Korean Folk Village

Korean Folk Village information

Location
Suwon , South Korea
Address
90 Minsokchon-ro, Yongin-si
Telephone
+82 31 288 0000
More information
www.koreanfolk.co.kr
Prices
adult/teen/child ₩15,000/12,000/10,000
Opening hours
9.30am-6.30pm May-Sep, to 6pm Oct-Apr
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Showcasing traditional Korean culture, this 245-acre folk village comprises thatched and tiled traditional houses and buildings from around Korea. It takes at least half a day to wander the picturesque grounds where you'll encounter artisans wearing hanbok (traditional clothing) making pots and handmade paper, while others tend to vegetable plots and livestock. The Folk Museum offers a fascinating snapshot of 19th-century Korean life.

Throughout the day there are entertaining performances by traditional musicians, dancers, acrobats and tightrope walkers, and you can watch a staged wedding ceremony. There are also kid-specific attractions including an amusement park, which costs extra, plus several traditional restaurants.

A free shuttle bus leaves Suwon’s main tourist information centre (30 minutes, at 10.30am, 12.30 and 2.30pm). The last shuttle bus leaves the folk village at 4.30pm (5pm on weekends). After that time, walk to the far end of the car park and catch city bus 37 (₩1300, one hour, every 20 minutes) back to Suwon station.