10. Korean Folk Village and MBC Dae-Jang-Geum Park

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Korean Folk Village – A living village of Joseon Dynasty era

This is an absolutely beautiful place where you can learn the Korean traditional aspects and enjoy the relaxing surroundings away from the hustle and bustle. You can learn and experience the real life of both noblemen’s and peasants’ houses and workshops. You also see the whole farming village, government offices, and village schools. This is the perfect place you can learn about Korean seasonal customs, shamanism, and Confucius that penetrated into Korean culture in the village. In the street, you will encounter improvised events in the street you can participate in. There are also street traditional performances that vary according to each season.

Address: 90, Minsokchon-ro, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do

 

Map of Korean Folk Village

 

How to get here

Express Bus

5001-1

From Sinnonhyeon Subway Station or Gangnam Subway Station

Location: From Exit 6 of Sinnonhyeon Subway Station, go straight 250m
and you will find the stop across from the CGV.

Route: Sinnonhyeon Subway Station → Gangnam Subway Station → Yangjae Subway Station → Yangjae IC → Suwon IC → Singal → Korean Folk Village → Myongji University

 

1560 (Non-stop and seated)

From Sinnonhyeon Subway Station or Gangnam Subway Station

Location: From Exit 6 of Sinnonhyeon Subway Station, go straight 250m
and you will find the stop across from the CGV.

Route: Sinnonhyeon Subway Station → Gangnam Subway Station → Yangjae Subway Station → Gyeongbu Expressway → Singal → Korean Folk Village 3-Way Intersection (Samsung Apt.) → Samsung Semiconductor → Byeongjeom

 

5500-1 (Non-stop and seated)

From Jonggak Subway Station

Location: From Exit 3 of Jonggak Subway Station, go straight 200m to Tapgol Park

Route: Jonggak Subway Station → Dankook University → Seohyeon Subway Station → Migeum Subway Station → Singal → Bora Elementary School → Korean Folk Village 3-Way Intersection (Samsung Apt.) → Kyunghee University

 

Subway

subway to Korean Folk Village
subway to Korean Folk Village

 

Shuttle Bus

 

Opeing Hours

Season
Weekdays
Weekend
Feb – Apr
09:30 ~ 18:00
09:30 ~ 18:30
May – Sep
09:30 ~ 18:30
09:30 ~ 19:00
Oct
09:30 ~ 18:00
09:30 ~ 18:30
Nov – Jan
09:30 ~ 17:30
09:30 ~ 18:00

 

 

Rates

Rates at Korean Folk Village

 

Wheelchairs’ and Strollers’ Rental

Strollers and wheelchairs are available for rental at the entrance of this village. Wheelchairs are provided for free, while it costs 2,000 won for strollers’ rental.

 

Amusement Park inside the Korean Folk Village

There are two types of pass.

A. Choose 1 out of the following – Hometown of the legends, Viking, Music Express, Mini Train, Crazy Raft, Drop & Twist

B. Choose 1 out of the following – Haunted House, Bumper Car, Mini Viking, the Merry go round, Boat Ride, 4D Theater, Drop & Twist Mini, Bounce Spin

Download here Korean Folk Village Map

Seasonal Events

Cold winter rural home tales

Exciting winter break and homely memories of a rural home! Program providing vivid experiences in making traditional toys (square kite, jegi, and wooden top) in a warm ondol room and gamboling around the dear rural hometown. While sharing sweet potatoes roasted on the clay-made traditional stove and riding the traditional ice sled that runs on the frozen paddy field, create lasting winter memories for your family.

 

The Play from those old days

An outdoor event projecting “A journey into the memory of the warm-hearted 1970s and 1980s which were full of fun games and yummy snacks”. Old-fashioned snacking in making dalgona (creating figures in melted sugar) and roasting sweet potatoes and chestnuts on the traditional stove, and traditional practices in daily life and plays such as experiencing ondol room in a thatched-roof house, making the traditional kite and wooden top, and riding a sled on ice await the participants. Look forward to a journey into memories, enjoyable for both parents and children.

 

Welcome to Joseon

“Welcome to Joseon!” What if Joseon-period figures roam the folk village? An exotic program that is presented by distinctive Joseon-period characters who appear in old fairy tales or ancient stories. The mysterious and exciting cultural festival unfolds in time travel, as it is filled with performances allowing direct engagement from audience and specially prepared experience of the daily life in the Joseon period.

 

Maternal grandfather’s home in summer

A special summer event only from KFV, which provides our ancestors’ smart summering strategies and allows participants to experience traditional summer pastimes. It is a two-pronged traditional play program that satisfies both curiosity and enjoyment and includes various atelier experiences (earthenware, wooden utensils, dyeing, and musical instrument ateliers), bamboo water gun making, traditional fan making, and garden balsam dyeing. Come and sample the pollution-free nutritious food rich in ancestral wisdom and try out the curious events designed to fight hot summer weather.

