A quick visit to Museum San

Museum San is a treasure waiting to be discovered at the heart of Wonju, S. Korea.


Outdoor Water Garden, Museum San

Two weeks ago, I was fortunate to participate in the marketing workshop of our company. The activity was surprisingly held in a museum located away from the city. In fact, Museum San is situated on one of the mountains stretched across the region.

I am not exactly sure if the flower and water garden  is open to public for free. What I do know is that the admission fee will cost you 30,000 KRW! The fee will allow you to enjoy the indoor museum, the stone garden, and James Turrell’s Exhibition. Since, I didn’t have much time to spare to look around inside museum, I couldn’t exactly give a full review of the place.

Nevertheless, our workshop went smoothly in one of their seminar rooms. They’ve provided a good audio/video support and even the room lighting was pleasant to the eyes. Museum San is actually one of the 15 new unique MICE venues selected by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism of Korea and the Korea MICE Alliance as well.

Before our workshop started, we were given some time to wander around the venue. Here are some of the places and sights we were able to savor.


Wonju is the largest city of Gangwon province; however, in the 5 months that I have settled in this area, I couldn’t suggest any other touristic place in the city besides Museum San. It is difficult to recommend this place though if you are only coming to Wonju solely for the Museum.

Luckily, this place is adjacent to Oak Valley Ski and Resort. Oak Valley is a popular ski resort during the winter season and a golf paradise during the warmer months. If you really want to visit Museum San, I guess it is safe to check this place on winter 🙂


Flower Garden, Museum San

How to get there:

1. You have two options to get to Wonju City. First, you can take the Mugunghwa Train and get off at Wonju Station or you can take a bus at Seoul Express Bus Terminal and get off at Wonju Bus Terminal. Bus tickets usually cost around 6,500~10,000 KRW depending on the type of bus. Travel time from Seoul to Museum San may take as much as 3 hours.

2. After arriving in Wonju, check this link for Museum San’s shuttle bus timetable.

Let me know how your visit to Museum San turned out by writing a comment below. Have a safe trip everyone! 😀





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