Bukchon Hanok Village

About Bukchon Hanok Village

Bukchon Hanok Village is a Korean traditional village in Seoul with a long history located between Gyeongbok Palace, Changdeok Palace and Jongmyo Royal Shrine. The traditional village is composed of lots of alleys, hanok  and is preserved to show a 600-year-old urban environment. Now it is used as a traditional culture center and hanok restaurant, allowing visitors to experience the atmosphere of the Joseon Dynasty.

The area of Bukchon, which consists of neighborhoods: Wonseo-dong, Jae-dong, Gye-dong, Gahoe-dong and Insa-dong, was traditionally the residential quarter of high-ranking government officials and nobility during the Joseon Dynasty. It is located north of Cheonggye Stream and Jongno, hence named Bukchon, which means north village. [2]Traditionally, this place was inhabited by nobles, serving in the palace and their families. Later on, due to wars and disasters, the place was occupied by commoners.

I went Bukchon Hanok Village last November 2016, again I only have limited photos because i need to go back early to my Hostel.

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Bukchon Hanok Village

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Transportation / Address:

Address 03059  37 Gyedong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Subway Line 3: Anguk Station – Exit 3, 10 min. away on foot
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