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Information as of 21 Feb, 2017

Looking Back on Korea’s History of 5,000 Years  – Namsangol Hanok Village

Namsangol Hanok Village is located in Pil-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul. It used to have a valley and Cheonugak Pavilion during the Joseon Dynasty, so it was used as a summer vacation site. The project for restoring Namsangol Hanok Village began in 1989, and the village was opened in 1998.

Namsangol Hanok Village

  • The traditional houses in this area offer various experience programs such as learning Korean traditional etiquettes and holding lectures on literature and traditional culture. Some operate traditional tea houses.
  • The Traditional Crafts Center exhibits artworks by artisans who have been designated as an intangible cultural heritage.
  • The village offers various programs through which visitors can personally experience Korean seasonal customs.
  • Location :

    28, Toegye-ro 34-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul

  • Tel :

    +82-2-2264-4412


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Bukchon is a residential area. Therefore, so as to prevent creating any disturbances for the ones who actually live here, please do not talk in loud voices or peer into people’s houses.

Appreciation of the Beauty of hanoks – Bukchon Hanok Village

Buckchon Hanok Village was formed as the nobility of the Joseon Dynasty started to settle in the area between the Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung Palaces. Visitors can see old alleys, waterway remains, and many hanok (Korean traditional houses).

Namsangol Hanok Village

  • There are eight representative tour spots where visitors can appreciate the scenery of the village. These spots are called the Bukchon 8 viewpoint. 
  • As the workshops and galleries of traditional heritage holders, artists, and architects started to move into the area, the area has become a new cultural arts area.
  • Location :

    37, Gyedong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul (105, Gye-dong) 

  • Tel :

    +82-2-2133-1371