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Bukchon Hanok Village: Seoul’s Aristocratic Neighborhood

In the hills of northern Seoul, South Korea, you’ll find Bukchon Hanok Village. The narrow streets are full of hanoks, traditional Korean houses dating back to the Chosun Dynasty. While some remain private residences, others are guesthouses. Volunteer tour guide Ho Park shares the aristocratic history of this quaint neighborhood with us.

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Welcome to the Seoul edition of our “City Roots” series. South Korea’s capital is known as the City of the Future, but it’s got plenty of old-school charm, too. We’re seeking out iconic neighborhoods and historical treasures.


Seoul, South Korea

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