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Gwangju Gonjiam Ceramic Park, 
a Place Where the Past and Present Coexist

Located at Sam-ri, Gwangju, Gyeonggi-do Province, Gwangju Gonjiam Ceramic Park is home to the royal kilns that produced ceramics for the royal household for the five hundred years of the Joseon Dynasty. Most of park covers a historic site from the Paleolithic Age. On this 160-acre park are a sculpture park, ceramics shopping mall, complex culture hall, performance stage, place for visitors to experience the Paleolithic Age, plaza, and lake. This is a hands-on complex culture space for everybody - ordinary citizens, experts, and children - to see, experience, and enjoy. In the Ceramic Park of the multi-cultural complex, you are invited to enjoy the ceramic works of the past and present; cultural events and public artworks in the mosaic park; and hands-on activities. Further, other events and performances related to culinary culture, outings, leisure sports are also held throughout the year, completing it with traditional, cultural, artistic, educational complex with fun and recreation.

727 Gyeongchungdae-ro(Sam-ri 72-1), Gonjiam-eup, Gwangju-si, Gyeonggi-do Province
Inquiry: +82-31-799-1500

Ceramics Theme Park Icheon Cerapia, Modern Creativity Space

The CeraMix Creativity Center, the heart of Cerapia, is a multicultural space which includes a residency and workshop where artists can concentrate on creating works of art, and facilities for visitors to have hands-on experience, not to mention galleries that present exhibitions on diverse ceramics. CeraMix Creativity Residency Studio on the first floor of the CeraMix Creativity Center, among others, is attracting visitors for demonstrations on blowing and lampworking by glass artists as well as ceramics. Here, visitors can see and learn about glass art and ceramics. Other facilities include the storage-type art museum Toyaseum, Gumiho Lake by Sanjeong Lake, a space for a special exhibitions (Pavilion), a ceramics shopping mall (Doseondang), and "Sori-namu ("tree making sound")," and more to see, learn, and enjoy. Cerapia is a combination of the words 'ceramics' and 'utopia.' Cerapia is a new concept ceramics theme park created by recycling B-class ceramics which were long left in the stock or unsellable due to defects and ceramic shards, which cost money to throw away. The benches, tables, Sanjeong Lake, interiors, and facades of the building and the sculptures are all made of ceramics. It is the world made of ceramics.

167-29, Gyeongchungdae-ro 2697 beon-gil, (Seolbong Park), Icheon-si, Gyeonggi-do Province
Inquiry: +82-31-631-6501

See, buy, make, and rest!
a place for ceramics shopping and culture 
Yeoju Dojasesang,

Yeoju Dojasesang includes Bandal Art Museum and Ceramics Shopping Mall, which comprises Beautiful Art Shop, Handabal Living Shop, Baram Brand Shop, and Sonmat Gallery Shop. As a hub of ceramics distribution in Korea, some 6,000 different kinds of ceramics produced by 115 kilns all across Korea are available here at low prices. Specialized in ceramics, Bandal Art Museum presents permanent exhibitions that show the limitless potential of livingware ceramics as works of art. Taking advantage of regional characteristics of Yeoju with its many cultural and historic sites including Silleuksa Temple, the tombs of King Sejong and King Hyojong, the birthplace of Empress Myeongseong, and Sejongmun Gate, Yeoju Dojasesang was built as a big hanok building and has become a landmark representing Yeoju.

301-1, Cheonsong-ri, Yeoju-eup, Yeoju-gun, Gyeonggi-do Province (on Silleuksa Tourism Complex)
Inquiry: +82-31-884-8644

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