|Lotte World Folk Museum.|
|A Tyrannosaurus Rex replica, half of its original size.|
|Hunting during the Paleolithic era.|
|Fishing and gathering food the Neolithic era.|
The use of animation (yes, the displays move and they have sounds, too) and smaller scale models allow for better illustration of Korea's history. It also makes the museum more fun and enjoyable, especially for children.
|Yue: This museum is not boring! I like it!|
|Yue playing Tuho, a traditional Korean game of throwing arrows|
into the top of a narrow-necked wooden jar.
More of the Folk Museum, in pictures, after the jump!
If you're a fan of sageuk or Korean historical dramas, you will not fail to notice the evolution of Korean traditional clothing, particularly the ones worn by the monarchs, statesmen, and warriors.
|The King and Queen's traditional clothing, Goguryeo kingdom.|
|The King's garb, Baekje kingdom.|
|The Queen's garb, Goryeo Dynasty.|
|A scene from the Legend of Queen Seon Deok.|
|Recreations of some of the national treasures from the period of the Three Kingdoms.|
|Weaving during the Goryeo period.|
|Publishing the Buddhist scriptures during the Goryeo period.|
|It was a massive project during that time, as the scriptures composed of 80,000 woodblocks.|
|Reading the Chunjamun (thousand character text) at a Sodang (village school) during the Joseon dynasty.|
|The sedan chair, a common mode of transportation during the ancient times.|
Most of the miniatures can be found in the section of Joseon Dynasty, whose first ruler was King Taejo.
As you leave the exhibition hall, you will pass by souvenir shops and Korean traditional restaurants that serve traditional Korean meals and savory finger foods. We didn't buy anything, but Yue - ever the curious one - picked up some free snacks along the way.
|King Taejo and the Royal Seals.|
|Daily life outside the palace.|
|Bowing to elders.|
|The groom going to his bride's home.|
More wax figures can be seen in the Japanese colonial period, depicting an economically progressive and modernized Korea.
|Soldier in uniform.|
|A grocery, with the shopkeeper smoking a cigarette.|
|Yue looking on.|
|Free samples of Korean snacks.|
|Photo credit: Lotte World.|
|At the Wedding Hall.|