South Korea - The National Museum of Korea
I do not know how to describe how impressed I was with the National Museum of Korea. After a short night, I immediately urged my sister on culture. I'm studying museology, and what better way than looking at the National Museum of Korea right now? So it started immediately. The museum is located near the river and it is incredibly beautiful embedded in a parkland. Such a large green area in the middle of the city occurs more often, as I encouraged the next days should determine. In the park are already worth seeing pagodas and paths. I was very impressed by that. If you then climb a small mountain with nothing but stairs or come from the subway station, you suddenly see the museum.
I have to say, I have never seen such a big museum in my life. I do not want to say it would be a long block. It's a modern construction, but it still looks very natural, using natural-looking materials. The museum is one kilometer long on five floors of exhibition space. That's absolutely huge. I could not completely photograph the building. I do not even want to talk about the special exhibition building next door. The lobby alone is overwhelming. Something like the Sony Center, you feel very small. Absolutely phenomenal I found the nature of the presentation in the museum, very aesthetic and reduced, limited to a few splendid gems but still embedded in the historical context. For example, you walked on a beautiful old parquet floor or you could visit Korean replica houses in the museum. The exhibits are beautifully lit, and there are not too many in a hall. I understand the museum as a cultural history museum, first and foremost the most wonderful arts and crafts. There were Buddhas to admire, scrolls, jewelery, crowns, pottery, houses, pagodas ...
What I liked about the museum: there were rest areas, plenty of seating and several cafes and a restaurant. But everything was taken back so that it did not disturb the museum and the viewer. These things are simply necessary because as a visitor you can spend more than a day in this house. Inside, it somewhat reminded of the layout of an American mall. A long corridor with passages, from which the permanent exhibition rooms went off. In the evening, my sister and I went back to the exit from the back of the building. We were on the road for a few minutes. Incidentally, as in almost all museums, admission is free.