Nestled between two major palaces, Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung, lies Bukchon Hanok Village. It is home to hundreds of traditional houses called 'hanok' that dates back to the Joseon Dynasty. A true living museum to experience in the heart of the city, as it contain tangible cultural assets, historical locations, and important folklores of Korean history.
This tour consists of both villages of Bukchon which are Bukchon West & East.
Bukchon East is located next to Changdeokgung Palace. A charming and quieter area compared to Bukchon West as it strays away from the main crowd and tucked into the neighborhood of Gahoe-dong. Gahoe means “joyful meeting” in Korean, perfect for a neighborhood with residents live closely together in hanoks. This area is a hanok residential district and has many facilities offering traditional cultures and architectures.
Bukchon West is located right next to Gyeongbokgung. This area consists both old and new buildings of Korean Architecture such as the Musuem of Modern and Contemporary Art and Bukchon Hanok Village. The atmosphere is more lively and dynamic compared to the Bukchon East. Bukchon West remains a favorite location by many locals and tourists, even during the Joseon Dynasty because it is closer to the main palace. You will get to experience the atmosphere of the past by entering traditional culture centers, visiting patriot’s houses and discovering secret alleyways.
Anguk Station, Seoul Subway line 3 and Exit 1
There are other places that we do not reveal on our illustrated map & our slide show as we want to keep it under ARTEE’s hidden places! So, book a tour with us and we’ll show you around!