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Are you looking for must-see places in Seoul?

Bukchon Hanok Village(북촌 한옥 마을) is a must-visit if you are traveling to Seoul. It is a place where you can see the traditional appearance of Korea as it maintains the appearance of Hanok, an old Korean house. Unlike the appearance of large palaces such as Gyeongbokgung Palace, you can see the appearance of a small but charming and beautiful traditional house. It is popular because you can capture the beautiful hanok made of tiled roofs called giwa(기와) and the developed Seoul surrounded by numerous buildings. It is also a popular spot where many tourists come and take pictures wearing hanbok.

Bukchon Hanok Village

What is Hanok?

There are various types of hanok in the form of traditional Korean houses. Hanoks in Bukchon are hanoks with tiled roofs called Giwa(기와), and are also called Giwajib(roofs called houses). Most of the structures are urban hanok structures in the shape of square. Because of this, unlike traditional hanok, where the yard is exposed from the outside, the inside of the house is not visible at all because it is blocked by high gates and rooms when viewed from the street.

Bukchon Hanok Village


Bukchon Hanok Village is a place where real residents live, and it has only been known as a tourist destination for about 10 years. It is known that many tourists are experiencing inconveniences such as noise, so please look around the town quietly.


If you come out of Exit 2 of Anguk Station and walk to the entrance, you will see the entrance of Bukchon Hanok Village. From there, walking slowly to the photo spot is a good way to see the village.

Enterance : 25-7 Jae-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Photo Spot : 31-48 Gahoe-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul


Bukchon Tourist Information Center

You can get a tourist information map in front of the Tourist Information Center. In addition to the places introduced above, there are many other places introduced, so check them out.

48 Bukchon-ro 5-gil, Gahoe-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Places to visit nearby

Gyeongbokgung Palace(경복궁)

Gwanghwamun Square(광화문 광장)


Changgyeonggung Palace(창경궁)

Cheongsujeong Restaurant (bulgogi rice bowl, mussel bibimbap, set meal, etc.)

Samcheong-dong Sujebi (Sujebi, a traditional Korean food awarded by Michelin Bib Gourmand)

Downtowner Anguk (Popular handmade hamburger chain in Korea, avocado burger and garlic butter fries are popular)