Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Teddy Bear Museum @ Seoul, South Korea

The Teddy Bear Museum N Seoul Tower shows exhibits the history of Seoul from past to present through the use of teddy bears. It is an amusing and innovative way for visitors to see how Seoul has changed and developed over time both as the capital of Korea and as an international city. Teddy bears are posed in scenes recreating historic events as well as various aspects of Seoul life. The museum is divided into two parts, past Korean and present Korean. You will start with the past and slowly walk into the present modernization of Korean.

Korean history were told via the positioning & the costume of the teddy bears. Its a very well done museum which helps children especially to understand Korean history.

Entrance fee: 8,000 won for adult. You can get a cheaper package with N Seoul tower at 14,000 Won.


Get the ticket from N Seoul Tower ticket booth. The museum is just located below the tower.

Beginning of Seoul. Plantation era.

Mining era.

Soldier bear.

Peasant bear.



Discovery era. Korean emphasis on education. Jiphyeonjeon at the time of establishment.


War.

Trading era.



Korean palace.

Bear teacher teaching other bear.

Bear couples.

Me with the 3 bears.

Starting with the modern era of Korea.



Korean becoming more trendy.

Happy bear during present modern days. The present appearance of Daehangno.

Famous Nanta cooking show. This show has been shown on US broadway before and it hold a record for the longest show and still continue until today. You don't need to understand Korean to watch the show as it just like "Mr Bean" concept and no speech involved. Just action.

High end shopping district in Cheongdam-dong.

Security body guard of President at Blue House.

Rocker Korean bear.

Address: 1-3 Yongsandong 2(i)-ga, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Coordinate/GPS: 37.551246,126.988024

Directions:
The easiest way to get here is to take Seoul metro to Chungmuro Station (Subway Line 3 or 4), Exit 2. Then take Bus 2 (08:00-24:00/5min intervals) or Bus 5 (07:30-23:50/15min intervals) to N Seoul Tower.

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