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37, Gyedong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03059, South Korea
Samcheongdong / Bukchon
+82 2-2133-1372
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of the tourist attractions that offer Korean culture. Many historic old buildings of Korean cultural heritage sometimes have art performances here.

Thank Agungsbatu
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There’s not much here to see. It’s worth a 30 minute visit if you’re in the area. There is one street where you can take a picture.

Thank aaronma
Reviewed 3 days ago

Step back into time, the architecture in this village is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. The streets are a little bit hilly so I don't recommend going here in the summer like I did, it was super hot.

Thank sethmichaels2017
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I don’t regret going but I will probably skip this/will not recommend visiting this area to anyone. Its actually a residential area and there is a very big sign to say that tourist are not allowed in the area. I just don’t feel welcomed at...More

Thank Azlinda T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bukchon which means "Northern Village" is found north of two famous landmarks in Seoul, Cheonggyecheon stream and Jongno. The Palaces surround this village (Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung and Jongno Shrine). In this village, you would be able to admire hundreds of Koreas traditional houses, called Hanoks. Aside...More

Thank MarieJanine7
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was fun to walk around this neighborhood, but I felt kind of guilty that people live there and have to post signs telling others to be quiet. They post it in English and what I guessed was Korean. Tourists from other parts of the...More

Thank Tamara B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can walk around the streets and look at all the cute shops that the area has to offer. I found a place where you can drink some traditional Korean beverages. It is a little bit expensive but the drinks are great so I would...More

Thank Marcela M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don’t regret going, but it was a waste of time. There really isn’t much to see or do, and the people living in the village are very vocal as to how much they hate that you are there. In prominent display are signs specifically...More

Thank Jfrinzi
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a hilly part of Seoul amidst two royal palaces. Clean and safe but seems that - according to many notes on houses - the residents do not feel very happy about the many and loud tourists.

Thank ensam971
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really large area and we had the pleasure to have a private guide showing us around! The village itself was "closed" this day refering to "tourist-hours" and it felt calm and serene :). Take your time, it is quite a bit of...More

Thank Marie A
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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
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28 December 2017|
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Response from jwidjj | Reviewed this property |
You can walk on your own. The area is hilly so you will be going up and down stairs. Wear comfortable shoes.
21 November 2016|
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There no official museum to this Bukchon Hanok Village as it’s a traditional housing area. People actually lives in those homes. It’s beautiful here and easy to get there too. I’ll recommend wearing comfortable shoes as... More
21 November 2016|
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Response from Voyageur_americain | Reviewed this property |
There's a map, you can get it at the Bukchon Traditional Culture Center (Gyedong-gil 37, just south of Bkchon-ro-4-gil, other side of the street from Hyundai HQ Building), "Bukchon Wanderings". It's well done and the photo... More