Korean Folk Village - Part 2 of 2

The Korean Folk Village features over 250 traditional houses and buildings on many acres of land.  You could easily spend most of the day walking through the village.  Just inside the main gate, there is a collection of restaurants and gift shops selling all of the classic Korean souvenir items and a few unique, locally made things.  Walk through this area and the village becomes a beautiful, natural-looking environment with numerous houses, gardens, trees, flowers, animals, demonstrations, and performances.  The village employees are all dressed in traditional clothing and there are even a couple places where you can try on some of the clothing yourself for pictures.  The village appeared to a popular place for both tourists and Korean nationals to visit.

A field ready for planting.

This man was handweaving straw sandals which you could purchase at some of the gift shops.

Johnnie tries out an old bucket carrying system.

Not sure that broom would clean anything, especially dirt floors :)

A traditional Korean "top hat"

"Chestnuts roasting on an open fire..."

At the far end of the village is the Bazaar area.  Here there is a large food court with many different options for Korean food and drinks with lots of seating areas.  There are also more gift shops and vendors.

We found this mannequin leaning over the railing, must have had a rough night :)

Hopping along the stepping stones to cross the river.

There were old punishment and torture devices on display at the Government Office that you could try.  This particular one was used for beating the person tied to it with sticks.

There is a Buddhist temple on the side of the village you can visit.

"A people without the knowledge of their past history,
origin, and culture is like a tree without roots."
~ Marcus Garvey 

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