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 4906 Traveler)

Latest 5 reviews of Bukchon Hanok Village

  • Vies
    This place is a good visit with great view and peace Cos the there are residents leaving in those houses. There’s a nice cafe on the way to the cafe. Can have it before or after
    Rating:5 V7568GOkarenn2019-05-19
  • History meets modern
    This place was great to see such old homes, however some have high tech door bells from Samsung so old meets modern! I would highly suggest visiting here
    Rating:5 Nicnac232019-05-16
  • Korean Traditional village in Seol
    Just a few minutes away from Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokung Palace lies on top of the hill is the Bukchon Hanok Village. Before entering the village were told by our tour guide to observe...
    Rating:3 emilysato2019-05-14
  • Well worth wandering round
    Was glad to have been accompanied by a guide who explained the background to this “preserved” area and the various anomalies of ugly, more modern buildings whose time, thankfully, may be up soon
    Rating:4 DavidG8972019-05-13
  • Traditional houses in korea
    If you are interested in architecture and how the Korean houses are constructed, this is one place that you have to visit to enjoy it. The houses are simply beautifully crafted and the place is...
    Rating:3 Archipal2019-05-13
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