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Bukchon

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Samcheongdong / Bukchon
As featured in 3 Days in Seoul and 4 other guides
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Address: Samcheong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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US$ 85.00*
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Small-Group Tour of Bukchon Hanok Village
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US$ 95.00*
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Full-Day Tour of Western Seoul
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US$ 101.15*
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Full Day Tour of World Cultural Heritage from Seoul

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Taste of traditional Korea

Bukchon is a place that you must visit while in Seoul. It's a neighborhood where you can see several traditional Korean houses. It is a residential area, so be respectful and try... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Bukchon is a place that you must visit while in Seoul. It's a neighborhood where you can see several traditional Korean houses. It is a residential area, so be respectful and try not make too much noise. I went early in the morning, around 9 and there were very few people there. It was great to take admire and take... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this place. I love culture and traditional houses in Korea. Walking around, there's a combination of modern and traditional buildings. It really reminds me how important for us, not to forget our roots.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Mind blowing buildings. Very old and interesting layout. Free access. You need to pay money to enter old house for tea ceremony. Had higher expectations some sort of old market and stall. People still live in the houses. Perhaps thats why nothing much to do there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Come there must be silence, its beauty and amazing view there... you may try to rent at homestay there to try experience living korea traditional houses

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It was quite a cold winter day when we explored this area. It's all outdoors so it can be difficult in the cold. But there's some shops or eateries to pop into if you must. We walked around many of the old houses and also went into some which were open for viewing, such as the tourism heritage house. Got... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you have a prolific imagination , you can imagine yourself back in time as you walk through the road ... the old houses... well kept...timeless

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Seeing the Bukchon village is a good thing to do on a nice afternoon. Be prepared to walk for about an hour through pedestrian-friendly streets, but keep in mind there are some hills. If you're visiting when it's really hot, you won't want to do it during the heat of the day. Because people live in these houses there are... More 

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Quite uphill so be ready to walk, plenty of souvenier shops around and coffee shops for breaks and rest.

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These are residential streets made up of the original types of houses. It's on a hillside so there are also a number of good viewpoints of the city and you get old/new contrasts. Some of the streets are steep.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bukchon Hanok village is an old neighborhood in Seoul located between the two royal palaces. This is a great walking area of town, with narrow, winding streets and traditional architecture. Mind the people holding the "Shhhh" signs :-) You really are walking through a residential neighborhood. At the top of the hill, on the east side of the walking tour... More 

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Samcheongdong / Bukchon
This historic neighbourhood was traditionally home to Seoul’s middle and upper-classes. Now it’s most famed for its clusters of beautiful, traditional Korean homes (called hanok), many of which are found in Bukchon. Many of these homes have now been converted into restaurants, cafes, shops, and even guesthouses, and their unique architecture offers a look at Korea’s traditional beauty. Samcheongdong’s main and side streets attract locals and tourists alike for their quaint and charming scenery, while the Blue House (Cheong Wa Dae) serves as the residence for South Korea’s president. Art fans will love exploring the many independent and private art galleries in the area.
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