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Scenic Beauty Korean Folk Village (Night Entry) – Nightscape

Writer신철희Date10/11/2019

From August 1 to November 17 this year, the Korean Folk Village is

Korean Folk Village (Night Entry) – Nightscape


A little night-time spooky & romantic fun!

From August 1 to November 17 this year, the Korean Folk Village is having a special night entry event at a discounted price! Many lights as well as giant-sized moons floating on the water are put up for a decorative night scene. It’s a great place for some photos as well as a little scare treat for those who are into horror.


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Korean Folk Village – Nightscape, Romance, Horror

Lovely nightscape of an old Korean folk village

What better way to learn about Korean folk culture than to stroll through an actual folk village preserved and maintained to provide entertainment as well as education? Have a glimpse at what a folk village would look like at night with all the beautiful lights set up to highlight intricacies of the village. Walk through an entire course lined with peaceful and romantic folk music, bright lights and a huge moon across the pond. The theme of the night entrance is ”Adding the Moonlight,” and through the lights as well as the huge moon on the lake, they make for amazing photography of the nightscape.


Imagine treading through the entire village, looking at the different village houses as well as the trees rustle with the wind. Walk along the entire pond amidst all the brightly lit houses till you spot a huge ball of light—a moon, as big as the super moon in the middle of the month, looking all glorious and reflective upon the still lake. It looks just like the moon is over the horizon, exceptionally beautiful.


Tip: There’s a really nice photozone at the entrance with a picture of a large moon where you can have your silhouettes taken. Skip the long line and come back again when you’re about to go home—that’s when there’ll be no lines and you can take as many photos as you want!


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Lovely nightscape of an old Korean folk village img Lovely nightscape of an old Korean folk village img
Not just a folk village – Theme Park!

If you purchase the free pass, it allows you to use most of the facilities within the village, and that includes the theme park! Yes, there is a theme park in a section of the folk village as well that includes a carousel, Viking ship and many more (probably for the kids who are not used to olden day entertainment). After entering the village, take a right and walk straight through the bridge to get to the theme park where you can get on rides and have a little fun before continuing your journey through the village.


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The village has themed performances at different hours as well. From traditional percussion performances and Korean melodies, to horror stories and even a rock and roll dance party on weekends and holidays! More information can be found on their website, which I will include at the end of the post!


Tip: If you’re feeling hungry, head over to the food corner where they have all sorts of Korean street food ranging from fishcakes, chicken skewers, cheese hotteok (a type of Korean pancake which is stuffed with a mozzarella stick, yum), tteokbokki, to refreshing drinks!


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Horror horror horror

As many of the theme parks do during Halloween, the folk village tries to replicate the spooky atmosphere but with a twist. Rather than just the regular ghouls, ghosts and monsters that you see on Western television, the scares here are traditionally Asian—stories you hear from Korean folklore. Dressed in traditional hanbok and looking like they popped out of a horror movie, the zombies trudge along. Walk amongst them, but beware, you might just see them running toward you if you make a sound.


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Deep into the village you’ll find an area called the Ghost Tunnel. At the entrance of the Ghost Tunnel is also a place where you can experience a horror virtual reality. Both the Ghost Tunnel and the virtual reality experience cost a little more, but you will be given an immersive experience walking through a traditional folk village house where you can meet many village “friends” as well as a full virtual reality experience.


The Ghost Tunnel is a dark stretch where there are zombies all around as well as eerie music being played in the background. It was really fun walking through the Ghost Tunnel, seeing all the zombies looming around, chasing people and acting their part. It was a very interesting and unique idea to have traditional ghouls rather than just the Western ones. The VR experience is more intense as you would be wearing VR goggles and a headset that engages all your senses. What seems to be a blank corridor turns into a dark and creepy folk village home, leaving you wondering what’s around the next corner.


If you love thrills and are looking for an interesting Halloween experience, I’d say coming here would bring a lot more excitement as well as provide a more Korean touch to your regular haunted houses that you find in so many theme parks. Do visit while the event is still on because the prices are much lower than usual!


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Address: 90 Minsokchon-ro, Giheung-gu, Yongin, Gyeonggi-do

Number : +82-31-288-2933

Website: You can access their website through this link: http://www.koreanfolk.co.kr/multi/english/

Operating Hours: Daily Mon–Sun 16:00–22:00

Event : August 1, 2019–November 17, 2019

Price
Entry Ticket: Adult KRW 20,000 / Youth KRW 17,000 / Child KRW 15,000
Free Pass: Adult KRW 28,000 / Youth KRW 25,000 / Child KRW 22,000
Free Pass (After 16:00): Adult KRW 15,000 / Youth & Child KRW 12,000
Horror Special – Walk through the Ghost Tunnel where an exhilarating experience awaits!
Ghost Tunnel – KRW 9,000 / 19:30–22:00
VR Experience – KRW 4,000 / 13:30–21:30
*Note that entry may not be permitted if you’re under 13, sick, pregnant or have heart issues.
* Ghost Tunnel tickets sold on a first-come-first serve basis at 10:00 and 17:00.

Directions (79 minutes): From Seoul Station, take Bus 5000A, 5000B or 5005 for a 5 stops and alight at Sangmi Maeul and transfer to bus 37, which brings you directly to the Korean Folk Village.

Best Time to Visit:The best time to visit would be now before it gets too cold!

People to go with: A great place to go together with friends, family or your partner.