3 Seoul Museums MakeFor A Great Korean Date
Have a date soon?
Why not check out some Seoul museums?
You’ll get to see more of what Seoul has to offer.
Not only that but chances are your date has not been to any of these museums.
So why not be HER (or his) tour guide?
Your date will appreciate it. It’s also more novel than going to a movie or a fancy restaurant.
The top 3 museums I recommend are:
• The Seoul National Museum
• The Korean War Memorial
• King Sejong’s Story Museum
Taking him or her to one of these museums is sure to make a great date!
Just be sure to bring your camera. 😉
Seoul National Museum
It’s a giant and modern museum that has a lot to offer.
You can discover the history of Korea with your date.
There also monthly exhibitions worth checking out.
When I went with my Korean date we saw an fun greek exhibition.
No it’s not THAT kind of Greek god exhibition. 😉
The Seoul National Museum is among the only Seoul museums to also have a park and a garden.
If you like to walk around in the spring or during the fall then this is the place to go!
You can get there at Ichon station (exit 2 for the subway) on the light blue line.
I believe it’s free (except for the exhibitions which can cost 15,000 won or US$13 per person.) It’s open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:30 am to 6 pm. It’s closed on Mondays.
The Korean War Museum
This museum is great if you’re a war buff and want to show your Korean woman a part of who you are.
Or if you’re dating a Korean man then this is great place to take him. I mean – what kind of guy doesn’t like to look at cool planes or the old Korean turtle ships?
If you’re a history fan like me you’ll also learn about Korea’s foreign relations with various countries (even your own.)
There’s a funny pattern to how Korea gets to meet foreign countries but I’ll leave that for you to discover. 😉
You can go there from either Noksapyong station or Samgakji station on the beige line. If you go out of exit 1 and walk straight for 5 minutes you’ll be there. It’s next to the US military base.
It’s 3000 won (US$2) to get in as an adult (and I’m guessing your date is an adult too, right? 😉
Like most Seoul museums it’s open from Tuesday to Sunday from 9:30 am to 6:00pm but closed on Mondays.
King Sejong’s Story Museum
This is one of my favorite.
Not just because you discover the history of Korean writing.
There are also many interactive things you and your date can do.
It’s located at the Gwanghamun plaza underneath this king’s statue.
So go to Gwanghamun station on the purple line.
From there you can walk straight.
When I went it was free.
It’s also closed on Mondays but open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:30am to 10:30pm.
Why I recommend These Museums
These museums are also great because they are downtown and have things to do inside them. That way you can do things together on the date besides just looking at stuff.
If it’s your first time in Seoul you’ll see a lot of interesting things along the way to these Seoul museums. If any of those things (like the Samsung tower) catch your curiosity then check them out with your date!
Your date will love the spontaneity. Or at least I would. 😉