October 9th was Hangul day! Did you enjoy the day?
Hangul day is a Korean alphabet day which celebrates the creation of Hangul by King Sejong at B.C. 1446. To tell some interesting point, the name of our language, ‘Hangul’ had decided by one person who studies Korean at 1931, after the language had made. Before he declared the name to ‘Hangul’, people called our language ‘gagyageul’ (가갸글).
If you want know more about the Hangul, you can go to the Hangul Museum in Seoul. In Hangul Museum, you can get information about the creation of Hangul, what language we used before the creation of Hangul, theory in Hangul, how Hangul get spread, and usage of Hangul. Also this museum have special exhibitions which have one special topic. For the children, there is Hangul Playground where encourage children to learn Hangul in fun way. For the foreigners, there is a Hangul Learning Center. This center helps foreigners to learn and understand Hangul more easily by looking and listening the words and they can learn some Korean cultures.
To go there, you can ride subway, bus, or car. This is the way how you can go there.
Line 4/ Jungang Line (Seokso-Yongsan)
- Get off at Ichon Station and go to Exit 2. Follow the ‘Moving Museum’ and go 400m to the right.
- From Exit 2 at Ichon Station, walk straight ahead for 600m towards Yongsan Family Park. Merge onto the trail on the left.
Blue Bus-400, 502
- 400 and 502 – Get off at National Museum of Korea, Yongsan Family Park. Walk to the main gate of the National Museum of Korea and continue 200m to the right.
- Drive past the entrance of Yongsan Family Park approximately 100m, towards the National Museum of Korea.
- Depending on where you’re coming from, you may need to make a U-turn to reach the museum entrance.
- The museum’s parking lot is located on Building B1F. The lot can accommodate 70 cars.
- Because of the limited spaces we recommend that you use public transportation.
Also if you want more specific information of the museum, go to this link!
http://www.hangeul.go.kr/lang/en/ -English hompage
http://www.hangeul.go.kr/main.do -Korean Hompage
Thank you and I hope you get some good information about the Hangul!