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    SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, FEB 27: (No charge for the supply, release, or publication of the photograph. The photos are allowed for editorial and commercial use, and the image is retouched with color modifications.)

    Bukjeong Village in Seongbuk-dong 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 made “Meju (fermented soybeans)” to offer to the court. Thus, the village was named “Bukjeong,” which originated from the Korean word, “Bukjeok,” meaning “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.