Wednesday 23 May 2012

Korea: Seoul (Day 5, last day)

Namsangol Hanok Village (남산골 한옥마을) is located near our guesthouse as well, though we got lost when we tried to walk back. This village has five restored traditional Korean houses and a pavilion, a pond and a time capsule, which make it a perfect spot to take a walk. I think this hanok village is really worth a visit! In fact, I liked this more than Bukchon because here you can enter the houses whereas in Bukchon, you just look from the outside. Plus there are traditional games you can try such as 'neolttwigi' (sea-saw jumping), 'tuho'(arrow throwing) and 'yunnori' (traditional game of throwing wooden yut sticks). I failed terribly at 'yunnori'.

Admission: FREE
Opening hours:
Apr-Oct: 09:00-21:00
Nov-Mar: 09:00-20:00
Closed on Tuesdays
Directions: Chungmuro Station (Seoul Subway Line 3 & 4), Exit 4. Walk along Hanongmaeul-gil st. for 5 minutes.

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