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Korea House (한국의집)

  • Korea House (한국의집)
  • Korea House (한국의집)
  • Korea House (한국의집)
  • Korea House (한국의집)
  • Korea House (한국의집)
  • Korea House (한국의집)

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10, Toegye-ro 36-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 중구 퇴계로36길 10 (필동2가)
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-2266-9101~3 (Korean, English, Japanese)
  • Information
    The Korea House was opened in 1981. It is a traditional Korean building that introduces the culture and lifestyle of Koreans, where you can experience traditional architecture and a classical atmosphere. The building was built in the style of the Joseon Dynasty's Jagyeong-jeon building at the Gyeongbok Palace. It is the only building built in the traditional architectural style. You will feel its antiquity as you enter the building.

    It is divided into the Haerin-gwan (a space for people to get acquainted with each other), the Traditional Theater, and three annex buildings (Munhyang-ru, Nokeum-jeong and Cheongwu-jeong). At Haerin-gwan, you can enjoy traditional music at Garak-dang and try traditional food at Sohwa-dang. In the square of Garak-dang you can view a traditional wedding (on the weekends) or people playing folk games. Also, at the Traditional Theater, about 156 seats are available, and in the afternoons Human Cultural Assets or members of the National Center for Korean Traditional Performing Arts and the National Corps members present traditional music and dances. Sinayui, Salpuri, Pansori, the Drum Dance and the Bongsan Mask Dance are the most popular programs for foreigners. The programs are all explained in English and Japanese.

    In the Cultural Gift Shop you can view various crafts made by traditional craftsmen. It is always open and the crafts are for sale as well. There are pottery, ceramics, golden crafts, knots and embroidery etc; approximately 500 pieces of artwork made by craftsmen from 20 different fields. Next to the House of Korea is the Namsan-gol Hanok Village where visitors can explore traditional houses.

    Structure Size
    Site area: 7,153㎡
    Building area: 2,909㎡

    Maximum Occupancy
    Traditional Theater: 156 seats

    Program Information
    Traditional Performances
    [Part 1] 18:30-19:30
    [Part 2] 20:30-21:30

    * Note: [Part 2] of the performance is not avaiable until March, 2015. Further schedule TBA.
       For more details, visit the official website
    * Admission: 50,000 won.
    * The schedule and contents of the performance are subject to change.
    * Cancellation of reservation for the performance is possible on the day
      before the performance (10 a.m.)
      Cancellation is not allowed on the very day of the performance.
    * Closed: Lunar New Year's Day, Chuseok, and 3rd Monday of each month.

    Traditional Culture Experience Programs
    * Schedule: Monday-Sunday / 09:00-11:00, 14:30-16:30
    * Participants must be at least 20 people for each program.
    * Inquiries: +82-2-2267-4128

    Programs / Participation fees
    - Kimchi making: 45,000 won
    - Traditional dance learning: 30,000 won
    - Tea etiquette learning: 30,000 won
    - Taekkyeon (traditional martial art): 30,000 won
    - Samulnori (traditional Korean percussion quartet): 30,000 won
    - Hanji crafts making: 40,000 won
    - Danso learning(a short bamboo flute): 35,000 won
    - Traditional mask making: 40,000 won
    - Traditional knots learning : 40,000 won

    Kimchi & Bulgogi making
    * Schedule: 12:00-13:30
    * Participation fees: 55,000 won
    * Minimum number of participants: 2 people

    ※ Details on the listed programs and prices are subject to change.
    Please check up-to-date information before making a reservation.

    Program Information

    Main Facilities
    Traditional Theater, Traditional Culture Experience Hall (Chweiseongwan), Traditional wedding ceremony hall, Royal cuisine restaurant, Traditional goods shop

    Not permitted

    Baby Stroller Rentals
    Not available

    Credit Cards Accepted

    Parking Facilities
    90 parking spaces

    Foreign Language Intepretation Services
    * Available languages: English, Japanese
    * Leaflets in English, Japanese and Chinese available

    (Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese)

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