Korean Folk Village
Never miss a visit to the Korean Folk Village. It is a reproduction village constructed on a site 990 square kilometers large, it will give you an accurate understanding of daily life and customs of the old Korea. A very informative experience. The stay with my friend's friend home was an enriching experience. I am lucky to have Chae Hyun and Eong Jun to show me a look into their day to day life in a korean household in Suwon. My perception of living here in the states totally turned upside down!
Thank you dear girls and I hope you won't mind it so much that I took the liberty to introduce you here at VT......
Geojunggi is a constructional instrument used to heavy objects. In the late era of Joseon Dynastyin 1792, a Silhak scholar, Jeong Yak Yong made it using the principle of pullers and it was used to Suwon-Hwaseong Fortress. Jeong Yak Yong greatly reduced the construction time of Suwon-Hwaseong Fortress by using instruments like Geojunggi. This is stand in the exchibition hall at Independence Hall of Chunan-sl.
Jangan-mun Gate, the main gate of Suwon Hwasung, is on opposite side of Baldal-mun Gate. It’s less famous for tourists than Baldal-mun Gate but I think it’s more attractive place and worth seeing because you can see it from closer point than Baldal-mun Gate and can walk in and around it. It has almost same structure as Namdaemun Gate in Seoul but it’s a little bigger than Namdaemun Gate. If you don’t have time to see all around Suwon Hwasung, I do recommend that you visit Jangan-mun Gate at least. You can see Baldal-mun Gate, the most well-known gate in Suwon Hwasung, from the window of a taxi on your way to Jangan-mun Gate anyway.
Korean Folk Village
The Korean Folk Village is a great park on the outskirts of Suwon that displays traditional Korean architecture, farming, food, clothing and other things in a real setting (rather than a museum). Watch as the Koreans in traditional clothing cook food in their wood roofed houses. Try traditional Korean candies and other foods. KFV has several restaurants and gift shops as well.
It's a great place for a stroll.
The scale of the Hwangseong fortress wall can be best seen from wide grassy slopes around the north-west corner. The road ducks underneath the wall by a modern tunnel, but sweeping around above is the thick, majestic original wall. It is, of course, far higher on the outside than on the inside.
The Dongbuk Gongsimdon was an observation tower, oval in shape, and carefully positioned so as to see into the distance. The walls are lined with gun holes for defense.
Just below the Dongbuk Gongsimdon is an archery range, which is available to anyone who comes along. This is not toy stuff though, but a proper full-scale range with professional equipment. Just alongside is one of Suwon’s truly spectacular public toilets in case there is a need. Even if not, it is worth checking it out to see what all the fuss is about.