Seoul Day 12: Bukchon Hanok Village & Ssamziegil

by Che-Cheh on August 27, 2014 72 views

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My South Korea journey so far…
Incheon + Jeju-do Self Drive Day 1: MAS, Car Rental & Jeju Cherry Blossom Festival
Jeju-do Self Drive Day 2: Yeongsil Trail at Hallasan National Park (Part 1)
Jeju-do Self Drive Day 2: Jusangjeolli Cliff, Yongmeori Coast & Cheonjiyeon Falls (Part 2)
Jeju-do Self Drive Day 3: Yilin Pension & Seongsan Ilchulbong (Part 1)
Jeju-do Self Drive Day 3: Seopjikoji & Seongeup Folk Village (Part 2)
Jeju-do + Busan Day 4: Bye Jeju, Dynamic Guesthouse, Cherry Blossom at Dalmaji Road, Haeundae Beach & Gwangalli Beach
Busan + Jinhae Day 5: Cherry Blossom at Yeojwa Stream & Gyeonghwa Station (Part 1)
Busan Day 5: Jagalchi Market, Gukje Market & Dinner at Lotteria (Part 2)
Busan + Jeonju Day 6: Bukyungdang Hanok Guesthouse, Jeonju Hanok Village Scenic Walk & Omokdae
Jeonju Day 7: Jeondong Catholic Cathedral, Pungnamun & Nambu Market
Jeonju + Seoul Day 8: Stay In GAM, Hongdae & Ewha Womans University
Seoul Day 9: Noryangjin Fish Market, Yeouido Cherry Blossom, KBS & Banpo Bridge Rainbow Fountain
Seoul Day 10: Gwangjang Market, Gwanghwamun Square, Cheonggyecheon & Insadong
Seoul Day 11: Bangsan Market, Namdaemun Market & Myeongdong Shopping

We did plenty of stuff on day 12 but just not recorded in camera. Haha Too busy shopping la. Anyway here’s a brief summary of what we did.

It was a half drizzling half cloudy morning. Not a good day for photography hence you’ll see I only posted few photos. Most didn’t came out good and also because of busy shopping later that day. Around 9am we walked from Stay In GAM (our hostel) to Bukchon Hanok Village. I’ll say it took about 15 minutes. It was a pleasant walk.

Like Jeonju Hanok Village which I visited few days earlier, Bukchon Hanok Village is a village with hanok (traditional Korean houses) that is located right in the heart of Seoul. That’s right. How cool is that right? Initially I wanted to stay in Bukchon Hanok Village but upon finding out the hanok in Bukchon are actually newer (since mostly have been renovated; they’re from Joseon era), I changed my mind and choose Jeonju instead. And it was a wise choice since I feel Bukchon Hanok Village is too modern to my liking. Anyway there are 8 scenic viewing points in Bukchon Hanok Village and we went to several of them (Bukchon view 4 to 8) which is the left side of Gahoe-ro. I did not venture into the right side of Gahoe-ro. We dropped by the Tourist Information Center to grab a map of Bukchon Hanok Village before our quest. From the map we follow the route to these scenic spots.

Bukchon Hanok Village @ Seoul, South Korea
This is Bukchon view no. 4 where you get to see hanok’s rooftops. It’s actually a beautiful view but my camera skill was lacking that day. Sorry.

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My South Korea journey so far…
Incheon + Jeju-do Self Drive Day 1: MAS, Car Rental & Jeju Cherry Blossom Festival
Jeju-do Self Drive Day 2: Yeongsil Trail at Hallasan National Park (Part 1)
Jeju-do Self Drive Day 2: Jusangjeolli Cliff, Yongmeori Coast & Cheonjiyeon Falls (Part 2)
Jeju-do Self Drive Day 3: Yilin Pension & Seongsan Ilchulbong (Part 1)
Jeju-do Self Drive Day 3: Seopjikoji & Seongeup Folk Village (Part 2)
Jeju-do + Busan Day 4: Bye Jeju, Dynamic Guesthouse, Cherry Blossom at Dalmaji Road, Haeundae Beach & Gwangalli Beach
Busan + Jinhae Day 5: Cherry Blossom at Yeojwa Stream & Gyeonghwa Station (Part 1)
Busan Day 5: Jagalchi Market, Gukje Market & Dinner at Lotteria (Part 2)
Busan + Jeonju Day 6: Bukyungdang Hanok Guesthouse, Jeonju Hanok Village Scenic Walk & Omokdae
Jeonju Day 7: Jeondong Catholic Cathedral, Pungnamun & Nambu Market
Jeonju + Seoul Day 8: Stay In GAM, Hongdae & Ewha Womans University
Seoul Day 9: Noryangjin Fish Market, Yeouido Cherry Blossom, KBS & Banpo Bridge Rainbow Fountain
Seoul Day 10: Gwangjang Market, Gwanghwamun Square, Cheonggyecheon & Insadong

Nothing much going on on day 11. We spent the morning and afternoon at two markets and shopping at the famous district Myeondong later that day.

Baking Items @ Bangsan Market, Seoul, South Korea
First thing first, we visited Bangsan Market which is just across the street from Gwangjang Market. If you’re a baker, then this market is for you. Do check out my full post and what I bought at Bangsan Market here.

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