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
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I was meaning to visit the studio, even if I settled for the outside when we visited Korea but I wasn’t able to because of the tight schedule. But like you, I shall return! Great piece!
hello hi..me with my friend will be on vacation in South Korean this upcoming Nov. two of us are really interested to visit this KBS Studios, Suwon. may i know to enter this studios, did we need to make booking first or just walk-in enter on the day of visit? very thank you~ =]
If you enter on the day, some if not all areas maybe closed due to filming. Therefore it’s best to check in advance.
Hi, I was just wondering how I can book reservations for the studio tour. My friends and I are returning to Seoul next month (I have a ton of stuff to do that I listed down from your blog). I tried emailing but my email bounced back to me.