Historic districts in Seoul

Namsangol Hanok Village

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Namsangol Hanok Village, also known as "A Village of Traditional Houses in the Namsan Valley", is a Korean village located in the area of Pil-dong neighborhood in Jung-gu, a central district of Seoul, South Korea where hanok (한옥) or Korean traditional houses have been restored to preserve the original atmosphere of the area.

The Namsangol Hanok Village offers one the opportunity to experience a wide cross-section of Joseon-era citizenry and activities, from royalty to commoners. A great effort has been made to accurately furnish each dwelling with appropriate era and social status appointments.

A traditional Korean style garden, complete with a flowing stream and pavilion was constructed on the site in order to revive the classical feel of the Joseon-era. Five traditional houses, including some of the residences of high government officials - some of the largest mansions in Seoul at the time, along with commoners houses were moved to the 7,934 sq Meters/9,489 sq Yards grounds containing the restored village.

History

The location of the village was originally the site of a well known Joseon-era summer resort called Jeonghakdong. Jeonghakdong means "The land of the fairies for the blue crane where the Jeonugak Pavillion stands along the stream in the valley". The area boasted such superb scenery that it was called the land of the fairies and was considered one of the five most beautiful parts of Seoul.

See also

  • Bukchon Hanok Village
  • Korean Folk Village
  • Hahoe Folk Village
  • Yangdong Village of Gyeongju

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François Silva Ramos
7 March 2014
It's a really beautiful place that allow you understand and see more of the traditional Korean culture. There is also free touring guide in English everyday at 2pm and 3:30 pm.
Eungbong Kang
31 December 2011
개방시간은 4월부터 10월은 오전 9시부터 오후 9시까지이고, 11월부터 3월은 오전 9시부터 8시까지입니다. 무료로 관람할 수 있으며 매주 화요일은 휴무일이라고 합니다. 지하철 3, 4호선 충무로역에서 하차, 3, 4번출구로 나와서 150m 정도 걸어오시면 한옥마을 입구입니다.
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0.1km from 28 Toegye-ro 34-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea

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Mon-Wed-Sun 9:00 AM–9:00 PM
Tue 9:00 AM–3:00 AM
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