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Daegu Yangnyeongsi Museum of Oriential Medicine

Korean traditional medicine is a life science that the people of Korea have ingeniously developed and sublimated into a form most applicable to its people.
  1. Daegu Yangnyeongsi Museum of Oriential Medicine
  2. Museum Introduction

Purpose of foundation

Founded in Chosun dynasty (9th year of King Hyo-jong, 1658), Daegu Yangnyeongsi is one of the three Korean traditional medicine ingredient markets in Korea. A name brand that represents Korean traditional medicine, Yangnyeongsi is an international hub of commerce for traditional medicine ingredients and has provided ingredients not only to the people of Korea, but also to those of China, Russia and Europe for several centuries. In an attempt to preserve, succeed to, and advance Yangnyeongsi’s culture of Korean traditional medicine, and to establish Daegu Yangnyeongsi as the birthplace of traditional medicine ingredient distribution, “Permanent Exhibition of Oriental Medicine” was opened on the second floor of National Federation of Fisheries Cooperatives Namdaegu branch, located at the Yakjeon (Pharmacopoeia) Alley in September 25th, 1985. We at Daegu Yangnyeongsi Museum of Oriental Medicine plan to establish the Museum as a cultural and tourism leader in Korean traditional medicine by providing exhibitions and education programs that allow visitors hands-on learning opportunities of the life of the Yangnyeongsi people in the past.
Foreground of Daegu Yangnyeongsi Museum of Oriental Medicine
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Traces of Daegu Yangnyeongsi Museum of Oriental Medicine
  • 1658 (9th year of King Hyo-Jong) Governor Lim, Eu-Baik (任義伯) founds Yangnyeongsi in Kyongsang Kamyong (currently around the Kyongsang Kamyong Park and Daean-dong)
  • 1908 (2nd year of King Yoong-Hee) Governor Lee, Choong-Gu (李忠求) relocates Yangnyeongsi to its current location
  • 1978 the 1st Yangnyeongsi Oriental Medicine Festival takes place; the Committee for Yangnyeongsi Revitalization is founded
  • 1982 the Herbal Wholesale Market is established
  • 1985 Yangnyeongsi Permanent Exhibition of Oriental Medicine is opened; the Yakjeon (Pharmacopoeia) Alley is designated as one of “Daegu’s Famous Tourist Sites”
  • 1988 Yangnyeongsi designated as a Korean traditional medicine market by the Ministry of Health & Welfare
  • 1993 Yangnyeongsi Permanent Exhibition and Herbal Wholesale Market relocated to its current location
  • 2000 Presidential Commission for the New Millennium designates Yangnyeongsi as one of the “New Millennium Streets.” Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism designates Yangnyeongsi Oriental Medicine Festival as one of Korea’s representative cultural and tourist festivals.
  • 2001 Guinness World Records Korea Chapter certifies Yangnyeongsi as the oldest Oriental Medicine market in Korea
  • 2004 Ministry of Knowledge and Economy designates Daegu Yangnyeongsi as a Special Oriental Medicine Zone
  • 2009 Yangnyeongsi Permanent Exhibition reopens as Yangnyeongsi Traditional Medicine Culture Center
  • 2011 the 34th Yangnyeongsi Oriental Medicine Festival takes place (selected as Korea’s representative cultural tourist festivals for 9 consecutive years)
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Organization and Works

Departments Works CONTACT
Administration all works at the Museum 82-53-253-4729
administration, management, advertisement
Research exhibition, planning, research 82-53-253-3359
education, hands-on experience