Seoul Day 6: National Palace Museum of Korea


The National Palace Museum has a splendid historical artifacts of Joseon dynasty. There are about 900 relics and artifacts in this museum. Here are a few of the displays.

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The throne chair; does not look comfortable.

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Royal robe for the king which is decorated with dragons.

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Royal robe for the queen which is decorated with phoenixes.

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Pendants hung on a coat or a skirt.

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An ancient blueprint of the Gyeongbokgung Palace.

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The above plaque is simply in Chinese.

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A display of Korean cuisine.

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This looks like hotpot.

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A variety of banchans and small dishes.

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This is a simpler meal setting.

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Just rice and broth.

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Replica of stone chamber for the placenta jar of King Myeongjong  (r.1545-1567) in the scale of 3/4.

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The royal automobile of Emperor Sunjong; special order from General Motors (U.S).

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Palanquin of the King Joseon.

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The Royal Court Music was refined from the Confucian concept and intended to achieve harmony of the human heart.

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Drums.

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