Highlight of Tour Spot
Even for Seoul residents or natives, Bukchon Korean traditional house town makes them wonder if it still exists and part of Seoul. As you may know, Seoul is full with hi tech and modern and no one expects old traditional town in the middle of the city.
Bukchon Hanok village is the old town located between Gyeongbokgung palace and Jongmyo shrine and named as North village. It also has lower land in the south than in the north. This characteristic provides a great view point where you can enjoy the landscape of Mt. Namsan and a forest of skyscrapers. This is the reason why noble families and high-ranking officials of Josun dynasty lived in North village.
Bukchon is also hanok (traditional house) concentrated area and its alleys wind and twist houses. The traditional houses stand close together roof by roof. Everyday life in Hanok takes place not only within the houses but also outside of houses in the alleys. In alleys, adults have friendly conversation and the elderly take rest and converse among themselves.
There used to be only 30 traditional houses with black tile roof left but people and government have tried to keep this town as original form as possible so you can see the how people used to live together for 600 years in Chosun dynasty.
Bukchon is called “the street museum in the urban core” having many historical spots and cultural heritage sites of 600 years long history of Seoul.
For visitors, the alleys of Bukchon are an interesting window which exist the ordinary lives of ordinary Koreans. We’ve travelled life at high speed so far, so it’s time to give your soul a moment of rest with slow and peaceful step in Bukchon Hanok Village.
There are 8 photo spots where you can take pictures from the 8 best photo angles of Bukchon. And you don’t want to miss the Choongang High School which is well known for Korean drama “Winter Sonata” that Yong Jun Bae and Jiwoo Choi played.
You can learn how the King and family lived and governed the whole nation from the palace while you learn the noble life from traditional village at Bukchon. Now everyone can buy and sell houses and live in Bukchon but it used to be only for the nobles. Seoul City tour 3 offers all palace and Bukchon tour and gives you a lot of insights on Chosun dynasty and its nobles.
There are large and modern Lotte department store and duty free shop which is located nearby Palace and Bukchon. You can find not only luxury items with reasonable duty free price but also grocery market and great restaurants.
- Seoul historical ,cultural and heritage tour of Seoul with friendly guide and best logistics.
- Changdukgung, Unesco world heritage, The most beautiful palace in Asia.
- Bukchon Hanok traditional village where Chosun noble life is still breathing.
- World best Gingeng exhibition centre or Amethyst exhibition shopping centre.
- Seoul best Lotte duty free shopping Centre.