Bukchon Hanok Village

Bukchon Hanok Village is one of the prettiest residential places in Seoul, South Korea. It has a number of traditional houses and cafes.

Bukchon Hanok Village
This is a dream come true! Walking in the village made me feel like I’m inside a Koreanovela.
Bukchon Hanok Village
Bukchon Hanok Village is an actual residential area, The gate that you see at the background is a part of someone’s house. Just like in Korean movies! 🙂
Bukchon Hanok Village
There’s a dozen of workshops in Hanok Village where you can experience their culture. Unfortunately 50% of them are closed on Mondays. Most of them don’t allow taking pictures during the workshop. I just took a snapshot outside the workshop area.
Bukchon Hanok Village
I also visited some museums. Some museums showcase the tradition Korean culture like Gahoe museum,  Han Sangsu Embroidery Museum, the Museum of Korean art and many more.
Bukchon Hanok Village
I wasn’t able to take much pictures because my phone died. Good thing, there’s an observatory nearby which offers some hot beverages like coffee, tea, and cocoa. I was able to charge my phone while enjoying the view of the Bukchon Hanok Village. I’ll definitely go back there on Spring. I don’t recommend the winter season because my fingers (even with gloves on) are freezing while walking in the village. I’ll update this blog on spring. 🙂


As promised, I went back there last spring and summer!
Bukchon Hanok Village
I found a friend who lives in Bukchon Hanok Village. I enjoyed having photoshoots on my way to her house.
Bukchon Hanok Village
This is how her house looks like. Yes, I even tried wearing hanbok inside her house. LOL.
Don’t worry if you don’t know anyone there. There are places in Bukchon wear you can rent hanboks. Click here for more details.

How to go there:

Take subway line 3 to Anguk Station (exit 2) Walk for about 300m to reach the Bukchon Hanok Village.


  1. Hi Karla, its really fun reading your blog.

    Is it possible to go to Bukchon Hanok Village from Gyeongbokgung Palace by walking?
    Or is there any options to go there?
    I plan to go to Bukchon Hanok Village after strolling Gyeongbokgung Palace.

    Thank you.

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