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Even for Seoul residents or natives, Bukchon Korean traditional house town makes them wonder if it still exists and part of Seoul. As you may know, Seoul is full with hi tech and modern and no one expects old traditional town in the middle of the city.

Bukchon Hanok village is the old town located between Gyeongbokgung palace and Jongmyo shrine and named as North village. It also has lower land in the south than in the north. This characteristic provides a great view point where you can enjoy the landscape of Mt. Namsan and a forest of skyscrapers. This is the reason why noble families and high-ranking officials of Josun dynasty lived in North village.

Bukchon is also hanok (traditional house) concentrated area and its alleys wind and twist houses. The traditional houses stand close together roof by roof. Everyday life in Hanok takes place not only within the houses but also outside of houses in the alleys. In alleys, adults have friendly conversation and the elderly take rest and coverse among themselves.

There used to be only 30 traditional houses with black tile roof left but people and government have tried to keep this town as original form as possible so you can see the how people used to live together for 600 years in Chosun dynasty.

Bukchon is called ""the street museum in the urban core having many historical spots and cultural heritage sites of 600 years long history of Seoul. For visitors, the alleys of Bukchon are an interesting window which exist the ordinary lives of ordinary Koreans. We’ve traveled life at high speed so far, so it’s time to give your soul a moment of rest with slow and peaceful step in Bukchon Hanok Village.

There are 8 photo spots where you can take pictures from the 8 best photo angles of Bukchon. And you don’t want to miss the Choongang High School which is well known for Korean drama Winter Sonata that Yong Jun Bae and Jiwoo Choi played. Even for Seoul residents or natives, Bukchon Korean traditional house town makes them wonder if it still exists and part of Seoul. As you may know, Seoul is full with hi tech and modern and no one expects old traditional town in the middle of the city.

Bukchon Hanok village is the old town located between Gyeongbokgung palace and Jongmyo shrine and named as North village Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel within Seoul area.

Duration: Three and half hours.

Start/opening time: At 9am.

End/closing time: At 12.30pm.

Languages: English.

Others: Changdeok Palace is closed on Mondays and will be replaced by another tourist attraction, Gyeongbok Palace.