shaman ritual), and nori (folk games) to preserve the folk culture of the Joseon Dynasty. The construction of the center began in 2000 when the Gangneung Danoje Festival was added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list. Since its opening on February 19, 2004, the center has served a key role in helping visitors better understand the tradition of Dano.

    The center consists of an exhibition hall and a performance hall across from it. The exhibition hall has an exhibition room, a video room, a gallery, and a corner for hands-on activities. Also located here are the offices of the Gangneung Danoje Preservation Council and the Gangneung Danoje Committee, the main organizers of the Gangneung Danoje Festival. There is also a shaman music exercise room, so visitors can easily learn more about the Dano traditions from key personnel.


    Founding Organization

    Managing Organization

    Structure Size
    Gross floor area: 4,115㎡ (B1, 1F-2F)
    Exhibition area: 2,163㎡

    Maximum Occupancy
    Concert Hall - 453 seats

    Industry Information
    Performances, 8 traditional culture classes

    Collections Status
    150 Properties related to Gangneung Danoje ancestral ritual formalities, Musokak music (shamanism music), Danogut (shaman rituals), and Gwanno mask drama.

    Program Information
    - Gangneung Danoje Festival Tour (30min)
    - Danogut (shaman ritual) (5min)
    - Jigsaw puzzle  (10min)
    - Gwanno mask drama, picture taking (10min)

    *Admission is free of charge

    Age Limit for Activities
    Over 5 years of age

    Exhibition Hall Information
    - 1F: Dano Exhibition Center, Gangneung Dano Preservation Organization
    - 2F: Reference room, hand-on activity room, lecture room for Musokak music (shamanism music) education, Gangneung Danoje Festival Committee office
    - Concert Hall, playground

    Admission / Participation Fees

    Parking Facilities
    30 parking spaces for small sized cars, extra 200 parking spaces (100m away from a parking lot)

    Parking Fee

    Foreign Language Intepretation Services
    * Only for visitors in a group (Please call and reserve in advance.)

    Homepage (Only Korean)

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