It was too late to see the 2 PM guard changing ceremony at Deoksugung Palace so I thought of going back to the hotel. I was already inside the Angguk metro station when I realized that Bukchon Hanok Village was near there. So, there I went.
It was quite a walk but there were interesting shops along the way. There were several restaurants too but I couldn’t decide what I wanted to eat, so I skipped lunch. In Bukchon, there were guesthouses in Hanok houses. So if you want to experience living in Korean traditional houses in Seoul, go to this village.There were several historical sites too.And there’s the Royal Cuisine Institute.There were cute arts on the buildings too: People came to Bukchon to take picture of the beautiful houses and also to have their pictures taken too. Despite that the village is a tourist attraction, it’s also a residential area. They welcome familiar noises such as the one made by this mobile groceries store.
It’s much appreciated if the tourist didn’t make too much noises. Hence, there’s volunteer walking around the village, holding this sign: Don’t worry about getting lost because you can ask one of these officers: Btw, Bukchon Village is surrounded by palaces. This is the back door of one of them:Well, an afternoon walk around the village was pleasant. Enjoy the views.