[box_dark]Korean Folk Village | 한국민속촌[/box_dark]
The Korean Folk Village features reproductions of life in the late Joseon period. Set on an expansive 243-acre site, the village showcases the cultures and lifestyles of each social class, with 270 or so restored traditional houses and 30,000 folk materials and artifacts on exhibit. Get a close look at numerous workshops demonstrating centuries old craftsmanship in the art of pottery, blacksmith, bamboo craft, paper manufacturing, wooden craft, glazed pottery, straw craft, willow craft, handheld fans, cotton looms, silk looms, and brassware.
A number of restaurants cluster together like in a rural market and offer the exotic flavors of Korean cuisine from different regions. Classy restaurant outlets offer a more delicate selection of Korean food that was once relished by the nobility.
An amusement park section has rides and games, an art museum, a sculpture garden, a Korean Folk Museum, and a World Folk Museum, which highlights traditional lifestyles from around the world.
The village presents farmer’s music and dance, acrobatics on a tightrope, and a traditional wedding ceremony on a daily basis. Additionally, TV stations film their period drama series here.
An in-house youth hostel can accommodate more than 500 visitors.
(107 Bora-dong, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do | 경기도 용인시 기흥구 보라동 107)
Take the No. 5001-1 bus at Gangnam Station 강남역 (Line 2), Exit 10. Travel time is 40 minutes.