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Bukchon

Samcheong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
02-3707-8388
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Ranked #19 of 552 attractions in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Walking Areas
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Quaint little houses and streets, somewhat akin to old Korea (although also somewhat touristy). Certainly worth going for.

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Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Since you are in Korea, this is a must visit place for tourist. Quite a long walk to the main place from the station especially during the hot weather. Wear comfy shoes and clothes. Nice spots for photography but can get quite crowded since the paths are narrow. There are some cafes around if you're tired after a long walk... More

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Rubi, Spain
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I wonder if the old Seoul looked like this neighborhood. Anyway there are some nice spots inside but it is almost just a residential neighborhood, and it seems to be an expensive one.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I just walked around Bukchon with the map in hand, which you can get from the tourist information centre nearby. It is a quiet residential area. The houses are all traditional korean style. one or two are kept open to tourists. There was a lady there who explained to me about the features of the house. There are lots of... More

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Pisa, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Bukchon Hanok Village is really wonderful. Do not follow any guide or path: just walk around wherever you want and make sure to get to the highest point, so that you can get an incredible view of the whole area. PS: the area is a residential district, so keep quiet while visiting.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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

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

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

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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