Attractions

Bukchon Hanok Village

03059  37 Gyedong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul   

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About

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.

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Address
03059  37 Gyedong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul   
Subway
Line 3: Anguk Station - Exit 3, 10 min. away on foot

TripAdvisor Reviews

Traveler RatingRating:4.0 (Based on 5065 Traveler)

Latest 5 reviews of Bukchon Hanok Village

  • A cultural village
    A beautiful little village portraying Korean's culture and modernism. Wear hanbok to take exquisite pictures.
    Rating:4 pjrinas2019-09-16
  • Love the surrounding
    Its a very pretty housing complex to walk in small alley. The houses are very pretty!! There are 2 side areas that you can visit. If you get lost there are local guide which offering you help to...
    Rating:5 Theywe2019-09-14
  • Beautiful
    Hanok Village I will fully recommend those who need to take pic and enjoy the view of the village. It was beautiful and the village offer many things such food area, shopping and souvenirs.
    Rating:5 807mel2019-09-11
  • Must to visit!
    This is a MUST! to visit, this place is definitely one of the most important historic places in Seoul, you can find lots of souvenirs and also rent a traditional Hanboks dresses and much more.
    Rating:5 Kary S2019-09-10
  • Traditional
    Narrow streets with more traditional korean houses. Very crowded with many tourists though. Few souvenir shops and a couple of cafes.
    Rating:4 emmgee82019-09-08
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