Namsan Hanok Village was built mostly for the tourists in 1998, but originally here was located a summer resort (during Joseon period).
Village are is small so you well spend no more than 30-40 minutes here. Entrance is FREE .
April - October - 9.00 a.m - 9.00 p.m
November - March - 9.00 a.m - 8.00 p.m.
!! Tuesday - closed
Our hotel was just in 5 minutes from the village so we visited it almost every day :-) It's great that tourists can see how actually lived Korean people! Kitchen, living rooms/sleeping rooms... But even now some people live in this type of houses in Seoul . You can go to Bukchon Hanok village to see it ;-)
There is a few houses in the village. And the house is either the actual house or a restored house according to the actual design. What interest me the most is something that you can see at Saranchee in Taekyong Yun's house. What you can get is a very cheep costume to rent. It only cost 1,000 won per costume and they have a lot to choose from. They have costume for both man and women. You can dress in a normal hanbok or you can wear the wedding hanbok, the palace staff hanbok and in my case I choose to dress as the King and Queen.
Other than the hanbok wearing you can also experience other activity such as food making, calligraphy, watch traditional instrument performance, play the traditional games and etc. They also offer free guide in 3 language korean, japanese and english
Namsangol Hanok Village is the place to go if you're interested in traditional houses. Aside from this, there's not much to see here. Quite popular with the tour buses. Still worth a short visit.
This is one of my favourite places in Seoul. Five traditional noblemen's houses from the Joseon dynasty have been reconstructed on a site at the foot of Mount Namsan. It has a peaceful location, undisturbed by the sounds of the modern city, and there aren't usually many visitors there, so as you wander around you can imagine what it must have been like to live in a village like this.
In the courtyard you can play traditional Korean games, one of which consists of trying to throw an arrow into a sheath. It's a lot more difficult than it looks. Cultural performances are also held here.
Seven old Korean houses were moved to this little park that shows how some royal family members and regular people lived in them.
there is also a time capsule that (hopefully) will be open in some 400 years to show the Seoulites of the future how their ancestors lived.
It's not as good as the Suwon village (which I'm still trying to make it to) but it's pretty good during festivals and such. Recreations of how well-off city folk used to live back in the day. Seens in my pics are an old guy making duk (traditional rice"cake") and a young girl trying the get her fortune read my throwing sticks. It's free.
Korea House and Namsan Hanok Village. Want to see how the South Korean people live during the anicent times ? This village is preserved to show you just that, plus you can try traditional Korean food and witness a traditional Korean wedding ceremony.