한의약박물관. Seoul Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine Museum
B2 Donguibogam Tower 787 Yongdu-dong Dongdaemun-gu
(Information from Visit Seoul) Seoul Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine Museum was established in 2006 to introduce people to the excellent effectiveness of Korean oriental medicine, and to preserve and pass on its history and culture. Fittingly, the museum is located across from Seoul Yangnyeong Market, one of the most famous oriental medicine markets in Korea from which approximately 70% of the nation’s oriental medicine is distributed. The museum has about 420 oriental medicine-related artifacts on display, as well as 360 different types of medicinal herbs divided into three types: plant-based, animal-based and mineral-based.
“Young” versus really old (expensive) ginseng
Olden acupuncture needles
서울약령시. –藥令市. Seoul Yangnyeong Market
(Information from Visit Seoul) Seoul Yangnyeong Market slowly started to establish itself in the late 1960s when small medicinal herbs stores started opening one by one. Today, the market has grown to become the nation’s largest oriental medicine market. Because the market is able to minimize distribution costs, the medicinal herbs sold here cost around 30% cheaper than elsewhere.
녹각. 鹿角. Deer antlers