I went to Yongin Folk Village during Chuseok 2009. Chi Won’s parents dropped me off in front of the Yongin’s Folk Village’s gate before they drove off to meet their relatives during Chuseok. I wished Chi Won could come along but she had to work!! Being a doctor is just too hard..bla bla bla.
This place is huge. You may need at least 3-4 hours to appreciate it. One of the reasons is because the performances are done as scheduled and if you miss any one of them, then they won’t have a repeat. I was lucky because I could see people making Korean rice cake – songpyeon traditionally and at the same time filled my stomach! I could still remember the taste till now. Makes me wanna run to any Korean restaurant now and ask them to make me one.*salivating*
Filming Location: Daejanggeum (Jewel of the palace) , The Man and the King
Open: From 0900 to 1830, time may change between seasons.
12,000 won / inclusive of Museum is 15,000 won / full package is 18,000 won
Full Package: Includes fees for Admission, Korean Traditional Haunted House, Folk Village & World Folklore Village, Facilities in the Family Park
How to Go:
1- From Exit No. 6 of Gangnam Subway Station (Seoul Subway Line No. 2) or Exit No. 7 or Yangjae Subway Station (Seoul Subway Line No. 7), take City Express Bus No. 1560 or 5000-1 and get off at Korean Folk Village (30-40 minute ride).
2- At Jamsil Subway Station (Subway Line No. 2) take City Express Bus No. 1116. (one hour and 10-20 minute ride)
Why not equip yourself with Korean survival phrases before you go? It has helped me a lot and it should be the same for you too. ^^ Get Lonely Planet Korean Survival Phrases book to accompany you in Korea.