Bukchon Hanok Village
The Bukchon Hanok Village is a neighbourhood exhibiting traditional Korean architecture and has become popular with tourists, however it is important to note that this is a residential area with people living inside of these homes. You will notice signs asking to keep noise levels to a minimum so please keep this in mind as you wander the village.
Bukchon, which translates to “northern village” is home to many traditional homes which are called hanok. The Bukchon Hanok Village is literally around the corner from the Gyeongbokgung Palace and provides a nice stroll after visiting the palace. The architecture of the homes and in particular the rooftops reflect over 600 years of Seoul’s history.
The spirit of Bukchon Hanok Village is alive more today than ever with the regular openings of new galleries, guest houses and restaurants. Young and old alike stroll the villages various alley ways in traditional clothing adding to the atmosphere all year around.
How to get to the Bukchon Hanok Village
Exit 2 at the Anguk Station will lead you onto a tourist information centre where you can pick up a map that will help guide you around the village.