Seoul Trip 2016: Day 3 ~ Samcheongdong Road & Bukchon Hanok Village

After going to Gyeongbokgung to do some nifty photoshoots, we walked to the direction (where Google Maps pointed us) to reach the infamous Bukchon Hanok Village. Again, this is not my first time to do this because me and my sister attempted to go there during my first trip in Seoul. I say attempted, because well we failed to reach our destination. Now that I had the chance again, I was determined to be successful this time around.

Walking Along Samcheongdong Road
This is one of my most favorite strolls during this trip. It’s such a treat for the senses to walk here as there are lots of things to look at. There were rows and rows of unique building structures and designs. I knew I walked by these same roads previously because of the familiar infrastructures, but most of them were new to my eyes. I guess I’ll just let these photos do the talking!

If I lived here, I would go to this road everyday to explore each and every store and establishment. If only we had more time, I would have wanted to spend more time here. However, we had a target location to reach and our time is very limited (it’s nearing dusk now!). After some turns, we found ourselves seemingly lost again. We drew our last card and asked a local where the Bukchon village was. Thankfully because of that, we finally found our way.

At the Bukchon Hanok Village
At long last, we located the spot, that iconic long street Google images displays when searching for the village, where hundreds of tourist photos have been taken.

Mission accomplished! Here I am at long last at the literal tourist spot of the village. (📷: Mel N.)
There were only a handful of tourists at the area, maybe because it’s already sunset and has started to get dim. I can just imagine the crowd here everyday. Bukchon Hanok Village, although a famous tourist spot, is still a residential area. Lots of doors bear signs requesting visitors to lower their voices to minimize the noise.

Pretending to knock at the door. LOL. (and that knapsack there contains the hanbok outfit haha)
The village at dusk, the Namsan tower visible at the horizon

Feeling fulfilled and pleased with ourselves, we walked our way back to the main road to the subway. As we walked, I can’t help but snap more shots of these gorgeous houses.

I’m so happy I got to visit this place again. Although the sceneries were a feast to the eyes, there’s nothing really to do there but to snap photos. Mel and Rey told me I should still have worn the Hanbok outfit and do more photoshoots here, but meh I told them it’s enough. I didn’t want to walk the roads wearing the costume. 😅

More posts to come about our epic adventures in this lovely city. ‘Til then, 안녕히 가세요!

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