Photos of Korean Folk Village, Gyeonggi Province, Korea

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Korean Folk Village, Gyeonggi Province

Minsok village is a living museum near Suwon, south of Seoul in the province of Gyeonggi-do (Gyeonggi Province). It displays elements of traditional Korean life and culture, with many replicas of traditional houses that belonged to the different social classes (peasant, landowner, yangban) from various regions. It also displays traditional woodworking and metalworking techniques and has a traditional street market.

Watching a horse show
 
Kimchi jars
 
Mortar and pestle
 
Traditional Korean wedding
 
Thatched farmhouse
 
Traditional flute making
 
Korean Folk Village
 
Traditional house
 
Traditional thatched farmhouse
 
Display traditional culture
 
First birthday celebration
 
Samu Inori dance performance
 
Samu Inori dance performance
 
Samu Inori dance performance
 
Samu Inori dance performance
 
Ropewalker performance
 
Ropewalker performance
 
Playing ''Tuko'
 
Temple with its stupa
 
Korean Folk Village
 
Korean Folk Village
 
Korean Folk Village
 
Korean Folk Village
 
Woodcarving shop
 

There is also an open air theatre where performances are held: horsemanship, Korean wedding ceremonies, rope walking and traditional dances, like "Pungmul" or "Nongak", a traditional drum dance, comprising music, acrobatics and folk dance. These were traditionally performed in rice farming villages in order to ensure and to celebrate good harvests. The dancers playing small "sogo" drums, wear "sangmo" hats with a long ribbon that is twirled around while they sometimes perform acrobatic moves.

There is an amusement park for children, with rides and games like playing "Tuko", a traditional game where they try to throw arrows into a pot. The Korean Folk Museum has displays and models of traditional Korean village culture from the late Joseon period.