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Samcheong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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Ranked #20 of 555 attractions in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Walking Areas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is the old part of Seoul with the original houses that used to run through the city. It is a steep walk up to the top however it is beautiful when you look over Seoul from the top. Great picture opportunities also from here. You can get guided tours, however we just went to the tourist information centre and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

if you happen to be in the area, than check it out. the nearby temples are worthwhile, but to make a specific trip here, is not worthwhile. small area, not very large, and its just a small area which is a quaint "hold" street. there is also an old school library/education center nearby

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

actually, lots of this area is private are which is owned by citizen. but the government opens for public as a tourist destination. so, they suggest you not to make noisy sounds. you can see the typical of old style Korean house. my friend who was my guide said that this area is quite expensive. so, all the house might... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Super beautiful, recommend you to take a walk during evening and sit somewhere near the observatory to chill. There is one famous local noodle shop - 手撕面 (in chinese), it costs about 7000 won for one set. It is super good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Great place to spend a few hours wandering the streets of Bukchon. Loved seeing the old traditional houses in Seoul. The area has guided maps along the way as well as Korean guides which speak a variety of languages which are very helpful (look for the people in the red vests - languages they speak are written on their back).

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

It's actually a bit over-rated because the place is swarming with tourists, particularly the two main streets with the old hanok houses. Some of the teahouses are nice but overpriced. The walk through Samcheongdong and into Bukchon is nice though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We walked here from Changdeokgung Palace and looked for a place for lunch. Found a pizza place, very good. Then walked around the historic homes with the traditional tile roofs. Walked up hill and down hills. Could see Seoul Tower in the distance. There were stores for shopping also. Very picturesque.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

Spend a few hours walking about the area taking in the traditional Hanok style houses. A few nice photo opportunities. There are quite a few museum/workshop type places where you can take part in making traditional crafts. I went to the Dong Lim Knot Workshop and made a necklace.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Perhaps the taxi driver didn't take me to the best part but what I did see wasn't very impressive. Just saw a few buildings and a historic house museum which was nice.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Got here on a stroll from Insa-Dong down the road and behind the Constitutional Court Its a quaint place and has some very well maintained (though recently renovated) old Korean houses. It was a Thursday evening and the roads were deserted and I enjoyed walking in the narrow alleyways between these houses - This maybe the only photo-op a short... More

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