Hanok is a Korean Traditional house that bring the natural world inside, allowing its human residents to coexist peacefully with the complicity, beauty and spirit of nature. Hanoks are environmentally-friendly. The materials used to build a Hanok are chemical- free and Hanoks are made of wood, mixture of straw and dirt. Papers are used to cover the frames of the doors.
As Hanoks are made of natural materials, they have great breath-ability and perfect for letting the heat out during the summer and keeping the heat inside during the winter. It also helps in the treatment of atopic dermatitis and other modern skin diseases.
Hanoks are located in many different regions.
However, the biggest and well-known Hanok place, Bukchon Hanok village is located in Seoul, Korea.
Bukchon Hanok village is located near Gyeonbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace and Jongmyo Shrine. There are hundreds of traditional Hanok houses that date back to the Joseon Dynasty. The name Bukchon literally means "Northern village" as the neighborhood lies north of two significant Seoul landmarks, Cheonggyecheon Stream and Jongno.
Many Hanok operates not only guesthouses, but also restaurants, cultural centers and tea houses.
Other Hanok Villages in Korea:
- Seochon Village (Seoul)
- Namsangol Hanok Village (Seoul)
- Jeonju Hanok Village (Jeonju)
- Andong Hahoe Folk Village (Andong)
- Naganeupseong Folk Village (Suncheon)
- Hanok stay near Incheon Airport
It's certainly a rare experience to run into traditional As Korea prevents Hanok houses well you definitely don't want to miss out opportunities that are given to you. Hanok houses are one of the best ways to fully experience how Koreans lived back in the days and understand the Korean Culture.
CNN Travel also wrote an article about reasons to stay at a Hanok while traveling in Korea. (5 reasons to stay at a hanok while traveling in Korea)
We all know the World's most popular accommodation website, Airbnb. You can search Bukchon Hanok village or Seochon for Hanok Guesthouses in Seoul. There are plenty of hosts who are looking forward to greet newcomers.
As there's different price range, you can easily find your affordable guesthouses.
Another accommodation website would be BnbHero. It is similar to Airbnb but based in Korea. You can also search Bukchon on the search engine or you may find Bukchon tap on the main page.
BnbHero has many accommodations in different cities in Korea as well.
There is no specifically indicated Bukchon Hanok village opening hours. It is always opened 24/7 as a neighborhood of full of current residents. However, I would like to recommend everyone to lower your voice and enjoy the beauty of the Hanok houses ins Bukchon Hanok village.
Walking Tour course (2-3 hours)
Unhyeongung -> Bukchon Cultural Center -> Choongang Middle & High School -> Bukchon-ro 11-gil -> Bukchon-ro 12-gil -> Bukchon Museum -> Jeongdok Library
*Reservation available online at Visit Seoul Net (Korean, English, Japanese, and Chinese). Please book at least 3 days before the desired tour day.
*Inquiries : +82 2-6922-0777
Bukchon Hanok Village Walking Tour Map
Source from Visit Seoul Net Website
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Anguk Station (Seoul Subway line 3), Exit 1 or 2.
- Go straight for about 300m to arrive at Bukchon Hanok Village.
-Get off at Bukchon Hanok Village Bus Stop.
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