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Take a stroll around Bukchon

Posted on: November 28, 2009

  Have you ever heard of Hanok? Hanok is one of the Korean traditional Houses. And there are villages of Hanok named Bukchon Hanok Village and Namsangol Hanok Village. Joseon Dynasty’s royal family, nobilities and high-ranking officials lived there.

  In the late Joseon Dynasty, the large-scaled land was partitioned into small-sized building sites because of social and economic reasons. It is assumed that Hanoks closely located together in the village were rebuilt in around 1930. The change in the form of Hanok reflects the densification of the society due to urbanization began at that time in Korea.

 

  The present day, still some people live in Bukchon. That means Bukchon is private residential areas. So Seoul bought a Hanok to exhibit to citizens as a traditional culture center. You can see inside of hanok, and feel cozy.

   Nowadays, contemporary and tradition coexist in Bukchon. There are not only Korean traditional restaurants, clothing shops and workshops but also cafes, restaurants, boutiques and galleries near the Bukchon. 

If you want to get more information about Bukchon, visit here :

http://bukchon.seoul.go.kr/eng/index.jsp

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2 Responses to "Take a stroll around Bukchon"

I had a great stay in Bukchon last year and would recommend it to anyone! Much of Korea is now modern and like anywhere else in the world, but this felt different! Thanks and go well, Richard.

http://richardtulloch.wordpress.com/2010/03/24/seoul-korea-traditional-hanok-stay/

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