Afternoon Korea national folk village tour

5 HoursEnglishChineseJapaneseKorean

Highlights

  • Visit the Korean Folk Village, a living museum type of tourist attraction in the city of Yongin, outside Seoul.
  • Experience the natural atmosphere with over 260 traditional houses reminiscent of the late Joseon Dynasty.
  • Get a broad understanding of Korean food, clothing, and housing style of the past.

Description

TOUR PROGRAM:
- Transfer from Hotel to Korea National Folk Village
- Visit of the Korea National Folk Village
- Drop Off at your Hotel back

Korean Folk Village
The Korean Folk Village is home to numerous collections of Korean cultural artifacts, providing an opportunity for Korean children to experience and learn the culture of their ancestors firsthand.
The lifestyle of Korean people, with a history extending back more than 5,000 years, abruptly changed following the Kabo Peasant War (1894), the Japanese invasion of Korea (1910-1945), and the Korean War (1950-1953). When the Korean economy surged in the 1960s, the Office of Cultural Properties started to value the establishment and operation of a folk museum. The economy, society, and culture in Korea underwent a tremen-dous change in pursuit of the Saemaeul Movement (movement for regional development), promoted nationwide in the 1970s. During this period, the government, influenced by the Foreigners' Tourism Promotion Policy, formedan advisory council on January 15, 1972 to research the establishment of the Korean Folk Village. Accordingly, the Korean Folk Village was foundedon May 8, 1973, and the privatization of the Folk Village was officially approved by the government on September 18, 1973.

About 30 folk villages were relocated and recreated in the approximately 200,000 pyeong (660,000 square meters) vacant land around the area of 107 Bora-ri, Giheung-eup, Yongin City, Gyeonggi Province on August 5, 1973 and opened to the public after completion on October 3, 1974. The vacant land and buildings were gradually expanded starting in November, 1976. In September 2000, about 282 buildings and facilities were relocated and recreated on a nearby 220,000 pyeong (726,000 square meters) vacant lot and the site became a world-class outdoor museum with more than 400 employees.

Amenities

  • Transfer included
  • Shared activity
  • Operated by a company
  • Flexible time
  • Restroom available
  • Special equipment: Camera
  • Senior friendly
  • Kids friendly (2 → 12)
$55.00
usd
per adult
$39.00
usd
per child

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