Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Gyesan Global Village Museum | A Folk Museum in Korea

I’d like to introduce you Daegu’s one of the most unique museums. It’s Gyesan Global Village Museum located near Gyesan Catholic Church. 4 floors are packed with valuable artifacts from the old days of Korea and outer world. This museum is actually owned and run by an individual, Dong-Yul Lee who is full of passion for folk objects.

From the first floor to the top, you will be able to see items ranging from stalactites, stalagmites, stone pillars to horns of animals from ancient times. Not only that, you will be able to see artworks and everyday objects.

I had a lot of fun guessing what an object was used for. The clothes and furniture are usually obvious at the first glances. However, what about the thing in the lower right corner of the picture below? Can you guess what it is?

It’s a carriage that delivers human discharges to farms and such so that they could be used for fertilizer. Haha.
When you are done having fun at the exhibition floors, make sure to check out the rooftop! It has a great view of a part of downtown. The sight at the famous Jeil Church is another beloved parts of Gyesan Global Village Museum.

Here, you can also try on Korean traditional costumes!

Trying Hanbok is cost-free

Last but not least, when you see a sign that looks like this next to the ticket desk, take a look at its message. Upon purchasing a ticket, everyone is given 100won coin so that you can give it back to this donation box, which will be given to a charity at the end of the year. Mr. Lee wanted everyone to experience the joy of giving. How thoughtful it is.  

It says "Sharing Happiness♥"

Gyesan Gloval Village Museum is less than 3 min walk from Gyesan Catholic Church, which is one of the most well-known landmarks of Korea. Yangnyeongsi, a oriental medicine market street, is also connected to the museum. Take a note for planning your next trip in Daegu!  

   Hours: 10:00 – 19:00, close on Mondays, Jan1, Lunar new year’s day, Chuseok
─  Location: near Gyesan Catholic Church (Banwoldang Station)
─  Address: 28, Seoseong-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
─  Address(KR): 대구광역시 중구 서성로 28
─  Price: Adult 10,000KRW, Children/Teens 7,000KRW

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