The Korean Folk Village opened in 1974. In it there are more than 260 traditional houses from different regions of the country. In winter when the river freezes over, there is a sled field, which is great fun. There are also performances of traditional Korean forms of entertainment and games, including tightrope walking and seesawing.
There is a free shuttle bus service from the tourist information office next to Suwon station. But, you must purchase your Korean Folk Village admission tickets first. The bus journey takes about 35 minutes.
There are three levels of admission ticket:
12,000 won gives you admission to the folk village and its amenities and performances.
14,000 won also gives you admission to the musems on the site.
16,000 won also gives you admission to the amusement park
Unless, you are going to spend all day there, I recommend the 12,000 won ticket, as it takes half a day just to wander around the folk village and see the performances there. I bought the 14,000 won ticket, but didn't have time to see the three museums, as I was going to spend the second half of the day walking around Hwaseong Fortress.
Opening hours: 09.00-17.00 (winter); 09.00-18.30 (summer)
The Korean Folk Village has been used as the location for shooting historical TV dramas, including the most popular one ever made, Dae Jang Geum, which was shown all over the Far East.