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Namsangol Hanok Village, Seoul
(4.1/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
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. Arrange your visit to Namsangol Hanok Village and discover more family-friendly attractions in Seoul using our Seoul trip builder.
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  • This is a lovely village and garden, smacked in the middle of metropolitan Seoul. The best part of this place is that there is no entrance fee. There are also free guided tours in English, Japanese an...  more »
  • These yangban (educated upper-class people's) homes did notoriginally exist together but were aggregated in the area to preserve their historical architecture. There are added-on experiences you can p...  more »
  • Very pretty village with traditional houses called Hanok belonging to nobles of the era of Joseon. the village offers a tour in English (around 3 pm). the guide was very informative. We have learned a lot about the traditions of the time...
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  • Beautiful reconstruction of traditional Korean houses, surrounded by a nice park at the feet of the Namsangol Tower. The Seoul's time capsule is also buried here. Several activities and experiences may available here: wearing traditional clothes, having tea, exhibitions of taekwondo... If you don't have time to visit a real Hanok, this is a good example. However, I would recommend experiencing a real stay in a traditional house for at least one night, and if possible, far from the cities, so you can feel the real Korean classic lifestyle.
  • We're lucky avoiding the walk up to the park. Instead we found a different entrance that takes you straight to the top by a lift. The lift is next to a playground. Then you can stroll leisurely down the hill from there.
  • Beautiful hanok village museum and culture... get a chance to learn in traditional Korean home and trying hanbok and it is in myeongdong pretty much in downtown Seoul
  • It is an interesting place, but looks very similar to all other Korean architecture. So if you're not completely into the Korean culture may get quite boring.
  • If you have never been to a traditional village befoe then this one might interest you, its a nice place, sometime theres some shows (I've seen a Takwando show, aimed for kids but still nice) there is some place you can do a traditional tea ceremony that is nice if you like tea and the old/traditional atmosphere If you already been to few Hanok villages the my stars drop to 3, its ok if you have some time and its close to Nam mountain (Nam San - Seoul Tower)