It took us a few turns around Samcheong-dong before we finally see a stretch of traditional houses called “hanok”. Welcome to Bukchon Hanok Village! Woot!
You will find a number of hanok that date back to the Joseon Dynasty. The name, ‘Bukchon’, literally translates to ‘northern village’. Many of these hanoks operate as cultural centers, guesthouses, restaurants and tea houses. If you want to experience Korean traditional lifestyle, you will be very excited to visit this place.
I really love the sight of traditional houses. ^^
If you are wondering why the angle of the above picture looks nice, it was because I stood on the photo-taking spot. There are a total of 8 photo-taking spots scattered around Bukchon Hanok Village.
Since many of these hanoks serve as residential properties, we are not supposed to make a lot of noises. Although I bet the neighbourhood is used to the sound of camera clicking away. *click* *click*
We searched high and low to find photo-spot number 8, which is a set of stairs. Dead tired by the time we found this place. And we still had to climb the stairs. *huff*
We were glad that we decided to force our feet to climb the stairs (which is not that many actually..=P). The view of the neighbourhood from the top is pretty relaxing with the hill on the background.
Those of you who watch K-drama will know this place. This is the house used as filming location for Personal Taste, where Lee Min Ho’s and Son Ye Jin’s characters are staying together. Aaww~~~
Make sure to visit this place when you are going to Seoul! Lovely place. <3