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    SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, MAR 9: (No charge for the supply, release, or publication of the photograph. The photos are allowed to use for editorial and commercial.)

    A handout photo made available by the Seoul Metropolitan Government shows Bukjeong Village in Seongbuk-dong, a 10-minute drive away from the bustling Daehak-ro in Seoul, South Korea March 9, 2020. The village is home to low-rise houses on gentle hills and a quaint village landscape. In the Joseon period, the village was crowded with people who offered Meju (fermented soybeans) to the court. Thus, the town 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 old Seoul ambiance while walking down the narrow and meandering alleys through the huddled houses in Bukjeong Village designated as Seoul Future Heritage.