Nestled between two major palaces, Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung, lies Bukchon Hanok Village. It is home to hundreds of traditional houses called "hanok" that dates back to the Joseon Dynasty. A true living museum to experience in the heart of the city, as it contain tangible cultural assets, historical locations, and important folklores of Korean history.
Our tours for Bukchon is divided into 2 routes, which is the Bukchon West and Bukchon East. Bukchon West covers areas such as Samcheongdong, Bukchon Hanok Village, MMCA or places particularly closer to Gyeongbokgung Palace. Bukchon West offers a more lively and dynamic atmosphere compared to Bukchon East. Bukchon East covers area closer to Changdeokgung Palace such as Jungang High School, Old Laundry Area and the quaint neighbourhood of Gahoe-dong. These 2 routes are peppered with hanoks, small alleyways, quaint cafés, art galleries, and restaurants.
Seochon, located on the west side of Gyeongbokgong Palace has been known as The Artistʼs Village. During the 14th century, Seochon was the living quarters of poets, painters, craftsmen who were somewhere between upper class and commoners. Today, old hanoks and guesthouse are being transformed into galeries, musuems and cafes. If youʼre a gallery hopper, you will be spoiled for choices.
Travel back in time with a trip to Jeong-dong to experience the first evidences of modernization in Seoul when Joseon Dynasty started opening itʼs doors to the Western countries. The area begins with a lovely and peaceful stroll along Deoksugong Stone-Wall Walkway and slowly greeted by old neoclassical style and colonial architecture buildings. Despite being in the centre of the city, Jeong-dong remains a favourite place for many Seoulites as it is hidden away from the sound of heavy traffic and the sight of skyscrapers.