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Korea Bamboo Museum (한국대나무박물관)    
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  • Korea Bamboo Museum (한국대나무박물관)
  • Korea Bamboo Museum (한국대나무박물관)
  • Korea Bamboo Museum (한국대나무박물관)
  • Korea Bamboo Museum (한국대나무박물관)
  • Korea Bamboo Museum (한국대나무박물관)
  • Korea Bamboo Museum (한국대나무박물관)
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* Temporarily closed for renovations. (February 6, 2012-April 20, 2012)
35, Jukhyangmunhwa-ro, Damyang-eup, Damyang-gun, Jeollanam-do
전라남도 담양군 담양읍 죽향문화로 35
• 1330 tt call center: +82-61-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info +82-61-380-3114,
Operating Hours
※ Last admission: 30min before closing.
N/A (Open all year round)
The Korean Bamboo Museum opened in March 1998. It is a comprehensive complex that preserves, exhibits, produces, and allows people to experience bamboo products. It was established to provide a resting area for visitors to Damyang, and to promote the unique bamboo arts of the Damyang region. The museum has five exhibition halls. It has a collection of around 2,555 bamboo products, all of which are on display, ranging from products dating back to the Joseon Dynasty to modern-day products as well as foreign products. The bamboo arts of Damyang have a history of 500 years, starting from the early Joseon Dynasty. The bamboo products are of high quality and known for their tenacity and resilience, since only bamboo custom-made by craftsmen are used.
Exhibition Hall Information

[Exhibition Hall No.1]
* Bamboo Ecology: a diorama of bamboo ecology in glass booths
* Bamboo: definition of bamboo and its characteristics
* Global Bamboo Distribution
* Korean Bamboo Distribution
* Types of Bamboo: s main types of bamboo growing in Damyang on display
* Growth of Bamboo: roots and stems of bamboo

[Exhibition Hall No. 2]
* Bamboo Cultivation: Depiction of bamboo cultivation (methods such as Jukgeun, Mogeun, and Myogeun) and tools with which to collect bamboo and to make bamboo crafts
* Bamboo Crafting: tools to make bamboo crafts
* Diorama of Bamboo Craft Making: display process of making bamboo crafts through wax figures against traditional village background in Damyang
* Video to Cultivate Bamboo Craftsmen
* Living and Bamboo: Display of bamboo crafts from the Joseon Period to the present

[Exhibition Hall No.3]
* Bamboo Houseware: Household items made of bamboo which won awards at Bamboo Products Contest
* Bamboo crafts by master craftsmen

[Exhibition Hall No.4]
* Miniature Bamboo Market: Miniature style display of the bamboo market in the 1960s-1980s
* Bamboo Forest Product Promotion: Display of bamboo products

[Exhibition Hall No.5]
* Medicinal Bamboo: Exploration the medicinal uses of bamboo
* Bamboo Health Science: Introduction of medicinal effects of bamboo shown in Donguibogam (a classic book about Korean medicine written in 1613)
* Bamboo Food Encyclopedia: Exploration of food using bamboo (such as Juksun)

[Experience and Learning Center]
- Explanation of the growing process of bamboo and its various uses, browsing bamboo instruments and puzzles
-Use of musical instruments and take pictures in Photo Zone

[Visual and Audio Hall]
Screening of a promotional video about bamboo in Damyang as well as hosting various seminars on bamboo and displaying bamboo souvenirs

[Bamboo Industry Hall]
Display of a wide array of bamboo products from bamboo leaf tea, bamboo extract, bamboo leaf alcohol, bamboo charcoal, bamboo interior items as well as displaying a bamboo formative art piece

[Craftsmen's Hall and International Exhibition Hall]
* Craftsmen's Hall
Display of bamboo crafts by intangible cultural properties and designated craftsmen by Damyang, introduce bamboo crafts from other countries, and display a bamboo exhibition from Anji Country, Zhejiang Province, China by establishing a gallery exclusively for the latter

* International Exhibition Hall
Display of international bamboo crafts from 13 countries (such as China, Japan, and Taiwan) including a separate hall displaying bamboo exhibition from Anji Country, Zhejiang Province, China

Admission / Participation Fees
Adults (19 and up): 1,000 won / Group: 800 won
Youths (ages 13-18) : 700 won / Group: 500 won
Children (ages 7-12) : 500 won / Group: 300 won
※ Group : 20 or more people
Parking Facilities
150 parking spaces
Parking Fee
From Seoul Central City Bus Terminal, take an intercity bus to Damyang Terminal.
Bus schedule: runs 2 times a day/ 10:10, 16:10
Korea Bamboo Museum is located within 15-minutes' walking distance of the terminal.

From Seoul Central City Bus Terminal, take an intercity bus to Gwangju.
From Gwangju Express Bus Terminal, transfer to a bus to Damyang. (5min intervals) 
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