|Namdo Folk Food Museum (남도향토음식박물관·호남문화자료전시관|
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|Located in Gwangju Metropolitan City, the Namdo Folk Food Museum was established to preserve and promote the folk foods of the Namdo region. The museum is housed in a building that resembles both the long, rectangular presses used to make patterned rice cakes and the Ipseokdae Rock of Mudeungsan Mountain, a symbol of Gwangju. Even the colors of the building’s walls hold special significance. The obangsaek ‘five colors’ (blue, white, red, black, and yellow) symbolize the cardinal directions, the seasons, the major organs in the body, different tastes, feelings, and philosophy.
Major facilities at the museum include: a special exhibition room for invitational displays on culture and art, the permanent exhibition room on Namdo folk food, the Museum Studio with material related to the museum itself, and the Museum Shop, which sells a selection of Namdo folk food. Other facilities include the Honam Cultural Material Exhibition Room, which showcases the culture of the Honam region (literature, customs, and art), and a seminar room for art and culture-related lectures and conferences.
|Land area: 3,300㎡
Building area: 1,006.58㎡
|Admission / Participation Fees|
|Groups are required to make reservations 7 days in advance.
|Foreign Language Intepretation Services|
|English, Japanese, Chinses
* Advanced reservations required
|From Gwanju, take Bus 30, 56 or 57 and get off at Namdo Folk Food Museum.
Or, take Bus 07, 15, 26, 29, 38 and get off at Ilgok Sageori (일곡사거리) Bus Stop.
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