Korean Folk Village Tour (5)

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  • Time 13:00-17:30 Number of persons 1
    Itinerary
    Pick up Place → Korean Folk Village → Amethyst or Ginseng Center → Hotel
    Tour issue
    Korean Folk Village might be canceled on a rainy day.
  • KRW 55,000
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Why Cosmojin

Welcome to Cosmojin. Thanks for your interest and support for our service.

Cosmojin travel has run Seoul daily city tour for more than 15 years. We developed the most attractive tour packages for visitors and will continue to create new programs to meet international traveler’s need.

We help you to plan your own Seoul city tour with well-prepared theme and organized time table. You will find the most convenient way to enjoy Seoul with Cosmojin.

We hire the best tour guides with good service experience especially for foreigners and they all get great feedbacks from the customers. They are all proud of what they do for visitors to make your every corner of visits memorable and meaningful.

Transportation is another important things define travel quality. We provides brand new and clean cars with reasonable price for various tour packages.

There is Korean saying "Even a chance meeting is due to the Karma in a previous life." We will serve you as our family and friend as we want you to remember the time with us as a great memory. There are so much fun in Seoul and we cannot wait to introduce all of them. It does not matter morning, afternoon or late night. You will be surprised what you can enjoy in every second. We look forward to meeting you soon. You will enjoy guided tour with interesting secret and meaningful information that you cannot find elsewhere. Aren’t you excited about the best guide, the best customer, the best place and the best tour course?

Tour Highlights

The Korean Folk Village, which attracts many local as well as international visitors, features reproductions of life in the late Joseon period. Set on an expansive 243-acre site, the village features the culture and lifestyle of each social class, with 260 or so restored traditional houses and 30,000 folk materials and artifacts on exhibit.

Visitors can see how the Joseon people lived, thanks to the reproduced farmhouse, commoner's house, government office, school, blacksmith, marketplace, and the nobleman's house (yangban) with 99 kans. It was forbidden for any private house except a royal palace to be larger than 99 kans during the Josun dynasty (each kan is the space between four columns, or roughly 3.3 square meters). It will take about half a day to take a careful look around, but it is also possible to see major attractions in about one and half hours.

What You Can Expect

Travel to the Korean Folk Village to see a functioning community displaying the diversity of Korean lifestyle and culture of several centuries ago. See a wide assortment of residential structures from the straw-thatched cottages of commoners to the 99-room mansions of the noble class, preserving some of the country’s rich traditional and cultural heritage. Peopled by real artisans and craftsmen dressed in traditional costumes, they ply their trades. Get a close look at numerous workshops doing their jobs, demonstrating centuries-old craftsmanship in the art of pottery, blacksmith, bamboo craft, traditional Korean paper manufacturing, wooden craft, glazed pottery, straw craft, willow craft, handheld fans, paper craft, cotton looms, silk looms, straw shoes, smoke pipes, and brassware.

In addition, the village offers farmer's music and dance and a tight rope walking acrobatics performance on a daily basis. A traditional marketplace offers the exotic flavors of Korean cuisine from different regions. Shops stock a variety of traditional handicrafts and souvenirs.

Why Our Insiders Choose This Tour

Get up close to TV drama sets which are still being used for historical dramas. Bring your camera as you might encounter Korean TV stars!

Highlights
- Farmer's Houses- Traditional Kiln
- Governor's Office- Nobleman's Residence
- Farmer's Dance and Music,
- Workshops
- Traditional Market Place
- World's best Ginseng exhibition center or Amethyst shopping center

Information

Set in a natural environment occupying approximately 243 acres, visitors can experience the natural atmosphere with over 260 traditional houses reminiscent of the late Joseon Dynasty, including various household goods from different regions. All these features have been relocated and restored to provide visitors with a broad understanding of Korean food, clothing, and housing style of the past.

About twenty workshops, various handicrafts such as pottery, baskets, winnows, bamboo wares, wooden wares, paper, brass wares, knots, fans, musical instruments, iron wares and embroidery are practiced. In the Korean Folk Village, where the customs and lifestyles of the past generations have been carefully preserved, various lifestyles prevalent during the Joseon Dynasty can be seen. A specail event called 'Welcome to the Joseon' will allow visitors to time travel to the period and is to be held each year in May.


The entertainment facilities includes a big family park themed with valcano expolosion caves, the only one volcano park in Korea as well as Folk Traditional Market where visitors can enjoy korean traditional food such as rice cakes and alcoholic drinks.

You can visit the Folk Museum as well as the Art Museum (scheduled to open) to see and learn about the essence of Korean culture and folk customs, which are not suitable for display and re-creating in the open-air setting.
Korean Folk Village is also the filming location for the famous movie Scandal as well as the TV miniseries Daejanggeum.

Tour Included

Guide, Transportation, Admission Fee, Hotel Pick up & Drop off Service (in Seoul)

Pick-up & Sending Service

1. Pick-up and drop-off service may be delayed due to traffic.

Payment / Cancelation

1. Cancel by 18:00 one day before the scheduled tour: 100% REFUND
2. Cancel after 18:00 one day before the tour date: cancellation fee of 70% of the tour cost.
3. Cancel at or after the tour begins or no-show: NO REFUND

Note

1. In case of heavy traffic during National Holidays this tour may be cancelled
2. Lunch is not included in a half day tour.
3. Traditional performance at the Korean Folk Village will be cancelled in case of rain or snow.
4. In case some sites of the tours are closed, a visit to alternative places will apply.
5. Cosmojin cannot take responsibility for any injuries or losses incurred while on tour.

