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Strangest/Specialty Museums in Seoul

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Museum Kimchikan

If you have not tried kimchi, you cannot really say that you have tried Korean food. Kimchi is a kind of pickled food, mostly vegetable, that is unique to Korea. In Pulmuone Museum Kimchikan, there are many books which detail the history and evolution of kimchi, relics, and the tools used in the making and storing of kimchi. Also on display are the various styles of kimchi and ingredients used. Since each region of Korea has its own special variety, it is not difficult to understand how this museum could have gathered together a collection of 321 artifacts.

Seoul, South Korea
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Agricultural Museum

Opened in 1987, this museum chronicles the history of Korea's agriculture. There are seven exhibition halls including the Prehistory Hall, Three Kingdoms Hall, Chosun Hall and Monthly Work Hall. The most interesting display, however, is about the history of making kimchi and you can learn how to make it in one of the classes offered. Outside the museum, there are numerous examples of popular plants from around Korea, including a rice paddy. In the garden, there is a water mill and a grindstone that was once driven by oxen.

Seoul, South Korea
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Trick Eye Museum

The Trick Eye Museum exemplifies the trompe l'oeil art technique that creates optical illusions on two-dimensional paintings. Up for viewing are creative and imaginative pieces and funny renditions of renowned artwork like the Mona Lisa and Michelangelo's David. The unique establishment is housed in the Santorini Seoul, the city's cultural hub, and features thematic rooms, including backdrops of Venetian canals and Amsterdam windmills. A visit here is truly a one-of-a-kind experience; and with strategic posing, you can be a part of the interactive images.

Seoul, South Korea
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