Today I went to Oeam Folk Village for the second time. I wanted to take a couple more pics before I told you about it. The last time I went was in the summer. It was hot and humid but beautiful nonetheless. However I had my children with me, my boys who were 2 and 4 at the time were not impressed. There was a lot of it’s too hot and this is boring, blah blah blah. 😉 While I enjoyed myself I didn’t get to spend as long as I would have liked. There really isn’t a lot for kids to do there, there are a couple of swings near the entrance but it’s mostly just walking around looking at old homes. The last time I went was nice, but today when I went, well it was pretty near perfect. I’m not even joking when I tell you that cherry blossoms were floating in the breeze, frogs were croaking in the lotus pond (lotus are not currently blooming), butterflies were flitting about, and the air smelled of Lilac. The village is surrounded by mountains on three sides so you feel like you are secluded in this truly idyllic setting. Yeah it was that great! Warning, if you go results may vary and I can not guarantee the experience I had today but if you were to go soon, it should be pretty dang close. lol I went on a Friday at 9am so I practically had the place to myself. Oeam Folk Village was built around 500 years ago by the Yean Yi Clan and inhabited by his descendants until today. You can come to this village and see thatched roof homes that people actually live in and have been living in for the last 500 years. I love that! Most of the homes and gardens are absolutely immaculate. However because people really do live and farm here a few others are not as neatly kept. You will also see signs of modern living like satellite dishes and things like that. I was wondering yesterday about how many pics is too many pics for a blog, well this post might put that question to the test! lol I really can’t help myself though I had the best time there today just strolling and taking pics. The cost is only 2,000 Won per adult and 1,000 Won per child. There is a restaurant, a coffee shop with Belgium waffles, and a couple of other little places to grab a quick snack.
Oeam-ri, Songak-myeon, -si, Chungcheongnam-do