Gongju Traditional Korean Village

Gongju Traditional Korean Village was built at 12 Tourist Complext Street (Woongjindong), Gongju City, Chungcheongnamdo. It was opened to catch the World Baekjae Exibition in September, 2010. It was built between Munyeong King’s Tomb and National Gongju Museum on a land of 31,310m2, where there are group accommodation (6 buildings with 37 rooms), individual accommodation (13 buildings with 23 rooms), additional facilities (4 auto campings, 9 outdoor kitchens, and 1 multi-purpose room), and shopping center.

It is built with a traditional floor heating system. In addition to this environmentally friendly heating system, it was made of pine tree and Japanese cedar tree that are known as safe construction materials. This house is added with convenience of modern technology. This is the reason that it is known as a destination for vacation for everyone; family, a group of students, etc.

You can also have traditional cultural experience of the old Baekjae Dynastry, while staying at traditional Korean village. A traditional Korean wedding ceremony (called ‘GaGaRye’, mostly held at aristocrat families) is reconstructed as a show for visitors/tourists, in accordance with Honrye-Holgi of ‘Garyegipram’ (organized by Dr. Youngbon Gu).

There are a number of accommodations as well as tracking courses for tourists near Gongju Traditional Korean Village. Make unforgettable memories in Gongju Traditional Korean Village where the present meets with tradition.

Advantages of floor-heating system in Gongju Traditional Korean Village
  • It emits far-infrared radiation, which helps you not to catch a cold.
  • It makes bottom layer of air hot and upper layer of air cool. This can keep your body temperature steady but makes your head feel fresh.
  • It circulates air in room and brings more fresh inside. This works as an automatic temperature/humidity controller, which can relieve residents’ stress.
  • Far-infrared radiation can discharge sweats and other bodily waste out of system. This can help treatment for various diseases.
  • It protects the back and corrects the posture.
Experience of Traditional Culture in Gongju Traditional Korean Vilalge
(for a family or more, KRW5,000~15,000 per person)
  • Program Introduction

Story telling about Baekjae Tea, Making a cookie with chestnut from Gongju, Learning the life and literature of women in Baekjae Dynasty, Making Baekjae Props, Binding books in Baekjae Style, Making traditional Korean paper, Experience of Baekjae’s Royal Family.

Playing traditional folk plays –rolling a hoop, playing with a Jegi, playing a game of Yut, playing Tuho, Playing Gonu, Playing Ssangyut, etc.

Cultural Experience near Gongju Traditional Korean Village

National Gongju Museum (http://gongju.museum.go.kr/)

rnrflqrhdwnqkranfrhks

ational Gongju Museum consists of 3 permanent exhibit halls (Munyeong King’s Room, Woongjin Cultural Room and Outdoor Garden) and 1 special exhibit hall, where you can learn Gongju’s history and culture.

- It is open to public for free (however, there may a fee for temporary exhibition)
- Operation Hours for weekdays : 9:00a.m~6:00p.m.
   Sat, Sun, Holiday : 9:00 a.m.~7:00 p.m.
   Every Saturday (April ~ October) : Opening at night (9:00 a.m. ~ 9:00 p.m.)
- Closing Date : Every Monday, January 1st (however, during long weekend of New Year’s Day and Thanksgiving day,                       it is open on Monday)

Munyeong King’s Tomb (http://www.gongju.go.kr/html/history/info/info_01.html)

rnrflqrhdwnqkranfrhks

It is the tomb for King Munyeong (25thKing of Baekjae Dynasty) and Queen. There are about 4,600 artifactors (108 kinds) found from the royal tomb. Among those, 17 artifacts (12 kinds) were designated as the national treasure.

- Hours during Spring, Summer and Fall: 09:00~18:00 / In winter: 09:00~18:00
- Closing Date: Lunar New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day

Gongsan Castle (http://www.gongju.go.kr/html/history/info/info_02.html)

rnrflqrhdwnqkranfrhks

Gongsan Castle is where King Munju (AD 475) transferred the capital from Wirye Castle and stayed for the next 64 years. Itis a beautiful castle with valley-looking shape, constructed at an elevation of 110 meters with the total length of 2,660m.

- the Changing of the Guard for the gate of Woongjin Castle 14:00~19:00 on Saturday and Sunday from April to June and from September to October
- Hours during Spring, Summer and Fall : 09:00~18:00 / In winter: 09:00~18:00
- Closing Date: Lunar New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day

Tracking Course in Gongju Traditional Korean Village
1코스
Museum Track
  • - Watching sunrise over Geum-River from the top of Jeongji-Mountain
  • - Traditional Korean VillageㆍAlley of MuseumㆍCultural Heritage in Jeongji-Mountain (takes about 20~25 minutes)
2코스
Street of Munyeong King’s Tomb
  • - It is the place where you can feel the breath of glamorous culture in Baekjae Dynasty
  • - Traditional Korean VillageㆍAlley of SeonwhadangㆍMunyeong King’s Tomb (takes about 25~30 minutes)
3코스
Street of Gomanaru
  • - Folk tale about a bear and a human, and a beautiful pine grove
  • - Traditional Korean VillageㆍPine Tree Forest next to Geum-River (close to Bear Shrine) (takes about 25 minutes)
4코스
Street of Gongsan Castle
  • - The status of Woongjin Baejae Dynasty, that you can feel walking alongside of castle walls
  • - Traditional Korean VillageㆍMunyeong King’s TombㆍGongsan Castle (takes about 40 ~ 60 minutes)
  • Group Accommodation

