[KOREA] BUKCHON HANOK VILLAGE (북촌한옥마을) – Travel Diary

Besides food and shopping scene, local culture is also an interesting attraction in Seoul. Surrounded by Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace, and Jongmyo Shrine, Bukchon Hanok Village (북촌한옥마을) is home to hundreds of Hanok or Korean traditional houses, that date back to the Joseon Dynasty. During our #FooInLoveKOREA trip, we visited Bukchon Hanok Village after strolling around Gyeongbokgung Palace and have a lunch at Tosokchon Samgyetang.

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How to getting there

After our lunch at Tosokchon (토속촌), we head to Bukchon Hanok Village (북촌한옥마을). Basically, it is quite near from Gyeongbokgung Station, which is only 1 station to Anguk Station. If you don’t mind walking, it might take you around 15 min walk depends on your walking speed (around 650m). Alternatively, you can get there by Subway. Take the exit 1 or 2 of Anguk Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), and then go straight for about 300m to arrive at Bukchon Hanok Village (for detail location, please read the direction at the end of this post).

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What to do

There was a whole neighborhood of hanok houses and instantly we knew we were in Bukchon. Please mind that up to this date, the houses here are privately owned and most of it are residential houses so we should respect their area by observing silence, no knocking on their doors, and no littering.

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Bukchon Hanok Village is a great place to take the photo. Just take a stroll through the traditional hanoks and there are many good photo spot here. With hundreds of traditional houses and picturesque alleys, it will give you an opportunity to experience, learn, and immerse yourself in traditional Korean culture.

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After walking up the street we saw the Namsan Tower from afar, a great contrast from the old and new Seoul.

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Overall, we had a great experience strolling around Bukchon Hanok Village. It’s definitely a must visit place in Seoul with hundreds of traditional Korean houses and picturesque view of Seoul skyline. Besides Bukchon, there is also Namsangol Hanok Village where you can enjoy Korean traditional village with the beautiful and natural landscape.

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How to getting there:
By subway: Take the exit 1 or 2 of Anguk Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), and then go straight for about 300m to arrive at Bukchon Hanok Village.

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Bukchon Hanok Village

37, Gyedong-gil, Jongno-gu
Seoul, South Korea

Phone: +82-2-2148-4160 / +82-2-2148-4161

Website: bukchon.seoul.go.kr

Operating Hours: Open all year round

Entrance fee: No entrance fee

Length of Visit: 2-3 hours

How to getting there:
By subway: Take the exit 1 or 2 of Anguk Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), and then go straight for about 300m to arrive at Bukchon Hanok Village.

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