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Samcheongdong / Bukchon
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Address: Samcheong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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Small-Group Tour of Bukchon Hanok Village
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A Must Visit

It was packed full of tourists, but understandably so. Some of the most charming streets I've ever walked. Beautiful, intricate architecture on every corner of these homes... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Orange County, California
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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was packed full of tourists, but understandably so. Some of the most charming streets I've ever walked. Beautiful, intricate architecture on every corner of these homes (private residences actually) make for lovely stroll and great photo ops. What I found particularly striking was as you walk down these streets that sort of take you back in time, you look... More 

Thank knightsbridgelvr
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a walking trip. You just wander around the streets of Bukchon appreciating the traditional korean style architecture of the houses here. People actually live in these houses so there are a whole lot of signs asking you to keep quiet, which ruins the look in my opinion but I can see how the locals might get annoyed with... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I highly recommend a stroll through Bukchon. It is very quaint peaceful, at least when we went (late afternoon after it stopped raining). Thee traditional Korean houses are very beautiful. If possible, go with a local who can point out interesting tidbits about the area (if you watch K-dramas some of them were filmed here, and certain celebrities also live... More 

Thank Alvina C
Iloilo City, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great place to walk around and discover different activities and shops. It's an actual area where people live so be mindful of the residents. Come before 5 to experience the handiworks and the hands-on activities. We came too late for it, but it is still a picturesque area to meander.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very ancient mixed with modern ambiance which is very fascinating as you walk along the streets and corridor the village. Perfect to reminisce what does korea looks like way back those old times. Very impressive how they keep this attraction in a clean and modernized environment.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Bit of a letdown this traditional village. Place looks deserted except if you admire traditional korean architecture. Its a bit like a hilly walk behind back alleys. Nothing much to see.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Bukchon Hanok Village is a great place to stroll around to see the Hanoks of Seoul - I wish I had stayed in a Hanok Guest House, maybe next time - but unfortunately it is visible the process of less old houses and more of the new ones.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is filled with lanes and lanes of traditional Korean houses. Like my friends said, this place is totally Instagram worthy and we took at least 3 hours walking around the neighborhood taking tons and tons of photo. You can easily rent traditional Korean Hanboks at only 10,000 Won for 2 hours just outside the neighborhood. 1 thing to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Traditional houses, well maintained, and a lovely place to walk around in good weather. Good photo opportunities as well.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The old houses all seem to have ugly store fronts. There are a couple of old residences, but there are more houses with new construction using the old style - lovely wood but new.

Thank Kaye H

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Samcheongdong / Bukchon
This historic neighbourhood was traditionally home to Seoul’s middle and upper-classes. Now it’s most famed for its clusters of beautiful, traditional Korean homes (called hanok), many of which are found in Bukchon. Many of these homes have now been converted into restaurants, cafes, shops, and even guesthouses, and their unique architecture offers a look at Korea’s traditional beauty. Samcheongdong’s main and side streets attract locals and tourists alike for their quaint and charming scenery, while the Blue House (Cheong Wa Dae) serves as the residence for South Korea’s president. Art fans will love exploring the many independent and private art galleries in the area.
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