An important note on Jeju’s updated bus system and this blog post
From August 2017, Jeju Island implemented a new city and intercity bus system. It increased the number of buses in service, while simplifying the routes, fees and numbering system.
Consequently, the contents of this previously published blog post may have changed. We therefore would kindly request that you consult this page for new bus maps in English on VisitJeju.net, and this page on our blog for a chart of the old and new bus route numbers.
If you read Korean, then the province’s official bus system website is a useful and up-to-date resource. We hope you’ll enjoy your travels on Jeju Island!
Today’s posting will introduce the Jeju Museum of Art on the outskirts of Jeju City. Good for a rainy day adventure when the weather is looking dubious.
It is also a place where artists work breathes with life.
The building’s exterior looks quite unique. The mix of exposed concrete and water conjures images of work by the Japanese architect, Tadao Ando. A rainy day makes it look like the building is floating.
On the way in you can meet sculptures easily enough. The rain had stopped briefly for the sculptures in these photographs. A view of the oreum appeared behind.
As an institution run by Jeju Province, Jeju Museum of Art is open to the public. Located not far from Jeju City, the museum boasts a diverse collection of art which, with the moderate price of admission, draws both tourists and Jeju residents on the weekends.
Did you know? The Jeju Museum of Art is part of the national initiative called “Culture Day”. Every last Wednesday of the month, participating museums and galleries around the nation are open free of charge. (This December 2016 the last Wednesday of the month is Dec. 28.)
Jeju province began planning for construction of the museum in 2004, and in 2009 Jeju Museum of Art was inaugurated.
The first floor contains this Special Exhibition Hall, the Chang Ree-suok Hall, an auditorium, Citizen’s Gallery, seminar room, art and science research room, and a museum shop.
Up on the second floor you have the Permanent Exhibition Hall and Outdoor Gallery.
Hours of operation: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Oct. – June), 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (July – Sept.) Closed Mondays.
Address: 2894-78 1100-ro (Yeon-dong), Jeju-si
More information: jmoa.jeju.go.kr
How to get there: Quite a few buses run past the Museum of Art bus stop from Jeju City Intercity Bus Terminal and stops along the way without the need for a transfer. These include bus numbers 70, 740, and 95. A cab ride from the airport area to the museum should take about 20 minutes, a distance of 8.2 kilometers.
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