Wanggung-ri Site Museum will make every endeavor to widely acknowledge and maintain the values of the Baekje Historic Area.
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About Wanggung-ri Site Museum
The Wanggung-ri Site Museum provides a variety of spaces including five theme exhibition halls, exhibition halls, multimedia hall, special exhibition hall and hands-on activity space.
- Wanggung-ri Site of Baekje Royal Palace
- Take in a panoramic view of the Baekje Palace and temple sites. See the results from excavation work up to the present. The traces of Baekje palace at the foot of Yonghwasan Mountain and the application of space in the place are displayed. Beside the royal palace site, see the location of artifacts during the reign of King Mu in Baekje.
- Baekje Buildings in Wanggung-ri Historic Site
- A total of 15 Baekje buildings were found in the Archaeological Site in Wanggung-ri. The building site of the Hall of Rectitude is along the central line like the central axis of the inner gate. It is the largest building in the center of the royal palace. Other buildings are on the north of the Hall of Rectitude. It is estimated that other buildings were used as living space.
- Life in the Royal Palace
- The artifacts excavated in Archaeological Site in Wanggung-ri include some artifacts for living. Most of them were used in the royal palace. Gold and glass items, earthenware and kilns are displayed. Moreover, the miniature craft workshop and restroom further help visitors to understand life in the royal palace.
- Change from the Royal Palace to the Temple
- The important buildings in the royal palace built during the reign of King Mu in the Baekje period were demolished and the temple was built. It is estimated that the change from the royal palace to the temple was during the late Baekje period, but it seems, when analyzing the artifacts excavated in the site, that the royal palace was managed until the Unified Silla period. The temple name was estimated by the roof tiles where the temple name was inscribed including Wanggungsa Temple, Daegwangwansa Temple and Gwangungsa Temple near the boundary wall and the temple sites.
- Baekje Palace
- Baekje Palace is configured to summarize the excavation results regarding the Wanggung-ri artifacts and enable visitors to compare the excavation results of the Baekje Palace sites including Seoul, Gongju and Buyeo to the present. The exit area summarizes the significance of the Wanggung-ri artifacts in the history and culture of Korea.
- Baekje Multimedia Hall
- Baekje Multimedia Hall introduces visitors to the history and cultural background of Iksan and the reason why Baekje Palace was in Iksan before moving on to appreciating the artifacts in the exhibition hall.
- Special Exhibition Hall
- The Special Exhibition Hall is operated separately from the general exhibition halls as a space for special or temporary exhibitions that select and display special themes or exhibits, joint exhibitions with other museums and visiting exhibitions on various themes.
- Hands-on Activity Zone
- Visitors can make convex roof-end tiles with clay as a way of understanding the meaning, purposes and patterns of these Baekje tiles using 3 kinds of convex roof-end tiles, which were excavated the most during the excavation process of the Baekje palace site on the Archaeological Site in Wanggung-ri.