People around the world dream of moving to California, but sometimes we Californian's need a break from traffic, smog and globalization. There may be moments when we wish we could go back to a time when life was more simple.
Perhaps you have never considered vacationing in South Korea, but it may provide the escape that you need to refresh your sensibilities. While so much of traditional Korean culture has been lost to western influence that it is difficult to buy a gift for family members that is uniquely from this region. Thanks in part to globalization, most things a consumer would buy in Korea could be bought anywhere in the world. In addition, it can appear that most things a person could experience in South Korea could be experienced elsewhere as well, until the opportunity to travel to Naganeupseong presents itself.
There are traditional folk villages all over Korea. These places keep certain aspects of Korea's past alive. Naganeupseong Folk Village is located in Jeollanam-do Province, South Korea. It is particularly impressive because people still live and work in this historical village, and everything is done the old, traditional way of their ancestors. It is like stepping into the past and exploring history. Those who wish to time travel can take the long drive to the village and have a traditional Korean meal, see how the village penal system worked and how the village was ruled.
Not only can you try native snacks and learn about many aspects of native life, but you can play traditional outdoor games with visitors from Korea and abroad and purchase handmade dishware. You may even want to consider staying the night in one of the rental homes which people lived in in the past. You get a real view of something that has been unaffected by globalization and western influence—something uniquely Korean that you cannot experience anywhere else in the world.
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