If you aren’t tired of Korean history yet then you should come with me to the Korean Folk Village. This village is another replica of old times where small markets and old houses made of wood are placed around a cute lake/river-something and pretty rice fields (or so I think, maybe they were corn, who knows?).
My friend and I just took the subway, got off and jumped on a bus which put us off just outside the village. It’s not far from Seoul center and it’s super convenient to get there.
The ticket was 15.000 Won and you can pay by whatever card you have (like Visa, Mastercard or Unionpay and cash of course). When you arrive, the big gate is surrounded by happy tourists and children wearing the traditional Hanbok dress.
Inside you can walk around the village to explore old life and the coolest part is that the staff of the park are dressed up in traditional clothing as well. During the day, they are performing different kinds of ceremonies and shows from old Korean times which is very real (I almost felt like I was going back in time).
My friend and I went to see a wedding ceremony, a dancing show and horseback riding (not recommending this though, the horses looked like they were in pain). Anyway, the other shows were brilliant and the audience were clapping and cheering when the dancers jumped up in the air.
If you aren’t in for all the noise and dancing, you can also walk down to the river side, take a selfie in the green fields and sit down in the small pavilions with a good book.
When you’re hungry, you can go to the market place and taste some Korean dishes as well but remember, Koreans love spicy so if you aren’t in for that, take care (I ate biscuits all afternoon because of my fright of spicy food, haha).
More info about this place: http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=264121
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