Korean Folk Village, Yongin, South Korea

The Korean Folk Village in Yongin City is the largest of its kind in South Korea. It has reproduced over 260 traditional houses reminiscent of the late Chosun Dynasty and has recreated the life of Korean people through the exhibition of various household goods and workshop items. Photos from my Feb 2010 visit…

Korean Folk Village, Yongin, South Korea

There should be daily cultural performance in most of the months, except during winters, which unfortunately was the time I paid the visit. The exhibits were amusing enough though; and the place was pretty scenic itself.

Korean Folk Village, Yongin, South Korea
Carpenter house at Korean Folk Village in Yongin

Torture tools at Korean Folk Village in Yongin
Torture-tools which are often seen in Korean historical dramas

Frozen water wheel at Korean Folk Village in Yongin

The village is also a popular place for shooting historical dramas/movies. Previously filmed here include popular dramas Iljimae, Painter of The Wind, and movie Hwang Jini etc. In fact there was a KBS crew filming during my visit; not sure for what production though as the security was pretty tight.

Magistrate office at Korean Folk Village in Yongin
Korean Folk Village, Yongin, South Korea
Korean Folk Village, Yongin, South Korea
Korean Folk Village, Yongin, South Korea

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Comments

  1. Those picture really does impress me…such a great classical view in Korea…love it

  2. wow!!!
    Fascinating…I love the view..I wish I can visit the place one day.

  3. I went to a place like that when I was in Korea in 1998, maybe even was that place

  4. MaJieMao… probably the same place. There’s another similar village in southern area, but AFAIK this place has always been the most popular one.

  5. On second thought, there’s also the popular Hanok village in Seoul, a lot smaller but pretty nice too.

  6. Great pics YeinJee. Looks like a beautiful place. My favs are the one with the big jars/urns with the snow melting around them and the next to the last two water scenes.

  7. Thanks for the compliment. The urns are pretty iconic for Korean culture; it’s used to make the fermented beans, spices and I think maybe kimchi too.

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