SEOUL: BUKCHON HANOK VILLAGE

Since my travels were mostly of exploring the places through its culture and somehow experience its traditional setting if applicable, and trying authentic fares that it has to offer. Seems that I have an old soul living in a modern world. With that, I ensured that I shouldn’t missed the Bukchon Hanok Village during our #AutumnInKorea getaway. Though, I originally planned to wear a hanbok while roaming around at this Korean traditional village, it didn’t push through because of some inevitable circumstances. But glad, that I was able to explore and immense my being on its undying beauty that has been present for years.

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Bukchon Hanok Village is a Korean traditional village in Seoul with a long history located on the top of a hill between Gyeongbok Palace, Changdeok Palace and Jongmyo Royal Shrine. The traditional village is composed of lots of alleys, hanok and is preserved to show a 600-year-old urban environment. With that having said, I was up for a day of a long walk and sightseeing thus, I made sure that I wear comfortable clothing especially foot wear for me to stand still between cold weather and discovering new things and this Airmax 90 in triple white I’m wearing that I’ve got on Nike.com always made my trips comfortable, I’ve been wearing this on my out-of-the-country travels.  

Seoul, South Korea, what to do in South Korea, Asia, Travel, abroad, Bukchon Hanok Village, AutumnInKorea,

Seoul, South Korea, what to do in South Korea, Asia, Travel, abroad, Bukchon Hanok Village, AutumnInKorea,

Seoul, South Korea, what to do in South Korea, Asia, Travel, abroad, Bukchon Hanok Village, AutumnInKorea,

Seoul, South Korea, what to do in South Korea, Asia, Travel, abroad, Bukchon Hanok Village, AutumnInKorea,


Meanwhile, the village is home of hundreds of traditional houses which is called hanoks and still functions as a residential neighborhood to date so be mindful and be a responsible traveler. Though, some of the hanoks are now operates as cultural centers, guesthouses, restaurants and tea houses. Oh boy, public restrooms were tidy and clean and equipped with toiletries – for free use.

Seoul, South Korea, what to do in South Korea, Asia, Travel, abroad, Bukchon Hanok Village, AutumnInKorea,

Seoul, South Korea, what to do in South Korea, Asia, Travel, abroad, Bukchon Hanok Village, AutumnInKorea,

Seoul, South Korea, what to do in South Korea, Asia, Travel, abroad, Bukchon Hanok Village, AutumnInKorea,


After several hours of knowing and exploring the traditional village, I spotted a beautiful café as we walked in one of the alleys. Gallery Café Gahoe Hankyunghun has a beautiful interior and is located within the village – a hanok that was converted into a gorgeous café that serves good tasting coffee and yummy cookies. It was a dream café for me, though – the ambiance, the interiors, everything in it! Well, one of my agenda in my travels is to look inspiration for the business that I want to put up someday. Coming home being inspired and loaded with so many ideas are perks that I get from travelling for me to work even harder and smarter.

Seoul, South Korea, what to do in South Korea, Asia, Travel, abroad, Bukchon Hanok Village, AutumnInKorea,

Seoul, South Korea, what to do in South Korea, Asia, Travel, abroad, Bukchon Hanok Village, AutumnInKorea,

Seoul, South Korea, what to do in South Korea, Asia, Travel, abroad, Bukchon Hanok Village, AutumnInKorea,

Seoul, South Korea, what to do in South Korea, Asia, Travel, abroad, Bukchon Hanok Village, AutumnInKorea,

Seoul, South Korea, what to do in South Korea, Asia, Travel, abroad, Bukchon Hanok Village, AutumnInKorea,


How to get there


By subway, get off at Anguk station (line 3), exit 2. Walk straight for about 500m to arrive at Bukchon Hanok Village. Bukchon is a residential neighborhood so there’s no main gate or demarcation lines. Feel free to turn into any alley soon as you start seeing the hanoks.



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Bukchon Hanok Village, Seoul, South Korea
북촌한옥마을

37, Gyedong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 종로구 계동길 37 (계동)
Tel: +82 2 3707 8388

Hours of Operation: Mon-Sun, 24 Hours

Admission: FREE

Suggested Length of Visit: 2-4 Hrs.


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