The front of a traditional house at Seongeup Fok Village.

Seongeup Folk Village Description

Seongeup Folk Village is located at the foot of Halla Mountain on Jeju Island and is a small village that holds a vast amount of culture. Cultural properties in the folk village have been handed down from generation to generation. As a result, there are well preserved residential houses, Confucian shrines, schools, ancient government offices, stone statues, large millstones, fortress ruins, and stone monuments. The folk village also has intangible cultural assets. For example, folk plays, native foods, local folk craftsmanship, and local dialect. Even the trees are an important part of the area’s heritage. Several zelkova and nettle trees that are hundreds of years old stand at the center of the village. Therefore, preserving the dignified atmosphere of a bygone era.

The Seongeup Folk Village shows the unique culture of Jeju Island. For example, black lava rock walls, straight but curvy alleys to block the wind, and the stone grandfather statues (Harubang). All these features have become a prime feature of the landscape and culture. The local black-haired pigs and tongsi (pigsty / restroom) are especially well-known characteristics of Jeju folk culture. The Jeju black pork is said to be very nutritious so they are a prized treat.


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