Tuesday, August 16, 2016

2016 July: South Korea: Suncheon: Ppurigipeunnamu Museum

Ppurigipeunnamu Museum (순천시립 뿌리깊은나무 박물관)

Founded by Suncheon City, Ppurigipeunnamu Museum displays the collections of Han Chang-gi, the founder of two renowned magazines in Korea. The collections range from the relics of the Bronze Age to those of modern times. Through the museum, visitors can catch a glimpse of the lifestyle and culture of Korea’s ancestors. [Reference]

Address: 45, Pyeongchon 3-gil, Nagan-myeon, Suncheon-si, Jeollanam-do
Open hours: 10:00-18:00 (Summer), 09:00-17:00 (Winter)
Closed: Every Monday
Length of Tour: 1 hr

The exhibit composed of items from Korean history like in Joseon dynasty.  They also have old published magazines.  

Personal Preference:
It was a rainy day on July, when I was looking for a closed door museum in Suncheon.  However, this was about 90mins away from the city and was located in the middle of the mountain side.  Plus, the bus interval on this area is too long - probably seems to be an hourly bus.  The indoor museum is just small that can last you for 30mins.  Walking on the traditional hanoks and heading to the main museum will take you longer.  So I'd say, this is not a must for travelers, especially if you have been to other national museums in the country.    But if the old published magazines means a lot to you, then it is worth a visit.

How to get there?

Take Bus 61, 63, or 68 to Nagan Fortress (낙안읍성) bus stop.

Other Museums in South Korea: