July 6, 2011

A Visit to The Korean Furniture Museum

As a special treat we were taken to a new museum called The Korean Furniture Museum.  This wonderful collection of more than 1,500 pieces of varied traditional Korean furniture is housed within the amazing compound of Hanoak, which was completed after an extensive twelve-year building project.  The plan involved reconstructing ten traditional homes from earlier dynasties to display the proper usage of furnishings and interior décor in traditional Korean homes.  Set atop a hill in Songbuk-dong, it was a wonderful experience to escape Seoul’s modern landscape and explore the domestic lifestyles of Korea’s past.  Please enjoy some photos of its fabulous exteriors.