Korean Folk Village
Korean Folk Village
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Chung1234
Singapore348 contributions
Solo
This place is very far away from city center. It is also a challenge to get there by public transport.

Unsurprisingly, it is not touristy given its location. It was quite empty when I visited. However, there was a slight drizzle and all the performances were unfortunately cancelled.

The visit was still rewarding as you get to see some very traditional houses which depict how the traditional Koreans lived. There was also a small amusement parks with some rides.

Overall, it is something different and it would be very good if you can catch the performances.
Written August 11, 2022
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GWSher
Singapore, Singapore38 contributions
Family
We went to Korea Folk Village on Christmas to avoid the massive crowds in Seoul City. It offers a nice getaway from the hustle and bustle for those who are keen to catch a glimpse of living conditions during the Joseon Dynasty. The pace was slow within the attraction and felt rather authentic.

While the kids got restless after a while, they were entertained by the adjoining amusement park whose queues were much shorter than those of Lotte World. We could cover almost all of the rides in half a day. The amusement park also offers affordable food options. Overall while the Village did not present excitement of Seoul City, it offers a good balance to both the young and the old.
Written January 1, 2020
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LucyDam13
Hanoi, Vietnam5 contributions
Friends
Good place to go. The entrance fee is 20KRW person. I with my friends came here and explore by ourselves. But we get lost because the direction show on the map which we took a picture at the entrance gate, but it is so mess up, we can not find the way and we missed all shows there. So take the papper map for sure.
Written January 26, 2020
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Abbydelight
Penang Island, Malaysia102 contributions
A theme park where you can experience the traditional Korean culture. The music and dancing shows and traditional Korean wedding ceremony are enjoyable. There is an amusement park. I love the slow pace here. Overall, it is fascinating!
Written January 6, 2020
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cyleong14
Penang Island, Malaysia7 contributions
If you want to go to Korean Folk Village(KFV), take a KTX from Seoul Station direct to Suwon Station... go out from the station building, turn left, walk about 50m, you will see a tourist info centre, you may buy the KFV entrance fee(15,000 won) there and get the ticket for free shuttle bus service to KFV. Go early so that you will have enough time there to enjoy and see their show... the last free shuttle bus back to Suwon Station is 4.30pm... dont miss it! ENJOY!!!
Written April 20, 2011
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hp1212
Zurich41 contributions
Having been there over 30 years ago, I was dubious about spending one of my rare free days in Seoul at the Korean Folk Village, but went with some curious friends anyway: we spent 6 hours there, and thought it well worth it.
The village is extremely extensive, much more so than on my first visit, and put together with genuine realism, both in the period-accurate materials, designs, and layouts used. That it appears to be lived in by the people who tend it, and cultivate its fields, adds to the realism. The depiction of daily life in ancient rural Korea shown in the Folk Village is an excellent complement to the pageantry displayed in the royal palaces in Seoul, and will help give a more balanced impression of ancient Korean culture.

While most visitors come with organized tours, I recommend going on one's own, as those groups march through the exhibits at a predefined pace. Of the various public transportation options, the most efficient is to take the subway to Gangnam station, and transfer to the 5000-1 express city bus. Finding the bus stop is a bit of a challenge (it stops in the center of the street, where priority bus lanes are), but our driver was extremely polite both in handling our ticketing and informing us of when to get off.
Written November 27, 2010
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travelmutter
seattle181 contributions
Solo
I had not been to the Korean Folk Village in over 25 years but it is still a wonderful place to visit and worthy the 20,000 KRW entrance fee for adults. I went midweek and the place was over run by groups of preschoolers and elementary students. They are adorable and the place was filled with laughter. To get there, I took the subway to Gangnam station(line 2) and then took exit 3 out of the station and walked straight for 3 minutes to the front of "Worri" bank (you cab't miss it) . At Worri bank you cross the street to the halfway point where the bus island is. The second bus stop to your left is the stop for bus #5001-1. The number is on the front of the bus and there is an electric monitor at each bus stop telling you which buses depart and how long until the next bus. (bus#5001-1 comes by about every 10 minutes). The fare is 1,800 KRW and the trip takes about 50 + depending on traffic. I had the hotel concierge write out "Korean Folk Village" in Korean and I showed it to the bus driver. Put your money in the plastic receptacle as you board and grab your change if needed. Enter bus from the front and depart from the rear. The approaching bus stops are announced in English. Get off at the Korean Folk Museum stop and you will see a huge parking lot across the street. Cross over to the parking lot and go right. Walk all the way down to end of lot and you will see ticket window. To return to Seoul, just go to the bus stop opposite where you got off and look for same bus number 5001-1.
Written October 12, 2011
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pumpkinpie52
Hawaii21 contributions
I visited the Korean Folk Village in late March, when things were still barren. But the village was even more barren and not as interesting as I had expected. The houses are very similar with not a lot to distinguish them, so after looking through about half the village, I wasn't very intrigued in the rest. Combined with the small museum, you can get a decent feel for what village life was like. The food in the food court was tasty.
If you take Bus 5001-1 from Gangnam subway station, be sure to use exit 2 and cross to the middle of the road. There are signs indicating when Bus 5001-1 will arrive. You can use the T-money card or pay the 1800 KRW fee upfront. The bus will go through Seoul, onto a freeway, and then arrive in Suwon. Stay on until you see the large parking lot on the left, and hopefully there will be an announcement for the next stop as "Korean Folk Village". Be sure to ring the bell to exit, or the driver (if he's not in a very good mood) may not let you off, even though you're waiting by the door. To catch the bus back into Seoul, look for the bus stop that's along the road on the parking lot side (not the bus stop that's IN the parking lot; that's the stop for Bus 37 only).
Written March 27, 2011
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ethelman2
Hockley, UK14,950 contributions
You can take the 5001-1 orange bus from Gangnam station. It's only about 2000 won and takes 40 mins. Ask for "Han guk min sook chon".
You'll go down the expressway, then turn off through a town before you see a huge car park on the left, across the road. This is where to get off. If you are unclear ask "min sook chon iss oyo" to your neighbour and point.

To go back to Seoul, the bus stops on the same side of the orad as the main car park, although there's no clear sign. Ask for "Gangnam yok"
They run every 20 mins or so.
Written December 24, 2009
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ptyduke
Florida665 contributions
Solo
I took the subway line 1 from Seoul. Make sure you take a train headed to Sinchang. Get off at Suwon Station and take bus 37 to KFV. There is a free shuttle a few times a day but it was not the right timing for my arrival and departure. Admission is 15,000 won. It is a good way to see the houses of various kinds of families in different parts of Korea. The workers were dressed in the appropriate hanbok for their jobs. There are several performances twice daily including a traditional Korean wedding ceremony. Lots of food options but all Korean. I did not visit the amusement part of the village but there is an extra cost to be able to take part in the rides and activities. It rained throughout my visit but overall it was a nice experience to learn more about Korean Life in the past.
Written August 4, 2014
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