Yongin’s One-Stop Culture Shop

Words by Conor O’Reilly

Yongin’s new combined ticketing system gives museum lovers something to celebrate

Gyeonggi city Yongin is home to a number of quality cultural attractions – and now four of them are available on the same ticket, thanks to a cultural promotion by Gyeonggi Cultural Foundation and Gyeonggi Tourism. Check out the included stops below.

Gyeonggi Provincial Museum 

This museum’s six permanent exhibition halls cover a wide swath of Gyeonggi’s past from prehistory to the Joseon era. Displayed are artifacts of folk history, print and calligraphy, archaeology, and natural history. Events geared towards families and children are hosted year-round. musenet.or.kr

Gyeonggi Children’s Museum 

A deeper look at this children’s museum reveals a space dedicated to curiosity. Three floors of exhibits cover topics such as the natural environment, construction, and the human body — just to name a few. No age restrictions means that adults may also enjoy seeking out their inner child. gcmuseum.or.kr

Nam June Paik Art Center 

Korean-born artist Nam June Paik is credited with establishing the medium of video art, and his moving-image sculptures are famous worldwide. The Art Center is a fascinating and worthwhile adventure through a world of quirky technological exhibits that, despite their age, shine with innovation. njpartcenter.kr

Korean Folk Village

The largest of its kind in Korea, Gyeonggi’s Korean Folk Village is an expansive functional diorama of centuries of traditional Korean living. Regular cultural demonstrations include weddings, silk-making, crop growing and harvesting, traditional medicines and remedies, and even acrobatic skills and horse riding. koreanfolk.co.kr 

Integrated ticket prices range from W11,000 for children to W17,000 for adults. Each ticket is valid for one day only. The three museums are located in the Giheung region, and a new shuttle bus between Suwon Station (line 1, exit 4), Giheung Station (Bundang Line, exit 4), and the folk village has also been set up for visitors’ convenience. Visit the Gyeonggi Cultural Foundation at www.ggcf.or.kr