Korean Folk Village

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Korean Folk Village
Farmer dance.jpg
A performance of the farmers' dance at Korean Folk Village
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Hanguk Minsokchon
McCune–Reischauer Han'guk Minsokch'on

Minsok village is a living museum type of tourist attraction in the city of Yongin, a satellite city in the Seoul Metropolitan Area in the province of Gyeonggi in South Korea. Korean Folk Village is a popular tourist destination for both Koreans and foreigners. It is located near Everland, South Korea's largest amusement park.

The purpose of Korean Folk Village is to display elements of traditional Korean life and culture. There are multiple sections to the park. There are numerous replicas of traditional houses of the different social classes (peasant, landowner, yangban) from various regions.

Facilities[edit]

The park also has a traditional street market, restaurants, and showcases of traditional woodworking and metalworking techniques. There are performances of traditional dances, equestrian skills, marriage ceremonies, and recreational activities.

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 was used as filming location for Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) 2012 drama Moon Embracing the Sun as local markets, private residences of commoners, and night scenes.[1]

Transportation[edit]

Gangnam Station: 5001-1 (10th gate,red bus,fare:2100won),1560
Suwon Station:10-5,37, Korean Folk village shuttle bus (using a travel bureau of Suwon station)
Sangal Station:30,54,10-5,37

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Korean TV Drama: The Moon Embracing the Sun". Korea Tourism Organization. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 

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