Bukchon Hanok Village
I haven't been to Bukchon Hanok Village in a very long time.
Since I was a little kid, the Jongno district has held a special area in my heart. Because there is so much historic Seoul to explore and so many wonderful traditional eateries to try, I've lost count of how many times I've visited them since I began blogging.
Among these is Bukchon Hanok Village, which is both a classic example of a traditional Korean town and a popular destination for tourists from abroad. There are always far too many people there whenever I go, yet it's also a spot that keeps coming back to mind.
The Hanok Village may be found to the left and right along Bukchon-ro after exiting Anguk Station by Exit 2. Typical Hanoks (Korean traditional houses) are found in the west, whereas in the east they are much rarer.
Osulloc, a popular Korean tea brand, and Sulwhasoo, a popular Korean cosmetics brand, may be found on the way up. The Chanel perfume masterclass is housed in the front of the building, which is a hanok, and is representative of traditional Korean architecture. Since Sulwhasoo is striving for a traditional Korean aesthetic, the brand pairs beautifully with the Bukchon area. The Chanel boutique is likewise housed in a hanok, making the experience cozier and homier.
On the ascent, you can pick up a leaflet that includes a map of the Hanok Village. Going left on Bukchon-ro from the Bukchon Cultural Center will take you deeper into the Hanok Village.
Hanoks begin to take shape if you head up and to the left.
Bukchon Hanok Village is a popular tourist spot, but it is also the residents' home, which can cause some inconvenience for them. Tourists from other countries obviously have no way of knowing this, but at least Koreans should be mindful not to disturb the locals during their stay.
If you follow the road a little further, you will reach an alley referred to as Bukchon Scenic View 5 and 6.
As I walk up the road, I observe several tourists dressed in Hanbok (Korean traditional clothing) waiting to have their photos taken. Also, many Koreans have made their trip to Seoul from various parts of the country.
Scenic View 6 is what you see when you reach the peak of Bukchon's Scenic View 5.
Having multiple structures that are all the same shape looks awesome. Though obscured by dust, Namsan Tower and Jongno district may be seen in the backdrop producing a distinctively Korean aesthetic. The best time to visit Hanok village is during the week when there are fewer tourists and more time to relax.
The curved design of the Hanok is claimed to be inspired by nature, creating a sense of tranquility in the surrounding mountain landscape. Guests from other countries often remark, "It is impressive that there is such a cultural heritage in the city."
You can find more gorgeous lanes in Bukchon if you explore the area, in addition to Scenic Views 5 and 6.
I could see Inwang-san (mountain) out in the distance as I made my way down the road into Samcheong-dong. From popular destinations including Gyeongbokgung Palace, Samcheong-dong, and Seochon, Bukchon Hanok Village is easily reachable from the city center on foot. So, a day spent wandering around here would be quite enjoyable.
Although I have not visited Bukchon Hanok Village in quite some time, it was still a pleasant destination. This neighborhood in Seoul captures the traditional image of Seoul and is likely one of the most popular tourist locations in the city.
I've done a lot of traveling both internationally and within Korea, and Bukchon Hanok Village is one of the most charming places I've ever seen.
Visit during the week instead of the weekend to avoid the crowds and make the most of your experience here.
Address : Gyedong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul OPEN GOOGLE MAP
Phone : +82-2-2148-4151
Operation Hours : Monday-Sunday : 10:00 - 17:00
Website : hanok.seoul.go.kr/
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Writer : OH SEBON (osb524)
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