Bukchon Hanok Village

One of the touristy draws in Seoul is the Bukchon Hanok Village.  Hanok is traditional Korean architecture.  At one time, all homes in Korea were built in this fashion, but tradition gave way to more modern apartment buildings.  A group of residents in Bukchon protested renovations in the 1960s, and their homes were preserved.  Today, 999 hanok homes stand as a testament to the former lifestyle.  I’m happy they’re still around – they are much more beautiful than high-rise complexes.

the start of the hanok
walking up to take it the view
most doors were ornately decorated
many galleries and workshops are located in the village
Andy overlooking Seoul – you can even see N Seoul Tower!
Milk delivery
lots of pretty details
a peek at the courtyard past the front door
Seoul’s mascot, Haechi

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