If you’re visiting Seoul, then visiting Bukchon Hanok Village should be at the top of your list.
The Bukchon Hanok Village is surrounded by two of Seoul’s greatest palaces, Gyeongbukgung and Changdeokgung which are both within walking distance. Making this area rich in history and culture.
It’s easy to spend an entire day in this area. It’s fun to walk through the Bukchon Hanok Village and imagine living in such a different era in such a cute setting. Photographers will also love the chance to snap some great pics as the Hanok overlooks the Seoul skyline.
Throughout the Bukchon Hanok Village there are several little traditional Korean museums tucked away inside the hanoks. Including museums of Korean art, embroidery, and Bukchon traditions to name a few.
If you’re feeling weary there are tons of cafes, restaurants, and shops sprinkled throughout the Bukchon Hanok Village.
Bukchon Hanok Village Protip – For a romantic evening eat at a rooftop restaurant during sunset.
There are cafes that have rooftop seating during warmer weather that offers a beautiful view of the nearby mountains and the streets of Bukchon. Most of the shopping are smaller boutiques that display local designers and artists work. Bukchon closes early though, so make sure you plan to see this during the daytime and early evening.
Directions to the Bukchon Hanok Village
You can get to the Bukchon Hanok Village in Seoul by taking the subway to Anguk. Take exit 3 and head to your right. After about 200 meters you will see huge information signs that begin the Bukchon Village Walking Tour. If you are stressed for time, we recommend skipping the right side of the Bukchon Hanok Village Walking tour 🙂
Bukchon is definitely one of our favorite places to spend a whole day walking around, snapping some photos, and having a break at one of their many scenic cafes.