Varying programs such as kite or fan-making take place throughout the year, and the site is a popular spot
for Korean families to celebrate the Lunar New Year by soaking in the culture of their ancestors.
But perhaps one of the most interesting offerings of Namsan Folk Village is that most weekends you can catch
a traditional Korean wedding taking place in full costume with live traditional music.
As an added point of interest, Namsan Hanok Village is home to a time capsule buried in 1994 on the occasion
of Seoul’s 600th anniversary. The capsule contains thousands of items, and is slated to be opened in 2394 after
400 years underground. The opening of the time capsule will mark the city’s millennial anniversary. The time capsule
complex is hidden at the back of the village up the hill, so while you’re there take a short detour to stand in
the center of the uniquely constructed complex and try to envision the opening hundreds of years from now. An eerie
experience, to say the least.
Namsan Village is undoubtedly a must-see for anyone who has an inkling of interest in traditional Korean culture
November to March: 9:00am-6:00pm
April to October: 9:00am-7:00pm
June to August: 9:00am-8:00pm
Note: The village is closed every Tuesday, however the traditional garden areas are still accessible.
Directions to Namsan Folk Village: Head to exit 3 of Chungmuro Station, Line 4.