Monday, March 21, 2016

45 Days in Seoul: Day 11 Bukchon Hanok Village

Yess - I finally saw something else but glass buildings and skyscrapers. For that I had to take a train to Anguk station and walk up the hill to Bukchon Hanok Village. Hanoks are traditional Korean houses, most of them here are used as residential buildings but some are also made into cultural centres, galleries and tea houses. 

37, Gyedong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 종로구 계동길 37 (계동)
It was a very delicate mix of old and new, 
for example this modern cafe The Studio with a terrace on the hillside.

When aimlessly wandering around, I stumbled upon a tea museum where a cup of tea was included in the ticket price (5000 won, about 3,8€). Enjoyed my freshly made ginger and jujube tea at a terrace overlooking the village. Jujube, also known as Korean date, are often eaten as snacks or used in traditional medicine for anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory purposes. 

76, Bukchon-ro 11-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Sighted a lot of girls strolling around in traditional Korean costumes, mostly for selfie-taking purposes.

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