On Korean national holiday, teachers and students of “Mannam Korean class” went to the Story of King Sejong Exhibition Hall as a field trip.
(For more information about the exibition hall, please refer to the information below)
If you go inside the exhibition hall, there are unique designs derived from Korean consonants and vowels. It was so beautiful!
There are some touchable screens which helps international friends who do not know Korean alphabets to learn the letters.
Also at the hall, there are many other acheivements done by King Sejong other than creating Korean alphabets such as “Pyun Jong”. This is a traditional Korean music instrument which consists of 16 bells altogether and 8 bells on each left and right side. This is played by hammar and it is a compulsary instrument in Aak (Palace music).
Also, “Sundial” was a watch made during Sejong dynasty which estimated the time based on the position and movement of the sun.
A constellation based on Sundial.
Mannam Korean Class students also had a very interesting experience. This is Seo Yae (calligraphy) and we wrote our own names on a Whasunji (Korean paper hand-made from murberry trees) with brush. Hugh drew a bamboo tree.
Since we are Korean class students, after going around the exhibition, we divided ourselves to the classes we belong and did some Korean study. We had a great fun studying from Basic class to Advanced class.
Today was a day which we learnt a lot about Korea and Korean language.
May 28, 2012
1. The Story of King Sejong Exhibition Hall comprises of 9 different sections with a total area of 3,200㎡. Throughout the museum are a variety of displays detailing Sejong’s invention of Hangeul, and his scientific, artistic, military, and political contributions (including the theory of Minbon, which recognized the people as the base of politics).
175, Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 종로구 세종대로 지하 175 (세종로)
3. Operating Hours
Weekdays and Saturday 10:30 – 22:30
Sunday, public holidays 10:30 – 20:30
(last admission 22:00)
* Closed: Every Monday
Jonggak Station (Subway Line 1), Exit 1, walk towards Gwanghwamun
Gyeongbokgung Palace Station (Subway Line 3), Exit 6, walk towards Sejong-ro.
Gwanghwamun Station (Subway Line 5), Exit2, direct access from station.