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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 2018-10-18 Cathy K
Neighborhood that has a right to limit the tourists. After wandering for an hour and seeing the area overrun by tourists and tour groups, I feel sorry for the locals. To experience the Hanok Village...
4 2018-10-18 MBMatt1147
Neat Area
Went here to check out the traditional architecture, definitely enjoy checking out the area! Enjoyed seeing what a traditional village would look like. There are a few different shops, didn't find it...
4 2018-10-16 taitaihk
Lovely area for wandering
This area is a short walk from the Gyeongbokgung Palace and can easily be combined with a trip there. There are many interesting little back streets with craft centres, workshops, ceramic shops, and...
5 2018-10-16 sam70651988
Very traditional houses surround this area. Take 1-2 hours waking around here without any destination. Enjoy the houses and atmosphere here. 這個地方有很多傳統的房屋。 花個一到兩個小時在這邊沒有目的地與目的性地亂走, 好好享受這邊的房屋與氛圍。
5 2018-10-16 CarolB5047
A Homey Village
When I was here, I felt like I traveled back in time. The village is very homey too. There are nice like shops and I get to wear a Hanbok.