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Seoul: Korea House Cultural Show

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A visit to Seoul is not complete without a show at the Korea House. Like the show at Gion Corner in Kyoto, the show at the Korea House is focused on dance, music and folklore. It is held in a theater setting that is absolutely gorgeous with high ceilings, wood carved panels and best of all comfy chairs!

Even if you understand nothing in Korean, which is my case, you will still enjoy the elaborate costumes and talented cast. Act after act, the performance just gets better and better. At the end, you can even get your picture with the artists- how cool is that?

Now I know that cultural shows sound a little touristy, but I truly enjoyed the experience at Gion Corner and the Korea House. But if you are not into it, they also offer other cultural events like classes on crafts, musical instruments, martial arts. and cooking.

If that doesn’t interest you either- man, you are a tough cookie!- then eating has to be on your list, right? At Korea House you can experience traditional Korean cuisine with lunch or a multi-course royal court dinner extravaganza! It’s not super cheap, but if you are a foodie, it’s worth the price tag.

Ah, and I almost forgot. If romance is striking the air and you are looking to tie the knot in Seoul, they also host weddings in a traditional Korean style courtyard. For more information on programs offered, click here.

Show reservations can be made online or in person once you arrive in Seoul and the Korea House is very easily accessible by subway.

Do you attend cultural shows when you travel? What has been your favorite so far?



  1. August 27, 2016 / 3:03 pm

    Awwww, you are making me want to go to Korea now, but the goal is to do it once we reach FI and can stay a while. Between you and the K-dramas we watch on a regular basis, the itch is getting stronger. Thanks for sharing your experiences. I feel like I went on a trip vicariously through you, for now, at least. 🙂

    • August 28, 2016 / 3:58 am

      I can wait until you guys hit FI. Then I will be traveling vicariously through you!

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