Course

  • Korean Folk Village

    Korean Folk Village is an overall reproduction of the ethnological life/folk behaviors of Korea.You can see and experience the traditional culture of Korea at this place.
    Especially there are various character role playing within the Joseon Dynasty at the Korean Folk Village. People put costume on from this era as merchants, a poor person, and others. It stimulates the interests of people.
    This is a beloved tour spot by both Koreans and foreigners with various attractions.

  • Amethyst or Ginseng Center

    The colour of Amethyst is as unique as it is seductive, though in fact this gemstone of all gemstones is said to protect its wearer against seduction. Korean Amethyst is extravagance in violet since it has been formed from granite stone base since 5000 years. Moses described it as a symbol of the Spirit of God in the official robes of the High Priest of the Jews, and the Russian Empress Catherine the Great sent thousands of miners into the Urals to look for it. It was said to protect crops against tempests and locusts, bring good fortune in war and in the hunt, drive out evil spirits and inspire the intellect. 

    Ginseng is renowned for its effectiveness as a great healer for living ever so young.
    Especially if you eat ginseng when you lose your energy, it really helps to regain energy.
    Korea is acknowledged by the world because of the quality of ginseng as if it is the birthplace of ginseng.
    You can experience various kinds of ginseng products like gingersnap, extract, ginseng preserved in honey, and other great quality of products made in Korea.

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Reviews

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  • Nick

    • 2015/05/20 09:14:32

    its so good

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  • flyingninja

    • 2015/04/17 09:45:30

    I'm sure that you're going to like the Koea folk village in Yong-in, Korea. Korea folk village shows traditional farmer's house and nobleman's house. Visiters also can enjoy some performances in Korea folk village. one of my guests took part in farmer's music and dance. It might be a great memory for him in Korea folk village

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  • erick

    • 2014/12/15 16:24:40

    beautiful korea wonderful korea exciting korea its cool tour thanks very much

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  • Caleb and Ronnelle

    • 2014/12/10 15:26:56

    Very exciting! Loved our tour guide(Diane Mi Sook Hong) and learning about Seoul!

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  • Mrs.Ong

    • 2014/12/07 15:26:22

    Viva Nami Island! Viva Malaysia!!

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  • Ms Evelyn

    • 2014/12/01 15:25:51

    What a great adventure to learn about Korea and its people

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  • Steve & Melanie Lee

    • 2014/11/30 15:25:27

    Seoul has a nice combination of old tradition and modern flair. The ccity seems big but very organized. Lots of things to do and eat. :)

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  • Hanok village

    • 2014/11/22 15:25:05

    Very well informed guide who made sure that we did not miss anything

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  • Bart

    • 2014/11/20 15:24:46

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  • Kate McFarland

    • 2014/11/20 15:24:28

    I went to the DMZ tour and the folk village with Lisa. It was very fun I thought that she was a very good tour guide and she helped me a lot with all of my questions. I thought that all the places that we went to were really fun.

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  • paoniel

    • 2014/11/10 15:23:43

    korea is fantastic country especially the culture .... the palace is beautiful, very happy being here

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  • Yoyo

    • 2014/11/04 15:23:25

    Seoul is beautiful!♥

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  • Huda Basahal

    • 2014/10/21 15:23:08

    Perfect place for everything the tours are really nice and easy to book for it + the tour guide is so understanding and helpful ^^v

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  • Solum

    • 2014/10/20 15:22:39

    My family enjoyed a lot in the Korean Folk Villiage with Diane^^

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  • Alwaleed

    • 2014/10/14 15:22:15

    Friendly people and safe:)

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  • Sharon and Annelise Can

    • 2014/10/13 15:21:48

    We had a wonderful time touring Seoul today with Lisa. There is so much to do and see and we only had one day but Lisa was able to hit the highlights simply but with depth. Such a fun day- thanks for such a wonderful memory.

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  • Dune Zawadadzski

    • 2014/10/07 15:21:08

    I and my family went city tour with a great tour guide, Lisa. It was very good and enjoyable. All of my family wore Korean tradional clothing. It was fun. We also also ate Korean pan cake. It was so delicious . Good memory of Seoul !

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  • Mark

    • 2014/10/04 15:20:36

    I had a Folklk Villiage tour with Diane and it was very Fun.He acted like a local governer.Good actor^^

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  • Duncan Penny

    • 2014/09/27 15:19:30

    Korea, the land of morning calm, has gotten the most dynamic culture in the world.

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  • David Rozas

    • 2014/09/22 15:19:10

    What a great experience to make Korean rice cake !

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  • Ms.Agi na

    • 2014/09/20 15:18:51

    Its very hot but Korea folk village tour is very nice. Thanks to our guide.

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  • perrys

    • 2014/09/14 13:54:51

    Cosmojin tour guide and transportation are the best!!

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  • upiz

    • 2014/09/10 13:54:36

    This is where the Korean drama is being taken. “Dae Jang Keum” was taken here where my favorite “Lee Young Ae” played as main actress!!! Could not go away without taking a picture.

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  • love korea

    • 2014/08/18 13:54:13

    I felt I was walking around 600 years back Chosun. Traditional fashion was too beautiful and interesting to miss.

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  • kelly.ssy

    • 2014/07/17 13:53:56

    Korean folk music and performance was absolutely amazing and real

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  • tamia

    • 2014/07/17 13:53:41

    I was lucky to have a chance to take a picture with a Korean celebrity taking film at folk village.

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