Namdo Folk Food Museum – Was established to preserve and promote the folk foods of the Namdo region


Namdo Folk Food Museum

Namdo Folk Food Museum

Located in Gwangju Metropolitan City, the Namdo Folk Food Museum was established to preserve and promote the folk foods of the Namdo region. The museum is housed in a building tha resembles both the long, rectangular presses used to make patterned rice cakes and the Ipseokdae Rock of Mudeungsan Mountain, a symbol of Gwangju.

Namdo Folk Food Museum

Namdo Folk Food Museum

Even the colors of the building’s walls hold special signiricance. The obangsaek ‘five colors’ (blue, white, red, black, and yellow) symbolize the cardinal directions, the seasons, the major organs in the body, different tastes, feelings, and philosophy.