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Bukchon Hanok Village

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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]

Details

• Address
03059  37 Gyedong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul   
• Phone
+82-2-2133-1371
• Fax
+82-2-2133-1373
• Website
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• Website Language
English
• 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

4 2018-10-21 erguizajerry
Community with an old charm. Just be quiet!
The narrow streets and traditional roof design gives you a feel of an old Korean community, perhaps of the nobility class because of the house sizes and hilly location. Because of the large number of...
5 2018-10-21 SurfingWild
Beautiful neighbourhood to visit
A really beautiful neighborhood with lots and lots of traditional style deigned houses on a steep hill slope. This is actually a residential neighborhood so visitors are requested to keep the noise...
4 2018-10-20 ToniPoni
Beautifull place to visit
Hanok village is beautiful, you have to be silent because people live there, and obviously quite rich people, so you are not allowed to disturb them 😜
4 2018-10-20 Gow
Beautiful
It was so nice to see traditional houses of South Korea. It's well worth visiting and in a really nice area of Seoul. Lots of nice restaurants around too. Highly recommended.
3 2018-10-18 Cathy K
Neighborhood
Neighborhood that has a right to limit the tourists. After wandering for an hour and seeing the area overrun by tourists and tour groups, I feel sorry for the locals. To experience the Hanok Village...