South Korea Day 2: Bukchon Hanok Village (북촌한옥마을)

by - Sunday, June 26, 2016

March 2, our second day in South Korea. Continuation of South Korea Day 2: Gwanghwamun Square and South Korea Day 2: Gyeongbokgung Palace.

After visiting the palace, we opt to go to Bukchon Hanok Village. We asked the tourist information desk beside the admission center of Gyeongbokgung Palace on how to get there. Luckily, the locals were helpful and provided as a guided map for easy navigation.

Bukchon Hanok Village is the home of hundreds of traditional houses, called "hanok" during Joseon Dynasty. It is located between Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace. 

Note: Bukchon Hanok Village was not built to be a tourist attraction. The area now is a residential neighborhood so be mindful with some etiquettes when visiting the place. Be quiet and do not litter.

We didn't manage to tour every sides of the village to respect the locals living there. Our intention was to visit the Hanbok Costume Rental. We really want to experience wearing Hanbok. The rental costs KRW 7,000 and there's no time limit. Please use your own camera.

After paying the rental fee, we were assisted by the local inside the traditional house. I really thought that we have to remove all of our clothes in a closed area like comfort rooms, etc. Good thing it never happened! We just removed our jackets. The local assisted us and put the traditional dress on top of our clothes. We didn't manage to put makeup and started to take photos. :)

What I love about renting here -> The traditional "hanok" house was our backdrop. :)

Here's the complete address and contact number(s) of the Hanbok rental place.

How about you? Have you been to this place? Share your experience.

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