Enjoy Bukchon Culture Day in April!
Seoul City is hosting the ‘Bukchon Culture Day’ with citizens and visitors every Saturday in Bukchon for the month of April. Part of a culture program development, ‘Bukchon Culture Day’ is a cultural event, which reflects Bukchon’s unique sense of space and history, to be held in three public hanok places in Bukchon, Jongno-gu (Bukchon Cultural Center, Hanok Support Center, Bukchon Village Library).
First, Bukchon Cultural Center presents citizens and domestic and foreign visitors with special experiences and fun, with traditional culture activities and commentary to be enjoyed inside Hanok.
- ○ ‘Traditional Culture Experience’ that you can find in Hanok
- □ 10am to 4pm every Saturday (Cost of materials: 3000 won)
- ○ Listening to traditional Korean sounds inside Hanok with the ‘Hanok Mini Concert’
- □ 2pm to 4pm every Saturday, free admission
In addition, the ‘Sharing Our Hanok’ program will be held at the Hanok Support Center to offer a guide for foreign visitors to take interest in and learn about our Hanok heritage.
- ○ ‘Sharing Our Hanok’, designed for foreign visitors: While the Bukchon Cultural Center presents Hanok as a cultural asset, the Hanok Support Center welcomes visitors during open hours and allows them to experience the unique structure and characteristics of Hanok as a functioning living space. Expert guides are available to present the Hanok space and provide background explanations to foreign visitors. Short hands-on programs such as using beautiful Hanok stamps and coloring dancheong patterns are also scheduled to be part of the experience.
- □ April 19 from 11am to 12pm, 15 English-speaking persons (reservation mandatory), free admission
For all reservations and inquiries about the program, contact the Bukchon Cultural Center (☎ 82-2-741-1033) and Bukchon Village Library (☎ 82-2-765-1373). For more information, visitors can refer to the Seoul Hanok Portal website (http://hanok.seoul.go.kr).
Unlike the Namsan Hanok Village or the Korean Folk Village, Bukchon is an actual living space for residents of the area, so visitors will be required to maintain a calm atmosphere in consideration of the residents.