FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.
Trazee

Top 5: Museums in Seoul

by Ben Kerns

Nov 14, 2014

War Memorial of Korea © Sean Pavone | Dreamstime

Asia
Gyeongbokgun, Palace, National Folk Museum of Korea © Eugenedev | Dreamstime

Gyeongbokgun, Palace, National Folk Museum of Korea © Eugenedev | Dreamstime

Seoul is home to more than 100 museums, so choosing which ones to visit during your trip can be daunting. Here a few worth checking out.

 

National Museum of Korea

One of the Top 10 most visited museums in the world, the National Museum of Korea is a must-see for anyone visiting the country. It contains more than 220,000 pieces of art, making it nearly impossible to take it all in in one day. It has been running since 1945 when Korea first won independence from Japan and is free to visit, with special shows every Saturday.

 

War Memorial of Korea

If military history is your cup of tea, you’ll want to check out the War Room in Seoul’s War Memorial of Korea. It contains weapons and artifacts dating back to the Paleolithic age. There is also an entire exhibit on the Korean War, which has had a lasting effect on the nation to this day.

 

National Folk Museum of Korea

Those looking to immerse themselves in Korean culture should visit the National Folk Museum in Gyeongbokgung Palace. Here, you’ll learn all about how Confucianism contributed to Korean culture and life in Korea dating as far back as prehistoric times.

 

Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art

The Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art combines traditional Korean artwork with works from across the world. It currently houses 36 items considered national treasures and, though one of newest museums in the city, is steadily becoming one of the most popular.

 

Korea Furniture Museum

One of the few museums in the city where a reservation is required, the Korea Furniture Museum is an incredibly beautiful work of art. It houses more than 2,000 pieces of furniture, but is also a historical museum dedicated to showcasing traditional architecture and history. They offer English tours, but you have to book in advance.

 

#TrazeeTravel

Insta Feed
Trends
Nov 24, 2022

Escape with Your Girls to the Newest “It” Location in Mexico

Escape with your gal pals to Hidden Leaf Baja in Todos Santos, Mexico. This luxurious, private oasis sits on two acres and consists of a main house and a casita. Nestled between ocean and mountains, it features a saltwater swimming pool with a swim-up bar, saltwater hot tub, fire pits, outdoor pavilion with a sitting and dining area, and a rooftop lounge to watch the sun rise above the mountains and set over the ocean.

Celebrity Cruises’ Spring Sale

There’s no better time to plan the vacation you’ve been missing. Step aboard with your better half, your friends or the whole family and reconnect, reunite and rejoice with 25 percent off cruise fares for all guests. We’ll also help everyone get there with 25 percent off airfare from 20 major gateways across the country or $100 savings per person on flights from all other gateways when you book your air travel using Flights by Celebrity.*

Trends / Adventure
Nov 24, 2022

Up Norway Offers New Journeys for Solo Travelers

Up Norway recently launched new trips geared toward solo travelers. Each journey may be tailored to the traveler’s needs and preferences. Guests receive a digital itinerary complete with all travel details, personalized recommendations and 24-hour direct chat access to the Up Norway team for any questions and requests.

North America
Nov 23, 2022

Fairmont Century Plaza Debuts Los Angeles’ First Après-Ski Dining Experience

Fairmont Century Plaza recently debuted Winter Swiss Chalets, transporting hotel guests and locals to the Alps as Los Angeles’ first après-ski dining experience. Three beautifully built, wooden Swiss chalets sit on The Bar’s outdoor patio.

oneworld Strengthens Commitment to Leadership in Sustainability

oneworld is strengthening its position as a leader in sustainability with several commitments and partnerships with other eco-leaders in the industry. In September 2020, oneworld became the first global airline alliance to announce a commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. That was only the start of the alliance’s mission to advance sustainability through taking a leadership role in decarbonizing aviation.

Caribbean
Nov 23, 2022

Chasing 7 Waterfalls in Jamaica

Jamaica’s waterfalls comprise some of the most beautiful natural features on the island, each one different from the next. Grab your swimsuit and seek out these stunning waterfalls in Jamaica.