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[Korea] Seoul Underpass Transforms into Moving Museum

Photo Credit: National Museum of Korea

The underpass connecting Ichon Station (Seoul Subway Line 4) and the National Museum of Korea has undergone a major transformation.

The underpass, called 박물관 나들길 (Bangmulgwan Nadeulgil) or Moving Museum in English, is divided into two parts: one is the 160m-long straight section with moving walks, and the other is the 95m-long multipurpose space for various events like exhibitions and performances. The walls of the underpass feature modern patterns of the Taegeukgi (National Flag of Korea) on one side, and abstract patterns of the museum’s collections on the other. Additionally, the music of gayageum (Korean wooden instrument with 12 strings) plays softly throughout the underpass.

Meanwhile, boasting an annual average of 3 million visitors, 60% of whom use the subway, the National Museum of Korea is the 9th most visited museum in the world.

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< 박물관 나들길 (Bangmulgwan Nadeulgil), the Moving Museum>
Location: Between Ichon Station (Seoul Subway Line 4) and the National Museum of Korea (Yongsan-gu, Seoul-si)
Opening date: December 27, 2012
Homepage: National Museum of Korea www.museum.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Germany, French)
Inquiries: +82-2-2077-9045~7 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
1330 Korea Tourism Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
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Date
01/15/2013
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