Seoul City Walking Tours

Bukchon Hanok Village

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Walking Tour Introduction
A traditional Korean village with over 600 years of Korean history
A place where visitors can embrace the beauty of traditional Korean houses.
This walking tour takes visitors around the area of Bukchon Hanok Village, the only place in Seoul where hundreds of traditional Korean houses, or hanoks, are clustered together. Bukchon Hanok Village is an important area for culture and the arts, with its number of museums, craft workshops and historic landmarks.
Walking Tour Details
Route
Unhyeongung -> Bukchon Cultural Center -> Choongang Middle & High School -> Bukchon-ro 11-gil -> Bukchon-ro 12-gil -> Jeongdok Public Library -> Paik In-je’s House

Length of tour : 2~3hours

Meeting Place : Ticket Office of Unhyeongung
※ Experience programs offered by museums are not included in the walking tour. Participation in experience programs must be done individually once the tour is over.
Major Tourist Attractions
Museum of Korean Art
Opened in 1993, the Museum of Korean Art houses more than 6,000 Buddhist relics related to Buddhism including paintings, sculptures, crafts and ritual items. special artistic value are the Buddhist paintings and statues of the Buddha from the Joseon Dynasty which have given experts some very useful insights. The museum also organizes a program of temporary exhibitions alongside its permanent collection.

Closed : Mondays, January 1st, Seollal and Chuseok
Phone : 02-766-6000
Han Sang Soo Embroidery Museum
The Han Sang Soo Embroidery Museum displays the beautiful artwork of embroidery master Han Sangsoo, designated as Important Intangible Cultural Asset No. 80. Since its foundation in September 2005, the museum has promoted the cultural significance of Korean embroidery to the public and foreign visitors through a variety of programs, including open classes, hands-on activities, seminars, international exchange programs, demonstrations, and regular exhibitions. The museum consists of exhibition rooms and an audiovisual room, allowing visitors to appreciate the process and history of Korean embroidery work and its aesthetic value.

Closed : Mondays
Phone : 02-744-1545
Website : www.hansangsoo.com (Korean)
Gahoe Museum
The Gahoe Museum is located in Gahoe-dong, Jongno-gu, and houses the most comprehensive collection of Korean shamanistic art in the world and a repository of Korean indigenous culture and beliefs. Since its establishment in 2002, the museum features a collection of more than 1,500 outstanding shamanistic art relics produced during the Joseon Dynasty. On display are 750 talismans, 150 wooden amulets, 250 folk paintings, 150 classical books, and 250 other miscellaneous materials filled with the essence of Korean hopes and beliefs. An elegant, traditional Korean house was remodeled into the Gahoe Museum, and it is comprised of exhibition halls, a hands-on experience room and a Korean tea drinking room.

Closed : Mondays
Phone : 02-741-0466
Website : www.gahoemuseum.org (Korean)
Map of Walking Tour Route