K-TRAVEL | March.01.2024

Let's take a time machine to the Joseon Dynasty of Korea : Bukchon Hanok Village

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Bukchon Hanok Village, where Korea's past and present meet, maintaining traditional beauty, is an ideal tourist spot.💖


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Bukchon Hanok Village was an area where nobles and the upper class of the Joseon Dynasty lived.

The Hanok houses in Bukchon, which were the residences of high-ranking nobles, still retain the architectural structure and form of that era.

This place offers both the elegance of traditional houses and traditional experiences.

It will feel like a time travel to the Joseon Dynasty !


Shall we learn more about Bukchon Hanok?

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The Meaning of Bukchon Village


"Bukchon" means a village in the north.

Although simple in meaning, it is located between Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung Palaces, areas where high-ranking officials and nobles lived during the Joseon Dynasty.



The blend of traditional Hanok charm and modernity


Bukchon Hanok Village, situated between Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung, holds a 600-year history and is a tourist spot where Seoul's old traditions are preserved.

About 1,500 modernized Hanoks are preserved in Bukchon Hanok Village, showcasing a coexistence of Seoul's past and present !

Wondering what a modernized Hanok is?

Traditional Hanok + Western Style
= Modernized Hanok🏡


It's a Hanok that combines traditional Korean architecture with Western structures. 
As you observe the Hanoks, connected by roof eaves and sharing walls with neighbors, you can feel the warm community spirit and love of the Joseon era's neighbors.



Moreover, the beauty of the eaves and the comfort of the Hanok make Bukchon Hanok Village very charming. Anywhere you take a picture in Bukchon Hanok Village, it will be your favorite!


Let's go on a photo shoot with Korean K-POP star Hwang Min-hyun !



When visiting Bukchon Hanok Village, you'll find well-known brands with interiors that match the ambience of the village, adding to the enjoyment!

Curious about the hidden stories of Bukchon Hanok Village?

The more you know, the more enjoyable the tour.




Hidden stories of Bukchon Village





 Is Bukchon Hanok Village only a tourist spot?

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✔ NO !


Bukchon Hanok Village is still a residential area.

To avoid disturbing the residents, tourists should be mindful of excessive noise while exploring the traditional hanok villages.

However, the tour can become more realistic! 😊


The tour can become more realistic through the living spaces that have been continued to this day, right?



Can you experience traditional culture in Bukchon Hanok Village?

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✔ YES! 


Bukchon Hanok Village is a hub for various cultural and artistic activities, where Korean traditional arts and contemporary arts coexist.


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In the village, you'll find traditional craft shops, galleries, and workshops.


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Especially, wearing traditional Hanbok and walking around the village is one of the most popular and meaningful experiences!



Want to stay in a Hanok yourself?


✔ It's possible!


Bukchon Hanok Village has guesthouses and Airbnb accommodations, so if you're curious about Hanok living spaces, try staying overnight and discover the unique aspects of Hanok.


Bukchon Hanok Village is loved by many tourists, offering different charms in each season.



the village is adorned with fluttering flowers.


enjoy the gentle breeze blowing between the Hanoks.


it becomes a famous spot for colorful foliage.


the snow-covered roofs create beautiful scenery.



Now, are you ready to set off on your Bukchon Hanok adventure?😘

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