May 20, 2018

Bukchon Hanok Village

It took us two walking hours to locate Bukchon Hanok Village.  I almost gave up because I saw how tired my kids are but Juancho led the way and continued to cheer all of us to see this place which is home to hundreds of traditional houses, called hanok, that date back to the Joseon Dynasty. The name Bukchon means "northern village," came about as the neighborhood lies north of two significant Seoul landmarks, Cheonggyecheon Stream and Jongno.

Bukchon Hanok Village is surrounded by Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace and Jongmyo Shrine

Today, many of these hanoks operate as cultural centers, guesthouses, restaurants and tea houses, providing visitors with an opportunity to experience, learn and immerse themselves in traditional Korean culture.

Visit to Bukchon Hanok Village is free but you may also get a tour guide to help you go or find the place. Tour to this place is usually inlcuded in package tours.

37, Gyedong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul

(Open all year round)

Walking Tour, about 3 hours 

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