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Official website: koreanfolk.co.kr
The Korean Folk Village in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province, is a theme park where visitors are transported back to the Joseon era for a full experience of the Korean life and customs of centuries past.
The Folk Village section of the theme park houses over 260 traditional style buildings, including a nobleman’s mansion and several workshops where real objects used in the olden days are manufactured. It is also home to the Korean Folk Museum and the performing arena, where exciting shows of traditional Korean performance arts such as tightrope acrobatics, horseback riding and folk song and dance are held daily.
For its vast and accurate representation of Joseon-era Korea, the Korean Folk Village has been chosen multiple times as a filming site for historical movies and TV series, having in recent years served as shooting location of titles such as “Sungkyunkwan Scandal”, “Moon Embracing the Sun” and “My Love from the Star”.
Other sections of Yongin’s Korean Folk Village worthy a visit include the Bazaar, a marketplace-styled outdoors food court offering different options of typical Korean dishes, and the Play Village, a carnival area with rides for the whole family and featuring haunted house attractions with legendary ghosts from old Korean tales.
Every season brings new traditional experiences and attractions to the Korean Folk Village, so do not miss the chance to visit it if you are looking for a fun way to learn about the typical Korean culture and lifestyle.