In front of the main door to the courtyard, there are usually two large rocks with holes on both sides to place bars across the entrance.
What do the bars mean in Jeju folk village?
The placement of the bars is a message from the host about his presence.
If you see 1 bar, it means there are kids in the house, and I’ll be back soon.
For 2 bars, the message is “I’m away from morning to afternoon.”
And 3 bars means that “I’m away for a few days.”
Learn about the customs
In addition to seeing the traditional houses, I also enjoyed listening to stories to understand better the life and culture of the ancient people on the beautiful island of Jeju.
See the pigs
Jeju is famous for its black pigs, or commonly known as Jeju Black. The Jeju native black pig is smaller and has smooth black hair.
See the Dolharubang statue
You can see many Dolharubang statues in Jeju folk village. The figure has a top hat, round eyes, a blunt nose, a smiling mouth, or a stern expression carved out of lava rock on this island.
Best time to visit Seongeup Folk Village
The ideal time to visit Jeju folk village is spring or summer. From the end of June to August, it rains a lot so you won’t be able to do much sightseeing.
How to get to Seongeup Folk Village
From Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal: take the bus bound for Beonnyeong-ro. Get off at Seongeup 1-ri samuso, then walk about 200m. The journey takes about 1 hour 40 minutes.
From Seogwipo Intercity Bus Terminal: take the bus to Dongilju. Get off at Pyoseon-ri samuso, turn left at the intersection and go straight until you reach the bus stop. You then take the bus to Beonnyeong-ro. The total travel time for this route is 45 minutes.
What attractions are near Seongeup Folk Village?
After visiting the folk village, head to Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak, a tuff cone crater formed approximately 5,000 years ago by a volcanic eruption.