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Seochon Hanok Village & Getting There | Seoul, South Korea

Seochon Hanok Village 서촌마을

서울특별시 종로구 자하문로7길 | Jahamun-ro 7-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul

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  • Gyeongbokgung Station (line 3, exit 2). Upon exit, walk along the main road, Jahamun-ro. Most attractions are on the left of Jahamun-ro.

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Seochon Hanok Village (also known as Sejong Village) is located at the west of Gyeongbokgung Palace, and thus giving its name reference to 'West Village'.

The village resembles the old Seoul with hanoks (traditional Korean houses) along its many alleys. Interesting boutique shops, beautiful cafes and art galleries have emerged over the years that harmonised with its surrounding well, making Seochon Hanok Village a favourite place for leisure walk, afternoon tea or simply exploring.

What to See & Do at Seochon Hanok Village

1. Shops and cafes (along the main streets of Jahamun-ro 1-gil & Jahamun-ro 7-gil) - e.g. Daeo Bookstore, Aux Petits Verres (cafe).

Daeo Bookstore is the oldest bookstore in Seoul opened in 1951. It is now used as a cultural space and operates as a cafe. The bookstore has been used as a filming location for several TV shows and appears on the album cover for Singer IU’s "A Flower Bookmark". BTS RM has visited the store too.
 

2. Sejong Village Food Street (Jahamun-ro 1-gil) - An alley of many affordable restaurant options.

3. Tosokchon Samgyetang (Jahamun-ro 5-gil) - The famous Ginseng Chicken Soup in Seoul.

4. King Sejong Stone Plaque (along Jahamun-ro just after Jahamun-ro 9-gil) - Birthplace of King Sejong, the fourth king of the Joseon Dynasty and the creator of Korean alphabet Hangul. Also, King Sejong is also face on the green Korean 10,000 bank notes.

5. Tongin Market (Jahamun-ro 13-gil) - Make your own lunch box purchased with traditional coins.

Attractions Near Seochon Hanok Village

It is a pleasant walk or 1 subway stop from Seochon Hanok Village to many tourist attractions in Seoul, particularly the palaces.

Based from Exit 1 of Gyeongbokgung Station (line 3):

Recommended Accommodations in Seochon Hanok Village

If you are looking for an unique stay experience at a hanok (i.e. Korean Traditional House), there are many fabulous options in Seochon Hanok Village.

Here are the recommended hanok accommodation options in Seochon Hanok Village. Listing order based on distance to Gyeongbokgung Station (line 3) with the nearest listed first.

NagNe House Boutique Hanok

8.5 Review Rating

NagNe House Boutique Hanok is located within 1 min walk to Gyeongbokgung Station (line 3, exit 2). It offers affordable adults-only accommodation with different room types, full-day security, free WIFI and luggage storage. There is also a garden, bar and coffee shop on-site.

Luxury Hanok with private bathtub - YeoeunGa

10.0 Review Rating

Luxury Hanok with private bathtub - YeoeunGa is located within 2 mins walk to Gyeongbokgung Station (line 3, exit 1/2). It is a 1-bedroom villa with living room, flat-screen TV with streaming services, fully equipped kitchen with microwave & fridge and 1 bathroom with walk-in shower. It has a private entrance, protected by full-day security.

Luxury Hanok with private bathtub - SeodongJae (E)

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Luxury Hanok with private bathtub - SeodongJae (E) is located 700m from Gyeongbokgung Palace and 5 mins walk to Gyeongbokgung Station (line 3, exit 2). The villa consists of 1 bedroom, living room, fully equipped kitchen with microwave & coffee machine and bathroom with walk-in shower & hot tub.

Luxury Hanok with private bathtub - Jeonggaheon

9.0 Review Rating

Luxury Hanok with private bathtub - Jeonggaheon is located within 8 mins walk to Gyeongbokgung Station (line 3, exit 3) and 600m from Gyeongbokgung Palace. The non-smoking, air-conditioned villa consists of 1 bedroom, living room, fully equipped kitchen with a microwave & coffee machine and bathroom with a walk-in shower & hot tub. There are full-day security, private check-in/out and free WiFi.

Luxury Hanok with private bathtub - Soyunjae

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Luxury Hanok with private bathtub - Soyunjae is located within 9 mins walk to Gyeongbokgung Station (line 3, exit 2) and 800m from Gyeongbokgung Palace. The non-smoking villa provides full-day security, private check-in/out and free WiFi. The air-conditioned villa consists of 1 bedroom, living room, fully equipped kitchen with microwave & coffee machine and 1 bathroom with walk-in shower & hot tub.

Map of Getting to Seochon Hanok Village & Recommended Walking Path

Getting to Seochon (Sejong) Hanok Village & Location Map of Top Attractions Nearby | Seoul, South Korea

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