Bukchon Hanok Village
Bukchon Hanok Village Seoul with it’s narrow streets showcasing retored traditional homes from the 14th century. Originally the residential quarter for high-ranking government officials and nobility.
Very narrow streets
Th village is home to hundreds of traditional houses called ‘hanok’ which date back to the Joseon Dynasty. The name, ‘Bukchon,’ which translates to ‘northern village.
Wonderful old door
Many of these hanoks operate as cultural centres, guest-houses, restaurants and tea houses.
And another one
I have always had an attraction for interesting doors, perhaps a psychologist could explain the reason why?
Another door & a beautiful roof line
|Subway, Anguk Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 2.
– Go straight for about 300m to arrive at Bukchon Hanok Village.
Bukchon Hanok Village Seoul
Distinctive Korean roof lines.
Nice coffee shop opposite village
Here is where I stopped for coffee before visiting the palace.
What a monstrosity
This strange looking sculpture is near the airport, I had no idea what it represented when I first saw it. The JD my taxi driver explained it was a ballistic missile pointing at North Korea. He also added many females had quite a different explanation for it. 🙂
Thanks for visiting my Bukchon Hanok Village Seoul post
What a great year for travel in 2015
That’s all folks
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