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Bukchon Hanok Village


Bukchon Hanok Village reflects 600 years of Seoul’s history. The village is situated between Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace, and its streets are lined with traditional hanok. Unlike other hanok villages (such as Namsangol Hanok Village), Bukchon was not created for tourists and it is a residential village inhabited by Seoulites. The best place within Bukchon to experience the old hanok atmosphere may be Gaehoe-dong. Here, hundreds of hanok sit shoulder to shoulder.

In recent years, the charms of traditional hanok have been receiving increased attention. With recently-opened hanok galleries, craft workshops and hanok restaurants, a new kind of hanok culture is developing in Bukchon Hanok Village. Every nook in this village seems to contain traces of history and young Koreans are re-discovery their pride for hanok through visits to Bukchon.

※ Measures to Take When Visiting Bukchon Hanok Village

Although Bukchon Hanok Village is Seoul's representative hanok village, it is home to many average Seoulites. Unlike Namsangol Hanok Village or other folk villages, Bukchon Hanok Village was not built to be a tourist attraction. The area is a residential neighborhood where people actually live. Please keep that and the following measures in mind when you visit the village. We ask that you make your trip to Bukchon a quiet trip.

- Please keep noise levels to a minimum, (e.g. no loud voices, horsing around, filming, etc.) especially in the 31 Gahoe-dong area
- Please do not litter
- Please keep group visits small, with a maximum of 10 visitors
- Please do not use microphones, megaphones, or loudspeakers
- Please do not take photos or film the interiors of houses, even if the doors are open

The cultural tours of the Bukchon Hanok Village area, (Gahoe-dong 31, 33, etc.) will be phased out. Please keep that in mind when taking the Seoul City Walking tours.

[Jan. 01, 2016 00:17  Input / Dec. 03, 2014 00:00  Publish]


• Address
03059  37 Gyedong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul   
• Phone
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• Hours of Operation
Morning : 09:30 – 12:30
Afternoon : 14:00 – 17:00
Evening : 19:00 – 21:30
• Holidays
Closed on Sundays

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Address 03059  37 Gyedong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul   
Subway Line 3: Anguk Station - Exit 3, 10 min. away on foot
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Latest 5 reviews of Bukchon Hanok Village

4 2018-04-23 Robert C
Walking Uphill Could be a Challenge
Jst eats of the major palace complex, they have info guides on hand and maps to direct you to the major sights. Be prepared for uphill climbs. Also fairly steep downhill stairs to get back down (if...
4 2018-04-22 CelLee
More cafes popping up
Having been to Bukchon village at least 3 times in the past 2 years, my recent trip showed more newly opened cafes and pop up stores. Overall it is still a nice estate to wander in Spring, watching...
5 2018-04-21 sbh_nomad
Nice introduction to Hanoks
A nice little cosy place for introduction to Hanoks, Korean traditional houses, in Seoul. One will find several signs of "Silence Please" as people still live here. Our guide told us that there are...
3 2018-04-21 Peter K
Not bad, but maybe a bit overrated
You can see some nice traditional streets and houses (hanoks), but it can be a pain to find them. The so-called "observatory" is just a small top-floor apartment where you are asked to pay to enter...
5 2018-04-20 Keenguy
Best Hanok village!
This is the best Hanok village in Seoul where one can get to see the architect and the beauty of the buildings. Walking around and taking photos here is good. One can also rent the Hanbok and...