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Gangwon-do » Gangneung-si » Gangneung Dano Cultural Center (강릉단오문화관)

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Address
1, Danojang-gil, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do (Noam-dong)
강원도 강릉시 단오장길1 (노암동)
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-33-660-3940~44
Closed
Jan. 1st, Seollal holidays, Chuseok holidays
Length of Tour
1hr
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Introduction
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
Gangneung-si
Managing Organization
Gangneung-si
Structure Size
Gross floor area: 4,115㎡ (B1, 1F-2F)
Exhibition area: 2,163㎡
Maximum Occupancy
Concert Hall - 459 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
Free
Parking Facilities
30 parking spaces for small sized cars, extra 200 parking spaces (100m away from a parking lot)
Parking Fee
Free
Foreign Language Intepretation Services
* Only for visitors in a group (Please call and reserve in advance.)
Directions
From Seoul Express Bus Terminal, take an express bus bound for Gangneung(강릉)
Travel time: 2 hr 40 min

From Gangneung Intercity Bus Terminal (강릉시외버스터미널), take a taxi to Gangneung Dano Cultural Center (단오문화관).
Travel time: approx. 10 min
Homepage
www.danocenter.kr (Only Korean)

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