Autumn in Korea: Korean Folk Village

This year, my family and I got the chance to visit South Korea again, in time for their beautiful autumn season. We booked a 6-day private tour with Here Korea (will write a review soon!), and for our first day we visited the Korean Folk Village and Suwon Hwaseong Fortress.

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In this village, expect to get a glimpse of the Korean way of life way back in the Joseon Dynasty
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We got to see different housing types: this one is a commoner’s house! Notice the difference in roofing materials from the structure above, which is inside the governor’s office compound.
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This captured my interest because this weird structure houses a water mill.
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There was also an area where you could observe traditional crafts, and the typical look of their shops. Yes, that’s an actual person working!
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There are also shows showing traditional dances, as well as martial arts and a traditional wedding. We were visiting with a lot of school kids on their field trip, and I could tell that both the kids and us adults enjoyed the shows.
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And all of that against the perfect autumn background! I would seriously recommend including this place in your itinerary if you’re in South Korea during autumn.
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One of my favorite photos, mainly because of the splendid background and my cute grandma in the middle. 🙂
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It was an extremely beautiful day to be exploring the whole place, and I couldn’t be more thankful that (1) we learned a lot about Korean culture in this place, and (2) our timing (the weather and the autumn foliage) was spot on! 🙂

and to summarize:

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*Forgot that this was a jpeg. Link to the transportation info here!

Thanks for reading, and feel free to leave your thoughts/comments/suggestions below! 🙂

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