Namsangol Hanok Village, also known as "A Village of Traditional Houses in the Namsan Valley", is a Korean village located in the area of Pil-dong neighborhood in Jung-gu, a central district of Seoul, South Korea where hanok (한옥) or Korean traditional houses have been restored to preserve the original atmosphere of the area.
The Namsangol Hanok Village offers one the opportunity to experience a wide cross-section of Joseon-era citizenry and activities, from royalty to commoners. A great effort has been made to accurately furnish each dwelling with appropriate era and social status appointments.
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Ashley Jin Kim | Jan 27, 2018
It's amazing to see old village houses. There is an audio guide on 'smart tour' audio Korea app. I would highly suggest going but if it's - 20 degree January weather, make sure you wear two pairs of pants, and bring a lot of gloves warmers.
detta charylia | Feb 18, 2018
Free entrance fee. Nice and beautiful place to see old Korean House. So many Korean House with the open door and window. So you can see inside the house. Also there are some traditional games here. Feel free to play it. Hehe..
abe bansal | Feb 26, 2018
This place is very beautiful. It's shows how people are living in village in Korea. It's shows all the details of Korean house. Very beautiful.
Broken Tailbone | Jan 11, 2018
Went during end November, when a cold wave hit Seoul. We registered for a free tour on the spot and we were the only two in the tour, the lady gave a very interesting and detailed background on the hanok as well as the owners whom used to own these houses. It was my second trip there, I didn't took up any you the first time. Definitely with the tour the whole site become more meaningful as well as a more in-depth understanding of the culture in the history. We are very grateful to the lady tour guide who braved the cold with us, thank you Mdm 孙银善。
Genis Artiaga | Jan 27, 2018
They organize a nice festival during chuseok, you can see transitional music dances and theater here. It is not a very big place but it has a nice garden where you can walk and disconnect for a bit from the city
Phương Thảo Trần | Mar 30, 2018
Best village where you can feel the ancient Korea vibe, and must go to every conner of this village. You will understand what I said. Must try, must try!
Najua Mohamed Zamri | Mar 31, 2018
A traditional korean village in the heart of Seoul. It is accessible via subway. A place where tourist can have a glimpse of korean culture and architecture. Visitor also can rent traditional korean attire for 10,000 won for an hour.
Otto Silver | Apr 17, 2018
Once you've seen one Hanok Village, you've seen them all. But, if you're going to see only one then this is definitely not a bad once to visit. There is a giant eyesore of a stage in the grounds near the entrance, but it can be forgiven when you consider the other facilities available. The buildings give a nice traditional feeling and allow for some pretty nice photos and selfies. Ditto for the garden and the large pond. For those interested, they offer traditional wedding ceremonies from spring to autumn. Interestingly these marriages seem to mostly international marriage.
Brooke Martens | May 4, 2018
In the heart of Seoul, this is a delightful place to spend the afternoon. I went here with my class and all signage is in Korea and English, so it's easy to understand and navigate and enjoy. There are also a number of experiences for visitors to participate in from tea ceremonies to traditional costumes and incense to feeding and petting falcons. Highly recommended for school groups, leisure, or touring.
Indhira Putri Pamungkas | Apr 6, 2018
Fabulous place to take a walk and learn. Old Korean house somehow like I saw in the Korean drama. Nice to see traditional houses are still kept among the modern surrounding. The great thing is the atmosphere. The traditional houses make the visitor as if can look back to the past, the Joseon era. They also try to hold the old games and many more so the visitors can really enjoy the old Korea. Some Korean drama also take this place as the background so for the foreign visitors some of the places seem familiar.
Corey Schue | May 13, 2018
One of the hidden gems of Seoul! So many fun activities in the weekends, such as the free Taekwondo performances they have going on now. Tons of support for foreigners as well. Great place that I'd recommend to anyone visiting Seoul.
Mark Northcott | May 7, 2018
A nice experience however there are locals who live there who are being affected by tourists who think it's their right to be selfish and make the people who live there lives a misery. The signs I saw show that people can be pigs when they are away from home or maybe they are always like that. If you go here. Be quiet, be respectful and treat the people living there like you should treat your neighbours and the homes like your own.
Ingrid T | Jun 26, 2018
Pretty place, lots of picture opportunities. In the summer there are also a lot of mosquitoes due to the pond. The pond is awesome and stock with huge koi. It's a perfect location for festivals and outdoor markets.
Ava Maria | Jun 24, 2018
Namsangol Hanok is a "must", for those who like to see and try traditional ways of life, of art, of martial art. Spending one hour with taekwondo coaches is a second must, for all those who never tried martial arts and for those who did, to feel their lovely martial energy..
Estefanía Olivares | Jul 21, 2018
The place is nice. I just didn't like the fact of having eagles in cages and chains for tourist to take pictures with. It's 2018 and we are better than that. I don't enjoy seeing animals being unhappy. The place is nice, it doesn't need the slavery of eagles.
Kinga Olah | Jul 26, 2018
The scenery is beautiful. My favourite part was the pond in the back with swimming fish, where i could sit down and meditate. We even saw a cat running across a bridge.
Hafizah Mustafa | Jul 23, 2018
Free entrance. Nice place to see traditional houses. Big area. Nice area for picnic also. There are also taekwondo performance held twice a day; at 1 pm and 3 pm from Friday to Sunday. Understood that the taekwondo demonstration is only available from May to Oct.
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