Historic Seoul: Explore Bukchon Hanok Village

Hanoks, secret courtyards and Changdeokgung Palace.

  • (1 review)
  • Private &
  • 6 hours
  •  From $85.00 USD per person
  • Walking
  • Multiple languages available. Request at time of booking.

What you’ll do

You’ll travel back to an age of craftsmanship with one of our Seoul hosts as you head north and explore the quaint Bukchon Hanok Village. Not literally travelling back in time, obviously, but it will feel a lot like you have.

Vastly different from the modern interior if Seoul, the hanoks, or small houses, are built in the traditional Korean style.

With elegantly tiled roofs and tiny courtyard gardens, you’ll be utterly transported to another time in whimsical alleyways, popping into cafes, art galleries and craft shops as you navigate the crisscrossing lanes.

Your host will treat you by taking you to the oldest market in the city, where you can browse exquisite silks and sample yummy sweet treats.

As if all of that weren’t enough, the iconic Changdeokgung Palace is just a stone’s throw away, so while you’re in the neighbourhood why not swing by there, too?

Our Picks

  • Join your host and explore Bukchon Hanok Village, a historic enclave to the north of Seoul

  • Enjoy the surreal pleasure of exploring a village preserved within the city itself

  • Discover iconic attractions like Changdeokgung Palace, with the added benefit of your host’s local knowledge and insight

  • Get recommendations from your host regarding other historic areas of the city to explore

  • Learn a bit about South Korea’s history and culture as you explore the quaint alleyways and cobbled streets

Good to know

What’s included
  • Private and personalised experience
  • 6 hours in the city with a host
  • Walking experience (other transport can be arranged at an additional cost)
What’s not included
  • Food and drink
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuities (optional)
Cancellation Policy

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This experience’s reviews


5 average | 3 reviews

April 2018


kindness flexibility everything

Review by Stefanos M

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