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Bukchon Hanok Village Seoul

October 24, 2015 by David Herd

Bukchon Hanok Village

Bukchon Hanok Village Seoul 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

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

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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

Airport sculpture 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

David Herd Thailand 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.

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