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 RatingRating:4.0 (Based on 4956 Traveler)

Latest 5 reviews of Bukchon Hanok Village

    This was part of our tour of South Korea and Mongolia..The village a good spot to see traditional Korean homes, but it does involve a fair amount of walking. These are occupied dwellings, so one can...
    Rating:3 realbigbear2019-06-25
  • Silence please
    You have to be sensitive when you go to this place because this is a residential area. It has many souvenir shops and ice cream shops. Old houses You will see many peopke wearing hanbok Outdoor...
    Rating:5 marianinabella2019-06-24
  • nice to visit but be warned, a lot of walking and hiking
    it is very tiring to climb all the hills just to get to the photo scenic spots, but i think they're worth it..? the view is really nice. on the base of the path there are some shops around too. i...
    Rating:3 vitoriopan2019-06-23
  • Charming traditional Korean houses in a hilly village
    Bukchon Hanok Village is located to the east of Gyeongbokgung and I guess in the olden days the houses here would be likely to be owned or occupied by people who worked in the palace. This is a...
    Rating:4 michaelt238874Y2019-06-22
  • Experience traditional Korean housing
    Wandering the streets and alleyways of the Bukchon Hanok Village is both entertaining and educaitonal and helps one appreciate classic building methods.
    Rating:4 Linda K2019-06-21
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