Korean Folk Village
If you are curious about the traditional house or life style of ancient Korea, why don’t you visit Korean Folk Village? As outdoor folk museum that reproduces and exhibits Korean traditional life style, Korean Folk Village is an international tour site. It is popular to both domestic and foreign tourists, because the traditional culture of Korea that is on the verge of disappearing can be viewed and experienced here. It was the shooting location of Korean historic dramas or films including Dae Jang Geum, The Moon That Embraces the Sun, The Great Queen Seondeok and King and the Clown. Even today, many dramas are produced in this village, and you might come across the performance of eminent actors, if lucky.
Apart from diverse incidental amenities in the early days like noblemen’s house, farmhouse, herb medicine store and marketplace, you should drop in the art gallery, museum and world folk village. Indeed, it has another merit – tour site amid nature’s scenery.
|Address||#90, Minsokchon-ro, Giheung-gu, Yongin|
|09:30~18:30 (Winter season: until 17:30 * May vary depending on season.)|
|Fee||Admission Ticket: Adult ￦15,000, Teen ￦12,000, Child ￦10,000 / Free Pass - Adult ￦24,000 , Teen ￦19,000 Child ￦17,000|
The traditional houses of commoner and noblemen are reproduced in south, middle and north regions in the Village. You can see the government office, the administrative institution in old region, Seowon (higher school) and Seodang (school for kids), herb medicine store, the medical institution, temple and Seonangdang(the shrine of ethnic religion), augury house. In the Folk Village, you are assisted to experience everything related to exhibited houses, ethnic religion, customs of New Year, folk game, etc. In the folk marketplace lie 11 diners including Gaekju house, Muk house, Rice Cake house, Rice Soup house, which serve some 30 kinds of Korean traditional foods like rice soup, bibimbap, knife-cut noodle, cold noodle, injeolmi, sundae and dongdongju.
There are special exhibition halls that hold special exhibition in each time; sculpture
park, wild flower park, traditional folk hall, world folk hall, museum, art gallery, image hall of historic drama, etc. Seasonal flowers such as camellia, peony, violet, azalea bloom in the wild flower park. The sculpture park is also spectacle that shows the sculpture made in the theme of
spectacles by exhibiting and producing the history and culture of historic drama that have been produced in Korean Folk Village for 30 years.
The amusement hill in the Village is its incidental facilities composed of diverse amenities such as Viking, bumper car, merry-go-round, 3D movie hall, etc. built on the site of some 10ha. 13 kinds of amusing equipment currently served especially make children happy.
Everybody can enjoy snow sleigh fi eld in 2 courses, one for adults in width of 30m and length of 140m and the other for children in width of 25m and length of 80m. The goblin house is vividly designed with special moving models and horrifying sound so that children can meet goblins of which they are afraid. For accommodation and conference there are youth hostel and convention center built in the amusement village.