Bukchon Hanok Village is one of the top places to visit in Seoul, South Korea. It is because, here, you will find the Korean traditional village. Literally, “hanok” means “traditional house” while “bukchon” means “northern village”.
The hanoks or the traditional houses were built during the Joseon dynasty. They are located in the north of two important landmarks in Seoul – Cheonggyecheon Stream and Jongno. Additionally, the village lies between Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace.
Currently, the traditional houses or hanoks operate as cultural centers, guest houses, restaurants and tea houses. It serves as a place for visitors where they can immerse themselves in traditional Korean culture.
Bukchon Hanok Village is open all-year round. The admission is free for everyone. It takes about two to three hours to tour around the Hanok village through a free walking tour.
To get to Bukchon Hanok Village, you may take the subway to Anguk Station. Then, take Exit 3.