Baek Inje’s House in Bukchon Hanok Village opens at night on Fridays and Saturdays until the end of August 2017. As many tourists have difficulty visiting the house during the day due to the heat wave, the house will extend its opening hours during the summer. Now it will be open until 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays and admission will be accepted until 7:40pm.
Baek Inje’s House is a modern hanok constructed in 1913 and designated as Folklore Cultural Heritage No. 22 of Seoul Metropolitan City. The Seoul Metropolitan Government purchased the house from the family of Baek Inje in 2009 and opened it to the public on November 18, 2015 after repair work.
Baek Inje’s House is the first hanok in Bukchon that was opened to the public and the only hanok where visitors can enter to view the inside. Unlike traditional hanok, its sarangchae (men’s quarter) and anchae (women’s quarter) are connected to each other through a corridor. This modern hanok with a Japanese-style tatami room features red bricks and plenty of glass windows. Part of the anchae has a two-story structure.
Visitors can choose between a Walk-in Visit and a Reserved Visit. If you make a reservation in advance, you can tour the house along with commentary by a tour guide (Four times a day during the week and six times a day during weekends; 30 minutes required). Make reservations via the Reservation for Public Service website of the Seoul Metropolitan City (http://yeyak.seoul.go.kr).
Address: (Gahoe-dong) 16, Bukchon-ro 7-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Transportation: Exit 2 of Anguk Station (Line 3)
Opening hours: 9am-6pm, Tuesday through Sunday
※Open until 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays until the end of August
Closed on January 1 and on Mondays (Open on holidays)