Bukchon Hanok Village
Bukchon Traditional Culture Center
There's an informative exhibition about hanok homes and the Bukchon area, housed in this larger-than-average hanok . It's generally...
Arario Museum in SPACE
Korean business magnate and contemporary-art collector Kam Chang-il has found the perfect home for jewels from his collection at this...
This palace has a modest, natural-wood design reflecting the austere tastes of Heungseon Daewongun (1820–98), King Gojong’s stern and...
Double Cup Coffee
Grab a gourmet roastery coffee and sandwich at this appealing cafe while ambling around Bukchon between the palaces.
Sit on embroidered cushions in a traditional-style private room and enjoy a typical hanjeongsik of over 20 seasonal dishes. With so...
Bukchon Hanok Village information
Meaning ‘North Village’, Bukchon, between Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung, is home to around 900 hanok, Seoul’s largest concentration of these traditional Korean homes. It’s a busy tourist area, but it’s still a pleasure to get lost in the streets here admiring the patterned walls and tiled roofs contrasting with the modern city in the distance.
To find out more about the area before you set off to explore, drop by the Bukchon Traditional Culture Center .