Updated August 19, 2016
Bukchon is one of the greatest treasures that Seoul holds, especially for visitors. Full of traditional housing, called Hanoks, you can get your fill of the Joseon style of city living by walking all up in Bukchon. There are walking trails, shops, cafes, galleries and small classes.
Get there early before the bus loads of tourists arrive. It’s beautiful and charming but only as long as you are not fighting through thousands of people and their selfie sticks. 🙂
You can find more information here.
Bukchon Hanok Village
To get there: Take Subway Line 3 to Anguk Station and use Exit 2.
Go straight for about 300m to arrive at Bukchon Hanok Village.
Located in Bukchon, Myeongin Gallery, is one of the coolest museums I’ve ever been to and it is basically just one room.
Taking a step above a portrait gallery, this is a room of spectacular masks from all around the world. Each mask represents a different culture, ceremony, tradition or belief and they are fascinating with their exotic styles and raw feelings. I loved this museum and all the history that was balled up inside of it. Please visit while in Bukchon.
Address: 1, Bukchon-ro 6-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 종로구 북촌로6길 1 (가회동)
Hours: Monday to Friday 10:00~18:00
Saturday 10:00~15:00 Closed Sundays and Holidays
Check out more of my pictures on my Flickr page!
To read more about the Hanoks of Seoul, check out my other posts!