Korean Folk Village
Korean Folk Village
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  • csbernard
    Austin, Texas197 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    See the original Korea.
    If you truly want to experience the history and past of Korea then this village is a must. The food, the shows, the villages of the past are all so informative and wonderful to see and experience. The dances give you a feel of what it would have been like back years ago. You have to try the ice cream and the chicken kabobs. They have shows every hour on the hour. There is also a photo stop that you can dress in the traditional Korean clothes and have your picture taken. It makes you want to go back and watch Korean historical dramas. It is very true to form.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 October 2023
  • Leong Chee Sheng
    Singapore, Singapore334 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice tourist spot for young and old
    This place is really touristy, with well-maintained old Korean homes detailing the lives and history of Korean in the past. Enjoyable walk with activities for the young and old alike. There are folk performances in the central stage at different hours of the day, and there are cultural activities (pottery etc) and an amusement park. Perfect for a day of lounging, or complete in 3-4 hours. Only downside is that food here is boring and not really nice.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 October 2023
  • Europelover2014
    Chicago, Illinois3,615 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great even on a rainy day
    Unluckily, my only option to visit was a rainy day. Despite the on and off showers, I enjoyed the Village. In fact, I found the number of buildings rather overwhelming, but all were interesting. There was enough English for me to be satisfied that I understood what I was seeing. Despite the rain, there were two musical performance that I attended. Sadly, the performers were under-cover while I was only under an umbrella. Given the rain, I shortened my visit a little, but still spent 3 - 4 hours at the site. I did the trip from central Seoul. After considering the options, I took a KTX train to Suwon and picked up an Uber from there. (Somehow, I missed the main entrance to the train station where there is a well populated taxi area. I ended up in the bus transfer area where there was a taxi stand, but no taxi was waiting. Uber worked fine and easily found me at the taxi stand.) Cost was about $15 USD, but well worth it for me. I had considered the bus #4101, but was afraid I might miss the arrival at the Village. Now that I know the area, I think it would be hard to miss - and I could have monitored the stops on Naver, but live and learn. Another option would have been subway Line 1 to Suwon, but the train was faster and not much more expensive. Returning, I thought would catch bus 4101 back to Seoul, but was directed to the bus stop for bus 37, to Suwon Station. I couldn't read the bus stop schedule as it was all in Korean, and was uncertain which direction the 37 was headed as the stop was at a corner. So, I called an Uber and took that back to the station. I realized later that I could have used Google Translate to read the bus stops, but too late! I've included the above details in my review because I spent a long time determining how to get from Seoul to the KFV. My hotel would have called a taxi, but I decided to use the public options. In retrospect, I suspect Bus 4101 would have been easy. I hope to return to Seoul in the spring or early summer of 2024 and want to visit KVF again in better weather. Hopefully, I can see more performances and with longer hours of daylight, I can spend a longer time without a concern for returning to Seoul when I can still see where I'm headed.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 11 November 2023
  • Emma C
    Godalming, United Kingdom3,049 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great!
    I'd not heard of this place until a friend who lives locally asked if we wanted to go. I'm really glad we did as it is excellent! We spent hours here wandering around, watching the really entertaining shows, and generally learning what life was like back in the day. The highlight was definitely the nighttime show. It was absolutely freezing as it's outside, but I'm so glad we stuck it out as I've never seen anything like it! The food here was great too! The friends we came with have a 6 year old... he loved it and has been many times apparently.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 20 December 2023
  • marilou d
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome Tour Guide
    We enjoyed this tour especially with our awesome tour guide Helena. Very Knowledgeable and caring… Our driver & another tour guide trainee were great as well.. Highly recommended… Thanks Helena for a wonderful day♥️…
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 January 2024
  • Kate K
    20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommend Tagy Travel. Achieve their aim of providing unforgetable exoeriences with excellent tour guides
    Tagy Travel highly recommended. Three day trips taken in all with them in all, each well organised with superb tour guides. One day trip to Korean Folk Village, Yongsin and Hwaseong Fortress, Suwon, with a very knowledgeable and personable tour guide Mr Kwon (Thanks BJ!) A very memorable day immersed in Korean history and culture. The music and dance at the Korean Folk Village was stunning. Had a lovely meal with BJ at his recommended restaurant and became a instant tofu convert! Would love to return and go on a longer tour with Tagy Travel and see more of this beautiful and exciting country.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 April 2024
  • Jonathan
    Green Bay, Wisconsin4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Learning experience
    I went to see this Korean Folk Village to learn about their culture. I did came in winter like November. So I pretty much saw small parade with dancing and outfits. I learn about their Korean wedding culture. I didn't get much entertainments I was hoping for. So you best go during summer. I still enjoy it!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 11 May 2024
  • Lissette R
    North Bergen, New Jersey216 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An amazing all day place!
    This was an amazing place to visit. Spent all day here and even enjoyed renting the costume, I wish I would have stayed longer! Tons of dances, shows and so many beautiful things to see. The milk ice cream was delicious. I ordered a hot dog thinking I was getting a typical NY hot dog but to my surprise I receive da Korean one and it was delicious! Not was I was anticipating and more greasy but a good Korean surprise. Make sure you enjoy the parade, the shows inside and I truly spent the whole day here!
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 May 2024
  • TIersHasie
    Sydney, Australia890 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you're in the area it's really interesting and worth a visit! One stop shop for history and traditional buildings!
    You're not going to see much here that you won't see if you toured major parts of Korea. BUT for a inexpensive entrance fee you do get to see most type of traditional buildings you would have to travel across Korea to see (often rebuilt around the country anyway so is it that much less authentic?). I found it a great informative one stop shop, and quite a large place. I don't think you can do it all in 1hour and see most parts of the open air musuem. I'd easily allow for half a day, including some of the interactive shows (not too cringe). I came here to see rebuilt history and types of traditional housing and was not at all dissapointed. Lots of photo opportunities if you're into that, and not too crowdy given the vast size of the place. It isn't a real villiage or built from a real villiage as far as I'm aware, despite the fact that there are on-site residents.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 8 July 2024
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Cme1234
Singapore, Singapore1,033 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Solo
This place is very far away from city center. It is also a challenge to get there by public transport.