    (Unit:1 night/1 room, KRW)

    Traditional Korean House Style Number of Rooms Information Group of Students

    (based on 10 people for each room)

    Group of Adults (based on 10 people for each room)
    Weekday Weekend
    Goma-gwan 8 - Total area of 40m2 (including a bathroom)
    - Guestroom1, bathroom1, personal storage, shoe rack
    - Heating system : Floor-heating
    100,000 100,000 120,000
    Naru-gwan 3
    Woongjin-gwan 5
    Baekjae-gwan 8
    Mureung-gwan 5
    Dowon-gwan 8
    Miscellaneous Items - TV, Air-conditioner, Refrigerator, Hair Dryer, Bedding, Tower, etc. (not including personal toiletries)
    - Cooking is not allowed indoor. Use an outdoor kitchen (with fee).
    Note ※ Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. and Check-out time is 11:00 a.m. (there is overtime charge if checking out after the checkout time)
    ※ Students are those who are in high school/junior high and elementary school. For each additional student over 10, there will be an additional fee of KRW 5,000.
    ※ Students groups (junior high and elementary students) can use a room up to 10 people. However, for high school students, 6~8 students are adequate for 1 room.
    ※ For those who stay overnight, multi-purpose room can be used without any extra fee. It is availalable first come first serve basis.
    ※ When cancelling a reservation, you will get a full refund at least 5 days before your reservation but there is a penalty fee for cancelling reservation within less than 5 days.

  • Accommodations (not for groups)

    (Unit:1 night/1 villa (or 1 room), KRW)

    Traditional Korean House Style Number of Building Information Fee
    Weekday Weekend Capacity
    Sagok-gwan 4 - Total Area 26.33m2(including a bathroom)
    - 1 room, 1 shared washroom, 1 shared shower
    - Heating system: Electricity powered heating floor
    50,000 70,000 2 people
    Miscellaneous Items - TV, Air-conditioner, Bedding, Tower, etc. (not including personal toiletries)
    - Cooking is not allowed indoor. Use an outdoor kitchen (with fee).
    Yiyin-gwan 1 - Total Area 23.40m2
    (including a bathroom)
    - 1 room, 1 multi-purpose room,
    1 large living room floor, 1 washroom
    - Heating system:Floor-heating
    130,000 150,000 3 people
    Tancheon-gwan 1
    Euidang-gwan 1
    Miscellaneous Items - TV, Air-conditioner, Refrigerator, Bedding, Tower, etc. (not including personal toiletries)
    - Cooking is not allowed indoor. Use an outdoor kitchen (with fee).
    Geryong-gwan 1 Type 1 - Total area of 37.80m2
    (including a bathroom)
    - 1 room, 1 large living room floor, 1 bathroom
    (Hinoki bathtub is included)
    - Heating system :Floor-heating
    100,000 120,000 4~5
    people
    Type 2 - 1 room, 1 living room floor, 1 bathroom
    - Heating system : Floor-heating
    80,000 100,000 3~4
    people
    Miscellaneous Items - TV, Air-conditioner, Refrigerator, Bedding, Tower, etc. (not including personal toiletries)
    - It is possible to make a reservation separately for type 1, type 2, and also can make a reservation to occupy the entire general type 2 building.
    - Cooking is not allowed indoor. Use an outdoor kitchen (with fee)
    Nongbon_gwan 1 - Total Area(including a bathroom)
         ☞ Nongbon_gwan : 33.93㎡
         ☞ Sinto_gwan : 33.93㎡
         ☞ Bulyi_gwan : 34.2㎡
    - 1 rooms, 1 multi-purpose room, 1 floor, 1 washroom
    - Heating system : Floor-heating
    150,000 200,000 3 people
    Sinto_gwan 1
    Bulyi_gwan 1
    Miscellaneous Items - TV, Air-conditioner, Refrigerator, Bedding, Tower, etc. (not including personal toiletries)
    - Cooking is not allowed indoor. Use an outdoor kitchen (with fee).
    Yugu_gwan 1 - Total Area 30.53m2(including a bathroom)
    - 2 rooms, 1 multi-purpose room, 1 floor, 1 washroom(including Hinoki Bathtub )
    - Heating system : Floor-heating
    150,000 200,000 5~6 people
    Shinpung-gwan 1
    Jeongan_gwan 1
    Banpo-gwan 1
    Miscellaneous Items - TV, Air-conditioner, Refrigerator, Bedding, Tower, etc. (not including personal toiletries)
    - Cooking is not allowed indoor. Use an outdoor kitchen (with fee).
    Wuseong-gwan 1 - Total Area 50.49m2 (including a bathroom)
    - 3 rooms, 1 multi-purpose room, 1 floor, 1 washroom(including Hinoki Bathtub )
    - Heating system: Electricity powered heating floor
    200,000 250,000 13~15
    people
    Miscellaneous Items - TV, Air-conditioner, Refrigerator, Bedding, Tower, etc.
      (not including personal toiletries)
    - Cooking is not allowed indoor. Use an outdoor kitchen (with fee).
    Note ※ Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. and Check-out time is 11:00 a.m. (there is overtime charge if checking out after the checkout time)
    ※ Note : For every one over the capacity, there is an addditional fee of KRW5,000 for each person (limited to 2 people max).
    ※ When cancelling a reservation, you will get a full refund at least 5 days before your reservation but there is a penalty fee for cancelling reservation within less than 5 days.

