Bukchon Hanok Village in RoK

Bukchon Hanok Village is well known as an ancient village in the Republic of Korea (RoK). It boasts many alleys with traditional Korean houses of Hanok which are intact.

The village has a total area of 113ha with 900 traditional wooden houses where noble families and mandarins of the Joseon Dynasty (1392 – 1910) lived. These houses were constructed in a specific architectural style from carefully selected natural materials, so many of them still retain their original style under Gigko trees.

Tourists visit Bukchon Hanok Village.

The village has 900 traditional wooden houses which were restored and upgraded in 1930.

The doors of houses in the village are made with wood with stone stairs.

Tourists can stay at a house in the village to learn about the life of Korean noble families during the feudal period.

Patterns of the country’s cuisine on the walls of a house in the village.

The architecture of a Hanok with stone roofs and a system of wooden beams.

About 300 houses in the village were restored and upgraded to become cultural centres and arts galleries.

Traditional pottery products of RoK displayed in houses.

Decorative carpets in the village’s houses.

Tourists to the village enjoy this country’s cultural features, such as wearing traditional costumes and taking a stroll in alleys.

There are many traditional souvenir shops.

An eye-catching arrangement in a window of a house.

A souvenir shop.

A shop selling classic watches.

A souvenir shop of toys and masks.

Wood blocks for traditional paintings.

Clay statues decorate a house in the village..
There are two walking tours for visitors to discover the charm of Bukchon. During the tours, visitors have a chance to take a stroll in the alleys of Hanok and visit traditional arts workshops and palaces. It takes about three hours for a walking tour to see the diversified andwonderful relics.

Bukchon Hanok Village is considered “a street museum at the heart of Seoul” because it has preserved the typical traditional cultural features of RoK.

By Nguyen Thang