Bukchon Hanok Village is a Korean traditional village in Seoul located between Gyeongbok Palace, Changdeok Palace.
The place shows the 600-year old urban development during the Jaseon Dynasty when it was a residential quarter of government officials and nobility serving the palace.
It has a great atmosphere and it’s definitely in my top 5 places in Seoul. I recommend coming earlier in the morning while it is not super busy. Then slowly walk down the hill while exploring local shops and restaurants, all the way to Insa-dong (인사동) where you can do some traditional gift shopping or turn right to the Gwanghwamun Gate (광화문) to see the palace.
How to get there?
Anguk Station (Line 3 / Orange) Exit 2.
These amazingly nice and helpful people are all around the Seoul and I recommend to talk to them even if you know where you are going.
I put together a small map of what I believe is the best route around. It will take you around 2-3 hours depends on how fast you walk and if you will stop at the local shops for some fridge magnets 😉 or food.