Preserving culture is about not forgetting.
South Korea went from a third world economy to the thirteenth wealthiest country in the world in a matter of fifty years. This explosion of growth brought with it fear. Fear of loosing track of who the Koreans were, and the struggles they went through. This is a healthy fear. It’s important for us all to not forget where we came from so that we can build better lives for us and our children.
As a result of this need to remember, many Korean folk villages have been set up around the country. These are outdoor villages that simulate how life was before the dramatic changes of the modern world.
Suwon Folk Village is one of these places, and it’s a great place to experience the past ways of life that still influences modern Korean culture.
Life within the home:
Life outside the home: