Hanok – 2. Introduction to Bukchon Hanok Village. Information on stroller-friendly tours and nursing rooms

Second – Bukchon Hanok Village

Location – Center of Seoul

Address – Bukchon Cultural Center, 37 Gyedong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea

Access – Subway Line 3, Anguk Station, Exit 2

Travel time (from Seoul Station) – Take Subway Line 4 to Seoul Station, transfer to Line 3 at Chungmuro Station and get off at Anguk Station (30 minutes)

Highlights – Hanok (20-30 minutes)

20 minute walk from Exit 2 of the subway to Hanok Village

30 minutes walk along Samcheongdong-gil next to Hanok Village

Sightseeing time – about 1 to 1.5 hours

Amenities – 1. In the center of the city, there are many convenience stores, cafes, and places to eat.

2. Free access to the National Folk Museum next door, with nursing facilities.

Speaking from a Korean perspective, this is a great place for tourists because it’s accessible, easy to see hanok, and there’s plenty of food around, but if you’re over 40 or want something a little more authentic, Namsangol Hanok Village is a better fit.👍

It’s famous among tourists for a reason!

Let’s go to Bukchon Hanok Village with Loah!

Go to Exit 2 of Ankguk Station on Subway Line 3.

ankuk station

If you see stairs and signs that look like this, you’re in the right place!😊

Follow the arrows to exit 2!

bukchon Hanok Village

When you come out, there will be a lot of cars and people like this.

Walk upwards as shown in the photo.

There are tons of shops.

Many tourists are renting hanboks and wearing them, walking around the streets, and taking pictures.

bukchon Hanok Village

You can buy Korean snacks on the street.

South Korea has many shops on the street.

hanbok rental

There are shops that rent hanbok along the way.

The hanboks are beautiful and I recommend renting one, but it’s a bit of a mission in the Korean weather from June through August when it’s very hot and humid.

If you’re from a hot country, I recommend it, but if not, be prepared to sweat a lot during the day between June and August.

You can also take a stroll further up the street,
If you see a cosmetics store like the one in the photo, take a left into the alley and you’re now in Bukchon Hanok Village.

It takes about 10 minutes to walk here from the subway exit.

Of course, if you stop to look around, it will take twice or three times longer.

The alley that looks like this is the entrance to the hanok village.

There are souvenir shops and hanbok rental shops here.

If you go up for about 4-5 minutes, there is a hill that looks like this, and if you go up here, you will find Samcheongdong, but don’t go here, but if you go past and go up further, you will find the hot spot of Bukchon Hanok Village.

((There is a banner hanging on the left side of the photo. It’s embarrassing, but Bukchon Hanok Village is a place where real people live, and the banner expresses that it is so painful due to many tourists.))

bukchon Hanok Village

This is the place!

Most tourists want to take pictures here.

Many tourists take souvenir photos here.

It is very popular to take pictures with the hanok in the background, and if you take pictures from the top to the bottom, you can see the Seoul Tower.

((Personally, I don’t recommend it on weekends, holidays, and lunchtime when there are too many people.

There is a high probability that someone you don’t want will be in your photo.))🤣🤣🤣

There are real people living here, and they’re complaining all over the place.

It’s a place where real people live, but it’s become a tourist destination, and many people are protesting to the country.

It’s a sad situation.😩😩

stroller-friendly tours

Loah and her mom use a stroller to walk from the subway to here, which takes about 30 minutes.

As I mentioned earlier, June through August in Korea is a very hot time of year, with temperatures ranging from 27 to 35 degrees Celsius and humidity above 60%,

so I recommend going in the morning if possible.

Of course, if you’re coming to Korea from a hot and humid region, this shouldn’t be a problem.

Today, it was very hot for Roa and her mom at 1pm in late May.😰😰

We’re walking around like this and giving you lots of information!

stroller-friendly tours

It’s a short distance, about 3 minutes if you’re just walking at a normal pace.

It may seem a bit short, but

but it’s also a good thing because it’s compressed so that you can feel the spirit of Korea.


If you look down from the top, you’ll see

You can see Seoul Tower and Namsan in the distance like this.

I rent a hanbok and take a lot of pictures from top to bottom.

But… I have a good tip for you.

There are many hanoks that are a little more laid back and cooler than the this one, which I’ll share with you next time.

Of course, this is an important and valuable tourist destination,

I prefer places with a bit more history and lesser-known locations.

The next place I’m going to introduce you to is something that not many Koreans actually know about.

Today, however, I’m introducing Bukchon Hanok Village, so let’s focus on that.

A little further up, there’s an observation deck where you can pay a certain amount of money to see inside and look down,

There’s no reason for a Korean to pay to go inside, so I just take a quick picture from the outside and introduce it to you.

But if you’re a tourist, you might want to go inside and take a look around and take some photos from the observation deck.

There is a 6,000 won entrance fee, but you get one drink for free.

There’s a museum and an observation deck.

This is practically the highest point, so the only thing left to do is go down.

