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Jeollanam-do » Damyang-gun » Korea Bamboo Museum (한국대나무박물관)


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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35 Jukhyangmunhwa-ro, Damyang-eup, Damyang-gun, Jeollanam-do
전라남도 담양군 담양읍 죽향문화로 35
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-61-380-2902~2905
Operating Hours
* Last admission: 30 min before closing.
N/A (Open all year round)
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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 other foreign items. 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 the only bamboo used is custom-made by craftsmen.
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: 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: Displays process of making bamboo crafts through wax figures against a traditional village background of Damyang
* Video on how craftsmen cultivate bamboo
* Living and Bamboo: Displays 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 Contests
* 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: Explore 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 edible 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 photgraphy 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 of Damyang, introducing bamboo crafts from other countries, and display of 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 a bamboo exhibition from Anji Country, Zhejiang Province, China

Admission / Participation Fees
Adults (19 and over): 2,000 won / Group: 1,600 won
Teenagers (ages 13-18) : 1,000 won / Group: 700 won
Children (ages 7-12) : 700 won / Group: 500 won
* Group : 20 or more people.
* Infants (age 3 & under) and seniors (age 65 & over) may enter free of charge.
Parking Facilities
150 parking spaces
Parking Fee
Free of charge
From Seoul Central City Bus Terminal, take an intercity bus to Damyang Terminal.
Bus schedule: runs 2 times a day/ 10:10, 16:10
The Korea Bamboo Museum is located about 1 kilometer southwest 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. (5 min intervals) 
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