For day 6 in Korea, we left Seoul to visit a living museum/ park called Minsok Village. It basically replicates Korean living from about 5,000 years ago up to about 100 years ago in some parts of Korea. They re-create and re-enact things from food, games, music, entertainment and just way of life.
What I love the most about it though, it’s all REAL. All the houses are built exactly the same way with the same materials. None of that Disneyland plastic-y stuff. They actually have mini farms with REAL harvests to represent the farmers’ plot of land and houses. They have live animals to show what they were used for. They wash your hair the same way they used to back in the days before shampoo. They play the same games, wear the same clothes… it’s pretty awesome.
And again, they film Korean dramas here as well.
Some amazing how-tos.
Let’s get down to the entertainment and games! It ain’t no PS3 or 4 or whatever is out now, but still fun!
Let’s pause here for a bit. DID YOU KNOW that Americans, Koreans, and Japanese do archery differently? They shoot differently and their stances are different too.
Americans stand with feet parallel to the bow and pull the arrow with their middle finger. Koreans stand perpendicular to the bow and balance the arrow above their thumb to shoot. Japanese hold their stance about 45 degrees and I forget how they shoot…