 

Historical Drama Festival

The program lets participants have a vivid experience of historical drama at KFV, long loved as the leading shooting location. During the festival, KFV presents a world of historical drama that overflows with various spectacles and enjoyments such as ‘historical drama star’s autograph sessions’, ‘peeking at historical drama shooting set’, and ‘special drama exhibition’. Get your fill of the special time for renewing your enchantment with the touching reverberations of historical drama.

 

Agricultural Events

Rice Planting

 

Barley and Wheat Cutting

 

Harvest

 

Tying Straw Thatches for Thatched Roof

 

Korean Folk Village Performances

Schedule

Korean Folk Village Performance Schedule
Korean Folk Village Performance Schedule

 

Farmer’s music and dance

Farmer's music and dance
Farmer’s music and dance

 

Acrobatics on a tightrope

Acrobatics on a tight rope
Acrobatics on a tightrope

 

Equestrian Feats

Equestrian Feats
Equestrian Feats

 

Traditional Wedding Ceremony

Traditional Wedding Ceremony
Traditional Wedding Ceremony

Life & Culture Experience

Ferry boat riding experience

Visitors can enjoy a ride on a ferryboat that is rowed by a ferryman on a tour of the river.

Ferry boat riding experience
Ferry boat riding
  • Available on weekends
  • 3,000 won for adults and 2,000 won for children
  • December through February, this is not available.
Ferry boat riding map
Ferry boat riding map

 

Horseback Riding Experience

Horseback Riding Experience
Horseback Riding
  • Available both on weekdays and weekends
  • 5,000 won for adults and 2,000 won for children on weekdays
  • 5,000 won for adults and 4,000 won for children on weekends
Horseback Riding map
Horseback Riding map

 

Traditional Dying Experience

Traditional Dying Experience
Traditional Dying Experience
  • December through February, this is not available.
  • 4,000 won

 

Traditional Life Experience

Traditional Life Experience
Traditional Life Experience

Visitors can tour KFV, experiencing various aspects of everyday life in farm houses.

 

Craft Work Shop Experience

Craft Work Shop Experience4

Craft Work Shop Experience3

Craft Work Shop Experience2

Craft Work Shop Experience1

  • You could ask a staff at the entrance for any of these workshop experience.
  • The schedule of the events is subject to change due to weather conditions and internal reasons.

 

Museums

Pottery Exhibition Hall

Pottery Exhibition Hall
Pottery Exhibition Hall
The Pottery Exhibition Hall
The Pottery Exhibition Hall

 

The World Folk Museum

 

The World Folk MuseumThe World Folk Museum

The World Folk Museum Map
The World Folk Museum Map

 

Korean Folk Museum

Korean Folk Museum
Korean Folk Museum
Korean Folk Museum Map
Korean Folk Museum Map

 

 

 

MBC Dae-Jang-Geum Park

The biggest filming location for historical dramas in Korea

Address: 25, Yongcheon Drama-gil, Baegam-myeon, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do

 

Map of MBC Dae-Jang-Geum Park

 

How to get here

Driving Directions

From Seoul

Gyeongbu Expressway Singal I.C. → Yeongdong Expressway (Hobeop direction) → Yangji I.C. → Straight ahead to Baegam direction → Baegam-myeon → Dae Jang Geum Park

From Suwon

Yeongdong Expressway East Suwon I.C. → Turn right at Geungok Intersection Anseong/Baegam direction (325 local road) → Baegam-myeon → Dae Jang Geum Park

 

Public Transportation

From Seoul

Giheung station (Bundang Line) → Transfer to Yongin Ever Line → Get off at Stadium, Songdam College station → Forbes Hospital bus station → Take a bus heading towards Baegam direction → Get off at Baegam → Take # 105 Bus or a taxi → Dae Jang Geum Park

# 105 Bus

– Getting on at the Hanaro Drugstore (across Baegam Bus Terminal) / Getting off at the Parking Lot of Dae Jang Geum Park
– The time schedule of # 105 Bus is provided on the official website of Dae Jang Geum Park.

 

Opening Hours:

  • 9:00 – 18:00 (Mar-Oct)
  • 9:00 – 17:00 (Nov-Feb)

Rates:

  • 9,500 won for adults
  • 8,000 won for middle and high school students
  • 7,000 won for children (48 months-13yrs)
  • Free for infants (under 48 months)

For Reservation Click here

Download Daejanggeum park map here

Experience Programs

Royal Costumes

 

royal costumes
royal costumes

Visitors can wear royal costumes and take pictures in front of drama backgrounds, such as “Jewel in the Palace (Dae Jang Geum)”, “The Great Queen”

 

Photo Zone

photo zone at Dae Jang Geum Park
photo zone at Dae Jang Geum Park

Visitors can take pictures with drama actor figures and take the printed pictures home as a souvenir.

 

  • My advice is to do both since they both are all located in Yongin. It takes good amount of hours in each place. Have fun!

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