Ice Gallery Seoul is the world’s first indoor ice sculpture gallery that is open year-round.
The Ice Gallery is spread over 2 floors. The first floor and entrance is a big room with many tables and the reception area. Here for 5,000 won you can experience what it is like to be an ice sculptor. Here you are taught about ice and how to sculpt. You will be able to carve your own ice mug complete with handle. Once you have completed your mug you can sit back and have a nice drink but you better not take too long or your mug will melt.
The Ice Gallery is located in the basement of the building. First your guide will explain the rules to you and then you must wear a thick jacket that they provide. Following that the staff open the big industrial freezer like doors and you are free to explore the ice gallery by yourself. The freezer is quite small but still you could easily spend 20 or 30 minutes enjoying the sculptures until the ice-cold temperature gets the best of you. The room is at a constant temperature of -5c which is quite comfortable on those hot and humid summer days.
There are a few different sections in the ice gallery but the main theme is Korean Households. They have created replicas of toilets, kitchens and living rooms from ice. Towards the back of the Ice Gallery they have miniature ice sculptures of the Eiffel Tower, Leaning Tower of Pisa and more. Finally right before the exit they have and Ice Bar. There are four stools available made from ice and you can sit back and enjoy some vodka and other drinks.
Official site http://www.icegallery.co.kr/html/index.php (Korean Only)
Opening Hours / Admission:
Open everyday from 10am – 7pm
Ice Gallery is 7,000won and the Experience hall is 5,000won
How to get to the Ice Gallery Seoul:
Take line 3 to Anguk station and leave exit 1. Take your second right and head straight. It is in front of the Tourist Information booth
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