Bukchon Hanok Village
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|Bukchon Hanok Village|
Overview of an area of Samcheong-dong in the Bukchon Hanok Village
|Revised Romanization||Bukchon hanok maeul|
|McCune–Reischauer||Pukch'on hanok maŭl|
Bukchon Hanok Village is a Korean traditional village in Seoul with a long history located on the top of a hill between Gyeongbok Palace, Changdeok Palace and Jongmyo Royal Shrine. The traditional village is composed of lots of alleys, hanok and is preserved to show a 600-year-old urban environment.
The area of Bukchon, which consists of neighborhoods: Wonseo-dong, Jae-dong, Gye-dong, Gahoe-dong and Insa-dong, was traditionally the residential quarter of high-ranking government officials and nobility during the Joseon Dynasty. It is located north of Cheonggye Stream and Jongno, hence named Bukchon, which means north village. Traditionally, this place was inhabited by nobles, serving in the palace and their families. Later on, due to wars and disasters, the place was occupied by commoners.
A poll of nearly 2,000 foreign visitors, conducted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government in November 2011, stated that exploring the narrow streets of Bukchon was their fourth favorite activity in Seoul.
According to data by the Bukchon Traditional Culture Center 30,000 people visited the area in 2007. However, after the Village was featured in television programmes, such as 1 Night 2 Days and Personal Taste, the number rose to 318,000 in 2010. In 2012 the figure is expected to double to more than 600,000.
A large beautiful hanok has open to the public in 2015, as part of the Seoul Museum of History. It is located in a alley, just on the foot of the hill. Entrance is free, the visit allows to see those traditional housing in 15-20 minutes.
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|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Bukchon Hanok Village.|
- Bukchon Hanok Village - Seoul's official site
- Bukchon (Jongno-gu)
- Gallery of Buchon Hanok Village
- Bukchon Walking Tour[permanent dead link] at the Royal Asiatic Society - Korea Branch
- (in Korean) Gahoe-dong Hanok Village at the Women Dong-a
- Rakkojae Seoul Hanok Hotel