Discover stunning architectural works in Korea’s Bukchon area, which remains largely intact as the largest collection of traditional Korean hanok residences. You’ll uncover the stories behind a collection of 8 hanoks, with exclusive audio commentary by the architect who designed them, Doojin Hwang.
This digitally curated collection of the hidden story behind architectural works is the first in a series. Future chapters will include a tour of the bridges along Korea’s Han River, and various tours around the world.
It’s not hard to imagine the days of yore when you stroll through this utterly picturesque neighborhood. Flanked by two palaces — Gyeongbok Palace to the west and Changdeok Palace to the east — this village has the largest cluster of privately owned traditional Korean wooden homes or hanok in Seoul. Keep an eye out for the half-dozen or so alleys that have beautifully restored architectural features like small courtyards, decorative outer walls and dark tiled roofs.
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