Bukchon Traditional Village, also known as Bukchon Hanok Village, is a remarkable walk through days gone by. “Bukchon” means “northern village” and is located between several other national landmarks. Surrounding the village is Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace and the Jongmyo Shrine so you could easily spend a whole day lost in time.
These old Korean houses are relics from the past, neslted on a mountain side above today’s Seoul city. Strolling through this town will give you an idea of how things looked in Korea over 600 years ago during the Joseon Dynasty.
Beautiful stonework and intricate clay designs make this place beautiful even in modern times. Koreans still live in these houses now, as you will notice by the odd security lock or “ADT” sign.
The village is located in Seoul, on subway line 3, exit 3 at Anguk station.
For more information, see http://bukchon.seoul.go.kr