The university boasts its own museum, which is dedicated to a better understanding of Korean traditional culture, especially the lifestyles of women, while also seeking insight into the cultures of newer generations.
Theater, Arts, History, and More
Sungshin’s location in the capitol city gives students access to dozens of theatres, galleries, and museums, and other cultural and historical venues, which present diverse opportunities for exploring Korean history and culture, both ancient and modern.
Some examples include:
Gwanghamun Arts Hall
Gwanghamun Arts hall is
a theatre devoted solely
to traditional forms of
Korean performance art,
making rich artistic
traditions available to a
A gallery of exclusively modern art, housing the works of several of Korea’s greatest contemporary artists.
The Kimchi Field Museum
A research center focused entirely on the beloved Korean dish…in its 187 attested varieties.
The National Palace Museum
Located near the grounds of the Gyeongbukgong palace, the museum displays thousands of artifacts related to traditional court life, including royal costumes, royal seals, classic paintings, and other priceless pieces of art. The palace itself is also open to visitors, as are several other palaces in the city.
Namsangol Hanok Village and Buckchon Hanok Village
These two locations are traditional villages located within the bounds of Seoul. They offer unique experiences of the traditional architecture and lifestyle of old Seoul.
The villages usually run extensive special programs including traditional performances, food, dress, and so on during the important national festivals, such as Seollal (lunar new year) and Chuseok (ancient fall festival celebrating ancestors and family.)
But wait, there’s more…
Fortresses, tombs, temples, city gates, statues of the Buddha…To see lists and descriptions of numerous other cultural attractions in Seoul, visit the city’s official tourism website: