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Korean Cultural Combo: Yongin MBC Dramia TV Set Tour and Korean Folk Village from Seoul

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Seoul, South Korea
Korean Cultural Combo: Yongin MBC Dramia TV Set Tour and Korean Folk Village from Seoul

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icon8 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Combine two popular tours in one day and dive into Korea’s fascinating past. First, explore the Yongin MBC Dramia TV sets where famous Korean historical dramas are filmed. Then see artifacts, artisans and acrobats on a cultural heritage tour of the Korean Folk Village, which features traditional dwellings and other elements of folklife of the Joseon Dynasty. Lunch and hotel transport from Seoul included!
  • Full day tour of Yongin MBC Dramia TV set and Korean Folk Village, from Seoul
  • Walk through the sets where Korea’s top historical television dramas are filmed
  • Learn from your knowledgeable guide about the historically accurate buildings recreated at MBC Dramia
  • Check out interpretive displays of the food, clothing and homes of the Joseon dynasty at Korean Folk Village
  • A great way to experience Korean history and dive into hands-on exhibits that show the past
  • Savor Korea's favorite dishes bulgogi or bibimbap during lunch at a local restaurant
  • Stop by the Korean Duty Free Shops

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This tour visits TV sets which are still being used for historical dramas, so you might encounter Korean TV stars.
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Local guide
Lunch
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Air-conditioned vehicle
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified
Traditional costume try-on (KRW20,000 extra)

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8:30 AM

Please arrive 10 minutes before your selected start time for pickup. Your operator can coordinate exact time and location.

We provide hotel pick up only in Seoul area. If you put your hotel information, the tour operator will give the pick up time with exact meeting time. You MUST get the meeting time from the tour operator
After hotel pickup in the morning, depart Seoul by air-conditioned coach for the 1-hour drive. Your full-day itinerary starts with a tour of the Yongin MBC Drama TV set. Follow your guide past elaborate sets used in the filming of Korea’s most popular dramas including Queen Seon-deok, The Moon that Embraces the Sun, and Jumong.

Constructed from historical records, the sets accurately depict structures from the Silla and Joseon dynasties. You can enter a royal household, sit on a throne and even touch household items on display. Pose for a photo op with a life-size poster or, if you’re lucky, ask for a pic with an actor on set during filming! If you’d like, dress up in period costume (additional cost, payable direct).

After all the excitement, settle your nerves with lunch at a local restaurant. Enjoy classic Korean dishes such as bulgogi (beef in a marinated soy sauce) or bibimbap (steamed rice with assorted vegetables and minced beef — vegetarian option available).

Afterward, you’re taken to the Korean Folk Village, a living showcase for Korean folklife and culture dating back to the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1897), including more than 200 relocated and restored traditional homes. On a walking tour your guide points out dwellings once housing commoners, farmers and noblemen.

Pop into workshops to observe pottery making, basket weaving and the production of other traditional crafts such as wooden clogs, straw sandals and musical instruments. You might also watch tightrope acrobatics, a traditional wedding ceremony or an equestrian show at daily performances.

Conclude your day steeped in Korean history with a trip to the Duty Free stores for some shopping before returning to your Seoul hotel.

Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Seoul
After morning pickup from your Seoul hotel, you’ll travel in a comfortable air-conditioned coach one hour to Yongin MBC Dramia, the filming location for popular Korean historical dramas such as Jumong, Queen Seon-deok and The Moon That Embraces The Sun.
Stop At:  
Yongin Daejanggeum Park
Follow your knowledgeable guide into MBC Dramia and marvel at the elaborate sets constructed from historical records, with accurate recreations of buildings from as long ago as the 9th century. You can handle many of the items that are on display and even enter a royal household and sit on the throne! Choose to try on historical costumes for a great photo op (KRW 20,000 extra). If filming is taking place during your visit, you may be able to ask for a photo with one of the actors. Or snap a fun pic with the life-size posters from scenes filmed here.
Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Yongin
Next, you will stop at a traditional Korean restaurant for lunch.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Korean Folk Village
Follow your guide through the Korean Folk Village, which showcases buildings and artifacts from the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1897). In the village as you'll see more than 260 traditional houses that were relocated to the Folk Village and restored to perfection. The buildings represent the dwellings of commoners, farmers, and noblemen from across Korea, as well as a scholars’ shrine, a provincial governor’s office, a private school, a Buddhist temple and a shaman's house. You can also pop into workshops and watch artisans make traditional crafts such as pottery, baskets, wooden clogs, straw sandals and musical instruments. Or catch one of the daily performances like tightrope acrobatics, a traditional wedding ceremony or an equestrian show.
Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Seoul
Stop by a Duty-free center before you finish the tour.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Seoul
After a full day of exploring, you will be dropped back off to your hotel in Seoul.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved so please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY KOREA TOUR (DMZ TOUR)
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Korean Cultural Combo: Yongin MBC Dramia TV Set Tour and Korean Folk Village from Seoul?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Korean Cultural Combo: Yongin MBC Dramia TV Set Tour and Korean Folk Village from Seoul.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Korean Cultural Combo: Yongin MBC Dramia TV Set Tour and Korean Folk Village from Seoul?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Korean Cultural Combo: Yongin MBC Dramia TV Set Tour and Korean Folk Village from Seoul.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Korean Cultural Combo: Yongin MBC Dramia TV Set Tour and Korean Folk Village from Seoul?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Korean Cultural Combo: Yongin MBC Dramia TV Set Tour and Korean Folk Village from Seoul.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Korean Cultural Combo: Yongin MBC Dramia TV Set Tour and Korean Folk Village from Seoul?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Korean Cultural Combo: Yongin MBC Dramia TV Set Tour and Korean Folk Village from Seoul.

