There are over 500 museums and galleries in South Korea.
|Buyeo National Museum||Buyeo, Chungcheongnam-do||https://web.archive.org/web/20160229220412/http://buyeo.museum.go.kr/|
|Cheongju National Museum||Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk-do||https://web.archive.org/web/20080329010606/http://cheongju.museum.go.kr/|
|Chuncheon National Museum||Chuncheon, Gangwon-do||https://web.archive.org/web/20050629090403/http://chuncheon.museum.go.kr/|
|Daegu National Museum||Hwanggeum-dong, Suseong-gu, Daegu||https://web.archive.org/web/20071212084833/http://daegu.museum.go.kr/|
|Gimhae National Museum||Gimhae, Gyeongsangnam-do||https://web.archive.org/web/20080409153146/http://gimhae.museum.go.kr/|
|Gongju National Museum||Gongju, Chungcheongnam-do||https://web.archive.org/web/20071214032958/http://gongju.museum.go.kr/|
|Gyeongju National Museum||Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do||https://web.archive.org/web/20100207134614/http://gyeongju.museum.go.kr/|
|Gwangju National Museum||Gwangju||https://web.archive.org/web/20071217205203/http://gwangju.museum.go.kr/|
|Jeonju National Museum||Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do||https://web.archive.org/web/20060829201307/http://jeonju.museum.go.kr/|
|Jeju National Museum||Jeju City||https://web.archive.org/web/20071212084841/http://jeju.museum.go.kr/|
|Jinju National Museum||Jinju, Gyeongsangnam-do||https://web.archive.org/web/20071212084905/http://jinju.museum.go.kr/|
|Korea National Arboretum, South Korea||https://web.archive.org/web/20070902002437/http://www.koreaplants.go.kr:9300/|
|Lighthouse Museum, South Korea||http://www.lighthouse-museum.or.kr|
|National Museum of Contemporary Art||Gwacheon||http://www.moca.go.kr|
|National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art||Seoul||http://www.mmca.go.kr|
|National Folk Museum of Korea||Gyeongbokgung, Seoul||https://web.archive.org/web/20071226145052/http://www.nfm.go.kr/|
|National Maritime Museum, South Korea||Dongsam-dong, Yeongdo-gu, Busan||https://web.archive.org/web/20120718191918/http://www.nmm.go.kr/english/|
|National Museum of Korea||Yongsan-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul||http://www.museum.go.kr/|
|National Palace Museum of Korea||Deoksugung, Seoul||http://www.gogung.go.kr|
|National Science Museum, South Korea||Daejeon||http://www.science.go.kr|
|Museum of Musical Instruments of the World||Youngwol, Gangwon–Do||033-372-5909||http://www.e-musictour.com|
|Andong Folk Museum||054-821-0649||https://web.archive.org/web/20180330014509/http://www.adfm.or.kr/|
|Andong - Soju & Traditional Food Museum||054-858-4541||https://web.archive.org/web/20140517013820/http://andongsoju.net/|
|Boryeong Coal Museum||041-934-1902||https://web.archive.org/web/20060205005820/http://1stcoal.go.kr/|
|Buchon Natural Ecology Museum||032-678-0720|
|Busan Modern History Museum||https://web.archive.org/web/20140531092029/http://modern.busan.go.kr/main/|
|Bucheon Museum of Education||032-661-1282~3||http://www.bcmuseum.or.kr|
|Bucheon Museum of Suseok||032-655-2900||http://www.bcmuseum.or.kr|
|Charmsori Gramophone & Edison Museum||033-652-2500||http://www.edison.kr|
|Cheongju Early Printing Museum||043-220-6580||https://web.archive.org/web/20071212193916/http://www.jikjiworld.net/, www.digitaljikji.net|
|Cheongju Historic Museum of Baekje||043-263-0107||http://www.cjbaekje.net|
|Cheongju Oengki Museum||043-222-8882|
|Chiak Folk Museum||033-747-6956||https://web.archive.org/web/20060215171439/http://chiakmuseum.sangji.ac.kr/|
