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|Located at the foot of Halla Mountain on Jeju Island, Seongeup Folk Village is a small town that holds a vast amount of culture.
Cultural properties in the folk village have been handed down from generation to generation and include treasures such as residential houses, Confucian shrines and schools, ancient government offices, stone statues, large millstones (pulled by horses or ox), fortress ruins, and stone monuments. Among the cultural gems of the folk village are intangible cultural assets such as folk plays, native foods, local folk craftsmanship, and local dialect. Even the trees are an important part of the area’s heritage. Several zelkova and nettle trees that are hundreds of years old stand at the center of the village, preserving the dignified atmosphere of a bygone era.
The Seongeup Folk Village shows the unique culture of Jeju Island: the black lava rock walls, the straight but curvy alleys to block the wind, and the stone grandfather statues (Harubang), which have become a prime feature of the landscape. The local black-haired pigs and tongsi (pigsty / restroom) are especially well-known characteristics of Jeju folk culture. The Jeju black pork is said to be very nutritious.
|N/A (Open all year round)|
|Tour Course Information|
|South Gate → Yeonjamae (ox-pulled millstone) & Gopyeongo’s old house → Gosangeun’s old house → Bangjuk → Jeongeuihyeon → zelkova tree & hackberry tree → lgwanheon (ancient administration building) → Leeyeongsuk’s old house → Jeongui Hyanggyo→ Hanbongil’s old house → South Gate|
|Only allowed with dog collar and pet waste bags|
|From Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal take an Intercity Bus to Beonnyeong-ro.
Get off at ’Seongeup 1(il)-ri' (성읍리) samuso.
Go around the corner and walk along the road for about 200m.
Bus - travel time: 1hr, 40min
From Seogwipo Intercity Bus Terminal take the Dongilju bus.
Get off at ‘Pyoseon-ri samuso.'
Go straight and turn left at the intersection.
Walk straight until you get to the bus stop.
Take Beonnyeong-ro bus.
Get off at ‘Seupeup 1-ri.’
Bus - travel time: 45 min.