Bukchon hanok village - Korea

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  1. bluesky79

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    Apr 21, 2008
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    Surrounded by Gyeongbokgung(Palace), Changdeokgung(Palace) and Jongmyo Royal Shrine, Bukchon is a residential area in Seoul with countless hanoks(traditional Korean houses). Bukchon is also called "the street museum in the urban core," having many historical spots and cultural heritage sites. Since it is located in the northern part of Cheonggyecheon and Jongno, people named this area Bukchon, which means northern village. In the village, there are Gahoe-dong, Songhyeon-dong and Samcheong-dong, whose names evoke affection in all Seoulites. In the late Joseon Dynasty, the large-scaled land was partitioned into small-sized building sites for social and economic reasons. It is assumed that the hanoks closely located together in the village were rebuilt around 1930. The change in the form of hanok reflects the densification of the society due to the urbanization began at that time in Korea. Bukchon’s historic sites and cultural heritages from the Joseon Dynasty to modern times tell visitors the history of this area.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m08d-iOh0v8]Bukchon Hanok Village - YouTube[/ame]
    It's Bukchon-Hanok village.
    I love this place..
    If you wanna get more information.. visit this site!!!!
    Seoul Metropolitan Government - Bukchon
  2. Mad Scientist

    Mad Scientist Feels Good! Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2008
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    I've been to Korea 8 or 9 times and have been stationed there once. Went to the Olympics in 1988. Every time I see pictures of Korea I can smell the Kimchee, the benjyo ditches in summer and the andol used to heat the houses in winter.

    There is no colder place on earth than Korea in winter.

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