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Bukchon

Samcheong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
02-3707-8388
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Ranked #19 of 550 attractions in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Walking Areas
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

i didn't do the treasure hunt or get any souvenirs but just walked around and saw the houses there's a view from the top :) a unique place to visit

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Bukchon Hanok Village is still a residential district- houses are well preserved and are still occupied by various generations. Head to Bukchon Information Centre to obtain a map of the walking trails and be prepared to climb steep slopes in return for a magnificent view of Seoul and Gyeongbukgung Palace

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

Bukchon Hanok Village is unique because it is mostly residential. It is a quiet and calm area which is definitely worth visiting if you're only staying in Seoul. If you have more time in Korea I would highly recommend the Jeonju Hanok Village which is much larger and more interesting (it has lots of cute cafes and boutiques too). Pick... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 NEW

The visit to Bukchon was one of the more enjoyable aspects of my 5 day trip. If you are yearning for a respite from the city and all that shopping, it's worth visiting Bukchon. Recommended that you wear very comfortable walking shoes as there's lots of walking to do (think up hill and down hill as the roads are very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We went here looking for a specific restaurant, so we did not explore too much. It was hot and the place is hilly, but it's a unique neighborhood in a modernized city. Tourist information people hand out maps if you are hopelessly lost (which is easy to do) and it's imperative to keep quiet as it's a residential area, but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Traditional Korean living district, recommend to walk there. Be ready for lots of ups and downs - the area is mountainous.

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Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I enjoyed my visit to Bukchon. The walk around is peaceful and quiet. You get to see the old Korean houses and the view from the hills are beautiful. If you want a break from the city, this is the place to go. Would definitely love to go back!

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Way too many tourists in living areas. Visited the area with much nostalgia where I used to live as a kid. Some buildings seem to be out of the way and it does not appear to maintain the traditional Korean housing style any more. Eye sore. But it is still great to see many houses maintain the old style and... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Took some time to find the village. From the route that we took, we have to get up a flight of stone steps before locating the village. The traditional houses are very beautiful. Especially when you can find rows and rows of it. They had inhabited houses, so we took care not to make too much noise. A lot of... More

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

A laidback place that's still located in Seoul, you get to experience the past while not travelling too far. Do not forget to visit the observatory as well, since you can get to see the view of Bukchon from above.

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