Bonte Museum, Jeju Island [본태박물관, 제주조]

Walking through Bonte Museum in Jeju, South Korea

If you’re like me and you have a penchant for Japanese architecture, art and serene water features, then I have found the museum for you. Jeju Island is full of art and design if you know where to find it. Luckily for you, I have written this post to give you a hint. So, all you art lovers should head to the Bonte Museum the next time you find yourself wandering around Jeju Island wondering what to do with yourself. Here are the details:

Opening Hours: 10:00 – 18:00

General Ticket Entry: ₩20,000

Address: Jeju-do, Seogwipo-si, 특별자치도, Andeok-myeon, Sallongnam-ro762beon-gil, 69 KR

About Bonte Museum

Bonte Museum was designed by Tadao Ando, the father of Japanese design, and it was completed in 2012. Ando is responsible for other masterpieces including the ones I wrote about here on my Japan blog.

The museum houses a range of contemporary and traditional art which breaks up the viewing experience nicely. You can wander from a room full of historical Korean artefacts and then head into Kusama Yayoi’s Infinity Room. The design of the museum frames the surrounding beauty of Jeju beautifully with its concrete walls and water features. It is no wonder that the word ‘bonte’ means original form

With five galleries, a cafe and a gift shop, everyone is bound to find something to love about Bonte Museum! Let me know about your travels by following me on Instagram, YouTube or by leaving a comment below!

Jejumoon Vlogs

We travelled to Bonte Museum in part 2 of our Jejumoon (Jeju Honeymoon) series. But watch them both here and don’t forget to subscribe!

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