|Chocolate Museum (Jejudo)||064-711-3171||http://www.chocolatemuseum.org|
|Currency Museum (South Korea)||042-870-1000||http://museum.komsco.com/eng|
|Daecheong Dam Water Culture Center||042-930-7332||https://web.archive.org/web/20050424161041/http://daecheong.kowaco.or.kr/|
|Daehan Textbook Museum||041-861-3141 ~5||https://web.archive.org/web/20071221043123/http://www.textbookmuseum.com/|
|Daejeon Art Museum||Mannyeon-dong, Seo District, Daejeon||042-602-3200||https://web.archive.org/web/20021126152419/http://dmma.metro.daejeon.kr/|
|DaeSeong-Dong Tombs Museum||055-331-2357~8||https://web.archive.org/web/20130121184055/http://ds.gsiseol.or.kr/|
|Daewonsa Tibetan-Buddhism Museum||061-852-3038||http://www.tibetan-museum.org|
|Dangrim Art Museum||041-543-6969|
|Dasan Art Museum||061-371-4111/1300||https://web.archive.org/web/20080131201739/http://www.dasan-art.com/|
|Deorimi Art Museum||032-933-9297||e-mail:email@example.com|
|Dokdo Museum||Ulleung County, North Gyeongsang Province||054-790-6432~3||https://web.archive.org/web/20110728074807/http://www.dokdomuseum.go.kr/|
|Dongjin Irrigation and Folk Museum||063-540-1114||http://www.ekr.or.kr|
|European Porcelain Museum||032-661-0238||http://www.bcmuseum.or.kr|
|Dongsan Pottery Museum||042-534-3453||https://web.archive.org/web/20081120180434/http://www.dongsanmuseum.org/|
|Galchon Tal Museum||055-672-2772||https://web.archive.org/web/20060906084511/http://galchontal.or.kr/|
|Goryeo Celadon Museum||Cheongjachon-gil, Daegu-myeon, Gangjin County, South Jeolla Province||061-430-3565||https://web.archive.org/web/20071024160146/http://www.celadon.go.kr/|
|Geoje Folk Museum||055-637-3722|
|Geumo Folk Museum||054-481-9194||https://web.archive.org/web/20140517104511/http://geumofm.net/|
|Gongju Folkdrama Museum||041-855-4933||http://www.kfdm.net|
|Goseong Dinosaur Museum||055-832-9021||http://www.goseong.go.kr|
|Gyung-Bo Fossil Museum||054-732-8655||https://web.archive.org/web/20071201021415/http://www.hwasuk.org/|
|Gyeryongsan Natural History Museum||042-820-7500||krnamu.or.kr|
|Gwangju Art Museum||062-529-7123||https://web.archive.org/web/20081119022603/http://artmuse.gjcity.net/|
|Haegang Ceramics Museum||Icheon, Gyeonggi Province||031-634-2266||http://haegang.org|
|Haegeumgang Theme Museum||055-632-0670||http://www.hggmuseum.com|
|Hahoe Mask Museum||054-853-2938||http://www.maskmuseum.com|
|Hanbat Museum of Education||042-626-5393~4||http://hbem.or.kr|
|Handok Medico-Pharmna Museum||043-530-1004||email:firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Hankwang Art Museum||051-469-4111||http://www.asiaart.co.kr/index.php|
|Jeju Shinyoung Cinema Museum||064-764-7777~9||https://web.archive.org/web/20071207014147/http://www.jejuscm.co.kr/|
|Incheon Children's Museum||032-432-5600||http://www.enjoymuseum.org|
|Incheon Metropolitan City Museum||032-832-2570 /2152||https://web.archive.org/web/20170507210021/http://museum.inpia.net/|
|Independence Hall of Korea||Cheonan, South Chungcheong Province||041-560-0114||https://web.archive.org/web/20070729115602/http://www.i815.or.kr/|
|Jangsaengpo Whale Museum||Jangsaengpo, Nam District, Ulsan||052-256-6301~2||https://web.archive.org/web/20140516220241/http://whalemuseum.go.kr/|
|Jeju-do Folklore & Natural History Museum||064-722-2465||https://web.archive.org/web/20071213002703/http://museum.jeju.go.kr/|
|Jeju Education Museum||064-752-9101||http://www.jjemuseum.go.kr|
|Jeju Folk Museum||064-755-1976|
|Jeju Folk Village Museum||064-787-4501||http://www.chejufolk.co.kr|
|Jeju Geum-o-dang Art Museum||064-747-8931|
