Every Sunday, is family day for us, either we go to kids cafe or places so that kids can play. But today I decided to do it differently. This morning, together with my son, we went to Bukchon Hanok Village~ 30 minutes away from our house if you will take a bus.
It’s like a dream come true because I have only seen this places in koreanovelas and now I’m here.
Bukchon Hanok Village is actually a residential area. It means they are just like normal houses with people living in there. So if you will visit this place please keep to be in silence. Because of the increasing amount of visitors in this place, there are many complaints from the residents living in the area. You will see banners saying “조용히 해 주세요” means “Please be Quiet.”
Bukchon Hanok Village is a Korean traditional village in Seoul surrounded by Gyeongbuk Palace, Changdeokgung Palace and Jongmyo Royal Palace. Hanok is a term to describe the Korean traditional houses and Bukchon literally means “northern village”.
There are also facilities like cafes, museum, workshops and if you want to rent a hanbok there are so many to choose. I wanted to wear a hanbok but since I am with my son, it’s hard to the things I wanna do but we enjoy being together all the time. Maybe later on we will be both wearing hanboks and visit this place again.
Check out this Seoul by Foot: Secret Garden & Bukchon Hanok Village Walking Tour by Trazy!
How to go there:
Take the subway line 3, Anguk Station and get out from Exit 2 and walk straight for about 300m. When you reach Bukchon-ro 8-gil cross the road to your left.
If you want to see the “Personal Taste’s House look for House No. 43. ^^