Hanok Village in Seoul
Have you heard about hanok village ? They are famous tourist spots which attract a lot of people every year. But what is a hanok village? Hanok is an architectural term for traditional Korean houses. So it literally means “traditional Korean houses village”, Through these areas you can see cultural places and do cultural activities.
Bukchon Hanok Village
Bukchon is one of the most famous hanok villages in Seoul. In this village you can find a hundred traditional houses built in the Joseon dynasty. Bukchon means “northern village” and was named after his position in the northern part of two significant landmarks in Seoul, Cheonggyecheon Stream and Jongno.Visitor can be immersed in the Korean traditional life as many hanok are tourist attractions. This village still has residences so visitors are asked to be respectful to the neighborhood.
Seochon means west village and was named after his location compared to Gyeongbokgung palace. It houses various hanok houses and shops and stores. The korean traditional house and the modern and stylish spaces make the authenticity of the village. While walking around you can see a lot of murals and adorable pictures.
Namsangol Hanok Village
Namsangol Hanok Village is located in the Namsan Valley and it’s open since April 18th, 1998 and was built during Joseon period. Visitors can see many traditional attractions such as a pavilion, traditional garden, traditional theater performance, art stage and traditional cafe. You can also wear a hanbok and do many cultural activities such as traditional games and handmade things. And by the end of the day you can attend a live singing, dancing and taekwondo performance.
Eunpyeong hanok village
Built in 2014 this hanok village is considered as an hidden gem in Korea. Surrounded by Bukhansan Mountain. The village was built in order to attract more tourists to the Eunpyeong district. In total there are 158 hanok and most of them were built for residential purposes, but there is still some hanok for tourists so they can totally immerse themselves in the traditional Korean experience.
Source photo: Visit Korea
By Amelia STALIN