Suwon: Korean Folk Village & Hwaseong Fortress


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November 10th 2008
Published: November 11th 2008EDIT THIS ENTRY

Weekend excursion to Suwon to see the Korean Folk Village, Hwaseong Fortress, and the lovely Heather Mullett!


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After a few setbacks, we finally arrived at the Korean Folk Village just in time to see a traditional Korean wedding.
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It was a pretty elaborate ceremony, and thanks to a loud foreigner behind us, we had learned all about it by the time we left.
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After the ceremony the groom rode a horse through the village's "street" and the bride followed in this carriage carried by the men who preformed the wedding ceremony.
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Corn hung from the rafters of one of the village houses.
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Jeff helping out by grinding some wheat.
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Setting sun shining through one of the houses.
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All the walls in the village resembled this one made of mud and straw.
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Stone statues looking pretty jolly...or angry, I couldn't decide.
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Jeff walking around the water mill which used flowing water to grind grains.
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Setting sun on the river. In the background you can see a father and son crossing the river on stepping-stones.
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A courtyard of one of the houses. We took this picture so we can make one when we move home. It shouldn't be that hard......
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There were fields of kimchi pots which were made at the village's pottery kiln. Don't worry mom, I took pictures.
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Beautiful autumn relfections.
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A Korean gondola.
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The hug outdoor pottery kiln which, I am assuming, during the day is filled with kimchi pots.
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It stretched all the way up a hill behind the pottery workshop and was made of bricks and mud. It looked as though it had several different levels. I bet if we had gotten to the village at a decent hour someone would have explained to me why...
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Wooden folk statues at the entrance/exit of the village.
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The Paldalmun, or south gate, of Hwaseong Fortress.
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The Paldalmun was in the middle of a very busy round-about so we couldn't explore inside. Well, Jeff wanted to try but I didn't want to spend the weekend in a hospital.
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Beginning to climb the fortress wall.
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Seonodae, one of the many restored buildings found along the fortress wall.


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