Unsurprisingly, it is not touristy given its location. It was quite empty when I visited. However, there was a slight drizzle and all the performances were unfortunately cancelled.

The visit was still rewarding as you get to see some very traditional houses which depict how the traditional Koreans lived. There was also a small amusement parks with some rides.

Overall, it is something different and it would be very good if you can catch the performances.
Written 11 August 2022
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TIersHasie
Sydney, Australia890 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
You're not going to see much here that you won't see if you toured major parts of Korea. BUT for a inexpensive entrance fee you do get to see most type of traditional buildings you would have to travel across Korea to see (often rebuilt around the country anyway so is it that much less authentic?).

I found it a great informative one stop shop, and quite a large place. I don't think you can do it all in 1hour and see most parts of the open air musuem. I'd easily allow for half a day, including some of the interactive shows (not too cringe).

I came here to see rebuilt history and types of traditional housing and was not at all dissapointed. Lots of photo opportunities if you're into that, and not too crowdy given the vast size of the place.

It isn't a real villiage or built from a real villiage as far as I'm aware, despite the fact that there are on-site residents.
Written 8 July 2024
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Emma C
Godalming, UK3,049 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
I'd not heard of this place until a friend who lives locally asked if we wanted to go. I'm really glad we did as it is excellent! We spent hours here wandering around, watching the really entertaining shows, and generally learning what life was like back in the day. The highlight was definitely the nighttime show. It was absolutely freezing as it's outside, but I'm so glad we stuck it out as I've never seen anything like it! The food here was great too!

The friends we came with have a 6 year old... he loved it and has been many times apparently.
Written 20 December 2023
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Leong Chee Sheng
Singapore, Singapore334 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
This place is really touristy, with well-maintained old Korean homes detailing the lives and history of Korean in the past. Enjoyable walk with activities for the young and old alike. There are folk performances in the central stage at different hours of the day, and there are cultural activities (pottery etc) and an amusement park. Perfect for a day of lounging, or complete in 3-4 hours. Only downside is that food here is boring and not really nice.
Written 11 October 2023
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csbernard
Austin, TX197 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
If you truly want to experience the history and past of Korea then this village is a must. The food, the shows, the villages of the past are all so informative and wonderful to see and experience. The dances give you a feel of what it would have been like back years ago. You have to try the ice cream and the chicken kabobs.

They have shows every hour on the hour. There is also a photo stop that you can dress in the traditional Korean clothes and have your picture taken. It makes you want to go back and watch Korean historical dramas. It is very true to form.
Written 8 October 2023
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LucyDam13
Hanoi, Vietnam5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
Good place to go. The entrance fee is 20KRW person. I with my friends came here and explore by ourselves. But we get lost because the direction show on the map which we took a picture at the entrance gate, but it is so mess up, we can not find the way and we missed all shows there. So take the papper map for sure.
Written 26 January 2020
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Kate K
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Tagy Travel highly recommended. Three day trips taken in all with them in all, each well organised with superb tour guides. One day trip to Korean Folk Village, Yongsin and Hwaseong Fortress, Suwon, with a very knowledgeable and personable tour guide Mr Kwon (Thanks BJ!) A very memorable day immersed in Korean history and culture. The music and dance at the Korean Folk Village was stunning. Had a lovely meal with BJ at his recommended restaurant and became a instant tofu convert! Would love to return and go on a longer tour with Tagy Travel and see more of this beautiful and exciting country.
Written 25 April 2024
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Abbydelight
Penang Island, Malaysia102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
A theme park where you can experience the traditional Korean culture. The music and dancing shows and traditional Korean wedding ceremony are enjoyable. There is an amusement park. I love the slow pace here. Overall, it is fascinating!
Written 6 January 2020
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philfrkr
Paris, France13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Good experience and food. You can experience a wide variety of the ancient korean cultures and traditionnal food in a very short amount of time. Of course it is just a small amout of what this country and culture has to offer but it is a nice overview.
Written 18 April 2023
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Jonathan
Green Bay, WI4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
I went to see this Korean Folk Village to learn about their culture. I did came in winter like November. So I pretty much saw small parade with dancing and outfits. I learn about their Korean wedding culture. I didn't get much entertainments I was hoping for. So you best go during summer.
I still enjoy it!
Written 11 May 2024
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