Seoul- To Do - Buchon Hanok Village

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Bukchon Hanok Village in Seoul, is a great early morning sightseeing activity, as there are no opening and closing times (because it is a residential area).

If, like my family, you are early risers, then when travelling, you will be looking for things you can do in the early morning, before most typical things open. In Seoul, most attractions don't open til 9am at the earliest, shops 10am, or more likely 11am in most cases (i'm looking at you Myeongdong!)

Anyway, on our first full day in Seoul we woke up very early thanks to one 4 year old! We headed out to grab a coffee and breakfast at 7, then got the metro to Anguk station to check our Bukchon Hanok Village

Hanoks are traditional Korean houses, and the Bukchon Hanok Village in Seoul is an area that still contains many of these traditional houses. This area is actually residential, with a lot of people living in these houses, so there are lots of signs around reminding people to keep quiet (especially important when exploring in the early morning like we were).

We spent a good hour wandering the streets here, which were really lovely, and a nice thing to do before it got too hot. Another great thing about the Bukchon Hanok Village is the fact that it's located right between 2 palaces (Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung and is a short walk to the Insadong area as well, so it's a good place to start a day of sightseeing around these areas).

This street contained a lot of guest houses, where you can stay if you want a more traditional accommodation experience.

Bukchon Hanok Village in Seoul, is a great early morning sightseeing activity, as there are no opening and closing times (because it is a residential area).


There was some beautiful light in the morning.


Little G wanted a photo in the "photo zone"








I fell in love with the mountains surrounding the city!
This was a tea house we wandered in to, but it was not yet open...


To get to Bukchon Hanok Village, take the metro Line 3 to Anguk Station, Exit 3. 

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Bukchon Hanok Village in Seoul, is a great early morning sightseeing activity, as there are no opening and closing times (because it is a residential area).

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7 comments

  1. I definitely think heading here earlier in the day is a good call, it's so peaceful! As we were leaving I noticed way more people heading to check out the area.

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    1. The perks of being an early riser :)

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  2. Well, the perks of waking up early is to have the place almost for yourself! It looks like a movieset!

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  3. Early morning walks are just the best! I love it when everything is still quiet and peaceful!

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    1. Yeah, it was really lovely! Best time to visit I think!

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  4. We just booked our Seoul trip for Mid november! I'm rereading all your post and writing everything down!

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    1. Awesome! Should be much cooler then too! How long are you going for?

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