Namsangol Hanok Village is a free cultural garden park where 5 traditional hanok houses are relocated to preserve the Korean traditions and share them with tourists visiting Korea. It is located at the foot of Namsan Mountain and was chosen as the site of the Seoul Millennium Time Capsule.
Here’s a photo essay of our Namsangol Hanok Village visit…
“At Namsangol Hanok Village, visitors can see the hanoks of important figures from the Joseon era including the house of Queen Yun’s parents, who was the Queen Consort to King Sunjong, the 27th king of the Joseon Dynasty; the jaesil (study) of Yun Taekyeong, King Sunjong’s father-in-law; the house of Park Yeonghyo, the son-in-law of King Cheoljong, the 25th king; the house of Lee Seungeop, who was in charge of constructing Gyeongbokgung (Palace) and the house of Kim Chunyeong, a military official of the Joseon Dynasty.” (Visit Seoul: Namsangol Hanok Village)
Check out the bigger version of the guide map for an even closer look.
This a must-visit cultural stop if you want to appreciate traditional Korean culture. It’s also a great way to get some early morning exercise by walking around the park. And since it’s located in Seoul City itself, it’s very accessible to all modes of transportation. Best of all, entrance is free!
Make sure you visit early, around 8am, so you can have a nice walk, and then visit the Hanok village when it opens at around 9am. Go on a weekday (except on Tuesdays when they’re closed).
Namsangol Hanok Village
Address: 84-1, Pildong 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
- April to October: 9.00 am – 9.00 pm
- November to March: 9.00 am – 8.00 pm
- Closed on Tuesdays
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