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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 Rating평점:4.0 (Based on 4825 Traveler)

Latest 5 reviews of Bukchon Hanok Village

  • Unique and beautiful view
    Over 900 hanok, traditional Korean houses in the middle of Seoul. It supposed to be the place where the royal family used to be live. A popular film location for movies and TV dramas.
    평점:5 steelriver20142019-03-24
  • A cultural place
    Really enjoyed the scenery at this village as it encompasses the traditional houses built during the Joseon dynasty. The area is really large and some of the houses are open for public viewing.
    평점:5 leelitng2019-03-24
  • Beautiful Hanok collections..
    it was a nice walk at 8am in the morning before tourists starts crowding the neighbourhood (we did not know that tourists are only allowed to visit after 10am, sorry).
    평점:4 sharah a2019-03-22
  • 'Bukchon Hanok Village'
    According to the 1906 data, it was a gathering place of houses of 'yangban' and bureaucrat. 높은 곳에서 한옥들과 저 멀리있는 빌딩을 보고 있으면 묘한 기분이 든다. 실제로 주거하시는 분들이 있으니 큰소리로 떠들거나 쓰레기 버리는 행위는 삼가시길..
    평점:4 jjjinu2019-03-20
  • Time machine 600 years back to the streets of Korea
    If you’re into history and old traditional buildings, you should add Bukchon Hanok Village to your travel itinerary. Imagine yourself walking through the streets of Korea dating back 600 years. The...
    평점:4 travelwithcontext2019-03-20
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