|Jeju Teddy Bear Museum||064-738-7600||http://www.teddybearmuseum.com|
|Jeollanamdo Agricultural Museum||061-462-2796~9||https://web.archive.org/web/20071010122001/http://www.jam.go.kr/|
|Jeongju Historical Museum||063-228-6485~6||http://www.jeonjumuseum.org|
|Jikji Museum of Buddhist Arts||054-436-6009||http://www.jikjimuseum.org|
|Jincheon Bell Museum||043-539-3847~8|
|Junwon Art Museum||032-934-3560||https://web.archive.org/web/20070109022229/http://www.junwon-art-museum.com/|
|Korea Comics Museum||032-661-3745~6||http://www.comicsmuseum.org|
|Korea Silk Museum||043-236-1321||http://www.silktopia.or.kr|
|Kyungpook National University Museum||http://museum.knu.ac.kr/|
|Kwangju Folk Museum||062-521-9041||https://web.archive.org/web/20071109151835/http://www.kwangjufolk.go.kr/|
|Manhae Museum||Hongseong, Chungcheongnam-do||031-744-3100||http://www.manhae.or.kr|
|Mireuksa Museum||Iksan, Jeollabuk-do||063-836-7804 /840-3772||https://web.archive.org/web/20110303182845/http://www.mireuksaji.org/|
|Miribeol Folk Museum||055-391-2882||https://web.archive.org/web/20140517165437/http://miribeol.org/|
|Miryang Municipal Museum||055-354-3294||http://www.miryang.go.kr|
|Mu Leung Museum||033-763-1534||http://www.wmum.net|
|Mungyong Coal Museum||Mungyeong, Gyeongsangbuk-do||054-550-6424||https://web.archive.org/web/20040322052451/http://coal.go.kr/|
|Museum of African Art, South Korea||Seogwipo, Jeju-do||064-738-6565||http://www.africamuseum.or.kr|
|Museum of cadastre and Local History||043-651-5115||http://www.forjijeok.com|
|Museum of Korean Culture||Incheon International Airport|
|Museum of Natural Dye Art||053-743-4300||https://web.archive.org/web/20140517195519/http://naturaldyeing.net/|
|Museum of Won Buddhism History||063-850-3240||http://www.wonmuseum.net|
|Naju pear Museum||Naju||061-331-5038||https://web.archive.org/web/20070928215726/http://www.naju.go.kr/|
|Nampo Art Gallery||061-832-0003||http://www.nampoart.co.kr|
|Nangye Jorean Classical Music Museum||043-742-8843||https://web.archive.org/web/20040412114725/http://www.nangye-museum.or.kr/|
|Nexon Computer Museum||http://www.nexoncomputermuseum.org|
|Ojukheon & Gangneung Municipal Museum||033-640-4482||https://web.archive.org/web/20120727171242/http://www.ojukheon.or.kr/|
|okgwa Art Museum||061-363-7278||http://www.okart.org|
|On Yang Folk Museum||041-542-6001||http://www.onyangmuseum.or.kr|
|O'sulloc Tea House Museum||064-794-5312||http://www.osulloc.co.kr|
|Pan Asia Paper Museum||063-210-8101||http://www.papermuseum.co.kr|
|The POSCO Museum||Pohang||054-220-7720||http://museum.posco.co.kr|
|Samcheok Municipal Museum||033-575-0768||https://web.archive.org/web/20180424044135/http://scm.go.kr/|
|Sculpture Park of Keumkuwon||063-584-6770||http://www.keumkuwon.org|
|Seogwipo Citrus Museum||064-735-3381||http://citrus.seogwipo.go.kr/|
|Shin Museum of Art||043-264-5545||http://shinmuseum.org|
|Songgwangmae Memorial Museum||053-981-4562||https://web.archive.org/web/20090908040000/http://www.skmuseum.com/|
|Sound Island Museum||064-739-7782||https://web.archive.org/web/20071010020025/http://www.sorisummuseum.com/|
|Space Mom Museum||043-263-7767|
|Sunwha Christian Museum of Art||042-525-3141||https://web.archive.org/web/20081001203517/http://www.sunwha.or.kr/|
|Taebaek Coal Museum||033-552-7730||https://web.archive.org/web/20071025025353/http://coalmuseum.or.kr/|
|Taeyeong Folk Museum||041-754-7942||https://web.archive.org/web/20051220032955/http://tfmuseum.org/|
|Ui-Jae Art Museum||062-222-3040||http://www.ujam.org|
