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Peek into traditional Korea at Bukchon Hanok Village

Welcome to Bukchon Hanok Village! I would love to show you the town of North located in Seoul where many noblemen used to live during Joseon Dynasty(1392-1910). Bukchon is very popular tourist attraction in Seoul and this would be very great opportunity to visit here online without struggling over walking hills and a threat from Covid19! Seoul is very modernized city due to their modern history like the Korean War in 1950. Since everything was destroyed, everything had to be rebuilt. However there were still traditional houses left not harmed. Bukchon Hanok Village will show you the combined scenery of modern and traditional Seoul with some Korean traditional life story with me

From Seoul
Online Experience
1 Hour
Asia
Upto 15 people
English
Highlights
  • Online experience streamed live from the hilly streets of Bukchon-Hanok village
  • Go back in time to the traditional way of Korean life 
  • See traditional houses as you hear about the Yangban
Description

I would love to show you the town where many noblemen used to live during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). Welcome to Bukchon Hanok Village, an extremely popular tourist attraction in Seoul !

Our live-streamed online experience will save you from having to lose your breath walking over the hills. What do I mean by walking over the hills? The answer to that is, traditional houses were built over the hills keeping in mind natural elements and forces. The idea was to stay in harmony with nature and cause as less damage as possible. 

During the Joseon Dynasty, 30 houses of noblemen were located close to major Royal Palaces of Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung. I will give you insights into the lives of Yangban (Korean noblemen) and show you their Giwajip (tiled roof houses). 

After the Korean War of 1950, Seoul took the path of modernisation, and everything was re-built from scratch. However, you can still find some traditional homes which will transport you back to that period in time. Witness day-to-day life with me as I walk you through this quaint hamlet; I will show you the combined scenery of modern and traditional Seoul and regale you with interesting stories about Korean traditional life!

About this experience
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • Bukchon Hanok Village is still a residential area and they want us to walk quietly. So please keep it in mind that I can't talk louder at certain points of the village!
  • This tour involves walking and travelling to different places, at times the mobile network may be intermittent, and the picture may not be clear. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions
  • You can book this tour for 10 USD per screen or as a private tour for 70 USD and invite up to 10 friends and family to join this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Justin Choi

Hello, My name is Justin Choi! I was born in Seoul, South Korea, and have been working as an English speaking tour guide since 2012. I am a bit of a history nerd so if anyone loves history, I would be the right tour guide to be with! But don't worry! I still have many other stories about Korea!

From USD 10 / Screen
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.