Ewha Womans University

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Seoul , South Korea
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Metro: Line 2 to Ewha Womans University, Exit 2
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When it was founded in 1886 by American Methodist missionary Mary Scranton, the name of this all-female educational institution was Ewha Hak Dang, meaning Pear Blossom Academy. Come here to view Dominque Perrault’s stunning main entrance, a building that dives six stories underground and is split by a broad cascade of steps leading up to the Gothic-style 1935 Pfeiffer Hall. Walking through here feels like going through the parting of the Red Sea. Look around inside and you’ll find cafes, shops and an art-house cinema.

To the left of the entrance is the university museum which contains gorgeous examples of traditional ceramics, art, furniture and clothing.