Hanbok experience in Korea and my homeland Malaysia

Written by on July 16, 2014 in Korea Abroad, Travel, Worldwide Korea Bloggers

Hanbok is the traditional attire of Korea
It’s a part of Korean history and cultural heritage.

I fall in love with the beauty of Hanbok after I watched the Korea drama named ‘Jewel in The Palace’.
The Hanbok dresses worn by K-pop stars in the show, advertisements, festivals or even wedding look so elegant and attractive.

my hanbok

On my previous trip to Korea, I had my first Hanbok experience at the Culture Experience Center located in Busan Museum.

Address: 948-1 Daeyeon 4(sa)-dong, Nam-gu, Busan, South Korea

You can get there by using subway.

Get there by subway, you need to Get off at Daeyeon stop and proceed to Exit No.3. It is about a 5 minute walk to the museum in the direction of UN Rotary.

The Culture Experience Center located in Busan Museum provides various Korean cultural experience programs such as print rubbing, wearing “hanbok” traditional costumes, and the traditional Korean tea ceremony.
The cultural experience center of Busan Museum opens from 10:00 to 17:00.


Various Korean traditional costumes are displayed at this cultural center.

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Hanbok is the is the traditional Korean dress.

It is often characterized by vibrant colors and simple lines without pockets.

Typically, hanbok consists of an upper garment called jeogori worn with trousers (baji) or a wraparound skirt (chima).

I am wearing Hwarot

This is how I look with the complete attire. I am wearing Hwarot.

Hwarot is a type of traditional Korean clothing worn for ceremonial occasions or for weddings.

I like this traditional attire which is not form-fitting but rather free-flowing, so that it is convenient to wear, no matter one’s body type.

Overall, it is a great experience!

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Hanbok experience in my homeland Malaysia.

At Korea Plaza Kuala Lumpur,  visitor can try on Male, Female and Children hanboks — the Korean traditional costume in gorgeous colors and take picture, for free.

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A group photo during my last visit to Korea Plaza with my course mate of the Korean Language Training Course by ASEAN-KOREA Center and Tourism Malaysia.

KOREA PLAZA Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Address:    Ground Floor, Menara Hap Seng, Jalan P. Ramlee 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Established and operated by the KTO KL office since November 2008, Korea Plaza is the only Korea Tourism and Cultural Centre in Malaysia. Situated strategically at the ground floor of Menara Hap Seng, in the Golden Triangle of Kuala Lumpur, Korea Plaza is easily accessed by public transport such as Putra LRT (Dang Wangi Station or KLCC Station) and KL monorail (Bukit Nanas Station or Raja Chulan Station).

Operation Hours

Monday-Friday : 10am to 7pm

Every second & fourth Saturday : 10am to 3pm

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