Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Gwangyang's Traditional Knife Museum (광양장도박물관)
Found out earlier this summer that there's a traditional knife museum in Gwangyang city, Jeollanam-do, so now I can't really say there's nothing to do there. You can browse the exhibits here, in Korean, and can dig through some pictures of exhibits and workshops on its Naver cafe. Also worth noting is its resident intangible cultural property, craftsman 박용기, whose name looks to be often followed by the suffix 옹 meaning "elderly man." If you're in the neighborhood and want to pick up some souvineers for home, this is a place to do it.
The museum is accessible via buses 77, 777, 99, and 99-1 from Suncheon, and is a three-minute walk from Gwangyang Girls' High School. If you want you can practice Korean phrases through this little page on the Gwangyang Jangdo from the Gwangyang English Town.