Hotel → Icheon Pottery Village → Pottery Class → Icheon Municipal Museum (Icheon Municipal Museum closed on Monday) → Lunch → Korean Folk Village (Traditional Houses or Farmers Music & Danec or Equestrian Feats or Fusion B-Boy Dance) Shopping Center → Hotel
Icheon is home to numerous ceramicists that continue to study and pass down the tradition of Gwangju’s traditional pottery and strive to recreate the beauty of the Goryeo celadon porcelain and Joseon white porcelain. During the tour, you must try the best quality Icheon rice made in the stone pot and a lot of side dishes cooked in Korean traditional healthy way. Folk village where you can see various lifestyles prevalent during the Joseon Dynasty and is also the filming location for the famous movie Scandal as well as the TV miniseries Daejanggeum.
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Icheon Pottery Village
Icheon Pottery Village produces traditional Korean ceramics, which are of high quality. The village became the center of traditional pottery during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) for about 500 years due to the easily obtainable materials in the areas. Icheon Ceramics Village was also the center of Joseon Baekja ceramics. Presently, about 80 pottery factories are congregated at the village, and about 300 pottery kilns are in use. Visitors can observe the pottery production process, and purchase them directly.
Korean Folk Village
Set in a natural environment occupying approximately 243 acres, visitors can experience the natural atmosphere with over 260 traditional houses reminiscent of the late Joseon Dynasty, including various household goods from different regions. All these features have been relocated and restored to provide visitors with a broad understanding of Korean food, clothing, and housing style of the past. About twenty workshops, various handicrafts such as pottery, baskets, winnows, bamboo wares, wooden wares, paper, brass wares, knots, fans, musical instruments, iron wares and embroidery are practiced. In the Korean Folk Village, where the customs and lifestyles of the past generations have been carefully preserved, various lifestyles prevalent during the Joseon Dynasty can be seen. You can visit the Folk Museum as well as the Art Museum (scheduled to open) to see and learn about the essence of Korean culture and folk customs, which are not suitable for display and re-creating in the open-air setting. Korean Folk Village is also the filming location for the famous movie Scandal as well as the TV miniseries Daejanggeum.
Haegang Ceramic Museum
The Haegang Ceramics Museum is Korea’s first museum dedicated to ceramics. It displays ceramic crafted works, the very essence of Korean traditional art, including the celebrated celadon porcelain, as well as punch’ong ware, and white porcelain. The main building, which strikes harmony between the basic frameworks of Eastern and Western architecture, offers something to see in and of itself. The museum was founded by the late Yu Geun-hyeong (pen name Haegang) and his son Yu Gwang-yeol (pen name Haegang) in the spring of 1990; it fosters the inherited traditions of Korea’s ceramics culture and strives to develop it further.