GONGJU CITY

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Experience

  • Experience of Traditional Culture at the Hanok Village

    Experience of Traditional Culture at the Hanok Village

    • Location : 12, Gwangwangdanji-gil, Gongju-si, Chungcheongnam-do
    • At the Gongju Hanok Village, you can enjoy diverse experience programs related to Baekje culture. For instance, you can learn about traditional Baekje tea, make cookies with Gongju chestnuts, make crafts with Baekje artifacts, make a Baekje-style book, try on royal costumes, try making hanji (traditional Korean paper), make pottery, make the Goma bear and the princess figures, make woodcrafts and engage in recreational activities.
  • Experience Programs at the Pottery Village

    Experience Programs at the Pottery Village

    • Location : 69, Doyechon-gil, Banpo-myeon, Gongju-si, Chungcheongnam-do
    • At the Gyeryongsan Pottery Village, you can enjoy a variety of pottery experience programs, which involve underglaze iron engraving on bisque fired pottery, spinning wheel experience and group experiences. You must book in advance, and the pottery wares you make in the experience program will be available for you to take home a month later.
  • Pansori Experience

    Pansori Experience

    • Location : 22-14, Mureungjungmal-gil, Gongju-si, Chungcheongnam-do (Mureung-dong)
    • Park Dong-jin Pansori Training Center was founded on November 23, 1998 to carry on the legacy of Park Dong-jin, the late master of pansori, and to foster pansori practitioners among the younger generations. After Park’s passing, his disciple, Kim Yang-suk, has been providing pansori training at the learning hall. There are a number of training and experience programs available for the general citizens for popularization of pansori.
  • Archery Experience

    Archery Experience

    • Location : Traditional Archery Center, 30-8, Gwangwangdanji-gil, Gongju-si, Chungcheongnam-do
    • Gukgung refers to the traditional archery of Korea that has been carried on since the ancient times. The bows and arrows used here are the same ones used in the Dangun Period, and distance to the target is 145m. Traditional archery is enjoyed by people of ages including families, and people can learn archery and the related etiquette.
  • Experience Programs at the Baekje Cultural Festival

    Experience Programs at the Baekje Cultural Festival

    • Location : 280, Ungjin-ro, Gongju-si, Chungcheongnam-do (Geumseong-dong)
    • Traditional Baekje costumes can largely be divided according to the social class: royal family, aristocrats and commoners. At Gongsanseong Fortress, you can try on the diverse traditional costumes of Baekje in addition to a tour of the fortress, so you can truly feel what it was like to be a citizen of Baekje.
  • Homestays

    Homestays

    • Homestay is a form of accommodations where foreigners rent rooms from local families for a more up-close-and-personal experience of the local culture. Try homestay in Korea, as it will be an excellent way to learn about Korean culture firsthand.
  • Baekje Culture School

    Baekje Culture School

    • Location : Songsan-ri Royal Tombs (Royal Tomb of King Muryeong), a venue of the Baekje Cultural Festival
    • Various lectures and experience programs are available for the visitors to Gongju. The special lectures include “The Story of Ungjin Baekje in Gongju” and “The Story of Baekje for Student and Family Visitors.” Through these programs, visitors can learn about the history of Gongju in a fun and exciting way and take with them a piece of Gongju when they return home.