Seoul + Korean Folk Village / Hwaseong Fortress
Korean Folk Village (KFV) has since its foundation in 1974 been loved as a tourist destination that provides vivid cultural experience as well as traditional culture set in beautiful nature. It was created with a view to presenting the national culture to local and international tourists by collecting in one place the folk customs in our culture that have been passed down for a long time. The Joseon period village in KFV is composed of real houses relocated and reconstructed from different parts of the country, thus enacting the culture in daily life through four seasons based on thorough historical verification and consultation. Presenting experience-style outdoor exhibitions, craft in daily life continuing traditional methods, and seasonal customs marked by solar terms.
Hwaseong Fortress represents the pinnacle of 18th century architecture during the late Joseon Dynasty. It was elaborately designed to be both effective in defense and on the attack. It represents outstanding originality and beauty, and is considered among the finest works of Korea’s ancient architecture. The construction methods used encompass the strong points of both Asian and Western elements together. It was designated as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in December 1997.