|The Korean Folk Village ★★★|
The Korean Folk Village is a living museum which is consists of 260 traditional housing units withover 30,000 household goods representing each part of the country and their life style. In the FolkVillage, the foreign visitors can appreciate various cultures and customs of old Korea. All houseunits are furnished with things and olden days furnitures. Folk music and dance also can be enjoyedat the outdoor theater. So for local and international tourists who wants to learn and experience thegrace of Korea, it is the best place for them.
Open: daily 09:00-18:30
Admission fee: adult 8,500 won/ children 4,000-5,500 won
Information: (0331)283-2107 (in Korean)
How to go: take off at Suwon station on #1 line. Transfer to either shuttle bus or city bus #37, linking between Suwon station and the village
Korea House ★
Korea House is a traditional architecture style house in which foreign visitors can enjoy delicious real Korean foods. They serve Korean set menus in each dining room and serve buffets in the banquet halls. So the visitors can choose from either of them according to their desires of cuisine. There is a small auditorium for traditional Korean music and dance performances. A reservation is required in advance for the meal and the performance.
Open: daily 11:00-14:00 & 17:00-22:00 (closed Sunday)
How to go: exit #3, Chungmuro station(23) on Blue #4 line
Namsan Traditional Korean Houses ★
What you see in this village is almost identical to the village of traditional Korean houses for the upper classes that existed more than two hundred years ago. This village is distinguished its history,its architectural beauty, and the distinctive role it plays in an otherwise totally modern Seoul. In this area you could take part in some Korean typical events.
Open: daily 09:00-18:00
Admission fee: free
How to go: about 50m South from exit #3 or 4, Chungmuro station(21) on Orange #3 Line
Insadong is one of the most interesting walking routes for foreign tourists. Specially, every Sunday from 10am to 10pm, this area becomes a carless cultural market.
How to go: Anguk Station(18) on Orange #3 line
The National Theater of Korea ★
Nestled on the hem of Mt. Nam-san in the heart of Seoul, NTK has been the cradle for the performing arts in Korea for over four decades. NTK provides Open-air cultural services, offering crossover and cross-cultural programs with the attendance of professional musicians who blended high-class and popular music concerts, pops concerts, and orchestral and instrumental ensembles.
Performance: 18:00 on every Saturday (May thru Sep.)
Admission fee: free
How to go: about 700m South from exit #6, Dongguk Univ. station(22) on Orange #3 Line