Surrounded by Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace and Jongmyo Shrine, Bukchon Hanok Village is home to hundreds of traditional houses called 'hanok' that date back to the Joseon Dynasty. The name, 'Bukchon,' which literally translates to 'northern village,' came about as the neighborhoods that the village covers lie to the north of the two significant Seoul landmarks, Cheonggyecheon Stream and Jongno.
The village contains about 860 beautiful traditional houses.Today, many of these hanoks operate as cultural centers, guesthouses, restaurants and tea houses, providing an opportunity to experience, learn and immerse in the Korean traditional culture.
It's probably the best place to see the truly Korean traditional houses. It's widely regarded as a living museum preserving much of the Seoul’s tradition and culture.
It's been aired on K-dramas such as Mnet's Monstar and SBS's Heirs.
There are 8 photo spots (or views) in Bukchon village. 1st: Get out of Bukchon Culture Center and go up the hill to see Changdeokgung Palace over the stone walls. 2nd: The end of the Changdeokgung Palace stone wall alley. The view includes the patio of Institute of Korean Royal Cuisine and the wall decorated with giwa (Korean traditional tile) patterns. 3rd: The area of Gaehoe-dong 11 where a lot of craft workshops and museums are located. 4th: The spot where you can see Gaehoe-dong 31 area filled with hanok roofs. 5th: Gahoe-dong 31 downhill alley where you will find an array of well preserved antique hanoks. 6th: Uphill alley where you see the finest view of Seoul in between the hanok houses. 7th: A narrow and cozy alley where you can actually feel the daily lives of the residences. 8th: Stone stairway connecting to Samcheong-dong street.
6-12 Bukchon-ro 4-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Absolutely loved this hanok village. Quiet, scenic, and historic, this is a good place to take a long and relaxing stroll in.
As a fan of LMH, we spent almost 30 minutes to look for the Sanggojae house--- it was then we realized that we purposely missed the last corner because we thought that it's not there-- finally we got a help from the tour guides and give us direction to the Sanggojae house.