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Bukchon Hanok Village, Seoul

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Explore a 600-year-old urban area composed of traditional Korean houses at Bukchon Hanok Village. Constructed during the reign of the Joseon Dynasty, the village consists of many neighborhoods which were uses as a residential quarter for nobles and high-ranking government officials. Go on a guided tour to explore the narrow streets and visit cultural and hospitality facilities, such as workshops, museums, restaurants, and cafes. With more than half a million visitors yearly, you will need to book a reservation at least three days prior to your visit. A visit to Bukchon Hanok Village represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Seoul journey planning site to plot your vacation.
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  • Meaning “North Village,” UNESCO-awarded heritage site Bukchon “House of Mme Gyedong” was a personal residence, prior to Japanese occupation, before 1920. It is the so-called “happy” neighbourhood of.....  more
    Meaning “North Village,” UNESCO-awarded heritage site Bukchon “House of Mme Gyedong” was a personal residence, prior to Japanese occupation, before 1920. It is the so-called “happy” neighbourhood of.....  more »
  • Visiting the village is such an overwhelming and lovely experience especially if you go on Saturdays. There are so so many beautiful house, restaurants and shops filled with past-time... 
    Visiting the village is such an overwhelming and lovely experience especially if you go on Saturdays. There are so so many beautiful house, restaurants and shops filled with past-time...  more »
  • Had a nice walk around for two hours. The houses are pretty. There are lots of nice cafes. It was all very scenic. There are public toilets. It was all just underwhelming though. 
    Had a nice walk around for two hours. The houses are pretty. There are lots of nice cafes. It was all very scenic. There are public toilets. It was all just underwhelming though.  more »
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  • I nice place to visit a short walk from Seoul Royal Palace (Gyeongbokgung). There isn’t much but still quite worth seeing. To get to the main photogenic spot keep walking straight into the alley from the map marker where you go quite a bit up hill. There’s also maps around the area that guide you though a route through multiple villages in the same area if you wish to see more. There’s a traditional dress (both men and women) rental shop down the road from the entrance to the alley which is quite a popular thing for tourists to do.
  • Literally, a living historic village. Take a walk back in time and roam around the small short hills of this ancient village. There's this uncanny blend of current living with historic culture. Short walking distance away are the two largest palaces in Seoul. Several awesome cafes nearby as well.
  • Cool old part of the city. We didn’t have much time here and it was just really hot. We also had a stroller with two kids and it was a lot of walking and hills. The neighborhood is really cool though! I would love to come back and take pics while wearing a hanbok.
  • So amazing place, there house designs are very attractive. It's the best when you wear hanbok. You can freely take a picture but you can't speak so loud so that you can't disturbed people's live there.
  • Scenic street in the bustling city of Seoul. I love the traditional architect mixed with a tad of trendy, modern-ness. Hidden alleys and gems all the way, every turn and corner is a surprise.

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