Friday, October 3, 2008

Korean Folk Village in Suwon

On Saturday we made our way down to the Korean Folk Village in Suwon, a town about an hour south by subway, to Suwon station on line 1. I knew that this was supposed to be very large, but I could not have quite imagined just how large it was. We were there for three hours and I feel like we barely saw half of the village. The brochure states that it is located in a natural environment of 243 acres with more than 260 traditional houses that display the living culture of many different regions of the country from the late Joseon Dynasty. There are also a number of museams here, but really, the houses and performances are enough to keep a person busy all day long.
There are lots of people dressed in traditional clothing doing traditional activities around the village.

I love this country, because it gives me ample opportunities to dress up!!!

Little boys grinding some sort of grain
Traditional dancing performance!

To get to the Korean Folk Village, take line 1 to Suwon station.. it's about an hour from Seoul. From there, go to the Suwon Tourist Information Center. There they will give you a ticket to take the bus to the Folk Village. The bus is free, but it runs on a schedule that only runs every hour or so. So if those times don't work for you, you can take a local bus, though I don't know which bus that is.


  1. do you know opening times for now
    october and Nobvember

  2. 9:00- 18:30 in the summer, 9:00- 5:00 in the winter

  3. That being said, I don't think the free shuttle buses run on that same schedule. But, there are also local buses and taxis too.