Namsangol Hanok Village, Seoul

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Learn about the life of a Joseon Dynasty peasant or aristocrat at Namsangol Hanok Village. Comprising of 5 historically furnished hanoks (traditional Korean dwellings), the site contains structures reclaimed from across the city and relocated to this locality in the shadow of Mount Namsan. Take part in paper-making workshops and calligraphy sessions, to try on a few traditional costumes. The onsite teahouse offers refreshments and a chance to soak up a few more traditional experiences, with martial art performances offered on a daily basis. With our world travel planner, Seoul attractions like Namsangol Hanok Village can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • October 6, 2017
    Pretty empty in my opinion. Not much going on. Just drab and unexciting. Not really worth your time checking it out. Free entry. Metro exit 3  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    This village is good for seeing historical Korean buildings. It offers free 40 minute tours in a range of languages (Chinese, English, Korean and Japanese). Check before you go what days and times hav...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    A little better than the rest of the complex and surrounding monuments in temples and palaces, its appeal lies is a mini Museum plan old town. Resembles an archaic china, but inside houses are Japanese-style, very curious mixture. In a slightly ugly site, an industrial estate... Around there is nothing, a working-class neighborhood.
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  • June 28, 2017
    Very nice, quiet surroundings in the midst of the city. The hanok are in a very good condition, the facilities are well maintained the staff are friendly. The Namsangol is a great place to get into touch with the way Koreans used to live in the past.
  • June 14, 2017
    If you like historical landmark, this place will suit you. Seoul manage to keep several of hanok village as well as palaces here for attraction. Personally I like to look at the cultures itself through architecture like these. Looks pretty new, too new that I doubt myself if this place were refurbished recently or build up not long ago.
  • June 11, 2017
    It's good place near from subway station. Rarely tourist go to there. So you could take a lot picture for your collection. You can rent hanbok in there but not for free about 15000-20000 won. No entrance fee. It's good if you goto there when cherry blossom blooming.
  • June 24, 2017
    Nice friendly low-key little spot. Wander around with the locals, view the historic houses. There's a night market with a few food stalls and when we were there some traditional music.
  • June 23, 2017
    It's beautiful and there are fun activities you can participate - such as writing Korean with ink. You get to write your name in hangul on a canvas or a pouch 😊👍

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