Map &
Been here?
Rate it

Top Tours

Small-Group Tour of Bukchon Hanok Village
"You meet guide at lobby. It is half day in the morning or in the afternoon. Surrounded by Gyeongbokgung Palace Changdeokgung Palace and Jongmyo Shrine Buckchon Hanok Village is home to hundreds of traditional houses called 'hanok' that date back to the Joseon Dynasty. The name 'Buckchon' which literally translates to 'northern village' came about as the neighborhoods that the village covers lie to the north of the two significant Seoul landmarks Cheonggyecheon Stream and Jongno. Today
From $85.00
Full Day Tour of World Cultural Heritage from Seoul
"Buckchon Cultural Center provides information about Bukchon Hanok Village. The center shows exhibits and films relating to the history of Bukchon. It is a perfect starting place for visitors to get a real cultural experience of Bukchon where a traditiona 'Bukchon' which literally translates to 'northern village' came about as the neighborhoods that the village covers lie to the north of the two significant Seoul landmarks Cheonggyecheon Changdeokgung Palace means 'to brighten virtue' and is the name of Korea's most successfully preserved palace.Changdeokgung was designated as UNESCO's World Cultural Heritage in February 1997. It is one of the historic attractions that represent the beauty of Korea. People said this is the second bea #5
From $119.00
The Best of Seoul - Private City Tour Including Nanta Show
"Your full day tour starts with a pick-up from your hotel at 9am with the following itinerary:Royal Guard Changing CeremonyDuring the Joseon Dynasty the royal guards performed the given task by guarding the Gwanghwamun Gate the entrance of Gyeongbokgung Palace where the king ruled the country. Since 1469 the ceremony has taken place and its record has been consulted for the present reenactment ceremony.Gyeongbokgung PalaceBuilt in 1395 Gyeongbokgung Palace is also commonly referred to as the “Northern Palace” because its location is furthest north compared to the neighboring palaces of Changdeokgung (Eastern Palace) and Gyeongheegung (Western Palace). Gyeongbokgung is arguably the most with beautiful buildings  and pavilions.Presidential Blue HouseThe signature markings of the Presidential Residence of Cheong Wa Dae are its blue tiles. It is the first thing that catches one’s attention upon entering the premises. The b Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung
From $179.00

Bukchon Hanok Village Tips (9)

Better after sunset

Hanok is the name of the traditional houses placed in this area of Seoul. Area which is surrounded by Changdeokung palace, Gyeongbokgung palace and Jongmyo Royal Shrine.The houses date back to the...
xaver's Profile Photo
Oct 24, 2014

Buckchon Hanok Village

I hope I have the correct name for this area as my visit to Seoul was some time ago (I've just learned how to scan old pictures). I mean the area between the two main palaces: Gyeongbokgung Palace and...
IreneMcKay's Profile Photo
Jul 11, 2013

Bukchon Hanok Village

The Bukchon Hanok Village (북촌한옥마을) is where you immerse yourself in the traditional Korean culture. Most of the hanoks are private houses still being use by the locals so a lot of them are close and...
liemel225's Profile Photo
Jun 04, 2012

600 year old traditional hanok village

As with many modern Asian cities there are always relics of the past peaking through today's glass and concrete laced with fiber optics and LCD monitors galore. Seoul is no exception. Today a modern...
triplehelix's Profile Photo
Feb 20, 2012

Bukchon Hanok Village Area

Bukchon is numerous Korean-style houses standing close together in Gahwe-dong, Samchong-dong, Gyedong, Jaedong, Hwa-dong, Sogyuk-dong, Sagan-dong, Anguk-dong and Wonseo-dong. Since the old days, the...
jckim's Profile Photo
Apr 04, 2011


To visit Bukchon, it is best to go to the Tourist Info Center 1st to get maps & ask which site to go. It is a huge area to go around. There are 2 main sites to see with traditional houses &...
limledi's Profile Photo
Oct 03, 2010

Bukchon Hanok Village

Bukchon is the area where you can find traditional Korean houses called hanok amongst the high-rise commercial and residential buildings. If you first visit the culture center, you can get a guide for...
muratkorman's Profile Photo
Apr 17, 2010

Bukchon Village - Seoul's hidden charm

Any visit to Seoul should really start with a walk around Bukchon (the 'North Village'), right in the heart of the city. Walking tours (maps available at guide you through villages...
Jan 20, 2009

Buckchon Hanok Village Two

The other thing we liked about this area and its surroundings were the works of art scattered around the streets.
IreneMcKay's Profile Photo
Jun 30, 2013
Sponsored Listings

Hotels Near Seoul

99 Euljiro 5-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, 100-195, South Korea
Show Prices
131-1 Eulchiro 5-Ka, Chung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Show Prices
77-2, Uljiro-5ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, 100-196, South Korea
Show Prices
275-3, Euljiro5-ga, Jung-gu
Show Prices
133-1 Ulchiro 5-Ka, Chung-Ku, Seoul, South Korea
Show Prices
22-5 Chungmuro 5 ga, Junggu, Seoul, South Korea
Show Prices
jburron's Profile Photo


"Welcome to The Land of Big Smog"
View Member


"Return to Seoul"
View Member
kdoc13's Profile Photo


"Seoul - My favorite place on Earth!"
View Member
AKtravelers's Profile Photo


"Seoul: Energy in the Land of the Morning Calm"
View Member
schwein's Profile Photo


"Organized Chaos --> Seoul, South Korea"
View Member

Things to Do Near Seoul

Things to Do

Cheong Gye Cheon - Man Made Stream

Cheonggyecheon steam is a nice place to escape a busy Seoul lifestyle. In fact, steam is located just in the centre but somehow you don't feel like you are in the centre. Magic There are many small...
View More
Things to Do

Korea House & Namsan Hanok Folk Village

At first there is no "entrance fee" completely open to public for free. In this village displays various household goods and furniture arranged in accordance with the times of which they were a part....
View More
Things to Do

Heunginjimun Dongdaemoon - Great East Gate

Dongdaemun is known for its shopping area, a place for a cheap clothing items in Korea. But actually means Great East Gate. This is more commonly called Dongdaemun Gate, first built in 1398. This was...
View More
Things to Do

Dongdaemun Market

I visited this night market during my last night in Seoul. I was not impresed as it was mainly a clothes market. The area though is great to walk around in the evening as it is surrounded by the big...
View More
Things to Do

Tapgol Park (Pagoda Park)

This is a crowded city centre park. Not so green, but with some interesting historical sites. Tapgol Park is built on the former site of Wongak Temple which was destroyed at a time when Buddhism was...
View More
Things to Do

Ongo-food Communication,- Day Tours

Why not take a cooking class? Learn to cook a Korean dish. That's what I did when I visited Seoul! It's a fun experience and something that you can bring home with you (new cooking skills) to enjoy...
View More

Getting to Seoul


37 Gye Road, Jongno-gu. Seoul


We don't yet have hours for this Things to Do. Help us improve our info!