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Bukchon Hanok Village

Free 2-3 hours
Bukchon Hanok Village

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.

Bukchon Hanok Village
Bukchon Hanok Village

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.

Bukchon Hanok Village
Bukchon Hanok Village

How to get there?

Anguk Station (Line 3 / Orange) Exit 2.

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Price

It’s free.

Information Centre People

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.

Bukchon Hanok Village Guide Map