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“Learned a lot from this village”

Seongeup Folk Village
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Full-Day Jeju East Course Bus Tour Including Lunch
Ranked #18 of 154 things to do in Jeju
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Reviewed September 13, 2013

Finally we met a Filipino tourist guide here in Seongeup Village. She can speak english very well but of course we used our native tounge/language so she was able to explain to us very well the history of the village and Jeju as well. It's only from her where we learned that the famous Jeju Black Pig used to eat human poop/dung (but that was circa 1940's or earlier). We also learned from Grace (name of the Filipino guide there) that Korean women, during the early years, were the one who work for the family while the husbands only stay at home. Sad to hear that. =/ We also learned about the history of Stone Grandfather Harabong as well as the various symbolisms used in Jeju.

When in Seongeup, make sure to try their Omija, an herbal drink made out of fermented berries. It can help cure acne, headache, kidney problems and good for diabetics. Kinda pricey but worth a shot. They also have other herbal medicines which you can try. As we all know, Koreans, especially their ancestors, are used to taking medicinal plants so I guess they are really credible enough when they say that this or that plant is effective for healing ailments. Google the benefits of OMIJA.

By the way, this is also the place where the famous Koreanovela Dae Jangeum (Jewel in the Palace) was filmed.

If you happen to visit Seongeup Village, ask for Grace as a guide. You will definitely learn a lot. And oh, we get to check out old korean houses as well. ^_^

NOTE: I think there are many communities within Seongeup village but ask your guide to specifically drop you off at the community where Grace is. No entrance fee as well.

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Reviewed August 22, 2013

Nice village depicts the life of ancient Jeju people. I was impressed by the statues and houses with lava rocks. Besides, the food there was really good. I loved the pork BBQ. Nice place!

Thank Liam M
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Ermm. I like this place. The houses are maintained like they used to be long time ago but people still live inside (watching tv) make the village so lively. The place is clean, well-protected and demonstrate Jeju culture.

Thank SuLing0714
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

This village illustrates how people lived before Korea became the powerhouse it now is-an interesting piece of history.

Thank Zelma G
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

If you have time along the way and want to stop for some black fur pig, you can learn about the history about the pigs from this village. It was great to learn and appreciate the culture first before we ate at a local black fur pork place nearby. Plus you get to taste some tasty tea where you can apparently taste all 5 different flavors, and horse placenta which makes a funny story to tell that it tastes like almonds.

Thank Trung H
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