Introducing Korean Folk Village
This beautiful folk village (288 0000; www.koreanfolk.co.kr; adult/youth/child W11, 000/8000/7000; 9am-6pm Mar-Oct, 9am-5pm Nov-Feb) has a large collection of thatched and tiled traditional houses that take at least half a day to look around. Set around a quiet river are a temple, a Confucian school and shrine, a market, a magistrate’s house with examples of punishments, storehouses, a bullock pulling a cart, and all sorts of household furnishings and tools. In this historical and rural village atmosphere, artisans wearing hanbok (traditional Korean clothing) create pots, make paper and weave bamboo, while other workers tend to vegetable plots, pigs and chickens. Even the confections (some of them anyway) are handmade: look for the ‘magician’ making dragon’s beard candy – it’s made from honey hand-pulled to widths of a human hair.
Traditional musicians, dancers, acrobats and tightrope walkers perform, and you can watch a wedding ceremony. These events happen twice daily and usually start around 11am and 3pm.
Next door is an amusement park (adult/youth/child W16, 000/14, 000/13, 000) aimed at children (price includes admission to the folk village), an art gallery (admission W3000) and a world folk museum (adult/youth/child W3000/2500/2000). A combo ticket to all three gives you a discount off the separate admission fees.
Last updated: Sep 25, 2008
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