|Ulsan Museum||Nam-gu, Ulsan||052-222-8501~3||https://web.archive.org/web/20140809070219/http://museum.ulsan.go.kr/|
|Ulsan Science Museum||Nam-gu, Ulsan||052-220-1700~1701||http://www.usm.go.kr|
|Woodblock Prints Museum||033-761-7885||https://web.archive.org/web/20070301200425/http://www.gopanhwa.or.kr/|
|Woojaegil Art Museum||062-224-6601||https://web.archive.org/web/20141218175139/http://wooart.co.kr/|
|Woongjin Education Museum||041-853-4569||https://web.archive.org/web/20060629235740/http://www.wjem.or.kr/|
|Yanggu Prehistoric Museum||033-480-2677||http://www.yanggu.go.kr|
|Yeo Jin Budda Gallery||042-934-8466||http://www.yeojinggallery.com%5B%5D|
|Yeongi Folk Museum||041-862-7449||email:yghMuseum@hanmir.com|
|Yong-il Folk Museum||054-261-2798|
|Youngwol Book Museum||033-372-1713||https://web.archive.org/web/20071117194452/http://www.bookmuseum.co.kr/|
Busan, formerly romanized as Pusan and now officially Busan Metropolitan City, is South Korea's second-most populous city after Seoul, with a population of over 3.5 million inhabitants. It is the economic, cultural and educational center of southeastern South Korea, with its port—Korea's busiest and the fifth-busiest in the world —only about 190 kilometers (120 mi) from the Japanese islands of Kyushu and Honshu. The surrounding "Southeast Economic Zone" is South Korea's largest industrial area.
This is a list of articles on Korea-related people, places, things, and concepts. For help on how to use this list, see the introduction below.
Gangwon-do is a province of South Korea, with its capital at Chuncheon. It is bounded on the east part by the Sea of Japan, and borders Gyeonggi Province to its west, and North Gyeongsang Province and North Chungcheong Province to its south. Its northern boundary is the Military Demarcation Line, separating it from North Korea's Kangwŏn Province. Before the division of Korea in 1945 Gangwon and Kangwŏn formed a single province. Pyeongchang County hosted the 2018 Winter Olympics and 2018 Winter Paralympics. Gangwon will host the 2024 Winter Youth Olympics.
North Jeolla Province, also known as Jeonbuk, is a province of South Korea. North Jeolla has a population of 1,869,711 (2015) and has a geographic area of 8,067 km2 located in the Honam region in the southwest of the Korean Peninsula. North Jeolla borders the provinces of South Jeolla to the south, North Gyeongsang and South Gyeongsang to the east, North Chungcheong to the northeast, and South Chungcheong to the north.
Ulsan, officially the Ulsan Metropolitan City, is South Korea's seventh-largest metropolitan city and the eighth-largest city overall, with a population of over 1.1 million inhabitants. It is located in the south-east of the country, neighboring Busan to the south and facing Gyeongju to the north.
Iksan is a city and major railway junction in North Jeolla Province, South Korea.
Buddhist temples are an important part of the Korean landscape. This article gives a brief overview of Korean Buddhism, then describes some of the more important temples in Korea. Most Korean temples have names ending in -sa, which means "temple" in Sino-Korean.
Goyang is a city in Gyeonggi Province in the north of South Korea. It is part of the Seoul Capital Area, making Goyang one of Seoul's satellite cities. It is one of the largest cities in the Seoul Capital Area, with a population of just over 1 million. Ilsan, a planned city, is located in the Ilsandong-gu and Ilsanseo-gu districts of Goyang. It also includes Deogyang-gu which is closer to Seoul.
