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Bukchon Hanok Village

Seoul, S. Korea

Today was my last day in Seoul. I made an early attempt to visit the Bukchon Hanok Village. My two maps disagreed as to where it was.
Bukchon Hanok?

Bukchon Hanok?


First, I followed the wall of the Palace north. I found a quiet neighborhood with beautiful old-style architecture. The doors to the houses were engraved with exquisite designs. I loved the juxtaposition between the modern cars sitting on the streets and the traditional buildings. People actually live in these homes, some of which appear to be hundreds or years old.
Bukchon Hanok?

Bukchon Hanok?


Bukchon Hanok?

Bukchon Hanok?


Next, I went to the actual intersection with the name of the village. In this area, I didn't see much. The area I think was marked incorrectly was much cooler to see than the real area.
Bukchon Hanok?

Bukchon Hanok?


I had heard about "Dr. Fish," one of those spas where the fish eat the dead skin off your feet. Myeongdong market was supposed to have a place, so I checked it out. I saw a sign for a spa. The sign cotained pictures of fish swimming and doing the foot spa thing. But when Iwent inside, they said they didn't have that. False advertising! I wandered the streets a bit, but it's mainly just regular shopping stores at this time of day- nothing too exciting going on in the streets.

And that was it. I had to get back in order to catch my flight. My adventure in South Korea is over... for now.

Posted by spsadventures 23:29 Archived in South Korea

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