korea – day3 – korean folk village

April 5, 2008 – 5:46 pm

one of my favorite places to visit as a kid was minseokchun (korean folk village). for the americans the closest analogy would be… korean version of williamsburg colonial village. it’s also where they taped various korean period tv shows like “daejanggeum”.

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it doesn’t sound very exciting. why would this be such a fun place to go to on a vacation so far away? i dunno. probably memories from when i was a kid. and i like history. history was always a subject i didn’t have to study that hard for, it just seemed to come naturally. ironically, i have one of the worst memories in history.

there’s plenty to do. they have different performances throughout the day. starting with traditional dancing:

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some seesaw and tight rope performances:

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then a reenactment of a traditional korean wedding. not sure if he looks very excited that he’s getting married for the 100th time:

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i guess horseback riding and archery were a big thing too:

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there’s also some old school playgrounds. here’s me attempting to swing. but failing due to some residual pain in my knee:

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then of course we can’t forget the food. joseph had the kalgooksoo with some grilled pork on a stick. i had soojaebi. the food at the village is really good. usually tourist spot food stinks, but they do a great job of trying to be authentic.

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whoops. i guess we forgot to take pictures of the pork =P