Korean Folk Village

Ross in Costume at Korean Folk Museum

Ross in Costume at Korean Folk Museum

Korean Folk Village

The Korean Folk Village near Suwon, South Korea, is immense! It’s packed full of exhibits outdoors showcasing the traditional ways Koreans lived thousands of years ago. There were acrobats doing amazing stunts while riding horses. There was a traditional wedding ceremony. This is a great way to learn about the traditional culture of Korea’s past.

Jon and Danielle at Korean Folk Village

Jon and Danielle at Korean Folk Village

 

 

My co-worker, Jon, and I were walking away after seeing the acrobats on the horses when a female voice said, “Jon!” It turned out to be Danielle, the teacher I had replaced at school. The Korean Folk Village may be immense, but ‘it’s a small world after all.’

Hwaseong Fortress

Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon

Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon

Ross With Bell at Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon

Ross With Bell at Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon

After a long hot and humid day at the Korean Folk Village we were very tired, but up for one last adventure for the day. The Hwaseong Fotress in Suwon is another site not too far from the Korean Folk Village. The fortress was built by the 22nd Joseon king, Jeongjo. Jon and I walked up many steps on a very steep hill. The view of Suwon at the top was awesome. We walked around and followed the fortress wall. I kept thinking that there was some sort of building behind the fortress. The information center had closed so we were on our own without a map. The fortress wall was pretty cool. What a workout though. Jon, who’s moving to the Suwon area, may now walk up these stairs for exercise. It’s very peaceful place once you make it to the top…and don’t pass out.

Now that’s a bell!

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About Rossman In Your Head

I'm a screenwriter, filmmaker and video editor. I grew up in NY, lived in Los Angeles for 18 years and now taking on Las Vegas. Hobbies include photography, live music and comedy, volleyball, iced-blended mochas and movies of course!

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