Monday, November 16, 2009

Directions: Korean Folk Village, Suwon

The Korean Folk Village is a beautiful and interesting place to walk around and see some of the original Korean culture. It is a park-like setting you can spend anywhere from a few hours to a whole day there depending on how much detail you want to fit in.

It is a great place to see the flora and fauna of Spring and also a good place to experience some of the traditions associated with Korean holidays, such as Chuseok in the early Fall, or the Lunar New Year during the winter.

To get there:
  • Take the "Big 1" North to Suwon

  • Exit and go East at Suwon

  • You will see signs to the KFV follow them, by turning right at the lights when they tell you.

  • Follow this road south for about 5-10 minutes. You'll continue to see KFV signs, but they are a bit unclear.

  • Turn left when the signs tell you to (we usually follow the buses to find the turn more easily)

  • Follow this small road in to the KFV parking lot. There is a fee to park and a fee to get in. The best time to go is when they open.

1 comment:

Baby Bobby and Mama said...

I recently went there and found that taking the subway from Songtan to Suwon, then taking a cab from the station to the Folk Village was super easy and fun. The cab was only 18,000W. On the way home we decided to try the bus, having been told it was free and not that long of a ride -- WRONG!! Riding on the bus with a baby for 45 mins in a bumpy, crowded bus was lame enough, but then when we finally reached the Suwon station, the driver said we had to pay! It was clear he ripped us off, and even though it was only 2,000W it still was a bummer. In any case, I STRONGLY suggest avoiding the bus and either driving to the Folk Village yourself (there is a parking fee), or doing the subway and taxi.