One of the benefits of being a Kindergarten ESL teacher in South Korea is the field trips. Although I’ve now moved on one place which I have fond memories of is the KBS Television Studios which are based in Ingye-dong in Suwon located around 30miles south of Seoul. KBS stands for Korean Broadcasting System (한국 방송 공사) and is the largest South Korean Television Network.

The studios include a number of interesting (not really designed for kindergarten students) exhibits which show how the KBS network and television in general has progressed over the years.

The blue screen room provided a lot of entertainment and the look on the kids’ faces when they realized they were on TV was priceless.

A number of different studios which are used for filming Korean Period dramas gave a more hands on view of Korean life in the past.

Finally there is an outside model town with houses built in the style of a number of different periods.

Overall the KBS studios provide a great insight into the TV world, the only downside was the tour was in Korean and therefore I couldn’t understand everything. However once I’ve mastered Korean I will return.

Address for KBS Studios Suwon: South Korea, Gyeonggi-do, Suwon, Paldal-gu, Ingye-dong, 468

For more information:

* Visit Korea Page

* Official Page

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