* Bukchon guide

In the 2000s, Bukchon transformed into a place where contemporary society and tradition coexist. During this time, people added modern architectural elements to the traditional hanoks in Bukchon.
Moreover, people started new kinds of businesses such as cafeterias, restaurants, boutiques and galleries in hanoks.
This change started especially in Samcheong-dong and spread gradually through the whole Bukchon area.

Nowadays Bukchon is one of the leading, and most loved, cultural places in Seoul with its unique sense that comes from the stark contrast between reinterpreted hanoks made of steel and glass and ultra-modern-minimal buildings.
Moreover, Bukchon is favorite spot in Seoul for youth; indeed, it is common to see young couples on dates in hanok-style restaurants.

* Bukchon Experience

The Bukchon Traditional Culture Center was opened in October 2002 in order to offer a chance to share the better traditional cultural programs and to implant pride in people.
Originally, this place was the residence of the Min family - the family in charge of finance during the last days of the Joseon Dynasty.
The house is comprised of the anchae (the main building of a house), the bakkatchae (outer quarters), a haengrangchae (an annex), a byeolchae (a separated building) and a Sadang (a shrine); however, it has been restored a few times.

1. The residents of the village are likely to gather toghther on the floor in frount or in the sarangbang(The master's study and reception room

2. The inside of the meeting room where many events and held

3. A cozy garden in the Anchae

4. The Anchae is now utillized as a office for the Hannok Division. The saeangbang is used for various conferences.

The haengrangchae has been converted into a public information hall which exhibits the materials about the entire history and value of Bukchon. There you can find information on Bukchon tours.

Additionally, the conference rooms where the meetings touch upon the traditional cultural events would be held and the sarangbang to which people can easily visit are well furnished.

small pavilion situated behind the anchae was actually a Sadang but is now used as a place where people can enjoy the scenery of hanoks and share a cup of tea with their friends.
In the deep back side of the pavilion, you will meet the byeolchae, where classes are held. The Center is organized into distinct areas for calligraphy, folktales, tea ceremony, traditional knotting, traditional embroidery, and so on.
In Bukchon, you can encounter tradition while wandering the narrow alleys of the village full of the hanoks standing in long rows.

The Bukchon Traditional Culture Center is the place where tradition is perfectly preserved and handed down to future generations

http://bukchon.seoul.go.kr

* Seoul guide

http://www.visitseoul.net/en/index.do?_method=mai

 

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