Bukchon hanok village was named Bukchon because it was located between Changdeokgung Palace and Gyeongbokgung Palace and the upper part of Jongno.
Right next to the palace, where the high rank people lived during the Joseon Dynasty, has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in Seoul today. The scent of tradition rises in the middle of the metropolitan Seoul city.
Hanok is a traditional Korean house. Build with wood and soil and make ondol(korea tradition heating system) under the floor. Using nature as a material, the floor is good for health and the roof tile spread to the sky is also very impressive.
“Home” where people feel comfortable and warm even by looking at it, and “hanok” means that to Koreans. Bukchon is where you can meet this traditional Korean house. While some were modified little by little depending on the changes and convenience of the times, most of them are old village with 999 traditional Korean houses lined up close to the original.
Bukchon was named Bukchon because it was located between Changdeokgung Palace and Gyeongbokgung Palace and the upper part of Jongno and Cheonggyecheon Stream, which was the center of Hanyang(capital) during the Joseon Dynasty.
Royal family members and high-ranking officials of the Joseon Dynasty lived together due to the high value of feng shui(geometric geography)
At that time, hanoks were spacious and colorful, as if to represent the reputation of Kwon Moon-saega(an influential[a powerful] family), but by the end of the Joseon Dynasty, the land was divided into small pieces hanoks, which were easy to live in, for social and economic reasons, creating a landscape of current alleyways where small hanoks were shoulder-to-shouldered.
Tour Course Information
:Walking Tour Course (3 hours 30 minutes)
Anguk Station → Bukchon Culture Center → Gahoe-dong 11beonji → Hansangsu Embroidery Workshop → Gahoe Folk Drawing Shop → Bukchon Museum ‘Old Fragrance’ → Anguk-dong house of Yun Boseonga → Anguk Station
Weekdays & Saturdays 10:00-17:00
Not open to visitors on Sundays
– Applies to 100-m long road along Bukchon-ro 11-gil
Cafe, workshops, museum, etc.