Yangdong Folk Village
Yangdong Folk Village
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kerdo
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Sep 2023 • Couples
We spent two hours on site, but in the end it felt like one big waste of time.

The village is quite spread out and hilly (hence the time), but in the end it only has 4 or 5 houses worth seeing, and even those don’t stand out with respect to what you can see in any Hanok village of Seoul or Gyeongju. The other ones can’t be visited (because ppl still live inside) and have no architectural value, at least to our untrained eyes.
The surroundings are prettyish, but SK has much better to offer elsewhere in this regard.
The small museum at the entrance doesn’t provide much useful info either.

Maybe it would have been better with a guide able to tell the context and history, though I wouldn’t bet on it. Anyway, I can attest that as a self guided thing it’s completely underwhelming and I recommend skipping it entirely.

As to how it made it to UNESCO World Heritage : I don’t have the slightest clue.
Written September 15, 2023
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MrsGNZ
South Island, New Zealand404 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
Worth your visit with this rather historical village being still lived in and with it's ways adopting to the modern technology as seen with their satellite antennae and BMWs parked outside. Very picturesque...
Written July 25, 2023
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Ian G
North Yorkshire, UK1,368 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
UNESCO site , people live here but can walk round the village and the outer part of the houses to appreciate how life would have been up to 100 years ago
Written April 11, 2023
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Lim
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Mar 2023 • Family
Had well preserved traditional black and white tiled roof houses, but after seeing the 10th house among 150+ houses, boredom set in. Quite a walk under the hot sun to see house after house scattered through a small hill. Most of the houses were occupied. Those that allowed you to enter were empty. You are there to see the construction of the house which is pretty much the same for every house there. There wasn’t like a particularly grand house with antique furniture to see. We took a public bus there - it was a 15-20 mins walk to the entrance of the village carpark. And within the village, lots of walking was required. Not much was happening in the village when we were there. In fact, nothing was happening. Quiet. Didn’t even see the occasional farmer farming. No one to talk to either. Take note of the return bus timing at carpark entrance to plan how much time you spend at the village.
Written March 14, 2023
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Peter M
Melbourne, Australia1,301 contributions
Oct 2022
Yangdong Folk Village is a traditional Korean village from the Josean dynasty in Gyeongju. Many buildings have been preserved. It is listed with UINESCO as a World Heritage Site. The village was founded in the 1400s.
Written January 9, 2023
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Abovetheclouds
2,429 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
This is stunning but the heat.  It was super hot the day we went and I struggled although fit and healthy with the climbing.  Go early in the morning or on a cool day.  Wear good shoes as there is a lot of walking plus uphill too.  Get a map and it is easy to walk around yourself.  Don't make too much noise as this is a residential area.  There is a place before you go in to buy drinks and use toilets if needed.  Take water!  Just a note, the area is slightly outside Gyeongju so either take a bus or you may want to call / get a taxi to wait for you.  Limited transport options.  Otherwise, hire a car or bicycle.  Maybe twenty five minutes or so from the main town depending on mode of transport.  We spent about two hours here.  There was hardly any tourists.  Literally had the place to ourselves! 

Written June 9, 2022
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thelonious22
Seongnam4,399 contributions
Apr 2022
Yangdong Folk Village is one of the few living villages in Korea with Joseon era housing with residents still in them. The mountains provide a beautiful backdrop and its remote location adds to its picturesque location. While it lacks the amount of activities that some of the rebuilt theme park folk villages offer, it also sees significantly less visitors making it a great place to walk around absorbing the quiet atmosphere. It’s probably not the best place to visit during the freezing winter or the blazing hot summer but a great place during spring and autumn.
Written April 3, 2022
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MNataro
Pyeongtaek, South Korea443 contributions
Apr 2021
It was pretty cool. A bit off the beaten path, we enjoyed our walk around the old houses. Not sure if there was an exhibit beyond the entrance one (if there even was one there, which I think there was, but we missed it). We loved the little historical-looking house that we had lunch in. I will say this: not much English is spoken here.
Written April 24, 2021
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James T
Queenstown, New Zealand88 contributions
Mar 2021 • Family
We spent a few hours wandering around this village. Some interesting sites to see. Could use a little more signage perhaps
Written March 14, 2021
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Alexis Cole
United States9 contributions
Dec 2020
I like to get out of town and see things in further flung places. I love that this village is still lived in, so it didn't feel like a tourist attraction. I was really able to step back in time and feel like it was another era. The village hasn't changed much in 500 years. I'm really writing this review to tell you that there are so many busses you can take there, but my maps only mentioned the One bus that goes Right to the village which only comes every hour+. But right nearby is a place where tons of busses go. I don't remember them all, but the 600 and 700 go there and they are very frequent. I ended up walking 2 miles on my way there, and waiting forever for one bus on my way back, but later realized there were tons of choices. From that bus stop by the bridge and train tracks, you have to walk about 10 minutes to the village.
Written December 16, 2020
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Yangdong Folk Village - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)