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

TripAdvisor Reviews

Traveler Rating평점:4.0 (Based on 4794 Traveler)

Latest 5 reviews of Bukchon Hanok Village

  • Explore the Traditional Korean residence
    Being close to the center of Seoul, There are many traditional Korean houses(Hanok). This village is definitely a must-visit Seoul attraction for its unique architecture and the traditional Korean...
    평점:5 DaveKuWoo2019-02-16
  • A lovely traditional village
    This is a traditional village close by the centre of Seoul. Whilst it is quite nice to be able to walk around these traditional houses, it is clear that the hordes of tourists have ruined this...
    평점:4 241mcf2019-02-14
  • Fascinating walk through a traditional neighbourhood
    Our guide was a retired military man, and he gave us a wonderful tour of this area. He was very knowledgeable, and was able to pass this on in an interesting way. I highly recommend Seoul City...
    평점:5 jayredd20172019-02-11
  • Good trip
    Had a good experience walking and finding for this famous tourist spot. From the Angguk station it takes 15-20 mins to reach this place. Overall, it was a good trip.
    평점:4 SofyaZulkyfly2019-02-10
  • Nice Traditional Neighbourhood
    Came on a quiet cold morning and there were plenty of photo opportunities. Just walk around to enjoy the views and soak in the atmosphere.
    평점:5 HCL13plw2019-02-09
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