The National Folk Museum of Korea originally began as the National Museum of Anthropology, which was founded in 1945 and opened in Namsan in 1946. It is an educational venue where visitors learn about the daily lives of Koreans in the past and present. There are many artefacts on display, educational photographs, films and videos of the sites of various folk events.
On day two of our trip to South Korea, we went to Gyeongbokgung Palace but it was raining cats and dogs! We may have been soaking wet but it didn’t dampen our spirits for this delightful place. It was built in 1395 as the main palace and is commonly referred to as the Northern Palace because its location is furthest north compared to the neighbouring palaces of Changdeokgung (Eastern Palace) and Gyeonghuigung (Western Palace).