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Bukchon

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Samcheongdong / Bukchon
As featured in 3 Days in Seoul and 4 other guides
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Address: Samcheong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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US$85.00*
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Small-Group Tour of Bukchon Hanok Village
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US$95.00*
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Full-Day Tour of Western Seoul
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US$101.15*
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Full Day Tour of World Cultural Heritage from Seoul

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Beautiful but Tiring place to visit

This place is filled with lanes and lanes of traditional Korean houses. Like my friends said, this place is totally Instagram worthy and we took at least 3 hours walking around... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is filled with lanes and lanes of traditional Korean houses. Like my friends said, this place is totally Instagram worthy and we took at least 3 hours walking around the neighborhood taking tons and tons of photo. You can easily rent traditional Korean Hanboks at only 10,000 Won for 2 hours just outside the neighborhood. 1 thing to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Traditional houses, well maintained, and a lovely place to walk around in good weather. Good photo opportunities as well.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The old houses all seem to have ugly store fronts. There are a couple of old residences, but there are more houses with new construction using the old style - lovely wood but new.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Traditional house area to walk around. Surrounded by busy traffic and modern buildings yet the premise is quaint and picturesque. Modern meets traditional architecture is amazing too. This is residential area so quiet is a must in order not to disturb the people living here. Some slopes very steep and it’s all about walking up and down. Worth a visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It's a great place to see traditional style of Korean houses. Local people live in the house so it's not too touristy place. It's quite close to Samcheong dong with cool shops and restaurants and many Korean people hang out there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ancient village in the city. There are many nice shop near this village. Don't miss to visit here. This place is far from subway.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The street is lined up with traditional Korean architecture. Good for photo taking. There is hanbok rental shop nearby $18000w per person for a couple of hours. Lots of tourists, can't take a photo without people in it.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We nearly got lost finding this area if it wasn't for the help of those 3 policemen. Located between Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung Palaces, this street lined with old houses is a great place to visit for those interested in old korean architectures. Please note that visiting this place involves a bit of an uphill climb.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent an hour or so walking around and taking pictures before we got too cold to continue and had to go inside for mulled wine. You can go to the bukchon culture center and get a map that suggests a walking route and where to take the best pictures. There are also museums with art activities like making bracelets... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

i've been there to discover more of korean traditional architecture but i actually think it's a nice place to walk and have a coffee with your boyfriend/girlfriend. Atmosphere is really calm.

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Samcheongdong / Bukchon
This historic neighbourhood was traditionally home to Seoul’s middle and upper-classes. Now it’s most famed for its clusters of beautiful, traditional Korean homes (called hanok), many of which are found in Bukchon. Many of these homes have now been converted into restaurants, cafes, shops, and even guesthouses, and their unique architecture offers a look at Korea’s traditional beauty. Samcheongdong’s main and side streets attract locals and tourists alike for their quaint and charming scenery, while the Blue House (Cheong Wa Dae) serves as the residence for South Korea’s president. Art fans will love exploring the many independent and private art galleries in the area.
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