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Pocheon, South Korea - The Miniature African Continent, The Park African Museum

Entrance of The Park African Museum

The Miniature African Continent, The Park African Museum

Pocheon, South Korea

“Good artists copy, great artists steal.” Picasso's quote is that he calls himself the “king of the arts.” As he said, Cubists, including Matisse and Brac, completed his distinctive expressionist art, inspired by African sculptures. Come see the African art that stole the hearts of genius artists and the continent of inspiration.
Where the sun is chosen, Africa
Africa, which means “the sun shines well” in Latin, is literally a continent full of passion under the abundant sun. Africa is home to a brilliant civilization. You can see the people living there breathing with nature at The Park African Museum (African Museum).
The African Museum was first opened in 2006 to promote cultural exchanges with African countries. Take a slow stroll through the gardens and face the entrance to the museum, where you can experience African culture.
Sloping Road to the Museum
Before entering the museum, if you are interested in sculptures, look closely at the shows and sculptures surrounding the garden. Showa sculpture, the essence of African stone culture, is a modern sculpture that began to develop around Zimbabwe's sculptural community in the 1950s. It is a highly difficult piece made by hand, using only traditional tools such as chisels and hammers, while maintaining the original shape to instill a spirit into the stone. It is recognized as a work of art so long as there is a saying that 'if there are 10 leading sculptors leading the world, at least five will be Shona sculptures'.
African sculptures decorating the museum
Rediscovering Africa
The African Museum shows you not only the culture and art of Africa but also the lives and lives of Africans. When I enter the museum exhibition room, I am shocked by the soft and rhythmic African melody.
The first-floor art shop, as well as the exhibition hall is full of interesting things
1 In the exhibition room, you can meet about 100 relics related to culture such as patriarchs, native beliefs and hunting, as well as folk music and musical instruments. It seems to be armed with intense clunky, but each one is delicate and mysterious.
1 The entrance of the exhibition hall and the chairs used by the tribal chiefs are cool
In the 2nd Exhibition Hall, where you can have a glimpse into the life and life culture of Africans, you can understand various African rituals that we cannot encounter through life.
The second floor where African native paintings are displayed
For Africans, consciousness is very important because it is an important process to formulate individual change. From birth, he is recognized by his community through rituals at important times such as the ceremony, wedding, funeral, and ritual.
Mystical sculptures found in the craft showroom
If you think that the viewing is over by looking around the exhibition room, it is Osan. There is literally a special meeting in the special exhibition room. Wild animals that have been restored vividly to every hair with their craftsmanship welcome us.
African ornaments that are likely to be fashionable
The popular animals of the World Animal Expedition Expo, which have been conducted over the past two years, have been gathered together and dressed as a theme for each character. As if the tiger in the movie 'Life of Pie' jumps at me, he is proud of the big size, and the polar bear on the glacier smiles with his chubby paws.
Restoration animals to meet in the special exhibition room
Let's relax at the performance hall in front of the museum. A local cultural troupe in Africa, a lively cultural heritage, will perform lively and rhythmic dances along with live music to match traditional percussion instruments such as djembe. African dance is the basis of exciting dances such as mambo, twist, and disco that have been popular all over the world.
Restoration animals to meet in the special exhibition room
If you're really excited, go upstage and shake it together. You can learn African dance properly. After the show, you will be given photo time, which is a good way to leave visible memories. However, because the performance is held twice a day, it is essential to check the time.
Carp pond. Take a stroll and enjoy the autumn mood
After the show, if you can afford it, take a quick stroll through the park. Colorfully colored leaves, we realize that this is Korea, not Africa. Why don't you fall in love with Africa with beautiful promenades during the season of travel?
State of beautifully colored autumn leaves
Travel info

The Park African Museum
Address: 967 Gwangneung Sumokwon-ro, Sohul-eup, Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
Contact: 031-543-3600

1. Nearby restaurants

Panorama: 325 Gomoruseong-gil, Sohul-eup, Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do / Steak, Pasta / 031-543-0355
Battalion Handbook: 11-3 Jukupsan-ro 447beon-gil, Sohul-eup, Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea / Mukjeongsik / 031-542-6898

Galbi Myeongga Grandmother's House: Hwadong-ro, Dongdong-myeon, Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea / Raw Ribs / 031-531-1700


2. Accommodation

Hanwha Resort / Sanjeong Lake: 402, Sanjeongho-ro, Yeongbuk-myeon, Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea / 031-534-5500
Starlight Sonata: 90-43, Unakcheongggye-ro 1480beon-gil, Ildong-myeon, Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do / 010-8877-7089

Prime Resort: 921, Sanjeongho-ro, Yeongbuk-myeon, Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea / 031-531-7988


※ The above information was written in October 2015. It may change afterwards, so please check before you travel.
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