Bukchon Hanok Village
Bukchon Hanok Village
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • Susan S
    8 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Underwhelming Tourist Spot
    This is a residential neighborhood with lots of tourists roaming through it. The traditional homes are beautiful, but many residents had signs asking people to not enter their doorways, to not knock, to speak quietly, etc. It was clear that many residents don’t like being inundated with tourists. We did stumble across a great little place called The Rainbow Bar. Amazing fruit kabobs and fresh fruit drinks:)
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 15, 2023
  • Heng
    Singapore, Singapore5,200 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Traditional housing
    One of the most photographed and filmed location in Seoul, even when it’s snowing. This is an actual residential area with some commercial activities, all housed within very well preserved traditional housing. Please remember to keep your voice down when visiting at night.
    Visited December 2022
    Traveled with family
    Written July 18, 2023
  • Don F
    Guelph, Canada57 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice place to walk. Great pics!
    Lovely bit of old Seoul to stroll through. Makes a nice pairing with the Folk Museum or the Gyeongbokgung Palace. We visited Bukchone Hanok Village with a local tour guide who also took us through the Palace and the Folk Museum. A guide isn't necessary to enjoy the Museum or the Village, although having one certainly enhances the experience. Would definitely recommend a guided tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace. Just a bunch of old buildings without the context a guide provides.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 8, 2023
  • Julie
    Scottsdale, Arizona26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must-see
    This ancient village is a must see in Seoul. The houses date back to the Joseon Dynasty and where high ranking officials lived. About 900 of these homes have been preserved, now used as cultural centers, tea houses, craft rooms, museums, guest houses and more. It’s cool to see people coming here dressed in traditional hanbok to take photos with the amazing architecture.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 12, 2023
  • traveltotelltales
    Singapore, Singapore154 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Rich village
    The village is no longer a village. It has a posh appeal for every property is residential with luxury cars at the behest. However, the area does have a local architecture vibe to it and makes it a good pit-stop. The alleys are weirdly shaped with sudden sharp inclinations. U have the village on both sides of the main road.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 9, 2023
  • RoyalSilk
    Edgware, United Kingdom422 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Tourist Trip - But Worth A Visit
    It's a tourist attraction rather than an authentic village - glad I don't actually live there - but still worth seeing. However beware that it's very hilly. There is a trail to follow. We went on a Monday morning and it was very busy. They suggest visiting between 10am and 5pm and not on Sundays although it's not closed off. The actual houses looked pretty well refurbished to me and most of the street looked like it was laid very recently.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 22, 2023
  • Sharon Ho
    Kuching, Malaysia387 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beware no taxi out of this place. Just train
    It's over crowded from morning till night with tours come and go as early as 9am local time. If you stay nearby the guesthouse just beware that it's tough to get taxi out of the place. We had to drag our luggage from Bukchon Sosunjae Guesthouse all the way to the train station past the palace after an hour wait for taxi not even uber. It's ridiculous! The traditional Hanok experience was just for experience. No toiletries other than toilet rolls and soap to shower with shampoo. Ahjumma made really nice kimchi stew for breakfast with rice and a great banchan of soy sauce quail eggs to sweet anchovies. No bidet too and it's pricey for a night though. Don't forget to try the traditional bingsu with roasted red dates and red beans where goblin had a scene filmed here too. This shop is at the road entrance to bukchon sosunjae guesthouse. If you head down further you can find Michelin samcheondong sujube with long queue and marinated soy crab is there too. U need to queue at 5pm for 5.30 pm sitting else they sold out really quick.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 19, 2023
  • Deanosaur89
    Edmonton, Canada7,320 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very Nice Area to Hang Out
    We enjoyed our time in this area and it can easily be made as part of a walk in Seoul being surrounded by popular areas and palaces. There are places to rent Hanboks and lots of little cafes and shops around the edges. We found a nice shop that sold postcards and got to meet the artist too! We got a great view of the city including the Seoul Tower and palace areas from the top down the alleys. It wasn't too busy on a Monday when we went and that could be that on Mondays/Tuesdays some of the nearby palaces are closed. We spent about two hours walking around taking photos and popping into shops and could spend more if it was warmer. The closest metro is Anguk Station and there are quite a few busses that frequent the area. There are quite a few signs and directional posts too. Bring good shoes to this area and prepare to be quiet in your group. It is an easy walk but it is uneven in some areas and people still live there so you should be respectful
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 19, 2023
  • jmcardenas
    Lima, Peru1,261 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Simpático / Nice
    Barrio simpático para una caminata. No es céntrico, pero se llega fácil en transporte público (el sistema de transporte público en Seúl es impresionantemente bueno). // Nice neighborhood for a walk. Not central, but easy to reach by public transportation (the public transportation system in Seoul is impressively good).
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written February 3, 2024
  • Ben F
    Bloomington, Indiana1,797 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Charming and Historic
    My Korean friend and I met up in Bukchon Hanok Village to start our Seoul hangout, and I don’t think we could’ve decided upon a better starting point for our adventure. The narrow, steep, curvy streets of the village that wind around ancient Korean houses and shops are an absolute pleasure to get lost in. It’s the best “maze” I’ve ever done, if you will! The neighborhood is extremely walkable and obviously very safe. Definitely pass through en route to destinations like Gyeongbokgung Palace, which is very near. Take your time, though—there are so many boutiques, cafes, and photo ops to absorb. You could legitimately spend more than a day here and still not have touched everything. My friend, who’s lived in Seoul almost her entire life, even had no clue where we were a lot of the time! Many parts were new to her as well. On your trip to Seoul, prioritize at least a day to strolling Bukchon Hanok Village. There will be no regrets!
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written March 11, 2024
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nottiworks
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
This is a must go place if you are visit Seoul.
Pls your trip with Gyeongbukgong bcoz is a walking distance between this 2 place.
I will suggest u rent a hanbok(korean traditional attire) and travel around between this two place. so u can snap picture for your memory.
U get free to walk in without buying a ticket to enter the palace. Just walk in.
You can bargain for hour of hanbok rental with them, i got mine same price for 5hours with price of 1 hour but this i think depends on the time u visit. get your luck

