Traditional Houses in A Modern City, Bukchon Hanok Village

I really appreciate countries that value history and tradition. As such, I really love taking a stroll in Bukchon Hanok Village. Despite the modern surrounding of the areas, there is this quaint neighbourhood where history and tradition are maintained. 

Traditional Houses in A Modern City Bukchon Hanok Village

The government has given out subsidy to hundreds of traditional houses in order for the dwellers to maintain the authenticity of the hanok (re: the traditional house) and keep it that way. 

A House in Bukchon Hanok Village Seoul

Most of the hanoks are now served as cultural centers, guesthouses, restaurants and tea houses. I think it will be really awesome if you can stay in a hanok. But I guess, those people living here must be able to bear the constant number of tourists visiting the place. Including a Noona who is taking picture in front of their houses. Hehe. 

A typical door of a hanok in Bukchon Hanok Village Seoul

After Noona and friend had enough fun taking pictures at the popular spot, we decided to venture to the area where there are less tourists spotted. Okay, this looks like a normal backalley of houses. Nonna started to get worried if we were so gonna get lost.

Back alley of Bukchon Hanok Village Seoul

Oh! Staircase. Wondering where it will lead us to. A new world? A different dimension? Historical time? Joseon dynasty? #wildimagination

Staircase in Bukchon Hanok Village Seoul

Apparently the staircase leads to an open area where you can see the view from the uphill area of Bukchon. Now, where is my Rooftop Prince? #watchtoomanykdrama

The view from the uphill of Bukchon Hanok Village Seoul

How to go to Bukchon Hanok Village:

- Go to Anguk Station and make your way to Exit 2
- Go straight for about 300m to arrive at Bukchon Hanok Village

Alternatively, you can also reach Bukchon Hanok Village from Samcheong-dong, a shopping and cafe district in Seoul

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