  • Additional Facilities

    (Unit : 1 night (or time), KRW)

    Facility Name Number of Rooms Information Fee
    Free Fee
    Multi-purpose Room (Baekjae Room) 1 Total area of 120㎡ 1. If used by those who stay overnight
    2. In case where it is acknowledged by the mayor or hosted/ supervised by Gongju City
    - If used by those who do not stay overnight (KRW 30,000 for 2 hours, For each additional hour, KRW 10,000)
    Period
    From check-in date to check-out date (Priority is given to early reservation) Observe your reservation time
    Miscellaneous Items - Can accommodate about 80~100 people
    - Provide a beam projector, computer, microphone, seat cushion, desk(s), and chair(s)
    - Provide Korean national flag(s), whiteboard, and water purifier
    - Possible to hang a banner(s)
    - For desk/chair arrangement, organizer(s) should arrange them. Foods are not allowed in our facility.
    Camp Site 4 4Four (4) car-park KRW
    20,000/
    day/car
    4 cars/day on
    first-come-first-served
    basis
    Only camping car
    (camping trailer)
    is allowed
    (putting up a tent
    is not allowed)
    Miscellaneous Items - Provide caravan site, public washroom, electricity, hydro and table
    Outdoor Kitchen 9 - Outdoor Kitchen equipped with
    cooking facilities in an area
    of 117m2
    KRW30,000
    /day
    9/day on
    first-come-first-served basis
    Only allowed to use this facility for those
    who stay overnight
    Miscellaneous Items - Barbecue set, table, chair, cooking table, etc.
    - When using the outdoor kitchen, you will be randomly assigned with a kitchen.
    (We will designate a kitchen that is close to your stay.)
    Note ※ Make sure that you cannot get discount on fee when using additional facility.
    ※ When cancelling a reservation, you will get a full refund at least 5 days before your reservation but there is a penalty fee for cancelling reservation within less than 5 days.

  • Discount on Fee
    Classification Discount Rate
    Group Accommodation Individual Accommodation
    1. In case where Gongju City hosts/supervises an event 30% 30%
    2. Study Tour (for a group of over 30 people) 30% -
    3. In case where an educational group visits for student training, leaning and membership training (for a group of over 30 people) 30% -
    4. Even for the abovementioned Article 2 and Article 3 with a group of less than 30 people, with the request of either school principal or the head of educational institution 30% -
    5. Men of national merit, in accordance with「Framework Act on Veterans Affairs」 30% 30%
    6. Disabled with 1st ~ 3rd grade, in accordance with 「Welfare of Disabled Persons Act」 30% 30%
    7. Those who reside in Gongju City, in accordance with 「Residents Registration Law」 30% 30%
    8. Those who are honorary citizens of Gongju City, in accordance with 「Ordinance of confering honorary citizenship in Gongju City」 30% 30%
    9. Those who show cyber Gongju citizen register after joining as a cyber Gongju citizen, in accordance with 「Ordinance about the operation of Gongju City Cyber Citizen System」 30% 30%

    • Shopping Center (convenience store and restaurants)
      • We are running a convenience store and a restaurant in Korean Traditional Village.
      • For restaurants, there are Korean Table d’hote, large restaurant, and night snack cafe. We welcome group reservations with outdoor patio for those who want to dine outdoor.
    • Management Office for Gongju Korean Traditional Village
      Hours of Operation 24 hours, 7 days a week
      Address 12 Tourist Complext Street (Woongjindong 337), Gongju City, Chungcheongnamdo
      Responsibilities - aking reservations and Guiding visitors for the accommodation and additional facility in Gongju Korean Traditional Village
      - Supporting programs relevant to Korean traditional wedding ceremony
      - Supporting programs relevant to Korean traditional games
  • Location
    • Address : (314-020) 12 Tourist Complext Street (Woongjindong 337), Gongju City, Chungcheongnamdo
  • By Car
    • If you are using a navigation system, search [Gongju Traditional Korean Village]
    • Highway Information

      - Gongju IC > Turn right to Gongju Direction > Baekjae Large Bridge > Jeongji Mountain Tunnel > Gongju Traditional Korean Village
      - South Gongju IC > Turn left to Gongju Direction > Gongju Police Station > Munyeong King’s Tomb > Gongju Traditional Korean Village

  • By Public Transportation