I come across to another place call Ikseondong hanuk village at another part of seoul. Worth to give a visit and do check it out if u have time, especially those like to play IG. Lot of beautiful cafe hidden inside a valley. Late evening is recommended bcoz is beautiful and every part of it is instagramable.
Written March 19, 2023
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Russell1979
Dubai, United Arab Emirates148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Jackie
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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BillNabilah
Sepang, Malaysia268 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Abovetheclouds
2,062 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
I was slightly underwhelmed with this. It lacked character like traditional villages I have seen. The setting was stunning as were the houses. Very pretty. Clean and nice to walk around. Suggest early morning as it is quiet and perfect for photography. It just lacked atmosphere and felt lifeless and isolated. It was nice and yes I would recommend going. I didn't spend too long. Be quiet when walking around. You need to talk in whispers as residents do live there and we need to be respectful of this.
Written June 4, 2022
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Susan S
8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
This is a residential neighborhood with lots of tourists roaming through it. The traditional homes are beautiful, but many residents had signs asking people to not enter their doorways, to not knock, to speak quietly, etc. It was clear that many residents don’t like being inundated with tourists. We did stumble across a great little place called The Rainbow Bar. Amazing fruit kabobs and fresh fruit drinks:)
Written July 16, 2023
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Sharon Ho
Kuching, Malaysia387 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
It's over crowded from morning till night with tours come and go as early as 9am local time.

If you stay nearby the guesthouse just beware that it's tough to get taxi out of the place. We had to drag our luggage from Bukchon Sosunjae Guesthouse all the way to the train station past the palace after an hour wait for taxi not even uber. It's ridiculous!

The traditional Hanok experience was just for experience. No toiletries other than toilet rolls and soap to shower with shampoo. Ahjumma made really nice kimchi stew for breakfast with rice and a great banchan of soy sauce quail eggs to sweet anchovies.

No bidet too and it's pricey for a night though. Don't forget to try the traditional bingsu with roasted red dates and red beans where goblin had a scene filmed here too. This shop is at the road entrance to bukchon sosunjae guesthouse.
If you head down further you can find Michelin samcheondong sujube with long queue and marinated soy crab is there too. U need to queue at 5pm for 5.30 pm sitting else they sold out really quick.
Written November 20, 2023
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Seungjun Bang
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
저는 작년 초 여름쯤 북촌에 방문했습니다. 북촌은 옛 조선의 모습을 유지해 온 전통 한옥으로 유명합니다. 저는 여기에서 한복도 입고 한국 전통차도 마시면서 조선을 경험했습니다. 여기는 오르막길이 많아 꽤 걷기가 힘듭니다. 하지만 올라가서 아래를 내려다보면, 멋진 절경이 기다립니다. 게다가 북촌길에서는 사진을 아무렇게나 찍어도 모델이 됩니다. 제 생각에는 시간이 부족하다면 경치만 봐도 충분한 가치가 있습니다. 만약 한국의 아름다운 전통을 몸소 느끼고 싶다면 이곳을 추천합니다. 조심해야 되는 점은 실제 사람들이 사는 거주지이기에 조용히 말하며 다녀야합니다.

I visited Bukchon around early summer last year. Bukchon is famous for its traditional hanok that has maintained the view of Joseon. I experienced the life of Joseon wearing Hanbok and drinking Korean traditional tea in this place. It's hard to walk here because there are many uphill paths. But if you go up and look down, there's a wonderful view waiting. What's more, you can be a model in Bukchon-gil no matter how you take pictures. I think if you don't have enough time, it's well worth visiting just by looking at the scenery. If you want to feel the beautiful traditions of South Korea, I recommend Bukchon. The thing to be careful about is that it's a place where people live, so you have to talk quietly.
Written April 12, 2023
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J926LRjemcf
6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada7,320 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
We enjoyed our time in this area and it can easily be made as part of a walk in Seoul being surrounded by popular areas and palaces. There are places to rent Hanboks and lots of little cafes and shops around the edges. We found a nice shop that sold postcards and got to meet the artist too! We got a great view of the city including the Seoul Tower and palace areas from the top down the alleys.

It wasn't too busy on a Monday when we went and that could be that on Mondays/Tuesdays some of the nearby palaces are closed. We spent about two hours walking around taking photos and popping into shops and could spend more if it was warmer.

The closest metro is Anguk Station and there are quite a few busses that frequent the area. There are quite a few signs and directional posts too. Bring good shoes to this area and prepare to be quiet in your group. It is an easy walk but it is uneven in some areas and people still live there so you should be respectful
Written December 19, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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