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Bukchon Hanok Village


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.

[Jan. 01, 2016 00:17  Input / Dec. 03, 2014 00:00  Publish]


• Address
03059  37 Gyedong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul   
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• Hours of Operation
Morning : 09:30 – 12:30
Afternoon : 14:00 – 17:00
Evening : 19:00 – 21:30
• Holidays
Closed on Sundays

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Address 03059  37 Gyedong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul   
Subway Line 3: Anguk Station - Exit 3, 10 min. away on foot
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Latest 5 reviews of Bukchon Hanok Village

5 2018-05-24 Fatboy F
Out of the way but picture op aplenty
We thought this place was near or in Insadong but we were so wrong. The nice folks at the tourist Info sorted us out so we legged it there and carried on legging it. It's a nice mix of old albeit...
4 2018-05-22 Rod S
Fairly easy to find, interesting historic village.
We caught the Subway Line 3 to Anguk Station (Exit 2), walked straight about 250 meters to the village. Walking up the hill you will find many traditional houses that appear to have been kept in very...
4 2018-05-22 DGY86
Traditional suburb
It is a place where you can see how ancient homes looked like. It is interesting to occidental people to have a look on the differences of the construction styles.
5 2018-05-21 Tri S
Traditional place
Traditional place with the beautifull view. It is like i live in korea. I love it. I recomended for you guys
5 2018-05-21 ksarman
I love IT
If you are crazy about the pictures challenges go on this historic area! You ll do some beautiful pictures and in same time a good physical exercise ! It s really crowded , you can feel that some...