Bukchon Hanok Village Wandering

From Changgyeonggung Palace, we got back on our city tour bus and headed to Bukchon Hanok Village. If you’re taking the Seoul City Tour Bus with Bus A which is the Downtown/Palace Course, it is stop number 19 (Insadong, Bukchon, Jogyesa). Click the read more button below to know more!

Bukchon Hanok Village

We got there in the late afternoon and it was surprisingly a little confusing and hard to find. Seeing pictures online and reading about made it seem a lot easier but again thanks to google we found it! I know there are other areas and alley ways where you can see the actual traditional houses that people live in but we were pretty tired so just looked around the Bukchon Traditional Culture Center.

Address is at 37, Gyedong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul or visit their website at http://hanok.seoul.go.kr

Bukchon Hanok Village

Entrance to the Center was free; it’s just a small area with a free traditional tea houses. One of the houses had a ceremony on going which you would need to book ahead of time if it’s something that you wanted to experience.

Bukchon Hanok Village

Love the detailing in the architecture!

Bukchon Hanok Village

Traditional Korean Tea House
Traditional Korean Tea House

If you want to tour the whole Village it would take you about 1 to 2 hours.

TIPS ON TOURING BUKCHON VILLAGE:
There are so many alleys in the area but there are signs that make it easier for first-time visitors to take a look around without getting lost. The signs will inform you of your current location as well as the distance and direction to your next destination. Also be respectful of the local residents.

Have you guys had a stroll around the Village? What was it like for you? Let me know in comments section below ♥ Also, if you haven’t read my previous post on the beautiful Changgyeonggung Palace, you can read it here.

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6 Comments

  1. I was able to go there just last month while wearing a Hanbok and it was a delightful place to take photos. However, I saw a lot of big tarps hanging around the walls saying that tourists are ruining the place for the residents, and they want tourists to stop coming 🙁 Did you see those signs too? It made me feel bad when I saw them. I really hope they can patch things up.

    1. Oh no! I didn’t see the signs while we were there. Hope the residents are too angry at the tourists! But I also hope the tourist are being respectful while they’re there 🙂

  2. I like your photos. They are clear and interesting. I think that aside from memories, photos are travel treasures. =) I like going back to my travel photos.

  3. I would have to agree that it is very important to be respectful to the local residents. We actually tend to avoid residential areas as tourist attractions since we believe that we are disturbing them of their daily lives.

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