Bukchon Observatory
Bukchon Observatory
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Chaeandeun C
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
Visited here on a sunny ,but bitterly cold and wind chill -17 day in December 2018.It was warm and a chance to rest our feet for a while and enjoy a different view of the incredible city of Seoul.
It is a great place to get away from the hordes of pushy tourists all trying for the perfect photo,and chaos of large uncouth tour groups at street level.I don’t know why people are complaining about paying pittance to get away from that. A chance to use a clean toilet is also plus.
The entry fee is very modest and includes a drink,the chance to sit down in a real old style Korean house/apartment is not a something every one gets to experience.It is not touristy, and the thats the way we like it.
Written 19 February 2022
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oded g
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
Short steap walk and then a beautiful and quite place to calm down. Recommended for a little timeout.
Written 14 October 2019
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MarcDfromF
Friedrichsdorf, Germany11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
When you find the place and walk up the three floors, you will be greeted by an older lady, that offers you juice or tea. Entrance is 3000 KWR. Well, is it worth it? You have a nice view from the balcony, can sit as long as you want and relax a little. And in the end 3000 KWR is close to no money. So I would recommend to go.
Written 9 October 2019
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Dawn S
Farmington, ME1,019 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
I followed the signs to the "Observatory" which is really someone's apartment on the top floor of a mixed purpose building with an open balcony to sit and enjoy views of the Bukchon Rooftops. Good initiative - not a traditional observatory. For 3000 won you can sit for as long as you need and enjoy a small cup of coffee, tea, or orange juice. While it was not all that fancy or informative, it was a nice little break from the heat and crowds. It was a nice way to see the village.
Written 25 September 2019
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Dora C
Hong Kong, China38 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Solo
Provided a good view of hanoks which could not be seen on the ground level. 3000 won well spent, you also get to serve yourself a cup of orange juice up there.
Written 7 August 2019
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Sondra W
Hong Kong, China114 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Having said this is not what I expected following the signs “observatory” , the apartment with an open balcony is a nice place to stop and rest after strolling around hangbok village. Minimal fee 3000 won with a small iced orange juice. You can also use the bathroom , again it’s basic.
Written 18 July 2019
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LG_Kay
Singapore, Singapore7,519 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
The traditional houses in Bukchon Hanok Village are built along the hill slope. There are signs and maps suggesting a walking route. One such sign shows “Bukchon Observatory”. I followed the sign, expecting to see a viewing pavilion or platform. As most Tripadvisors mentioned, this is just a private apartment that operates as a cafe with a view at the top. I didn’t bother to go in, as there are similar views along the route. Come here to enjoy the architecture of the hanoks instead.
Written 2 July 2019
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Michael T
Singapore, Singapore2,785 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
As we entered Bukchon Hanok Village I was attracted to the sign “Bukchon Observatory”. We followed the sign faithfully going up steep slopes and steps.

When we reached the destination which is the dead end of a alley, we saw a small 3 storey apartment building. The “observatory” was actually an apartment on the top floor which the owner has opened up to tourists to take photos.

The admission fee is KRW 3,000 per person. Even thought it is on the 3rd floor but it looked over the roofs of the surrounding hanok houses.

We were quite tired after climbing the steps so this was a rest stop for us.

This is not a real “Observatory” but just a viewing point.
Written 22 June 2019
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yk8m
Singapore, Singapore28 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
Disclosure - this isn't an official observatory but a private home of a lovely Korean man with An amazing view overlooking Bukchon and Seoul. If you want a quick break from walking up and down the hills, stop by for a drink ($2 only) and take in the view.
Written 19 April 2019
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TravelingLia
Seoul, South Korea96 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Business
This is just a private house and not an official tourists' spot.

They may have a great view, but it is just a look from a typical home.
They have an entrance fee, and the owner will YELL and BE FURIOUS (of course, you won't understand swear words if you are a foreigner) if you choose not to enter after noticing it is just a home. It seems like that is the case when you are especially a young female traveler. In a short word: It's a TRAP!

This place just takes advantages of tourists who are scared to say "NO"

I would like people to refrain from visiting this place.
Of course, you may take some decent photos, but visiting such a place would be hurting all people working in the country's tourism industry with an honest heart.
Written 21 October 2018
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