|Neat little books|
The national Hangeul Museum opened in October and last night the bloggers from The Korea blog were invited for a guided tour.
The museum is located right next to the beautiful National museum of Korea (I already posted about their impressive collection and the Korea bloggers welcoming dinner that was held there). The permanent collection of the National museum and the entrance to the Hangeul museum are free. So when you go there to visit you might as well do them both. (Ichon // 이촌역 subway station, exit 2 or the exit for the National Museum.)
If you are new to what Hangeul is this is the place to get started! Hangeul is the alphabet used for the Korean language. It's actually very simple to learn and if you want to learn Korean, learning Hangeul is the first step.
Young children will find many activities to playfully learn about Hangeul. And grown ups can easily learn the Korean alphabet here as well. There is also a lot information about it's origins and history available. The museum is not that big so after you visit the National Museum you can do this one as an extra.
Personally I was really charmed by the old printed books, posters, letters, documents etc. There are also a bunch of old typewriters, stamps, and board games. Old stuff, yay!
It was really nice to meet up with other Korea Bloggers. One of them even brought authentic Belgian waffles-instant homesickness. (Waffle-baker Guy Kusters's blog: K-mood)
~And as always a big thank you to The Korea Blog for organising a nice evening out!