Bureau and Corporate Funded Body
The table below shows areas in Seoul with high concentrations of hanok buildings.
The Seoul Metropolitan Government is implementing the Hanok conservation policy by setting up a 10-year plan for the preservation of hanok in Seoul (targets the preservation of 4,500 buildings).
The city’s subsidy for repair and construction work is reducing the indiscriminate loss of hanok and preserving the scenic view of Bukchon Hanok Village. The city provides up to KRW 1 hundred million in financial support per hanok, an amount which varies slightly depending on the type of hanok and whether it is located in a hanok-dense area (Bukchon, west of Gyeongbokgung Palace, Insa-dong, Donhwamun-ro, and Unhyeongung Palace).The hanok and non-hanok in these areas are purchased and repaired by the city of Seoul, after with the purchased hanok are managed by and entrusted to private citizens to promote traditional culture.