[KOREA] NAMSANGOL HANOK VILLAGE (남산골한옥마을) – Travel Diary

Autumn will come really soon and it’s time to continue our Korea Travel Series! There’s a lot of beautiful places in Seoul especially in Autumn, and one of them what we’ve visited in our #FoodInLoveKOREA trip is Namsangol Hanok Village.

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Namsangol Hanok Village located on the north side of Namsan Mountain in the center of the capital. This village has five restored traditional Korean houses, a pavilion, traditional garden, performance art stage, making it a perfect spot for both locals and tourists to take a leisure walk.

For complete guide and list of 30 things to eat in Seoul, please read [KOREA] FOOD GUIDE – What to Eat in Seoul

Guide to the best destinations to enjoy Autumn in Seoul, please read [KOREA] AUTUMN IN SEOUL – Fall Foliage Destinations and Places to Visit

Need more info to plan your daily itinerary in Seoul? Check our itinerary guide [KOREA] ITINERARY TRAVEL GUIDE – Top Places to Visit in Seoul

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We visited this place randomly since it’s not included in our itinerary before. After having lunch at Gogung restaurant in Myeongdong, we continued to Namsangol Hanok Village by Seoul Metro Subway. It’s easily reached by subway, just hop off at Chungmuro Station, and then walk for only 3 minutes.

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The good news is, you don’t need a ticket and there’s no admission fee so you can visit Namsangol Hanok Village for free! When arrived at the main gate, you will find the information map of the whole complex for your guidance to strolling around the village. There’s also a picturesque view of beautiful and colorful trees with N Seoul Tower background.

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Upon entering from the front gate, you will get a taste of the traditional life while escaping from the bustling city life of modern times. The traditional garden with its pavilion and the traditional houses create a peaceful ambiance before the forested Namsan Mountain.

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There are five hanok houses were remodeled after the traditional houses of Joseon Dynasty and over a range of social classes, from peasants to aristocrats. The furniture in the houses is arranged to help guests understand the daily lives of the past, and the clean, traditional houses, as well as their antique items provide a great photo op. To protect these fragile heritages, only one of the hanok houses is open to the public. The house of Yoon-ssi of Okin-dong has been transformed into Yoon’s Tearoom, where guests can enjoy traditional tea and refreshments.

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We strolled around the hanok village and continue to the garden at the back gate. There is a road with beautiful landscape and pavilion to enjoy crisp air and fall foliage. Since it’s located on flat land, Namsangol Hanok Village was more enjoyable to strolling around than Bukchon Hanok Village which located on a hilly contour.

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With traditional vibes in a modern city center, Namsangol Hanok Village is a worth visit place in Seoul where visitors can strolling around Korean traditional houses with beautiful nature and landscape.

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How to getting there:
By subway: Take exit 3 or 4 of Chungmuro Station (Seoul Subway Line 3 & 4), walk along the road between oh!zemidong (Chungmuro Media Center) and Maeil Business Newspaper Building (150m).

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Namsangol Hanok Village (남산골한옥마을)

28, Toegye-ro 34-gil
Seoul, South Korea

Phone: +82-2-2264-4412 / +82-2-2261-0500

Website: hanokmaeul.or.kr (Korean only)

Operating Hours: Closed every Mondays
Apr – Oct: 9 AM – 9 PM
Nov – Mar: 9 AM – 8 PM

Entrance fee: No entrance fee

Length of Visit: 1-2 hours

How to getting there:
By subway: Take exit 3 or 4 of Chungmuro Station (Seoul Subway Line 3 & 4), walk along the road between oh!zemidong (Chungmuro Media Center) and Maeil Business Newspaper Building (150m).

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