Bukchon, literally translated to northern village, refers to the neighborhood located north of Cheonggyecheon Stream and Jongno. The southern land of Jongno, which is present day Namsan, was referred as Namchon, meaning southern village. Bukchon Village was resided mostly by relatives of royal families and powerful authorities while Namchon Village was settled by middle class government officials during the Joseon period. Now referred to as the Bukchon Hanok Village, the neighborhood has become one of Korea's most representative tourist attractions that provide various photo ops. Visitors can take in the outlook of Seoul together with traditional hanok buildings by following the course for the Eight Scenic Views of Bukchon.
[Eight Scenic Views of Bukchon]
Scenic View 1 - View of Chengdeokgung Palace over the stonewall.
Scenic View 2 - View of Wonseo-dong Handicraft Road
Scenic View 3 - View of hanok at Gahoe-dong 11-bunji area
Scenic View 4 - View of Gahoe-dong 31-bunji from the hilltop
Scenic View 5 - View of Gahoe-dong alley (downhill)
Scenic View 6 - View of Gahoe-dong alley (uphill)
Scenic View 7 - View of Gahoe-dong 31-bunji alleyway
Scenic View 8 - View from the Samcheong-dong stone stairway
37, Gyedong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul[Google Map]
N/A (Open all year round)
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How To Use
Anguk Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 2.
Walk approx. 9 min.
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