• Location: Seoul, South Korea
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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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

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

Yongin MBC Dramia TV Set Tour and Folk Village Tour

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.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 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.

Cristina T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This tour was amazing!

Dalia K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We really enjoyed this trip so much and our tour guide was soooooo niiiice..


4 star rating: Recommended December 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.


3 star rating: Worth doing August 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


3 star rating: Worth doing October 2013


Happy Mon Mon

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better December 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.

Jon W

1 star rating: I do not recommend this February 2015

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!!

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