Hanbok Hall reopens
Try traditional clothing at BEXCO
After several months, the Busan Hanbok Experience Hall is back in business.
The Busan Tourism Organization celebrated the end of renovations in June at the Busan Hanbok Experience Hall's new location in the BEXCO Auditorium, located in Centum City. Opened in 2013 within the offices section at BEXCO, the original hall was shuttered in late 2016 to make way for the new and improved location.
Among the renovations, many older hanbok (vibrantly-colored traditional Korean outfits) have been replaced with new representative samples to provide a bigger variety of options for visitors. More sizes were added to the collection, as well, so more people could have a chance to participate in the fun.
Traditional accessories such as jokduri (bride's headpiece) and gat (traditional Korean hat made of bamboo and horse hair), fans, beoseon (traditional socks) and shoes are also offered at the Busan Hanbok Experience Hall for curious patrons wanting to play dress-up.
Other programs at the free experience hall include exhibitions of Joseon Dynasty hanbok and accessories, a photo zone for that ever-important selfie and virtual experience program involving trying on hanbok. English explanations are provided to help English-speaking foreigners better understand Korean traditional costume culture, as well.
The hall has seen consistent increases in popularity every year since its opening four years ago, among both Korean and foreign tourists. Just under 10,000 visitors went during its debut year in 2013, while 22,925 visitors got into the traditional clothing spirit in 2016.
- Admission: Free
- Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, closed on Mondays.
- How to get there: Centum City Station (Metro line 2), exit 1. The Busan Hanbok Experience Hall is located on the first floor of BEXCO Auditorium.
- Information: 070-8840-1472
Hanbok Experience Hall visitors test the wares.