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Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art

29 Sept 2015 | Seoul, South Korea —

Mario Botta, Jean Nouvel, and Rem Koolhaas are three international architects recognized worldwide. They are the great people behind the architecture design of the Leeum Samsung Art Museum (리움 삼성미술관).

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The museum is divided into parts, just like the National Museum of Korea. A part exhibits Korean paintings, calligraphy, arts and crafts in metal and ceramic. Another part of the museum displays contemporary artworks by many artists, including foreign ones. Unfortunately, picture-taking is not allowed inside the museums. An optional audio guide rental in English, Chinese or Japanese costs at ₩2,000.

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I’ve read some articles about the museum on the internet and it didn’t suit my interest. Well, I couldn’t have visited this place if it wasn’t in my sister’s itinerary. I have to admit that the contemporary art amused me though.

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Address: 60-16, Itaewon-ro 55-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (Hannam-dong)

Entrance Fee: ₩10,000

Operating Hours: Tuesdays to Sundays 10:30 – 18:00

Website: www.leeum.org

Direction: From Hangangjin Station (Seoul Subway Line 6) Exit 1, walk straight for 100m towards Itaewon. Make a right turn at the first intersection and alley, walk up the hill for about 5 minutes.

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