It’s our first official day to tour Korea and our first destination is the famous Gwanghwamun Square [광화문광장] where the majestic statue of King Sejong welcomes everyone right at the heart of the plaza.
*How to get to Gwanghwamun, please check our video on this link.
Amidst the beautiful and captivating scenery of the plaza, Korea established an underground museum in honor of his highness.
King Sejong the great is the fourth King of Joseon dynasty and served his country from 1397 to 1450. He was known for being a kind king and one of his many great contribution is the creation of Korea’s own alphabet “Hangeul” [한글].
Of course, I wouldn’t miss visiting his museum as I am greatly interested of how Hangeul came about and to discover more of who King Sejong the great is.
The museum walls are filled with Hangeul Alphabets placed in a very artistic way.
And a huge framed Hangeul calligraphy (which is really historic looking for me. I felt liked I was teleported back in time.). I always wanted to learn how to write like this but still haven’t got the chance to try (hopefully soon).
Miniature artworks are also on display to show what it was like during King Sejong reign.
It’s amazing how they have created this miniature. It’s really a work of art (if I may say =P).
History was summarized on one side of the museum wall. And since this is a tourist spot, descriptions are made available in English for foreigners and in Hangeul for Korea’s people and for those who are learning and learned Hangeul (like me =P).
A special audio application guide was created for both android and iphone smart phones to assist the visitors in preferred language in touring the museum (really fancy and cool, right?). Just place your phone over the Qcode and it will direct you to download the application right away.
On the other part of the museum, colorful small frames of Hangeul written letters made by Korean people (most of them are students) in honor of King Sejong, Hangeul, Family and of their great passion to their country.
Information desks are available (of course)
It was an amazing experience for me and it brought me to appreciate more the Korean language. It led me to give more effort in my studies and aiming to be fluent in a much faster pace.
Thank you for reading my blog and enjoying my photos. I encourage you to visit King Sejong’s Story Museum during your Korea tour and experience it for yourself.
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