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Seoul Bukchon Village ‘Bukchon Hanokcheong’

Bukchon Hanok Village, nestled between Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace in Seoul, stands as a representative Hanok village and a prominent tourist attraction in Seoul.

In order to restore and preserve Bukchon Hanok Village, the city of Seoul initiated the ‘Bukchon Cultivation Project’ in the early 2000s. As part of this program, the city of Seoul acquired and operates public Hanok houses for the preservation of Hanok and the surrounding area. ‘Bukchon Hanokcheong’ is one of these public Hanok houses.

“A publicly accessible space, operated by the city of Seoul, Bukchon Hanokcheong”

Bukchon Hanokcheong is a publicly operated Hanok house acquired by the city of Seoul, and as the name suggests, it is open to everyone.

Within the Hanok building, there is a space for a short rest, equipped with low tables and chairs for meetings and gatherings. It can accommodate approximately 16-20 people at a time, based on seating.

“Also operated as an exhibition gallery, public Hanok”

Furthermore, Bukchon Hanokcheong hosts rental exhibitions. Since 2017, the city of Seoul has been conducting various exhibitions related to the unique characteristics of Bukchon and Hanok. In the first half of 2021 alone, they presented 12 rental exhibitions.

“Operating hours and accessibility of Bukchon Hanokcheong”

Bukchon Hanokcheong is open from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and closed every Monday. Admission is free and it is open to everyone.

Exhibition programs are also conducted through open calls. Each year, pre-registration is available through the Seoul Hanok Portal (hanok.seoul.go.kr) in the first and second halves of the year.

“Seoul Bukchon Hanok Village, Bukchon Hanokcheong”

  • Address: 29-1 Bukchon-ro 12-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
  • Phone number: 02-763-2133
  • Operating hours: (Tue-Sun) 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Closed on Mondays