Bukchon Hanok Village

03059  37 Gyedong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul   

See & Do Attractions


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

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Latest 5 reviews of Bukchon Hanok Village

  • a different kind of experience
    Bukchon village is a very different kind of experience - puts a smile on your face. Narrow streets with cute houses, very different from other tourist spots one will visit. This is a residential area...
    평점:5 indysax2019-01-16
  • Beautiful, quiet village
    I took the subway to go to Bukchon Hanok Village. Stopped at Anguk station and walked around 300m to reach the village. This is where you can find hundreds of beautiful traditional houses which date...
    평점:4 liyana19872019-01-15
  • Worth the visit
    We took the subway here which was very convenient. This is a nice little neighborhood that has kept the old traditional architecture which is a nice change from the modern high rises of Seoul. There...
    평점:4 nygrlnca2019-01-15
  • Pleasant walk
    Visited the Bukchon Hanok village on a cold Friday afternoon. We enjoyed the very pleasant walk through the sands of time. Nice friendly shopkeepers along the way too. We really loved the views of...
    평점:4 elinzme2019-01-14
  • Visiting a 600 year old urban environment
    This is a place where visitors should visit. It has a very long history and located in between Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung. This village was traditionally the residential quarter of high-ranking...
    평점:5 Danielletss2019-01-13
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