korean folk village

    No visit to Korea is complete without a trip to the Folk Village, easily reached on a day trip from Seoul. A collection of buildings brought together from different regions and time periods, people clad in period clothing, plus artisans, fortunetellers, a tea shop and brewery, folk performances and a traditional wedding ceremony all make for a place that can't be beat. If you want to pack a lot of Korean culture into a one-day excursion the Folk Village is the place to do it.Korean Folk Village

The Folk Village is a place where people actually live and work so the hours can be a bit flexible, though 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (4 p.m. in the winter) seems to be the norm.
The Farmers Dance is at noon and 3:30 on weekdays and not to be missed - if you're not too proud you can go out and join in. Probably won't look too cool but it's quite fun.
The wedding ceremony takes place at 1:30 and 4 p.m. on national holidays and at other times depending on the day and season.
The easiest (and most expensive) way is to buy a tour from Seoul. Check our travel specials page for details on pricing and hotel pick-up.
Subway/National Rail: take the 'subway' (it becomes a train once you leave the city) to Suwon Station. Outside the station you'll see a ticket office and bus stop for the folk village. Buses leave for the short ride to the village every hour on weekdays and every half-hour on weekends.
Bus: Buses direct to the village leave from Seoul's Nambu Bus Terminal (near the orange line's Nambu Bus Terminal Station) every 20 minutes (very approximately) from 10:20 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. You can also take bus number 100-2 from Seoul's Chamsil Intersection directly to the village.  
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