Bukchon Hanok Village

I hiked past Seoul crowds up to Samcheong Park with a view of the city between lush vegetation. But it was the early architecture I came to see, so I turned back to face the tourist buses and hoards roaming the streets to spot those tasteful houses from the past. And I wasn’t disappointed.

Bukchon Hanok Village
A cluster of rooftops somewhere above Bukchon ro
Many visitors wore traditional costumes adding to the vibrant atmosphere
Many visitors wore traditional costumes adding to the vibrant atmosphere

I had expected a chill in the air by late October, but the day was warm and sunny. Along narrow side streets tasteful wooded homes were clustered together and once I had my fill, it was time to savour the flavour of Korean food.

Shrimp pancake
Korean shrimp pancake