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Namsangol Hanok Village, a traditional wonder to see in Seoul

This village, also known as Namsangol Hanok Village, was inaugurated in 1998. It is located at the base of Mount Namsan, in Seoul (South Korea) and will give you the feeling that you have gone back in time. The place is full of hanoks (traditional Korean houses). These houses in ancient times were a resting place for noble families and their name was Jeonghakdong.

In this post I talk about how to get there and what to see in Namsangol Hanok Village.

Namsangol Hanok Village, Seul (Corea del Norte)


You will be able to visit five of these traditional villages, which were part of Jeonghakdong, along the way. The most beautiful thing about the enclosure is that they have maintained in a very exact way how the villas were in ancient Korea.

The goal of opening the doors of Namsangol Hanok Village was to show the culture and traditions of old Seoul, to a city that was modernizing by the second.

Once you enter the enclosure you will see several buildings, not just the 5 villas. Also, one of the best things about the enclosure are its beautiful gardens.

The houses are built of wood, with an underfloor heating system, historical furniture and beautiful fireplaces.

What to see in Namsangol Hanok Village

The main pavilion

In addition to the Hanoks, there is a beautiful pavilion on the premises. In ancient times it was used as a stage for performing arts where some plays about daily life were performed. Right next to it, a beautiful pond and a time capsule.

Namsangol Hanok Village time capsule

There is a time clause in Namsangol Hanok Village. On it are 600 items from Seoul's current life and cultural history, as a way to mark Seoul's 600th anniversary items. The Seoul Millennium Time Capsule is expected to open on November 29, 2394.

Top 5 Hanoks to Visit in Namsangol Hanok Village

The five houses that you can visit in the compound are the House of the architect Yi Seung-eop, the House of General Kim Choon-yeong, the House of the Min family, the House of the Yun family and the House of Yoon-ssi Cafe & Shop 1890.

All the houses stand out for being built of wood, having beautiful ceilings, historical furniture and interior patios.

Namsangol Hanok Village, Seul (Corea del Norte)

Okin-dong Yoon-ssi's house has been transformed into a Yoon teahouse, where you can enjoy traditional tea and refreshments.

Among the buildings is also the Yun Taek-yeong Studio, King Sunjong's father-in-law.

Activities and games to do in Namsangol Hanok Village

Inside the compound, up the garden towards the time capsule, there is a section for traditional Korean games. All at a giant size so you can play and enjoy like a small child.

Namsangol Hanok Village also has many traditional courses and activities to participate in including Hanbok wearing, Hanji (traditional Korean paper) folding workshops, Korean writing, traditional tea ceremony, traditional etiquette school, and herbal medicine experience.

In addition, those who want to marry a traditional Korean dance style can do so in this area. The place has a plan for the couple who want to perform the ceremony on weekends.

How to get to Namsangol Hanok Village

Namsangol Hanok Village is located in the Pil-dong neighborhood in the Jung-gu district. It is one of the essential places to see in Seoul.

It is very easy to get there. You will need to get off at Chungmuro ​​Subway Station (Line 3 and Line 4). And exit through exit 3 or 4. Once you leave, you just have to follow the indication and walk a couple of minutes.

Namsangol Hanok Village is open every day, except Sunday, from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Admission is free.

Namsangol Hanok Village, Seul (Corea del Norte)



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