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Capturing the Colorful Ihwa Mural Village

Almost three months into our stay here, and we’re still discovering new things to see. I love it! I found out about the mural village in Ihwa-dong while perusing through my Hallyu Official Tourist Guide. (“Hallyu” is basically Korea’s version of “Hollywood,” as in their pop culture including movies, TV dramas, music, games, etc.)

The Ihwa village is located on the slopes of Mt. Naksan, actually right by Naksan Park. As part of a project in 2006 to revitalize the neighborhood, 60 local artists painted murals and installed artwork, including sculptures, throughout the village. Today, visitors can explore the hills, narrow steps and walkways of the residential neighborhood and appreciate the colorful creations — all for free. Continue reading Capturing the Colorful Ihwa Mural Village

Korean Folk Village – a journey back in time

I feel like I’m slacking on my blog posts. Sorry, guys. Where does the time go?

Last weekend we traveled out of Seoul — I think, technically — to Yongin to visit the Korean Folk Village. We took the train to Sinnonhyeon Station (exit 6), and walked a bit to catch Express Bus 5001-1 to the park. Yes, it’s a park, a theme park re-creation of a Joseon Dynasty-era village.

We expected the weather to be warmer but no such luck. It was SO cold! Amazingly enough, there were still plenty of other tourists at the Korean Folk Village. The place is enormous, 245 acres to be exact. There’s a pretty river flowing through it, and mountains behind it, and lots of trees (which are unfortunately bare right now!). You can see and walk through many different types of traditional Korean houses — including a nobleman’s mansion, a large landowner’s house, a farmer’s house, a mountain village home, and traditional homes from Jeju island and Ullung island. Continue reading Korean Folk Village – a journey back in time