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Jakarta Post

Great Escape to Old Korea

  • Bagus BT Saragih

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, October 3 2017   /  12:40 am

Get into the feel: More than 270 traditional Korean structures have been relocated at the one location.Hundreds of traditional houses silently retell old stories from the last empire in Korea.When you are in the Korean Folk Village (Min Sok Chon) and feel like you have travelled back to the past, it is because most of the structures there are from an earlier era.More than 270 traditional houses from the Joseon Dynasty, a reign that existed between the 1400s and the 1800s, were relocated from different places into the 245 acre site, according to an official tourist booklet.Located in Yongin in the province of Gyeonggi, the Korean Folk Village is dubbed a living museum. One thing that is obviously different from the dynasty era is that thousands flock to the area with dozens of buses lining up neatly at the parking lot. The village was founded in 1974 and has since become a popular tourist...