Bukchon Traditional Korean Village

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.


102_0725These 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.

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The village is located in Seoul, on subway line 3, exit 3 at Anguk station.

102_0728102_0724For more information, see http://bukchon.seoul.go.kr










4 thoughts on “Bukchon Traditional Korean Village

  1. Hi Karli… very cool. I enjoyed my visit to the villiage, just like being there.
    Miss you a canoe-full.
    Bev& Dad

  2. Karli, amazing architecture, rich in history, thank-you, Uncle Randy

  3. Hey Karli,

    I’ve been enjoying your blog!! I think Uncle Steven and I went to this village when we were in Korea in 1997 (our second visit to Korea). I remember it was like a pioneer village here and they had people doing traditional activities and they had some fantastic dancing as well. Not sure if this is the same place, but it brings back memories!
    Glad to hear that you are doing well!
    Love Aunt Becky, Uncle Steven and the girls

  4. Hi Sweetheart:

    What a layout and talk about a walk into Korean history.
    What an adventure you are having.
    lots of love,
    me and the wife xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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