Hanji Theme Park ( 원주 한지 테마파크 )

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  • Wonju Hanji Theme Park offers hands-on activities, educational materials and exhibitions related to hanji, traditional Korean paper, and its history.

    The 1st floor is dedicated to the history of hanji, including how it was invented and distributed along with presentation of remaining artifacts of hanji. Visitors will not only be able to learn the history of hanji, but will also get a glimpse of how the life was like in the past. On one side of Hanji History Exhibition Hall is an exhibition of various hanji artworks, such as Jiseung Fan by Na Seo-hwan, Manchu by Sobin, and Jumchi Armor by Hanji Development Institute. The Jumchi Armor is made using the jumchi technique, where hanji are layered on top of each other using water for adhesiveness, resulting in rocky and thick surface unlike regular hanji. Hanji that has gone through jumchi technique is light but has a strong enough surface to be arrow-proof and therefore it was often used as a material to make armory or winter outfits. The next exhibition hall, Hanji Media Hall, presents media works such as hanji related movies, documentaries, etc., as well as stories of hanji and the history of Wonju Hanji Theme Park. The 2nd floor is a special exhibition room prepared for hanji or paper related exhibitions.
    After the tour of the two exhibition halls, visitors can participate in hands-on activities. The two main activities offered by Wonju Hanji Theme Park are Hanji Making Experience and Hanji Craft Activity.

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