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  • Average21%
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Apr 21, 2018
“Tourist trap”
Apr 7, 2018
“disappointed outlook view”
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22-3, Bukchon-ro 11da-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Samcheongdong / Bukchon
+82 70-8819-2153
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Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

Although it is not a big deal to spend $3 per person on the trip for nothing, I’d appreciate for honest description. It is NOT an observatory, rather a small 3rd floor private appartment with covered balcony that provides just okey view. You get a...More

4  Thank Serge S
Reviewed April 7, 2018

This cafe has some private tea set collections from Korea and some Japanese and China of the owner. The entrance fee is 5,000 won including a cup of tea or coffee. The interior is nice and the cafe has a shop that sells some souvenirs....More

Thank ms_monami
Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

A very nice area for a walk about. Small shops and cafes dot the neighbourhood. The Bukchon Observatory, a nice place to chill for a coffee or the delicious ginger tea. Would be nice to have some finger food.

2  Thank Joe P
Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

This is really a cafe with a nice view. You pay an entrance fee and they supposedly give you the drink for free.

2  Thank wvzjxq
Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Really nice place so much~~ should to go there for sighseeing. It was nice place for take a photo and relaxing!! Love this place so much!

Thank Puipuireal
Reviewed July 28, 2016

OK let me preface this quick review by admitting to being an advanced moron, but the sentiment remains, this place is the only place to get the view of the area that is THE view of the area. And that of course is the rooftop...More

1  Thank Jack D
Reviewed April 3, 2016

Lazlo from Germany told the exact facts. Free hot / cold drink included in the fee makes this visit worth doing. Using blue plastic bags around ones shoes left me a kind of a germ scared feeling. The view over Bukchon area is fine.

Thank Pasaatituuli
Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

The observatory is clearly signposted within Bokchun village and offer a stunning view on Seoul. The entrance is 3.000 KRW (~2,5 EUR) and a free juice/coffee/tea is also included in the price. The metro station Anguk (orange line / line 3) is a few mintues...More

1  Thank Laszlo S
Reviewed December 5, 2015

I was not expecting to find this, but it was very good surprise. It is signposted on paper signs from a few streets away. Just keep going up! The cost was 3,000 Won and the views were great. It appears to be run by the...More

Thank Louise K
Reviewed December 1, 2015

It is just to visit Bukchon Seoul. Travel to Anguk Station (Line 3) and exit 2. Take a short walk of 100m. You may find film taken when you are hiking through one of the small streets. Many shops are closed during our visits. Reminder...More

Thank Tony H
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Samcheongdong / Bukchon
This historic neighborhood was traditionally home to
Seoul’s middle and upper-classes. Now it’s most famed
for its clusters of beautiful, traditional Korean
homes (called hanok), many of which are found in
Bukchon. Many of these homes have now been converted
into restaurants, cafes, shops, and even guesthouses,
and their unique architecture offers a look at Korea’s
traditional beauty. Samcheongdong’s main and side
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