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Learn korean culture- Korean Folk Village Tour



Last week, I went to Korean Folk Village <한국민속촌> in Seoul with Durban youth football players during the football tournament held by Daejeon Metropolitan City. It was my first time being to that place and I was totally amazed by the panorama of the Korean traditional village along the river and trees. You might surprise to hear that those Korean traditional houses built during the Joseon Dynasty were so delicately preserved until now.

In the Korean Folk village, you can enjoy the folk performance such as Korean traditional weddings and Acrobatics on a Tightrope usually take place in the afternoon. Go there earlier to grab a better seat so that nobody will disturb you when you are taking a nice photo shot or a video. Besides knowing the process of Korean traditional marriage, you can visit the Folk Museum or Art Museum to know more about Korean lifestyle and customs on what and how they live, eat, do, wear, and study. Don't forget to get Koreans with you so you can ask them to explain in more details.

Don't worry If you bring along your kids with you as there is a amusement park and some Korean folk play such as Tuho (arrow throwing), Neoldduigi (seesaw jumping), rope-jumping, and swing for your kids to enjoy themselves. If amusement park isn't enough for them, they will probably rock the game station. So I guess they won't get bored easily.

Due to the natural surroundings and well preserved Korean traditional houses, Korean Folk Village is also one of the famous filming sites for the Korean drama Daejanggeum (Jewel In The Palace) and a movie Scandal. I guess you will get excited when you visit Korean Folk Village if you enjoyed watching the dramas Daejanggeum.

Lastly, I would like to say that Korean Folk Village is a ideal spot for you to learn more about Korean lifestyle and their unique culture if you are interested to know. Before i forget, please remember to buy some Korean traditional souvenirs before you leave.

Directions

[Subway + Bus]
1) Gangnam Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), Exit 10.
    Take bus 5001-1 to Korean Folk Village.

2) Yeouido Station (Seoul Subway Line 5), Exit 6.
    Take bus 7007-1 to Korean Folk Village 3-way Junction.

3) Suwon Station (Seoul Subway Line 1), Exit 4.
    Take bus 10-5 or 37 to Korean Folk Village.




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