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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Traveler RatingRating:4.0 (Based on 4871 Traveler)

Latest 5 reviews of Bukchon Hanok Village

  • Signs telling tourists to stay away
    I'm not sure if we went at a bad time, but there were signs posted everywhere about how the people who lived there were suffering from tourists, and asking tourists to stay away for a while. Near the...
    Rating:3 mlee05212019-04-24
  • Ancient Korea arrchitecture
    This is a beautiful village with ancient architecture and traditional house of Korea. Beautiful place to have good photos. You should visit here early morning because of crowed people.
    Rating:5 Eddie_Sin152019-04-24
  • Traditional Village
    A very nice place with steep slope. The area is occupied with residents and offices, good to be there with Hanok to get pretty photos with nice background.
    Rating:5 elinorng2019-04-24
  • Instagram worthy!
    The place is about 10-15minutes away from the nearest station. If you are lost, there are friendly tourist guides along the way, who can explain how to get there. Be sure to rent any traditional...
    Rating:5 deelahh4742019-04-22
  • Nice Area of Local and Traditional House
    It's a residence area. Better come here on early morning because so many people come here to take photos. People shd be quiet if visit this area. Only 1 alley which famous with its hanok house and so...
    Rating:3 ccanseria2019-04-22
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