Seoul 2014 – 남산골 한옥마을

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When you’re still thriving on your vacation memories when the vacation is long over, you know it was a good one! And boy, was Seoul a good one! I know I already shared quite some posts on Seoul with you guys, but it’s still not over yet! Today I’ll be sharing: 남산골 한옥마을, Namsangol Hanok Village.

Namsangol Hanok Village was located near our accommodation (a 10 minute walk) in Chungmuro. It was really easy for us to find it, but even if you arrive from outside Chungmuro you’ll have no problems, because the subway is practically right in front of the village. This place is a great place to spend time on a sunny day. Additionally, there’s no entrance fee! What more could you want?

Anyway, in this village you’ll find:

  • a few traditional Korean houses (with small fun activities)
  • a pavilion (which was so refreshing on this crazy hot day)
  • a pond
  • a time capsule
  • lots of nature/beautiful scenery

We especially loved the nature. It was seriously so serene and relaxing (but crazy hot too btw). We strolled around for hours and hours without even noticing! (Frequently embracing the cool shadows from the trees.) Therefor, when visiting the Hanok Village, bring some snacks from the nearby convenience store or buy some 붕어빵 (Bungeoppang, red bean-filled fish waffle) from the nearby stall, because you’ll be strolling around longer than you’d expect and you’ll want to take some mini-picknick-breaks in between. (You’ll find local people visiting the village for a serene -or romantic- lunch too ^^  Don’t worry though. There are plenty of amazing spots; you won’t have to fight for it.) 

In addition to the beauty of the village, we also loved that you’re encouraged to interact and learn more about Korean traditions:

  • You could watch men working on traditional crafts
  • Take photos in traditional Korean clothing
  • Play traditional Korean games (we tried arrow throwing and throwing of wooden sticks)
  • There was English guidance within the village

Just the photos was already enough to keep us going, but we got caught up in playing games too hehe…. Good thing there were other visitors (uhm.. kids xD) waiting for us to scooch so they could have a go too or we’d probably still be there hehe :’) My last tip for Namsangol Hanok Village: Remember to bring a (CHARGED) camera, because you’ll want to capture each and every corner of this place! 

Such beautiful and serene surroundings… We just loved strolling around.

Gotta keep the kids busy hehe… :’) 

Men working on amazing traditional craftwork!

My goofball (♥) trying to be funny (“Tall Westerner”) xD

Always take selfies on vacay~~~ 😉

Love,

My Linh

 

남산골 한옥마을 (Namsangol Hanok Village)
28, Toegye-ro 34-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 
서울특별시 중구 퇴계로34길 28 (필동2가) 일대
Subway line 3 & 4, Exit 4

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