안녕하세요: Suncheon Naganeupseong Folk Village

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Merry Christmas, everyone!!

First thing first, I have successfully found a job and will be returning to the workforce this coming Thursday! I was hoping to pull up the number of blog posts this year to at least 68 (upon noticing how I ended with 8, 78 and 88 since I started in December 2013), but this looks kind of unattainable so I shall be a bit kinder to myself and reduce the target to 58, which is still a whooping 11 posts within this coming week. Definitely keeping my fingers crossed on that one..



Alright, here's continuing the documentation of my exploration in Suncheon with a post on Naganeupseong Folk Village 낙안읍성민속마을. According to history, there used to be 96 town fortresses in 334 villages but most of them were destroyed during the Japanese Colonial Rule from 1910 to 1945. Only a few fortresses survived in its original condition and among them, Naganeupseong is the most well-preserved with about 85 households and 229 people who are still living within the fortress.

To get to Naganeupseong Folk Village from Suncheon Open Film Location, take bus 77 from the bus stop opposite where you alighted, back to Suncheon Station. From Suncheon Station, you can (1) board bus 63 from the bus stop you alight at (opposite Suncheon Station at the three-way intersection) OR (2) walk over to Suncheon Station and take bus 16 or 68 at the bus stop right in front of the station. I took the first option but I encountered a weird guy who keeps talking to me even though I do not understand a word he was saying, so I walked along the main route to the next bus stop which turns out to be beneficial for me since all buses 16, 63 and 68 stop here! Thank you, weird guy.


₩4,000 admission fee for adults

Speaking of weird guy, I encountered a travel mate on this bus I took to Naganeupseong Folk Village. I thought I have missed my stop considering the journey was super long so I began looking around for someone I can asked, and found this Korean guy with the same map I gotten from the Visitor Centre in his hand. I peeped a bit, and realised he was heading to the same destination, so I just followed him all the way until I reached the ticket counter lolol. Technically that would not count as a "travel mate", but we ran into each other again at the bus stop outside when we were leaving, took the same bus, and he alighted a bus stop before me. But when I walked over to a different bus stop where I need to transfer to another bus to get to my final destination, BAM! he was there and heading to the same place as me. TV drama does not seem as far-fetched to me now ^.^

Okay, back to Naganeupseong Folk Village.


Changsung, Village Guardian God of Korea


People living here just like their ancestors did in the 14th century


The traditional thatch-roofed houses look the same too!


Everything spells beautiful and tranquility


Well, I do take great pictures! lololol jk



Within the folk village there are a couple of residences that offer different traditional workshops such as those that provide silk-farming, weaving, blacksmith, folk movie, traditional musical instrument, fishing and soybean fermenting experiences. There is simply no lack of things to do here!


Naganeupseong Folk Village is a filming site of Daejanggeum too


Caught a few kids feeding these cute rabbits


Drum tower in Naganeupseong Folk Village


Entering the Court House!


You wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of such corporal punishment..


Opened a random door and got shocked to death when I found this "person" inside



There are at times performances of traditional Korean music, farming music, tea ceremony, wedding parade and stuff. I am guessing this is one of the places these performances are held?


Fun at the swing



And that is all for Naganeupseong Folk Village! Apparently, this venue was the peaceful village where the beautiful lantern festival took place in episode 5 of the Korean drama hit "Moonlight Drawn by Clouds" starring Park Bo-gum and Kim Yoo-jung. Not that this was the reason I visited or that I have watched the drama, but I thought it will be a nice thing to know and place to visit especially if you are big fan of K-drama ^.^

Suncheonman Bay Wetland Reserve coming up,
Yvette

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