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

Traveler RatingRating:4.0 (Based on 5022 Traveler)

Latest 5 reviews of Bukchon Hanok Village

  • Small area but worth it
    Good to visit the place and see the traditional houses. Try to find EGG DROP sandwiches, they sell really good sanwiches. It was very sunny in summer, so pls bring your necesseties. I think...
    Rating:4 samsony4412019-08-15
  • If you don't have a teenage girl, it's quite boring
    Girls who like to dress up will find it amusing to stroll the streets with the traditional Korean attire. For the rest of us, however, it's quite a boring place. Tourist-trap prices, not very pretty...
    Rating:3 Maya M2019-08-15
  • Put comfy shoes on for this hilly walk
    This was really enjoyable walk to the top. There's a lot of unique shops at the bottom and a Cafe at the top that has a 5000won entry fee as it doubles as an art gallery. Be careful not to slip if...
    Rating:5 One_More_Travel2019-08-14
  • Bukchon Hanok
    Great place to go. There are free guides - our guide is Seong II Yoo. The walk around the lanes, stories about the past, architecture and history Great place to visit
    Rating:5 298meilinl2019-08-13
  • An afternoon immersing in traditional culture of wearing Hanbok
    We rented the Korean traditional outfit, Hanbok and wore it at Bukchon Hanbok Village. It was a scorching afternoon but certainly a great experience of being like a Korean for an afternoon. This...
    Rating:5 thesmequation2019-08-12
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