Bukchon Experience
Route 1 and 2

Bukchon! A village glowing with beauty from Korean traditional houses or hanoks.
It is the only place to see and experience life in a hanok. Historical cultural resources, museums and workshops are seen amid the curvy alleys of Bukchon village.

Route 1

Unhyeongung(Palace) → Bukchon Traditional Culture Center → Buddhist art museum → Han Sangsoo Embroidery Workshop → Gahoe Minhwa (folk paintings) Workshop → Donglim Maedeup Workshop → Hanok Experience Center → Seoul Intangible Cultural Heritage Exhibition Hall

Route 2

Unhyeongung(Palace) → Bukchon Traditional Culture Center → Seoul Intangible Cultural Heritage Exhibition Hall → Lacquer Studio (Bukchon Chogo Workshop ) → World Jewellery Museum → Gyungeondang and Okchupdang of Jongchinbu

Duration

3 hours (Traditional culture experience sessions are not included)
* Since it takes many hours to complete the entire route, we recommend participating in experience-events separately from the tour.

Meeting point

Unhyeongung(Subway Line 3, Anguk Station Exit No. 4) in front of Sujiksa (Temple) - the right side after ticketing

Brief information about each facility.

Each facilities Brief information Tel.
The Bukchon Traditional Culture Center The Bukchon Traditional Culture Center is a real traditional hanok that consists of an anche, a haengrangche and a byeolche. Here you can experience courses on Korean music, tea ceremony, natural dyeing and knotting. 3707-8270
The Museum of Korean Buddhist Art A collection of Korean Buddhist artworks are displayed and there are art classes for children every Saturday. 766-6000
The Han Sangsoo Embroidery Workshop The collection of the Knotting works of Han Sangsoo, one of the national human treasures (for the traditional knotting skills as an intangible national treasure) 744-1545
The Gahoe Minhwa (folk paintings) Workshop A collection of various Korean folk materials is put on display. Practice-experience courses are offered. 741-0466
The Seoul Intangible Cultural Heritage Exhibition Hall The twenty five masters nominated as national human treasures show the process of each craft. 747-0303
The World Jewellery Museum Jewellerly pieces from all over the world are exhibited permanently. The building itself is worth a visit for its unique exterior view and beautiful decoration. 730-1610

Entrance fee

Facility name Tour fee
Adults Teenagers
Unhyeongung (Palace) 700 won 300 won
The Museum of Korean Buddhist Art 3,500 won 2,000 won
The Gahoe Minhwa (folk paintings) Workshop 2,000 won 1,400 won
The Han Sangsoo Embroidery Workshop 2,000 won 1,400 won
The World Jewellery Museum 5,000 won 3,000 won

* Holidays(Sundays) : The Korean Buddhist Art museum
* Holidays(Mondays) : The Gahoe Minhwa (folk paintings) Workshop, The Seoul Intangible Cultural Heritage Exhibition Hall, The World Jewellery Museum

Reservation     Reservation


• Reservation : Make a reservation via the webpage three days ahead of your visit
                   * Groups: five days before the visit
• Confirmation : We send you a SMS to confirm your reservation & the webpage also has further information on your reservation.
• Language : Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese
• Hours of Operation : Koreans up to 10 people, foreigners: weekdays 10am, 2pm / weekends 10am, 2pm, 3pm
                   * The routes covering the areas of Gyeongbokgung(Palace), Jongmyo Royal Shrine, and Deoksugung(Palace) require
                     reservation for individual visitors (up to 20 persons))

                   * The Chinese tour guide is only available on Monday, Thursday, Sunday
                   - Individuals (Korean) more than 10 : 10am , 2pm on weekdays.