There’s this little area east of Gyeongbokgung Palace that was a delight to visit. A place that’s getting a little more popularity It’s the Bukchon Hanok Village. An area preserving the traditional homes of Korea. And not typical preserving way of turning these homes into museums. No. Everyday people still live in these homes and we tourists get to wander the streets in awe of the architecture.
Some places do allow people inside the gates to look around. Some even rent out places for people to get a full experience. That’s something I would next time I stay in Seoul. The area isn’t too far from the SRMT. About a five minute walk. It felt peaceful walking the streets. There were tourists. Not masses of them debarking form tour buses. Though I see that happening here. Maybe it was an off day. Or maybe it truly wasn’t a must experience in all the travel guides. Please let it be the latter. I really enjoyed the peaceful stroll along the streets.
Food wise we stopped by a restaurant toward the middle of our walk. I don’t have the name, but it was a traditional house turned into a restaurant. It actually turned up as a surprise and lucky for them, I was hungry.
Seoul 110-260, South Korea
Verdict: It’s one of the few places left that is a whole neighborhood of these traditional houses. And for the restaurant, sure. Stop by there. Good food.