Korean Hanok Villages are not only great to learn about the Korean traditional architecture, culture, and history, but also absolutely beautiful that make it a perfect Instagrammable spot, especially if you are wearing hanbok, Korean traditional attire.

Find out more about 3 Major Hanok Villages in Korea and enjoy the nearby activities and tours that will leave you unforgettable memories. For those who aren’t in Korea, check out Korean Hanok Village Docent Virtual Tour!


1. Bukchon Hanok Village

  • Address: 37, Gyedong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Surrounded by Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace, and Jongmyo Shrine, Bukchon Hanok Village is home to hundreds of Korean traditional houses, ‘hanok’, that dates back to the Joseon Dynasty. The name ‘Bukchon’ literally means ‘northern village’ so the village is situated close to the main landmarks of northern Seoul, such as Cheonggyecheon Stream and Jongno.

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2. Jeonju Hanok Village

  • Address: 99, Girindae-ro, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do

 

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Jeonju Hanok Village is located in the city of Jeonju and there are over 800 traditional houses in the village. It was created by people who gathered to live against the Japanese colonial that tried to destroy the Jeonju fortress and invade the residential area in the 1930s. Many hanoks are now transformed into guesthouses, galleries, tea houses, and restaurants.

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3. Andong Hahoe Folk Village

  • Address: 186, Jeonseo-ro, Pungcheon-myeon, Andong-si, Gyeongbuk

 

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Hahoe Folk Village is undoubtedly the most famous tourist attraction in Andong. It’s designated as the UNESCO World Heritage under the category of “Historic Villages in Korea”. You can have a great chance to get a glimpse of the traditional Korean culture, architecture, religion, and lifestyle in the 15~16th century. If you go to Buyongdae Cliff, you’ll get to witness the breathtaking panoramic view of the village!

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1. Gyeongju Yangdong  Village

  • Address: 125, Yangdong-ri, Gangdong-myeon, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongbuk

Gyeongju Yangdong Village is Korea’s largest traditional village, showcasing the traditional culture of the Joseon Dynasty and the beautiful natural surroundings. Thanks to its abundant and well-preserved cultural heritage, the entire village is designated as UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site.

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2. Gyeongju Gyochon Traditional Village

  • Address: 59-3, Gyo-dong, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongbuk

 

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Gyochon Traditional Village is a hanok village in Gyeongju and visitors can see the House of the Gyeongju Choi Clan. People can also enjoy the beauty of Korean traditional houses as well as participate in various traditional activities, such as hanbok experience, Korean traditional sauce making, and many more.

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3. Namsangol Hanok Village

  • Address: 28, Toegye-ro 43-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul

Namsangol Hanok Village is located in the central district of Seoul that consists of Korean-style houses, a Korean traditional garden with a pavilion and a pond, and the Time Capsule Plaza. It’s an excellent place to understand the daily life of people from different social classes back in the Joseon Dynasty.

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4. Eunpyeong Hanok Village

  • Address: 193-14, Jingwan-dong, Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul

Eunpyeong Hanok Village is in Jingwan-dong, Eunpyeong-gu, and it was established in 2014 as the largest neo-hanok residential complex in Seoul. It’s a perfect place to capture the serene and picturesque landscape of Bukhansan Mountain as a backdrop of the modern hanoks. There are many trendy cafes where you can appreciate the mountain views.

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5. Songdo Hanok Village

  • Address: 180, Technopark-ro, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon

Songdo Hanok Village is a complex that has several restaurants and cafes in Hanok-style buildings, located in Songdo International Business District. It’s right next to the Songdo Central Park and Gyeongwonjae Ambassador Incheon, which is a luxurious Hanok-style hotel. Although it’s not a traditional village with a long history, it’s definitely worth a visit when visiting Songdo!

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