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Seongeup Folk Village - Korea
Visiting the Seongeup Folk Village in northeastern Jeju is like stepping back to a time before honking horns, flashing neon and a Parisian bakery on every corner.

Seongeup Folk Village - Korea
The village is located in the middle of a wide plain on the island. With the oreum (which refers to a tiny volcanic zone that contains a volcanic cone) surrounding it like a folding screen, you are likely feel at peace in this place.
Seongeup Folk Village - Korea
Seongeup  is the best preserver of ancient Korean traditions. It became designated as a Folk Village because of its vast cultural heritage.
Seongeup Folk Village - Korea
When you visit the Seongeup Folk Village, Jeju you would find that there are various residential houses, shrines of Confucius, schools and many ancient government offices, millstones and ruins of fortresses.

Seongeup Folk Village - Korea
This is a great place to learn, displaying so much sort of Korean Traditional things. You will be able to learn lots of exciting Korean culture
Seongeup Folk Village - Korea
Many still live in these traditional thatched houses, but if the gate poles outside their house are all on the floor, then you are free to enter.

Seongeup Folk Village - Korea
Besides the residential buildings, there are Confucian shrines, old government offices, stone structures, fortress ruins, ox-pulled millstones, black lava rock walls and dolharubang, the last two being unique to the island.
Seongeup Folk Village - Korea
The unique characteristics of Jeju architecture are simplicity, practicality, harmony with surrounding landscape and constructed using locally available natural materials.

Seongeup Folk Village - Korea
Seongeup was designated Provincial Folk Material #5 and was promoted to National Folk Asset #188 in June of 1984.
Seongeup Folk Village - Korea
The local black-haired pigs and tongsi (pigsty / restroom)
are especially well-known characteristics of Jeju folk culture.


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