Bukchon Hanok Village (북촌한옥마을)
29 Nov, 2013 | From Choonjong of South Korea
Bukchon Hanok Village is a Korean traditional village with a long history located between Gyeongbok Palace, Changdeok Palace and Jongmyo Royal Shrine. The traditional village is composed of lots of alleys, hanok and is preserved to show a 600-year-old urban environment. Now it is used as a traditional culture center and hanok restaurant, allowing visitors to experience the atmosphere of the Joseon Dynasty.
Hanok may look uncomfortable, but they are part of Korea's architectural tradition and have many points in their favor. Many of their most passionate enthusiasts and defenders live in Bukchon Hanok Village. To walk with an umbrella along a narrow hanok-lined street on a drizzly afternoon is to take a trip back in time.