Korea House is a stunning traditional venue in the center of Seoul promoting the arts, culture and cuisine of Korean people. The beautiful house and grounds sits on the former residence Paengnyeon Park, who was one of the most highly respected royal subjects during the Joseon Dynesty in the 1400s.
The traditional Hanok house was inspired by Jagyeongjeon (Queen Sinjeong residence) from Gyeongbokgung Palace and designed by Eung-soo Shin as a “important intangible cultural property” to showcase Korea’s artistic architectural carpentry. The interior is decorated with ornate painted ceilings and carved wooden panels, and the gardens and courtyards regularly host traditional weddings and ceremonies due to their immaculate beauty.
For costume and culture lovers the sites main attraction is The Folk Art Theater. Offering twice daily performances the incredibly talented dancers and musicians showcase their countries cultural heritage through traditional dress, instruments and variety of different dances. The Buchaechum fan dance and the Pungmaul ribbon and drum dance are some of the many highlights during the show will leave you in no doubt about Korea’s contribution to the world of performing arts.
The cultural performance at Korea House in Seoul is to date the most spectacular show for traditional costume, dance and music that I have seen. The world class performances completely took my breath away and even made my feel emotional in parts. The grace, talent and spirit of the female artists was on par with that of the Maiko and Geisha in Kyoto for me.
I highly recommend anyone visiting Seoul to spend a hour enjoying this truly spectacular showcase.
More Info & How to get there
Korea House 서울특별시 10 Toegye-ro 36-gil, Pildong 2(i)-ga.
Click here for the MAP
Subway Line 3, 4 Chungmuro station exit 3.
Performance times (18:30 & 20:30) 50,000 KRW
Closed every third Monday of each month
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