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Namsangol Hanok Village (남산골한옥마을)

  • Namsangol Hanok Village (남산골한옥마을)
  • Namsangol Hanok Village (남산골한옥마을)
  • Namsangol Hanok Village (남산골한옥마을)
  • Namsangol Hanok Village (남산골한옥마을)
  • Namsangol Hanok Village (남산골한옥마을)
  • Namsangol Hanok Village (남산골한옥마을)
  • Namsangol Hanok Village (남산골한옥마을)
  • Namsangol Hanok Village (남산골한옥마을)
  • Namsangol Hanok Village (남산골한옥마을)
  • Namsangol Hanok Village (남산골한옥마을)
  • Namsangol Hanok Village (남산골한옥마을)
  • Namsangol Hanok Village (남산골한옥마을)
  • Namsangol Hanok Village (남산골한옥마을)
  • Namsangol Hanok Village (남산골한옥마을)
  • Namsangol Hanok Village (남산골한옥마을)
  • Namsangol Hanok Village (남산골한옥마을)
  • Namsangol Hanok Village (남산골한옥마을)
  • Namsangol Hanok Village (남산골한옥마을)
  • Namsangol Hanok Village (남산골한옥마을)
  • Namsangol Hanok Village (남산골한옥마을)
  • Namsangol Hanok Village (남산골한옥마을)
  • Namsangol Hanok Village (남산골한옥마을)
  • Namsangol Hanok Village (남산골한옥마을)
  • Namsangol Hanok Village (남산골한옥마을)
  • Namsangol Hanok Village (남산골한옥마을)
  • Namsangol Hanok Village (남산골한옥마을)
  • Namsangol Hanok Village (남산골한옥마을)
  • Namsangol Hanok Village (남산골한옥마을)
Address
28, Toegye-ro 34-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 중구 퇴계로34길 28 (필동2가)
Type
Old Houses/ Birth houses/Folk Villages
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-2261-0500,
+82-2-2261-0517, +82-2-2263-0854,
+82-2-2264-4412
Homepage
hanokmaeul.or.kr
  • Information
    Introduction
    Namsangol Hanok Village opened in 1998 on the northern side of Namsan Mountain in the center of the capital. This village has five restored hanok (traditional Korean house) premises, a pavilion, traditional garden, performance arts stage and a time capsule plaza, making it a perfect spot for both locals and tourists to take a leisure walk. Upon entering from the front gate, visitors will get a taste of Korea's traditional life while escaping from the bustling city life of modern times. The traditional garden with its pavilion and old houses creates a peaceful ambiance before the forested Namsan Mountain. A time capsule commemorating Seoul’s 600th anniversary was buried in 1994 at the highest point of the village and is scheduled to be reopened 400 hundred years later in 2394.

    The five hanok premises at Namsangol Hanok Village once belonged to aristocrats and government officials of the Joseon dynasty. Each house was originally located in different neighborhoods, but they were all moved to this area and restored to their original form. The houses were rebuilt using their original materials, except for one house, which the materials were too old and deteriorated to be reused. The premises were carefully restored and replicated according to their original form to depict the owners’ social class and personality. These buildings are now used as an exhibit to portray the living environment during the Joseon dynasty as well as a venue for educational and cultural programs for children and tourists.

    Some of the noteworthy programs and activities to participate in include wearing hanbok, folding hanji (traditional Korean paper), writing in Korean, traditional tea ceremony, traditional etiquette school and herbal medicine experience. There are also taekwondo demonstrations and other various performances held around the village. Visitors can also try traditional games such as yunnori (traditional board game), or understand more about the area through a tour guide.

    Closed
    Mondays

    Activity Information
    Refer to the official website

    Operating Hours
    April-October 09:00-21:00
    November-March 09:00-20:00

    * Traditional garden open 24 hours

    Parking Facilities
    Seoul city public parking lot, Daehan Theater parking lot, Dongguk University Yeongsang Center parking lot
    * Parking space is limited so traveling via public transit is recommended.

    Admission Fees
    Free

    Parking Fees
    [Seoul City Parking Lot] 3,000 won for 1 hour (13 spaces)
    [Dongguk University Yeongsang Center Parking Lot] 6,000 won for 1 hour
    [Daehan Theater Parking Lot] 3,000 won for 1 hour (120 spaces)

    Interpretation Services Offered
    [Traditional Cultural Asset Explanation]
    - Available language: English, Japanese, Chinese (Advance inquiry required)
    - Inquiry: +82-2-2264-4412

    * Not available on Mondays

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