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

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Latest 5 reviews of Bukchon Hanok Village

  • Lovely architecture
    Great place, unique architecture Enjoyed the visit, people wearing local costumes. Enjoyable trip! Rafael
    4 rafaribas2018-12-14
  • Nice Afternoon Walk
    Great place to spend a few hours strolling. Do try to get away from the crowds a bit as the scenery becomes much more enjoyable. Also, while not all visitors will be, it is best to be as courteous...
    5 Neville H2018-12-13
  • A vintage vibe of Seoul
    Best to stroll in this area in the afternoon for a quiet shopping or coffee time. Loved the vibe!! Recommended for the down times of your trip.
    5 IraBalm2018-12-11
  • Nice to experience Korean tea and items.
    Just walk along the road deep inside the Village. You will find traditional Korean tea houses, restaurants, and item shops. However, be aware of the residents. They dislike too loud voice.
    5 beatnine2018-12-09
  • Heritage Visit
    Went to Bukchon and be amamzed bybthe traditional houses still situated in the city. A lot of famous korean dramas and movies are made there as the palace is still well maintained. Nice sunset if you...
    5 brianmN4513XT2018-12-09
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