Bukchon Hanok Village

Bukchon Hanok Village, Seoul: Address, Phone Number, Bukchon Hanok Village Reviews: 4/5

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Culinary-Consultants
Ferrara, Italy3,462 contributions
Jan 2020
What a Lovely Neighborhood indeed. Very calmed place filled with little streets in between and tiny dead end streets. It can get annoying for a bit trying to go on each and everyone of these tinny streets, but soon enough you'll find out, that is not about getting somewhere, but the beauty that you can photograph at the end of each of these streets. Then you turn around and go on your way to the next. Kinda like this is a journey and not a destination; if I want to get all philosophical and stuff.

Therefore after you are done with the cute pictures, remain in the main street of this village and then start to build your way up. You'll find on your left and right side a multitude of nice little shops; we specially loved a tinny flower shop / coffee shop. Very subtle and calm inside, nice jazz music as a background and although South Koreans have the worst coffee to drink in the world; the small pastries kinda make up for this.

All in all and without too much mystery, it is worth to go and check one by one these little stores, where you will find also a very nice lady who makes and designs her own clothing (very luxurious and not cheap) but very much worth. Also there is a fine lady who designs her own silver jewelry, very well made and with a nice weight and surprisingly very affordable.

Please look at our pictures and find out what we are talking about. Beautiful street indeed and we had a lovely time. This is the kind of streets you need to look for in Seoul. The crowded Millennial streets will drive you nuts with cheap nasty food and cheap Chinese stuff that has no material and spiritual value whatsoever.
Written January 29, 2020
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Della G
Coquitlam, Canada808 contributions
Nov 2019
I don't believe that this is a hidden secret spot in Seoul anymore. This beautiful gem of a village was teeming with tourists when I was there. So many people dressed up in traditional costumes to enjoy photo ops utilizing the back drop of historical Korean houses. There are so many people here that local grannies have their own volunteer patrol with signs to instruct the general public to keep the noise level down. Despite being crowded, this is such a wonderful area to explore, albeit quite hilly but scenic and definitely great photo ops. You can spend some time just wandering the roadway and alleys, discovering, cafes, craft shops and art galleries nestled amongst the traditional style hanoks. Definitely one of my favorite areas in Seoul.
Written January 19, 2020
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Cory T
48 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
This is my 2nd Hanok village in Korea. It’s not quite as immersive as Jeonju, it’s a lot smaller but it’s very cute set in steep streets with sweeping views of the city.
People live here still! It will probably only take you 30 minutes to explore the village.
Written December 31, 2019
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Jackie
1 contribution
Aug 2019 • Friends
I first got so lost trying to find a certain restaurant (turns out it was closed), but once you let go and just wander wherever you want, you'll be fine. Walkable distance from the Gyeongbukgong Palace. Lots of cute traditional shops and cool eateries. Be prepared to trek up and down the hills. Be respectful of people's homes of course.
Written February 26, 2020
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Russell1979
Dubai, United Arab Emirates150 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
This is one of the best area's to stroll through while getting a feel of the old city. The village is basically made up of Hanoks (traditional Korean houses) and little food stalls and restaurants. We enjoyed discovering this little gem by lazily walking through different by lanes.
Written January 25, 2020
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BillNabilah
Sepang, Malaysia271 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
This area is so beautiful. Perfect for taking loads of pictures while wearing hanbok. The only thing is you need to keep quiet and do not make loud noice as there are people still living in it. Please respect the locals.
Written March 14, 2020
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J926LRjemcf
6 contributions
Apr 2019
The houses are very nice. Nice place to take a stroll although a bit tiring. It would be nice to go there wearing Hanbok if you love taking pictures. Try not to make much noise because there are people residing in the area.
Written March 5, 2020
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2824
Singapore, Singapore521 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
Visited this place on a cold Saturday. Went up to the youth cultural corps and they provided high school students to help guide you along the place. The two student guides were super informative and helped provided so much info and thus such meaning to the place. Overall it was intriguing to get a sneak preview of the lifes of these Korean officials. Especially like how they dried persimmon and make alcohol.
Written January 5, 2020
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Berrynaiad13
Geylang, Singapore80 contributions
Oct 2019
Perfect for photo spots as the place looks really pretty and nostalgic. Would be great if you could wear a hanbok here just for this purpose. Some slopes to climb but managable even for the elderly. It's an actual residential neighbourhood, so mind your noise and manners. There are shops, tea-houses and cafes that you can pop into. There are walking tours available but those need to be reserved online.
Written March 12, 2020
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anthonywilliamw2016
Wanchai15 contributions
Nov 2019
We went to the village after a trip to the North Seoul Tower. The village is a lovely little haven away from the hustle and bustle of the city. We were there as the sun was going down and darkness fell and it was lovely and quiet. A must see in Seoul amongst many others. A wonderful city.
Written May 7, 2020
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