Mask Drama Experience - Private Tour from Seoul

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Mask Drama Experience - Private Tour from Seoul
Mask Drama Experience - Private Tour from Seoul
Korean traditional mask
Korean traditional mask

What To Expect

Experience the famous Yangju Byeolsandaenori. Try Korean folk dance steps with guidance from the performers themselves and be part of Korea's Intangible Cultural Asset No. 2 - the famous outdoor mask theater.


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You will take about an hour ride to Yangju, a small city located in the north of Seoul. Yangju is home to the famous mask drama, which has been designated as Korea's Intangible Cultural Asset No. 2. Born as a ceremonial performance for foreign envoys and for court guests, it later became the most beloved form of entertainment for the commoners.

The Nori ("play") begins with Gilnori ("street play"), where the performers go around the village with raucous folk music to cheer themselves up. The performance is composed of dancing and singing, puns and jokes, silent gestures, well wishes and witty dialogue.

Each part of Byeolsandaenori has been developed to such a sophisticated level that it spawned into different genres such as traditional folk dance:

1) Ceremonial dancing and exorcism

2) Sarcasm for an apostate monk

3) Insult against the noble

4) Confrontation and conflict between man and woman

5) The life of the poor and the low

The characters include transgressed priest, a ruined noble man, singing and dancing troupe, a shaman, servants, young and old folks. The performance expresses much of disclosure, satire, lust, laughter and lamentation.

It is really fun to mingle with other members of the audience and learn folk dance steps after-performance session.


  • Full coverage of transportation

  • English-speaking guide

  • Entrance fees


  • Meals and drinks

  • Optional activity costs

  • Travel insurance

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal expenses

Please Note

  • German, French, Spanish or Russian speaking guides are available at an additional cost.

  • Rates for 3 pax and up are available. Please inquire.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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