Saturday, May 1, 2021

Travel back to South Korea's Past at Bukchon Hanok Village


Bukchon Hanok Village is a traditional Korean home village in Seoul, South Korea. Bukchon means North Village because it is located north of the Cheonggye and Jongno Rivers. This settlement was historically the settlement and residence of officials and members of the Joseon Dynasty royal family.

Bukchon Cultural Center, a place that communicates the history and values ​​of Bukchon and traditional South Korean culture, and conveys the meaning of Bukchon and traditional Korean settlement culture. Bukchon opened and operated in October 2002 to convey the meaning of Bukchon to domestic and foreign citizens and visitors and to provide programs of enjoying traditional culture.

The Bukchon Cultural Center is known as Min Hyeong-gi's former home as Registered Cultural Property No. It is said that in Bukchon, this place is often referred to as the 'private treasury house' or 'gye-dong mother's house'. It originally consisted of the main house, outer house, front haengrangchae, rear haengrangchae and sadang, but was renovated with an emphasis on preserving and restoring the original hanok to the maximum extent possible in accordance with the Standard Hanok Renovation Rules. visitor information center.

The 'Public Relations Exhibition Hall' is a space that used to be the rear haengrangchae, and now exhibits materials promoting Bukchon's history and values. You can get a variety of information about Bukchon, such as a video showing the importance of preserving Bukchon, and experiencing the rich culture in Bukchon and traditional cultural experiences in Bukchon.

The 'chae' which is located in front of the public relations exhibition hall is used as an office, conference room and lecture hall for traditional cultural lectures, and the 'nest' room where residents can rest is also nicely prepared. The small pavilion behind the main house is a place where you can feel the elegant hanok atmosphere while enjoying a cup of tea by providing a retreat that was originally a shrine. 'Byeoldang', which is located at the back of the pavilion, operates as a love space for residents, and 'Daecheongmaru' is used as an experience program venue to provide opportunities to experience traditional culture.

Bukchon Hanok Village is a traditional Korean house (hanok) village in Seoul, South Korea. Bukchon means North Village because it is located north of the Cheonggye (Cheonggyecheon) and Jongno Rivers. This settlement was historically the settlement and residence of officials and members of the Joseon Dynasty royal family. It is also located between Gyeongbok Palace and Changdeok Palace.

Bukchon Hanok Village has narrow alleyways and shows the atmosphere of Seoul in the past. The houses of the nobles in this village are still well preserved, and some of them offer lodging for tourists who want to experience traditional Korean life.

The Buckhon area, was once the residence of the aristocrats and class officials of the Joseon dynasty. Therefore the traditional houses in this village were also good houses and the elite of their time.

Today, Bukchon Hanok Village is used as a center for Korean traditional culture as well as for its cuisine, where visitors can have a glimpse of what culture was like during the Joseon dynasty.

In total, there are 900 hanok houses in the Bukchon Hanok Village area that tourists can visit and have a look at. Feel like not in the metropolitan city of Seoul, while in this area. But it feels like being in the countryside of old. For those who like narcissism, this place is also good for background photos wearing traditional Korean hanbok clothes.

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