Just a 10-minute drive from the bustling Daehak-ro, Bukjeong Village in Seongbuk-dong is home to low-rise houses on gentle hills and a quaint village landscape. It is said that in the Joseon period, the village was always crowded with people who made meju (fermented soybeans) to offer to the court. Thus, the village was named “Bukjeong,” which originated from the Korean word, “Bukjeok,” which means “crowded.” The place is also called a living history museum, as here, visitors can find Simujang House (house of Han Yong-un), an octagonal pavilion, and Hanyangdoseong, the Seoul City Wall. You can feel the ambiance of the old Seoul while walking down the narrow and meandering alleys through the huddled houses in Bukjeong Village that are also designated as Seoul Future Heritage.
Address: 132-3, Seongbuk-ro 23-gil, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul
Exit 6 of Hansung University Station (subway Line 4)
→ Take bus #111 or #2112 and get off at “Seoul Dawon School/Site of Han Yong-un” OR take village bus Seongbuk 03 and get off at “Senior Citizens’ Center”