Korean Folk Village, also known as Minsok Village is a sort of living museum. Korean folk Village is located in Yongin, a suburb just outside of Seoul. It is also near Korea’s largest amusement park, Everland.
Korean Folk Village was created to show how people from all different social classes lived during the Joseon Dynasty Era in Korea. Korean Folk Village introduces visitors to Koran history and culture through cultural class experiences, shaman faith ceremonies, seasonal customs and others.
Korean Folk Village has realistic recreations of a farming village, private house, official districts, Confucian academy, seodang (village school), a typical village street, a nobleman’s house and traditional workshops.
Performances such as, nongak (farmer’s music), martial art on horseback, traditional wedding ceremony, and others are held at Korean Folk Village.
There are also special seasonal events, such as, ”Welcome to Joseon.” Welcome to Joseon os held every May and is a performance that takes you back in time. There is also a large family park where the eruption of a volcano site, ice sledding site, and markets are located. Visitors can enjoy Korean traditional rice cake like jeungpyeon (steamed and fermented rice cake), injeolmi (rice cake coated with bean powder), bukeo-gui (grilled dried pollack), or pajeon (green onion pancake) along with dongdongju (traditional Korean liquor).
(1) Nongak (farmer’s music): 10:30 / 14:00
(2) Martial art on horseback: 11:30 / 15:00
(3) Traditional wedding ceremony (closed in December to February): 12:00 / 16:00
(4) Jultagi (tightrope walking) (closed on Monday): 11:00 / 14:30
(5) Gukak B-boy: 13:00 / 15:30
* In case of rain, the programs are subject to cancel.
Popular nearby, compatible sites for a private tour in Gyeonggi-do:
90 Minsokchon-ro, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do
경기도 용인시 기흥구 민속촌로 90 (보라동)
N/A (Open all year round)
[February-April] Weekdays 09:30-18:00 / Weekends 09:30-18:30
[May-September] Weekdays 09:30-18:30 / Weekends 09:30-19:00
[October-Mid-November] Weekdays 09:30-18:00 / Weekends 09:30-18:30
[Mid-November-January] Weekdays 09:30-17:30 / Weekends 09:30-18:00
Individuals: Adults (ages 19 and up) 15,000 won / Teens (ages 13-18): 12,000 won / Children 10,000 won
Groups: Adults 12,000 won / Teens 10,000 won / Children 8,000 won