Bukchon Hanok Village: Looking Inside The Hanok Houses

Bukchon Hanok Village is a famous spot in Seoul where you can see Korea traditional houses, hanok. Almost all the houses are privately owned so by default you can only look from outside. But last month I had a chance to enter some of the houses and see what’s inside. And it was really fascinating.

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Hanok Stay Fall 2015 Event by Korean Tourism Organization

Hanok (한옥) is Korean traditional house. It has environtment-friendly characteristic considering its surrounding, lands and seasons. It’s shown from structure’s inner layout to building material which were used. Hanok house has special design for cooling interior in summer and heating the interior in winter. You may already heard about Ondol, a floor-based heating system used in Hanok. Hanok house use natural materials such as soil, timber, and rock which are recyclable and do not cause pollution.

If you want to see hanok house, you can come to Bukchon Hanok Village or Namsangol Hanok Village in Seoul. You can also see hanok that remodeled into cafe or restaurant in Gahoe-dong and Gye-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul. Here’s compilation of recommended hanok restaurants in Seoul: link. There are also some hanok villages in other cities, such as Jeonju Hanok Village, Hahoe Folk Village (Andong, Gyeongsangbuk-do), and Korean Folk Village (Yongin, Gyeonggi).

You can stay on this hanok house, because there are a lot of hanok house operated as guesthouse. Just google “Hanok Guesthouse” and you’ll get a lot of results or you can also go to this link. If you’re personal blogger, have many interest in Hanok house, and will be in Korea during October 22-23, here’s a chance for you to stay on hanok house! Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) currently has this Hanok Stay Fall Event.

Hanok Stay Fall Event 2015 – KTO

Who can participate? Everyone who has big interest in Hanok and has personal blog
Event period: October 1-20, 2015
How to join?
1. Post about the event on your blog
2. Leave your post link on the comment section of this page *it’s easy, isn’t it?*
Put 한옥스테이로 떠나는 가을 여행 as your post title or you can also #한옥스테이 and #한옥스테이 가을이벤트 as tag.
Winner announcement: October 21, 2015 18:00
1. 1N2D Hanok Stay Tour (15 people)
2. Mobile Giftcon (30 people)
Tour period: October 22-23, 2015

Let’s joint the event! 😀