Hanok Style and Traditional Korea

Looking west from Bukchon observatory toward the National Folk Museum and Gyeongbokgung.

I enjoyed a sublime stroll through Bukchon Hanok Village one afternoon while visiting Seoul. Hanok is the word used to describe the traditional style of Korean homes visible in many of the photos below. I have also included some shots from Gyeongbokgung and nearby Unhyeongung, a 19th century royal residence.

Outside the Bukchon Observatory.
Another beautiful home in Bukchon village
Wandering the streets of Bukchon at sunset.
Appreciating the aesthetics of Bukchon.
Bukchon Hanok Village.
The distinctive Hanok style rooftops.
Rooftop detailing.
Unhyeongung: pretty but unremarkable.
Unhyeongung gate.
Inside Unhyeongung.
Folk Spirits, Seoul.

South Korea 2012

A complete travelogue from one unplanned week in Seoul, South Korea. These stories are evenly divided between lengthy travelogues and brief photo galleries and are arranged in rough chronological order.

  1. First Impressions of Seoul
  2. Still Images of a Modern Seoul
  3. A Crash Course in Korean Culture
  4. Learning to Love Kimchi
  5. Seodaemun Prison 서대문형무소
  6. Insadong and Cheonggyecheon
  7. Gyeongbokgung
  8. The Dark Side of Seoul
  9. War Memorial of Korea 전쟁기념관
  10. Seoul Inspired
  11. Bongeunsa Temple 봉은사
  12. Hanok Style and Traditional Korea
  13. Seoul After Dark
  14. Final Thoughts About My First Trip to Seoul

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