Hanok Style and Traditional Korea

The View From Bukchon Observatory
Looking west from Bukchon observatory toward the National Folk Museum and Gyeongbokgung.

I enjoyed a sublime stroll through Bukchon Hanok Village one afternoon while visiting Seoul. Hanok is the word used to describe the traditional style of Korean homes visible in many of the photos below. I have also included some shots from Gyeongbokgung and nearby Unhyeongung, a 19th century royal residence.

Bukchon Hanok Village
Outside the Bukchon Observatory.
Bukchon Hanok Village
Another beautiful home in Bukchon village
Bukchon Hanok Village
Wandering the streets of Bukchon at sunset.
Bukchon Hanok Village
Appreciating the aesthetics of Bukchon.
Bukchon Hanok Village
Bukchon Hanok Village.
Bongeunsa Rooftop
The distinctive Hanok style rooftops.
Gyeongbokgung Roofing Detail
Rooftop detailing.
Unhyeongung: pretty but unremarkable.
Unhyeongung gate
Unhyeongung gate.
Inside Unhyeongung.
Folk Spirits, Seoul
Folk Spirits, Seoul.

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