Yangnyeongsi Museum of Oriental Medicine was promoted to 1st-class status on December 12, 26 years after its foundation, Daegu City said yesterday.
Such an achievement is expected to help the museum play a pivotal role not only in the herbal medicine industry but also in the country’s historical, educational, cultural and tourism sectors, according to Daegu City.
Registered as Daegu City’s 11th herbal medicine museum, the Yangnyeongsi Museum of Oriental Medicine, back in 1985, served as a showcase for fragrance herbs, historical herbal medicine texts, and herbal medicine-related products. In May 2009, however, it was remodeled into a cultural facility promoting traditional herbal medicine culture through its incorporation of state-of-the-art systems. The Yangnyeongsi Museum of Oriental Medicine’s official status has allowed it to provide diverse programs across many themes by combining the special culture of traditional herbal medicine with today’s contemporary practices.
One of the unique activity programs of Yangnyeongsi Museum of Oriental Medicine is the herbal foot bath for visitors. They can also try making herbal soap, herbal lip balm, and various herbal fragrances, as well as trying on traditional costumes and slicing herbal ingredients. Daegu City said such activities are aimed at raising public understanding of the culture of Oriental medicine, while developing a sense of familiarity with the practices.