Korean Folk Village
The Korean Folk Village is located near Everland in Yongin, a suburb of Seoul in the Gyeonggi province, South Korea. The Korean Folk Village is a living museum and it occupies an area of about 243 acres in a natural environment.
In the Korean Folk Village there are also traditional restaurants, a traditional market and various workshops showcasing all the traditional Korean crafts, including metalwork, woodwork, fans, musical instruments and a lot more.
Try some Kimchi
Kimchi is a traditional food of Korea. It is a fermented product at low temparature to preserve the food. Kimchi was born since 7th century, fresh vegetables are pickled to prepare for long winter when cultivation was practically unavailable. Generally, the types of kimchi can be categorized by season or region. Even until today, kimchi is served in every Korean meal. Some people may love kimchi very much but not all.
While visiting Korea, you too can learn to make Kimchi! There are a variety of classes and cultural experience programs depending on how much time you have and how much you would like to learn!
Korean barbecue, or gogi gui, refers to the Korean method of grilling beef, pork, chicken, or other types of meat. Such dishes are often prepared at the diner’s table on gas or charcoal grills that are built into the center of the table itself. Some Korean restaurants that do not have built-in grills provide portable stoves for diners to use at their tables.
Korean barbecue comes with various banchan (side dishes), among which, green onion salad called Pajori and a fresh vegetable dish including lettuce, cucumbers, and peppers invariably accompanies meat dishes at restaurants. A popular way of eating Korean barbecue is to wrap the meat with lettuce and add condiments such as – pajori (spicy scallion salad) and ssamjang (a spicy paste made of doenjang mixed with gochujang).
Visit a Korean Sauna
Korean sauna is a great experience if you are a wellness fanatic. Korean saunas are rather different from any other spas around the world and quite cheap by western standards. In Korean sauna establishments you can find the traditional Korean kiln sauna, as well as steam rooms and dry saunas and you can have body scrubs and traditional Korean massage.
Koreans love going to the sauna, and most of them will head to one at least once a week for a good clean and soak. There are local ones in every neighborhood, where less than $5 will gain you admission. There are also ultra-luxurious ones with all kinds of themed pools and room, as well as sleeping rooms where you can spend the night. Some are strictly single-gender, since you bath naked, while others have areas where you put on a robe and everyone can relax together.