The Kaesong Folk Hotel is a tourist hotel located in Kaesong, North Korea, which opened in 1989. Housed in 19 traditional hanok-style courtyard houses, many of which date to the Joseon dynasty and retain their original furnishings.[1] The complex has 50 rooms, a traditional restaurant[2] and a souvenir shop. The houses themselves are located on both sides of the stream that runs through Kaesong,[3] with some located at the foot of Mountain Janam.

Kaesong Folk Hotel
A room inside the hotel
Korean name
Revised RomanizationGaeseong minsok ryeogwan
McCune–ReischauerKaesŏng minsok ryŏgwan

The hotel's accommodations are all traditionally Korean; guests sleep on the floor on padded mats, and all houses are equipped with the traditional Ondol heating system. Power outages are common at the hotel.[4]


Inside the complex

The buildings were constructed at the time of the Ri Dynasty.[2][5]

See also



  1. ^ 김창훈 (2008-05-17). '잃어버린 50년' 시계는 멈춰있었다 (in Korean). Gyeongin Ilbo. 개성 당일 육로 관광은...점심식사 장소는 민속여관이었다. 조선시대 한옥단지를 여관으로 개조, 1989년 개장한 민속여관에서는 개성 토속음식들을 놋그릇에 담아내오는 '13첩 반상'이 관광객들의 허기를 달랬다.
  2. ^ a b Willoughby, R. (2008). The Bradt Travel Guide: North Korea. Bradt Guides. Bradt Travel Guides. p. 135. ISBN 978-1-84162-219-4.
  3. ^ 이재표 (2008-01-24). 오백년 도읍지를 필마로 돌아드니... (in Korean). cbinews. 민속여관은 옛 한옥을 숙소와 식당으로 개조한 일종의 민속촌으로, 집들 사이로 실개천이 흐르는 마음 속 고향의 모습이다.
  4. ^ Planet, L.; Richmond, S.; Balasingamchow, Y.M.; Soriano, C.G.; Whyte, R. (2010). Lonely Planet Korea. Travel Guide. Lonely Planet Publications. p. 373. ISBN 978-1-74220-356-0.
  5. ^ Harris, M.E. (2012). Inside North Korea. Chronicle Books LLC. p. 80. ISBN 978-1-4521-1363-0.

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