Korean Folk Village

Yesterday (Sat. May 27) I went to the Korean Folk Village with my host family. It is located south of South near Suwon and it is a famous tourist attraction for both Koreans and foreigners. When I woke up in the morning I looked out the window and it was raining. I was so disappointed to see the rain because I had been looking forward to going there for a long time but we went anyway.
 
We left around 10:00ish is the morning and we had an hour drive there. By the time we got there the rain stopped and it didn’t rain all afternoon! I really enjoyed my time with my host family at the Korean folk village. We saw all kinds of traditional housing in different parts of Korea and activities Koreans used to do (e.g. shoe making with straw, cotton weaving, silk weaving, etc). There were different traditonal Korean games you could play and go on the sea saw. I even got my name written in the Korean characters and I tried out the swing too! We ate kimbap for lunch and took lots of fun pictures! We watched the equestrian feats which wasn’t a typical a horse show but in this show they rode on the horses and did all kinds of tricks on them, they even shot arrows at a target! All the people who worked there even wore traditional Korean clothes too!
 
My host mom told me that they have to leave early (around 3pm). I was disappointed to hear that because we had planned this event together for over a month now. So, I decided to stay until 5:30pm to see more shows. I stayed and watch three other shows: see saw swing performance, single rope trapeze, and a musical dance using the traditional instruments. I was about to see the traditional Korean wedding ceremony but it down poured on us! Ah…so close!
 
I took the shuttle bus to Suwon subway station at 5:30pm. When I got to Suwon subway station and asked someone where exactly we were on the subway map and I was shocked to find out where we were!! I discovered at that point I was very far from where I live. I took only three different subway trains and transfered only twice but I didn’t end up getting home till 8:30pm! I communte a lot in Seoul but I have never traveled that far on the subway at one time!
 
I forgot to bring my I pod to listen to music so I bought an English newspaper (The Korea Times) and I was very suprised to find out how cheap it was – 700 won which is about 70 cents!! Cheap!
 
Though it was very tiring traveling home it was worth staying the extra couple of hours to see some more shows. It was a great day and I’m really glad I got the chance to finally go!! If you are in Korea, it a must to go there!
 

About Andrea

I am from Whitby, Ontario. I have lived in Romania for 9 years as a missionary but I am currently in Canada on a sabbatical break at this time. I have also lived in South Korea for a year and I have also been to Russia, Uganda, Albania and the Czech Republic on short-term mission trips. In 2012, God also gave me an amazing opportunity to go to Mozambique for the Harvest Mission School with Iris Ministries as well. I love children, reaching out to people who are in need and vulnerable, I have a passion to fight against the injustice issue of human trafficking and to simply share the love of Jesus wherever I go. I also love cats too and I have a cat of my own named Minnie!
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1 Response to Korean Folk Village

  1. ye says:

    The house looks so pokey!

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