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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

3 2018-07-21 Agungsbatu
Ancient Heritage
One of the tourist attractions that offer Korean culture. Many historic old buildings of Korean cultural heritage sometimes have art performances here.
3 2018-07-20 aaronma
Nothing Special
There’s not much here to see. It’s worth a 30 minute visit if you’re in the area. There is one street where you can take a picture.
5 2018-07-19 sethmichaels2017
Old City
Step back into time, the architecture in this village is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. The streets are a little bit hilly so I don't recommend going here in the summer like I...
3 2018-07-17 Azlinda T
I don’t regret going but I will probably skip this/will not recommend visiting this area to anyone. Its actually a residential area and there is a very big sign to say that tourist are not allowed in...
3 2018-07-15 MarieJanine7
Koreas traditional houses
Bukchon which means "Northern Village" is found north of two famous landmarks in Seoul, Cheonggyecheon stream and Jongno. The Palaces surround this village (Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung and Jongno...