The Bukchon Hanok Maeul (북촌한옥마을) located between the Gyeongbokgung Palace and the Changdeokgung Palace (Unesco’s World Cultural Heritage). It’s a place with hundreds of traditional houses and the architectural style date back to the Joseon Dynasty. There are people living in a few residencies, others got reconstructed into a guesthouse, tea house or culture house. So visitors are allowed to experience the traditional culture here. Actually „Bukchon – Hanok“ means „northern traditional“.
How to get there:
Anguk Station, exit 2 or 3. Walk up the hills until you pass the „Constitutional Court“, the „Bukchon Information Center“ and the „Jeongdok Public Library“
It’s so amazing seeing how the koreans combine culture, nature and tradition together. Only by walking around those alleys you can feel a different vibe. It’s so peaceful and refreshing. Enjoy those beautiful buildings and the nice view, but be respectful and quiet around the inhabitants because thousands of tourists walking by every day. Go up there and drink something at one of the rooftop coffe/tea houses. Taking pictures and try to identify and understand this village.
It’s awesome to have the chance to visit a place like this. Every moment and memory I’ve made here is unforgetable. I hope you like my article about the famous Bukchon Hanok Village. 😀
Here is another picture to enjoy 😀