Gahoe-dong

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Gahoe-dong
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul 가회동
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Gahoe dong
 • McCune–Reischauer Kahoe tong
Gahoe-dong Community Service Center
Gahoe-dong Community Service Center
Country South Korea
Area
 • Total 0.54 km2 (0.21 sq mi)
Population (2001)[1]
 • Total 7,208
 • Density 13,000/km2 (35,000/sq mi)
Bukchon Hanok Village in Gahoe-dong and view towards south: Jae-dong, Gye-dong and Namsan tower in the background

Gahoe-dong is a dong, neighbourhood of Jongno-gu in Seoul, South Korea.[1][2]

The area used to be an exclusive area for nobles, scholars, and homes of government officials hence it was well-maintained. Many of the hanok, Korean traditional houses, have been remodeled into cafe, restaurant and teahouses.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "가회동 (Gahoe-dong 嘉會洞)" (in Korean). Doosan Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2008-04-22. 
  2. ^ "The origin of Gahoe-dong' name" (in Korean). Jongno-gu official site. Retrieved 2008-04-22. [dead link]
  3. ^ Yoo Sun-young; Hannah Kim (2 March 2011). "Bukchon streets lure folks with rustic charm and retro cool". Joongang Daily. Retrieved 27 January 2013. 

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