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Welcome to Joseon Dynasty: Korean Folk Village Updated: 2019-04-25 19:14:41 KST

Dressed in traditional clothes, horse-riders perform highly-skilled techniques.
The crowd answers with a round of applause.
The Korean Folk Village has organized a special cultural festival- 'Welcome to Joseon.'

"It's been fun and educational. It's nice that you can get to go through the traditional layout of how Korea used to be and the food is good, too."

The Joseon dynasty era lasted for about five hundred years from the late 1300s to the late 1800s.
Surrounded by Joseon-style architecture and props, actors dressed in traditional outfits perform skills on horseback, as well as holding a traditional wedding ceremony and a concert to celebrate the local governor's birthday.
And visitors can get involved too, through a range of hands-on activities.
The stamp tour gives you an opportunity to try out different costumes from the Joseon Dynasty.

"You can get stamps at different spots around the Korean Folk Village. Once you have collected all of them, you will be given this 'Hopae' - an identification tag used during the Joseon Dynasty."

The Korean Folk Village's surroundings add to the feeling that visitors really have stepped back in time.

"Just so many programs, there's so many things. The nature here is very nice, too. The air is nice. So it's a very nice place to come. I feel like every foreigner who comes to Seoul must come to the Korean Folk Village to kind of have an experience."

The Korean Folk Village's 'Welcome to Joseon' festival runs through June 23.
More information about the venue can be found on its official website.
Kan Hyeong-woo, Arirang News
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