The Korean Folk Village offers different shows to revive the vibrant culture of their past. You get to enjoy different festivals all year round, art performances and traditional ceremonies.
FARMERS’ MUSIC AND DANCE
Nongak, the traditional farmers’ music, is a street parade or dance choreography accompanied by acrobatic moves while playing the drums and wind instruments.
Although today it is perceived as a form of entertainment, it originated from a communal rite of praying for peace and prosperity in a family or neighborhood.
The dancers went on and on, skipping and flipping, but you don’t get bored at all watching such joyful presentation!
THE EQUESTRIAN SHOW
I sat down not expecting much from this event, but halfway through the show, I found myself on the edge of my seat watching every move as the riders rode backwards, reverse and sideways!
They executed splendid horse-riding techniques combined with archery, martial arts and hunting skills.
It was my first time to watch a horse show and I was impressed with the horseback standing and tumbling stunts. Brilliant show!
TRADITIONAL WEDDING CEREMONY
Another fun performance I witnessed that day was a traditional Korean wedding.
The ceremony was performed from the arrival of the bride and groom, up to their departure.
I’ve always been fascinated with traditional weddings of different cultures. This was a satisfying experience for me.
I wonder what it feels like to work as a “groom” or “bride”, to get married every day? 😛
A gama, the small palanquin where the bride is carried off after the ceremony…
Along the streets, you’ll also find traditional shops where someone would show you how things were done in the ancient times.
Some of the craft demonstrations are woodworking and metalworking techniques.
Every corner you go in this village, you’ll see something interesting to do.
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