Korean Folk Village

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Odd Custom of Living

Dec 28, 2006
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Pros:Shows how most Korean people lived up until the 1950s

Cons:Boring for children, seeing pigs eat waste products.

The Folk Village came highly recommended, but now I am wondering why. The village is a mock-up of similar living-villages in rural Korea. You do not need to pay to see this Folk Village as just nearby are actual working villages with farmers, fields, and families. But anyhow, back to the Folk Village. The houses and land show how Kthe majority of Koreans lived up until the 1950s. The most odd, intriging, and slightly confusing thing about the Folk Village were the black-skinned pigs. I was told the pigs were kept by each household in a stone enclosure next to the house. The pigs were fed scraps and human waste material (?)...no joke. I have been told the meat is the highest priced in Korea and very delicious, but I did not attempt to eat any after hearing what the pigs dine on. The Folk Village would suit someone interested in Korean history, but for a family, I know from experience, your children will constantly complain and want to leave it.

Recommend this product? No

Best Suited For: Students
Best Time to Travel Here: Sep - Nov

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