Namyangju is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. To the east is Gapyeong County, to the west is Guri City, and to the north is Pocheon City.
Lee Kun-hee is a South Korean business magnate and the chairman of Samsung Group. In 1996, Lee became a member of the International Olympic Committee. With an estimated family net worth of US$40.8 billion, he and his family rank among the Forbes richest people in the world. He is the third son of Samsung founder Lee Byung-chul.
A National Treasure is a tangible treasure, artifact, site, or building which is recognized by the South Korean government as having exceptional artistic, cultural and historical value to the country. The title is one of the eight State-designated heritage classifications assigned by the administrator of the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) in accordance with the Cultural Heritage Protection Act after deliberation by the Cultural Heritage Committee.
Jeju Island is the largest island in South Korea, located in the Jeju Province. The island lies in the Korea Strait, below the Korean Peninsula, south of the South Jeolla Province. The island contains the natural world heritage site, Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes. Jeju has a moderate climate; even in winter, the temperature rarely falls below 0 °C (32 °F). Jeju is a popular holiday destination and a sizable portion of the economy relies on tourism and economic activity from its civil/naval base.
USS Kidd (DD-661), a Fletcher-class destroyer, was the first ship of the United States Navy to be named after Rear Admiral Isaac C. Kidd, who died on the bridge of his flagship USS Arizona during the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Admiral Kidd was the first US flag officer to die during World War II, and the first American admiral ever to be killed in action. A National Historic Landmark, she is now a museum ship, berthed on the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and is the only surviving US destroyer still in her World War II configuration.
Ewha Womans University is a private women's university in Seoul founded in 1886 by Mary F. Scranton under Emperor Gojong. It is the first founded university in South Korea. It is currently the world's largest female educational institute and one of the most prestigious universities in South Korea.
Tourism in South Korea refers to the tourist industry in the Republic of Korea. In 2012, 11.1 million foreign tourists visited South Korea, making it the 20th most visited country in the world, and the 6th most visited in Asia. Most non-Korean tourists come from other parts of East Asia such as Japan, China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. The recent popularity of Korean popular culture, often known as the "Korean Wave", in these countries has increased tourist arrivals. Seoul is the principal tourist destination for visitors; popular tourist destinations outside of Seoul include the major coastal city of Busan, the Seorak-san national park, the historic city of Gyeongju and subtropical Jeju Island. Traveling to North Korea is not normally possible without a special permission, but in recent years organized group tours have allowed groups of South Korean citizens to visit Mount Kumgang.
A lighthouse museum is a museum specializing in the display of historical objects relating to lighthouses. These museums are either stand alone buildings or are present in lighthouses that are active or inactive. Objects displayed include tools lighthouse keepers used at the time in their everyday lives to maintain the light as well as historic objects such as the Fresnel lens. In addition to navigation, lighthouses in general continue to operate almost as "small maritime museums".
The Han Sang Soo Embroidery Museum is an art museum specializing in Korean embroidery located in Gahoe-dong, Jongno-gu, central of Seoul, South Korea. It was established by Han Sang Soo, who holds a title as a jasujang, a profession recognized as an Important Intangible Cultural Property by the Cultural Heritage Administration of South Korea.
Seoul, officially the Seoul Special City, is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea. Seoul has a population of 9.7 million people, and forms the heart of the Seoul Capital Area with the surrounding Incheon metropolis and Gyeonggi province. Ranked as an alpha world city, Seoul was the world's 4th largest metropolitan economy with a GDP of US$635 billion in 2014 after Tokyo, New York City and Los Angeles. International visitors generally reach Seoul via AREX from the Incheon International Airport, notable for having been rated the best airport for nine consecutive years (2005–2013) by the Airports Council International. In 2015, it was rated Asia's most livable city with the second highest quality of life globally by Arcadis, with the GDP per capita (PPP) in Seoul being around $40,000. In 2017, the cost of living in Seoul was ranked 6th globally. In 2020, Seoul's real estate market was ranked 3rd in the world for the price of apartments in the downtown center. Seoul was one of the host cities for the official tournament of the 2002 FIFA World Cup, which was co-hosted by South Korea and Japan.