For two months, from July to August on Wednesdays and Saturdays, Baek In-je’s House located in Bukchon will be opening at night. Tourists from Korea and from all around the world who find it inconvenient to visit the place due to the scorching heat will be offered free entrance until 9 p.m. The last entrance is at 8:30 p.m.
The evening opening of the Baek In-je’s House is a special event operated during the summer season to keep visitors entertained with a night view of hanok (traditional Korean house). Visitors can stroll freely around the house, enchanted by its beautiful sceneries. On days that the house opens at night, a guided tour is available at 7 p.m. (six times on Wednesday’s: 10, 11 a.m. and 2, 3, 7 p.m. with a Japanese session at 4 p.m. / five times on Saturday’s: 11 a.m. and 2, 3, 4, 7 p.m.) offering the audience who missed the daytime tours of the house an opportunity to peek inside the house with an accompanying tour guide.
To enjoy a guided tour of Baek In-je’s House free of charge, please make a reservation at Seoul Public Reservation (http://yeyak.seoul.go.kr) (service available in Korean). Additionally, there will be a small photo event that offers a souvenir (five postcards with the pictures of the house) to visitors that take photos in the photo zone of Baek In-je’s House.
Baek In-je’s House is a modern hanok built in 1913, designated as the city’s Folklore Heritage No. 22. The city of Seoul purchased the house from Baek’s clan in 2009 and restored an image of domestic life from the olden days before opening it to the public in November 2015.
○ Location: 16, Bukchon-ro 7-gil, Jongno-gu (Gahoe-dong)
○ Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Sunday, 09:00-18:00
※ Wednesday & Saturday, 09:00-21:00 (July-August), guided tour available at 19:00
○ Closed: January 1, every Monday (open on other national holidays)
○ Audience Capacity: 15 per guided session, 100 per free viewing
○ Entrance fee: Free
○ Reservation: Seoul Public Reservation service (http://yeyak.seoul.go.kr)
|Gate quarters||Inner gate made of bricks|
|Garden of main building||View of main building|
|Garden of guesthouse||Detached house|