Strolling around Bukchon Hanok Village – Cultural experience in Korea

As a foreigner who lives in South Korea, I think it is quite important to learn and understand the Korean culture and lifestyle. Korean culture is very unique and full of beautiful traditions, it is fun to acquire information and observing the Korean habits. It also will help me get along well with my Korean friends and make a good relationship with them. There are many ways to learn the Korean culture, one of them is through their food which has so delicious taste as I’ve told in the previous article, you can check in this link. https://roaringengine.com/2018/03/02/get-to-know-korea-better-through-korean-food/ in there also I mention about the Chimaek Party story which recently became famous among the foreigners.

 

Bibimbap - Korean food
One of Korean food – Bibimbab

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Cultural experience while traveling is the best way to understand Korea!

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Another way to learn the Korean Culture is through travel, exploring as many places as possible. Amazingly, Korea has a lot of attractive places starting from the traditional theme such as Gyeongbokgung Palace, Bukchon Hanok Village, or Namdaemun Market where you can be strolling around at the same time enjoying the Korean traditions. You can enjoy a cup of tea while sitting in a house that has architecture like a kingdom in the past or walks around town wearing the traditional Korean clothing like a princess or shopping in the traditional market that frees you to communicate with the seller. Korean modern culture is also interesting, you can try travel on Namsan Seoul Tower, Myeongdong Streets, or Dongdaemun Plaza.

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When traditional meets modern

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A few days ago, I and my friends went to the Bukchon Hanok Village in Seoul near Anguk Station. Bukchon Hanok Village is a traditional Korean home village located in Bukchon area which has many narrow alleys and traditional Korean houses, is intentionally preserved to keep the urban atmosphere of the Joseon dynasty. It might seem like a countryside in a long time ago, is interesting to see abundant of the ancient village that is still arranged neatly, even the wooden furniture is maintained.

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Then, I think it is incomplete to walk around in this atmosphere without wearing traditional Korean clothes called hanbok, so we tried to rent a hanbok here. It’s amazing, I felt so pretty with a yellow-gold dress combined with matching the purple bag. Tracing these streets wearing hanbok was a great experience. Since it is still winter, being outside for too long made us felt cold so we decided to enter a coffee shop for a while. From the window of the café, I could see the passers-by people who also wear a hanbok taking pictures or laughing together, such a beautiful moment.

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A photo of me, wearing Korean traditional costume Hanbok.
A photo of me, wearing Korean traditional costume Hanbok.

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By walking around the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village made me understand that Korea has taking care seriously about their culture with great maintenance so it could be a tourist attraction place.