We’re going to change direction here and head down.

If you go down a little bit from the observation deck and turn to the right, you will come to a place that looks like this,

If we go down to the left here, we can barely see Samcheongdong and go towards Gyeongbokgung Palace.

If you go down to the right, you can see Samcheongdong, and from here you can also go down to Gyeongbokgung Palace, seeing the famous restaurants and cafes in Samcheongdong.

However, we’ve seen too much of Samcheongdong since we were kids, and today we’re tired, so we’re going to go down the left side.

Many tourists are wearing hanbok and taking pictures here and there.

While Korea is well equipped with restrooms and amenities everywhere,

If you come up here above Bukchon Hanok Village, it’s actually hard to find a restroom. You’ll need to head down towards Samcheongdong or Gyeongbokgung Palace, where you’ll find plenty of amenities.

It’s not easy for small babies when the sun is strong at lunchtime.

On the way down, you’ll see some stairs to the right, and if you take them, you’ll find the Samcheongdong Road, but like us, strollers can’t go there.

If that’s the case, you’ll have to continue down the street like we did.

If you go into the hanok alley on the right in the photo you see now, you will find a rather quiet

You can take a photo in a hanok.

Bukchon Hanok Village

This is a place that a lot of people don’t know about.

It’s a small alley, so people don’t know about it.

Oh, and the snack bar on the left behind the cover you see there is a famous Korean snack bar.


Korean tteokbokki is famous, right?

You can eat it sit down or take it to go.

We have a

Eats 2 tteok skewer that costs 1,000 Korean won.

If you buy two, it costs 2,000 won.

It may be spicy for foreigners, but Koreans love this snack, even for small children.

Most of the prices here are between 1,000 and 4,000 won.

you can probably get enough for 10,000 won.

If you go left from here, you will come to Samcheongdong-gil, which looks like this.

This is the road that marks the beginning of Samcheongdong and the end of Samcheongdong. If you go to the right from here, you will find Gyeongbokgung Palace and the Folk Museum on the left side of Samcheongdong-gil.

As mentioned earlier, we didn’t go down Samcheongdong-gil, but went to the baby nursing room and restroom.

We used the nursing room at the Children’s Museum inside the Folk Museum to cool off.

In the top photo, if you go to the left, you will see another two-way street like this,

The area where you see a lot of police cars and police officers is the former president’s residence, so it is guarded.

There’s a lot to see here,

but we need to find a nursing station and a cool place.

Go left instead of right.

Loah is begging her dad to help her.

Across the street is the National Folk Museum. There is also a children’s museum

and various exhibits outdoors.

It’s free, and the facilities are great, with clean restrooms and nursing rooms.

I cross the street and go in like this

It’s hard work, but you have to take fun pictures!

It’s free, so there’s nothing to see, right?

You’d be wrong.

It’s really clean and well organized.

This is also a place where many tourists take pictures and enjoy their trip.

This place seems to get a lot of tourists, especially from China.

I learned Chinese as a child, so I can hear and speak a little bit.

((Very, very rudimentary, of course))

korean musium

It’s like a place for Koreans. There are exhibits representing retro Seoul from the 70s and 80s that you can experience.

korean retro

You can try on the clothes for free, so you wear them for a while and take pictures here and there.

Of course, tourists don’t know what this is, but for Koreans, it’s an exhibition of memories.

There are tourists everywhere.

This place has good restrooms and is well organized.

nursing room

If you’re tired of the heat, you can go inside a nearby indoor facility.

They don’t charge money.

We came in to use the nursing room, not the museum.

This is a children’s museum.

You’ll find it after a short walk.

The nursing room is the door with two round holes on the left side of the front in the photo.

korea nursing room

Adjust the air conditioning.

The lights are also adjustable.

korea nursing room

Up to 2 families can use it at once.

I love that Korea has such good facilities and it’s all free.

Of course, you have to use it cleanly and well!!!

korea nursingroom

Inside, the room is once again divided into two by a curtain.

Although there are various exhibits inside,

we don’t have children, so we plan to go home.

When you step outside, there’s a bus stop right in front of you.

However, the subway is more convenient, so that’s where we’ll go.

Head down towards Gyeongbokgung Palace.

This is between Gyeongbokgung Station and Ankguk Station on Line 3.

If you go down the street next to the wall, you will find Gyeongbokgung Palace.

You can see Gyeongbokgung from there.

(Gyeongbokgung Palace has so many reviews on the internet that I won’t leave them here).

Use Line 3, which connects to Gyeongbokgung Palace, to get inside the subway.

Alternatively, you can go outside and walk on the main road, where you will naturally find the subway entrance.

The way is not too difficult.

I won’t write it down here.


On the street, various people are wearing hanbok.

Proud of Korean public transportation!

There are elevators everywhere, making it easy to get to the subway.

We’re going home now!

It’s been a fun day, Loah!

See you next time in Namsangol Hanok Village!

Stay tuned for the next installment: !!!!

see you everyone

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