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 5105 Traveler)

Latest 5 reviews of Bukchon Hanok Village

  • Traditional Village
    Even though the place is bit hilly but i am like it very much and love this place..There is a shop to rental hanbook as well
    Rating:5 rashd_az2019-10-22
  • A lovely Village to visit
    Arrival to Hanok Village to have understanding about traditional houses and culture of Korean. Trust me, you’ll have nice pictures here. There’s a delicious restaurant of Ginseng Chicken Soup nearby...
    Rating:5 Candy19082019-10-22
  • Tiring but Worth the Effort
    Just behind where we are living (itself in Bukchon). The village is very pleasant. While we were there, the place had tourists who, except for one, maintained the pleasant quiet of the neighborhood...
    Rating:4 Hanan B2019-10-22
  • Nice but crowded
    It is a good spot to view older buildings, is Hanok style. There is a popular trail that many visitors take, which makes some parts of the street rather crowded. Given that the village is sandwiched...
    Rating:3 PaulofSydney2019-10-20
  • Quaint, but not a must-see
    The neighborhood is quaint, in parts - some of the buildings are maintained in the old style, some are modern. They're largely intermixed together. Most of the buildings can only be admired from the...
    Rating:3 vichy2019-10-20
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