"Sledding on the hills at the Korean Folk Village" Top 5 Page for this destination South Korea Tourist Trap Tip by Hmmmm

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by Hmmmm

Its Winter now right? And Korean Winters are cold and snowy, so why don't you kill two birds with one stone. Visit the Korean Folk Village or Min Seok Cheon in Yong In, but sled in. BTW we got fresh snow here in Korea this weekend.

The Korean Folk Village Sledding Hills has 3 slopes, the one for adults is 140m long :o) . Since the hills are an accessory facility service of the Korean Folk Village, there is also a big family park. When you reach the market within the folk village, you can taste Korea?s traditional appetizers served with drinks such as injeolmi, bukeogui, bindaeddeok, and pajeon, as well as the alcohol, dongdongju.

Unique Suggestions: Korean Folk Village recreates the daily life of the Korean life in the latter days of the Joseon Period, and it is a very popular tourist attraction not only for Koreans but for foreigners as well. Here, they rebuilt the class system culture and living standards of those days, including 260 traditional houses, and 30,000 folk artifacts on display. Through looking at places such as a farmer?s place, folk house, government building, lecture hall, herbal medicine house, school, blacksmith, street market, 99-room Yangban mansion, we can come to know what the people of Joseon were like. When you go through all the places in the Folk Village, it?s like you?ve traveled in a time machine back in time to the Joseon Period ? the feeling of immersion is enhanced by the sheer size of the environment and the attention to the details of the recreated artifacts. During special days and holidays, various folk games and events take place here, such as seesaw, spin the top, swing jumping, and others. The Folk Village is composed of the Folk Scenery District, which deals with recreating and displaying relevant folk artifacts and folk cultural treasures, Exhibit District, which deals with exhibiting cultural treasures and folk artifacts, and ?Jangteo Gongbanggeori?, which deals with traditional foods, souvenirs, and pottery shows.

I Love it here. Its tastefully done, and the food is something else, if you are fond of traditional korean/ 'Joseon' Dynasty fare.

Fun Alternatives: It is fun. But if you hate it. take the bus in Suwon city and try some great kalbi.

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 8, 2003
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