Hanok (Traditional Houses)

Staying in a traditional hanok house

Staying in a traditional hanok house can be a great opportunity to learn about Korean culture.

A hanok is a traditional Korean residential building made of natural materials like wood and soil. Its environment-friendly features promote ventilation and natural lighting. The structure’s boards are joined together by hollowing out grooves in the wood instead of using concrete or nails. This makes hanok resistant to external force.  

The ondol structure (an underfloor heating system) heats buildings efficiently in the coldest of weather.

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