Traveler Tips


  • "If you like dramas, or even just like historical Korean culture and architecture, this is really a must do for you." See review

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star-5
Do this tour!!
Caitlin_R
, Oct 2019
This was one of my favourite tours in Seoul. I booked it because we like dramas but honestly didn't know what to expect. I was blown away by how beautiful and fun this location was. So blown away in fact, that next time I'm in Seoul I'm doing it again! If you like dramas, or even just like historical Korean culture and architecture, this is really a must do for you.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
This is Jennie from Korea Tour ! We are very glad to hear you enjoyed the tour well with our company ! We really appreciate your good review :) Hope to see you again !
star-5
Really wonderful to see where they...
Sylvia_P
, Apr 2018
Really wonderful to see where they filmed the drama’s from the Palaces and authentic folk village ( houses, farming, jail, acrobats from back then and the dyeing fabrics was gorgeous. We manahed to get pictures of some actors, not famous, but very familiar faces especially in hisytoricals
star-5
The tour of MBC Dramia was more than...
Loraine_J
, Oct 2017
The tour of MBC Dramia was more than I imagined. The set covered many acres on a hillside and the view was incredible. I could picture scenes from Jumong and Jewel in the Palace as I walked the grounds. Korean Folk Village displayed villages, homes and clothing during the Joseon dynasty. Vegetable and herb gardens were abundant over the many acres of the village. There was a food court where one could try traditional Korean fare. During the day, exhibitions took place on the grounds. Since it was Korean Thanksgiving, many visitors were dressed in their traditional outfits, hanbok. I would highly recommend this tour especially if you are into Korean dramas.
star-5
We really enjoyed this trip so much and...
Dalia K
, Jun 2015
We really enjoyed this trip so much and our tour guide was soooooo niiiice..
star-1
It turned out to be the most...
Jon W
, Nov 2014
It turned out to be the most disappointing trip. We informed Viator when we reserved the tour that we eat everything except beef. The tour guide took us for lunch and charged us extra 6000₩ for pork. The tour guide rushed us from place to place because he wanted to take us to duty free shop. Awful!!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2014
We are sincerely sorry to hear about your frustration with this experience. A visit to a Duty Free store is consistently offered on this tour as a bonus to customers.
star-3
The TV Set Tour was a bit of a...
Bats
, Aug 2014
The TV Set Tour was a bit of a disappointment to me at least. It is not the most interesting place to visit when there is nothing happening there, so for fans of the dramas only. My children are fans and were telling me that which dramas were filmed in each of the sections we looked around. The countryside on the way there and back was a pleasant change from Seoul city. The Korean Folk Village was exceptional. Our tour guide and tour schedule meant that we arrived at exactly the right time for the shows. The traditional and modern food available was just what I was looking for. The tour guide was very helpful, beyond what I was expecting
star-4
MBC dramia is a must visit for fans...
Adeline_L
, Dec 2013
MBC dramia is a must visit for fans of period k dramas- jewel in the palace, dong Yi and the house of gu were shot there. We probably saw half the place on a half day but that was sufficient. The Folk Village was interesting with the many traditional performances, houses and displays.
star-2
It is really a very nice place to...
Annie_Q
, Dec 2013
It is really a very nice place to visit. However, time is too short and rush when we were at Yongin MBC Drama TV Set Tour. We would prefer to have a longer stay at Yongin to view the site. Tour guide, Ms Erica, was a very nice and friendly lady. She explained and gave us a better understanding of the houses that belongs to different part of the folks from Korea when we visited the Folk Village. Overall, I feel Yongin MBC Dramia TV Set Tour should be allowed as a 1 day tour and Folk Village as a separate tour on a half day basis. As it was snowing at Yongin and the floor was slippery due to the frozen water, both my mum and I fell during the tour as we were rushing through touring the site.

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