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Super travel tips, all road tested by David Herd. I'm an Australian guy who moved to Thailand in 2011 & still travel the world as often as possible.

Bukchon Hanok Village Seoul

October 24, 2015 by David Herd

Traditional Korea village

Bukchon Hanok Village Seoul

Bukchon Hanok Village Seoul

 Bukchon Hanok Village Seoul with it’s narrow streets showcasing restored traditional homes from the 14th century. Originally the residential quarter for high-ranking government officials and nobility.

Very narrow streets

Bukchon Hanok Village Seoul 

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

Bukchon Hanok Village Seoul

Many of these hanoks operate as cultural centres, guest-houses, restaurants and tea houses.

And another one

Bukchon Hanok Village Seoul

I have always had an attraction for interesting doors, perhaps a psychologist could explain the reason why?

Lots of hotels here with great room rates.

Another door & a beautiful roof line

Bukchon Hanok Village Seoul

Subway, Anguk Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 2.
– Go straight for about 300m to arrive at Bukchon Hanok Village.

Bukchon Hanok Village Seoul

Bukchon Hanok Village Seoul

Distinctive Korean roof lines.

Local cafe

Bukchon Hanok Village Seoul

A short taxi ride from Bukchon Hanok Village takes you to Changdeokgung Palace, here is my photo blog link.

Nice coffee shop opposite village

Bukchon Hanok Village Seoul

Here is where I stopped for coffee before visiting the palace.

What a monstrosity

Bukchon Hanok Village Seoul

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. 🙂

Bukchon Hanok Village Seoul, thanks for visiting.

Bukchon Hanok Village Seoul

The village is in the northern part of the city, I was staying at the Savoy hotel in the middle of all the action. Use this link for a very good rate.

What a great year for travel                          

 Istanbul                                 Budapest                        London

Fascinating Istanbul Asia Meets EuropeHungarian Parliament Building (2)The Walkie Talkie (5)   

          Mostar                           Dubrobnik                            Split

                     43638e36-5da5-4162-98e3-635e2c149837IMG_7425Split Ancient Croatian Coastal city                    

                 Saigon                            Zagreb                          Vung tau

Ho Chi Minh City South VietnamMain Square (3)Vung Tau statue (6)

Bangkok Hotels                    Pattaya Hotels
Pattaya live webcam
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That’s all folks

1g Duck

Holiday Inn


Fabulous views, excellent restaurants & a very good room rate if you book through THIS LINK.

The building in the middle is the Holiday Inn, on the left is the Amari Hotel which is another very good five star hotel. Use THIS LINK to book for a very good room rate.



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