Monday, May 21, 2012

Korean Folk Village

Korean folk village was the first trip I made after I landed in S.Korea. There is a direct bus from Suwon station to Korean folk village (bus no 37), although we took the bus from Suwon tourist information centre nearby to Suwon station. Korean folk village has buses making trips to and from Suwon tourist information centre. The last bus from Korean folk village back to Suwon tourist information centre is at 5:30 pm. The travel time is roughly 60 minutes. Korean folk village is in Yongin city, a different city and you can view the Korean country side, highways on your travel. The entry fees is 15,000 won, which i felt was pretty high compared to what it offers. It is a fun trip if you have a big group, with just one or two it can turn entirely boring. The area is very vast and takes at-least 3 to 4 hours to cover. Make sure you have packed up up something to eat and drink before you set out.



. Korean folk village is modeled on a natural environment with traditional houses, various household goods, cattle and life in the villages in Korea from different regions.provide visitors with a broad understanding of Korean food, clothing, and housing style of the past. About twenty workshops, various handicrafts such as pottery, baskets, winnows, bamboo wares, wooden wares, paper, brass wares, knots, fans, musical instruments, iron wares and embroidery, the customs and lifestyles of the past generations have been carefully preserved. If the modeled folk town may not seem to hold your interests, you will certain enjoy the Korean folk play experience, a bunch of horse riders with their impeccable performance will leave you spell bound. They display impressive feats of acrobatics and horse riding, archery. The other show is Korean folk dance which is not exuberant as the previous one, but a good watch. Drums, dance and an colorful display of dance will keep you engrossed for a while. The place is very scenic, especially if you time your visit in the months of April and May. There are plenty of corners for a good group snapshot. Food and beverage is available on payment basis. Overall its a good visit if you have a group of at least 5 people. There are handicraft shops where you can purchase souvenirs. In comparison to Insadong market this place is mildly expensive.

Verdict:

  • Ease of transportation: 4/5
  • Value for money: 2/5
  • Recommended group size: 5 or more


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