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Daegu Yangnyeongsi Museum of Oriental Medicine

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Address: 51-1 Namseongno, Jung-gu, Daegu 700-230, South Korea
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Unique and interesting museum

Interesting museum, with plenty of information (not all in English) about Korean oriental medicine. It is a great place to spend a couple of hours. And it is free

Reviewed 10 July 2016
Helsinki, Finland
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

The place is interesting, laid out over 3 floors. It is child friendly. There are a lot of digital interactions and films, most of these have a button for choosing English. Unfortunately the static displays and writing on cards is all in Korean, and it was a shame these were not to be understood. Still interesting, though. Free entrance. You... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Interesting museum, with plenty of information (not all in English) about Korean oriental medicine. It is a great place to spend a couple of hours. And it is free

Thank lfgbaia
Singapore, Singapore
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292 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Off the beaten path museum but easy to find near to main road and metro station. The surrounds has lovely cobblestone streets and artworks lining the walls. Below is a herbal market filled with fragrances. The museum is spread over two floors outlining the history and breadth of orientalist herbal medicine. Interactive displays in English with hands on activities at... More 

Thank NataliePatricia
Hartford, Connecticut
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135 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

The museum was more interesting than I expected. It tells the story of the oriental medicine market and its impact on life and health in South Korea. Museum is free as is an audio guide in English. You can move at your own pace and decide which tracks to listen to. There were some hands-on elements as well. At the... More 

2 Thank Vacati0nMania
Bengaluru, India
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016

A free museum, well marked and deserving of more than an amble in an area full of medicinal value. I do mean the average shop in the area will test your Ginseng/root/shoot/plant/quotient. Most of the shops mark price in a language most foreigners can understand but product details are often marked in Korean only. Best to see this museum and... More 

1 Thank Tisha S
Seoul, South Korea
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 31 March 2016

In the museum, you can learn and see many things which have been used as the oriental medicine from the pas till now. And also, you can experience it yourself!

Thank JackStp
Seoul, South Korea
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77 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

The exhibits are okay but nothing really noteworthy or spectacular. The latin names for Korean plants and herbs aren't very helpful either. The location is especially poor if you're driving. The three way becomes a bottleneck at lunch time.

Thank Esquiline
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 November 2015

I have visited this museum and it was really interesting than I expected. There are many sections separated in each category for the oriental medicine and how they use those in real life. I gained a lot of knowledge from there as well as enjoy a lot on the experiences inside the museum.

Thank Sithiphone S
Daegu, South Korea
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20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2015

If you are interested in the history of the Korean traditional medicine this is the place for you. It is centrally located and has some of the best bad taxidermy that I have seen in South Korea. I was almost in tears from laughter.

1 Thank TammyRak
Daegu, South Korea
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2015

Went there with a tour group. The museum is very interesting and the people that work there were very pleasant. You should be able to get through the entire museum in about an hour or two. Be sure to check out the herbal medicine maket afterwards.

2 Thank Darryl H

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