Farmer's House in the Southern Part: Reproduction of a 19th century peasant's house as found in Changanri, Changsongkun, Chollanam-do. There is only one straight-line wing to this house. The wooden floor room is between the inner & the minor rooms. The existence of 2 wooden-floor veranda in front of the inner room & at the side of the minor room denotes the openness characteristic of farmer's houses in this part of Korea.
KOREAN FOLK VILLAGE: A museum & learning center for traditional Korean culture where the Korean way of life in the 19th century is being replicated in an authentic village atmosphere with more than 250 houses & buildings representing all parts.
Pictured are totem poles which were used to protect the village from evil spirits in the olden days.
Designed to take after a traditional Korean country town, Korean Folk Village contains many architectural styles of buildings representing different regions and lifestyles across the nation, including thatch-roofed farmer's houses, a mansion for the noble class, a provincial government office and so on. Especially interesting are the Korean people dressed in native costumes 'living the traditional lives,' who wander about the village and work in a marketplace and various kinds of shops where folk crafts are manufactured and on display. It offers the several times daily performances of traditional music, dance and other folk arts.
The paper is made by boiling mulberry bark, mixing
it with dakpul sap (grass sap) and letting it dry after
stirring the mixture in a pail.
This is an authentic re-creation (as far as I could tell) of a traditional Korean village. Here is life as it was in Korea, prior to industrialization.
Traditionally, Kimchi are made by placing cabbages and the spices into an earthen pot. The pots are then sealed and buried underground for the winter.
A most facinating a colourful performance!
I witnessed the performers playing musical instruments and dancing to the beat in a circular motion.
This is a MUST SEE if you visited the folk village
Flanked by lagre ondol (heated from below) rooms, the main floor (taechong) served as the main office space for the magistrate.
MAIN OFFICE: The local administrative chief had jurisdiction over not only administrative affairs but also over judicial matters.
Young students were brought by their teachers on this learning excursion to experience the village which feature traditional furniture & products.
You will get a view into rural life as it used to be and if you're lucky (it happens frequently) you can witness a traditional wedding ceremony, and they do in fact marry.