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
Revised Romanization Hanguk Minsokchon
McCune–Reischauer Han'guk Minsokch'on
Horseback martial arts at Korean Folk Village

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.


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]


Flog experience at Korean Folk Village

Living culture experience[edit]

Korean Folk Village is famous for the people who wear the costume of Sato (the governors), Daejanggeum (a royal cook of palace), Kumiho (legendary fox with nine tails), Geosang (business magnate in Joseon dynasty), and more interesting characters of the Joseon Dynasty.[2]

There are four typical cultural performances: Nong-ak play, tightrope play, horseback martial art play, and a traditional wedding. The performances are at each performance stage twice a day.[3] Moreover, the folk village offers cultural experience like coloring ceramics, horseback riding, and more.[4]

  • Ferry
  • Horseback riding
  • Natural dyeing experience
  • Traditional life experience


  • Bumper cars
  • Music express
  • Biking
  • Family Costa
  • Boat ride
  • Bounce spin


There is a market, also known as Jumak, so visitors can enjoy various Korean food. Also, it is easy to find some snack bars.

  • Sweet icecream
  • Winibini candy
  • Railroad hotdog
  • Imsil cheese pizza



  1. ^ "Korean TV Drama: The Moon Embracing the Sun". Korea Tourism Organization. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Park, Haemook (2015-10-16). "Dreams in Korean Folk Village". Korea Herald. 
  3. ^ Choi, Yoonhee (2015-09-09). "Various performances at Korean folk village". 
  4. ^ Keum, Bitna (2015-07-22). "Changes in Korean folk village among 41 years". MBN. 

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