Bukchon Hanok Village is a well-known traditional village in Seoul. The name Bukchon literally means; “Northern Village,” which came about as the neighborhood occupies north of two notable Seoul landmarks, Jongno and Cheonggyecheon Stream. Do you want to enjoy Korea’s traditional ambiance? Include this in your bucket list, and do not forget to visit this historic place.
Awesome Things to see in Bukchon Hanok Village
Do you know that Bukchon Hanok Village is home to hundreds of traditional houses? The traditional village comprises many alleys and traditional houses called Hanok. As a matter of fact, it is a residential neighborhood and was not built for tourists. In addition, there are around 900 traditional hanok houses in the village, made up of stones and woods. These houses are preserved in good condition, and some are also open to the public. It is a popular hanok village near the Gyeongbokgung Palace. Also, it is an incredible place to wander around.
Fun Things to do in Bukchon Hanok Village
Dress up in Hanbok
A great way to enjoy strolling the historic village is to dress up in Hanbok. Taking pictures while wearing a colorful hanbok with cute small bags on the alleys feels like you are a high-class lady visiting her people in the village. It is perfect for taking lots of pictures while wearing a Hanbok.
Visit Traditional Cafes and Shops
There are many cute coffee shops here. There are also restaurants, tea houses, and cafes that you can dine in. After a long walk from touring the village, take a break, and savor a cup of tea or coffee in some of the traditional cafes here. Moreover, visitors can also buy merchandise from shops located inside the village.
Capture Cute and Pretty Photos
It is a perfect place for taking lots of pictures. You can take tons of amazing photos of the well-preserved Hanok houses and the attractive alleys and streets as much as you want. Of course, you should capture your wonderful moments here, especially while wearing Hanbok.
Join a Walking Tour Course
First, you need to make a reservation online at dobo.visitseoul.net to join this walking tour course. And you should book at least three days before the desired tour day. Here is the sample route; Anguk Station → Bukchon Culture Center → Gahoe-dong 11beonji → Hansangsu Embroidery Workshop → Gahoe Folk Drawing Shop → Bukchon Museum ‘Old Fragrance’ → Anguk-dong house of Yun Boseonga → Anguk Station.
Korean Dramas Filmed Here
Bukchon Hanok Village is also home to various Korean drama filming locations that is why it is popular among Hallyu fans. Korean dramas such as Personal Taste/Perfect Match (2010), Lovers in Paris (2004), I Need Romance 2 (2012), Queen In-Hyun’s Man (2012), Twelve Nights (2018), She Was Pretty (2015), Temperature of Love (2017), True Beauty (2020-2021), Run On (2020-2021), My First First Love (2019), Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol (2020), Flower of Evil (2020), Hotel Del Luna (2019), Meloholic (2017), Her Private Life (2019), The Fiery Priest (2019),and others filmed some of their remarkable scenes in the village.
Anyone who has interests in traditional houses, you must come to Bukchon Hanok Village! This place will surely amaze you! After touring this place, you might likewise visit Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace nearby, too. You will be able to feel the charm of Korea more.
Bukchon Hanok Village Location: 6-12 Bukchon-ro 4-Gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Free. You can enter the village without paying anything. Great, right?
How to Get There
By Subway: Take Seoul subway line number 3 – orange line, and get off at Anguk Station and exit via Exit 1 or 2. Walk straight for about 300m to reach Bukchon Hanok Village. Or,
By Bus: Take Maeul Bus Jongno 02 and then get off at Bukchon Hanok Village Bus Stop.