The Eunpyeong Hanok Village – Seoul’s Hidden Gem
A visit to a hanok village should be on everybody’s bucket list when traveling to South Korea. The most popular of these kinds of attractions is Bukchon Hanok Village, but it’s not the only hanok village worth visiting. I recently stumbled upon the Eunpyeong Hanok Village (은평한옥마을) in northern
Here’s all about the Eunpyeong Hanok Village –
How to get to the Eunpyeong Hanok Village
Eunpyeong is located in northern
Getting to Eunpyeong Hanok Village by Bus
It’s pretty easy to get to the hanok village with bus 701 heading north from
You can also take bus 7723 from bus stop 12112 at exit 4 of Gupabal Station. This ride will only take 7 stops (about 10 minutes) and also stops right in front of the hanok Village.
Getting to Eunpyeong Hanok Village by Car
I visited the hanok village by car and parked inside the village in one of the alleyways for free. At the time of writing this article, they are building a parking lot specifically for visitors to the hanok village.
Address: 127-27 Jingwan-dong, Eunpyeong-gu,
Eunpyeong Hanok Village in
What not to miss
The Eunpyeong Hanok Village has a lot to offer! I recommend to take it slow and explore the village alley by alley and discover the beauty of the hanok village. However, there are still a few places that you shouldn’t miss when visiting Eunpyeong Hanok Village.
This hanok cluster is actually part of a broader mission to attract more tourists to Eunpyeong-gu and become a top destination for traditional Korean cultural experiences.
So definitely be sure to watch out for Eunpyeong!
Some of the 158 hanok houses are actually residential, but many also run shops or cafés. Some houses are open to visitors to live in and experience a hanok stay or partake in different traditional handicrafts.
1인1상 Hanok Café
I had previously seen photos of this café on Instagram and found out about Eunpyeong Hanok Village after looking up the address. 1인1상 is a rather big café that covers five floors and a rooftop.
The interior of the café is traditional with a modern twist and offers incredible views of the hanok village and Bukhansan mountains.
The venue serves coffee and desserts, as well as traditional teas and hot food.
An easy walk from the Eunpyeong Hanok Village sits Jingwansa Temple (진관사). It’s actually a pretty important temple and one of
The temple was destroyed during the Korean War but was later rebuilt.
If you are interested in learning more about the temple’s unique Buddhist practices, you should take part in the temple stay program offered there.
Address: 73 Jingwan-gil, Jingwan-dong, Eunpyeong-gu,
The Eunpyeong History & Hanok Museum
Learn more about the history of Eunpyeong Hanok Village and hanok houses at this three-level museum. Start on the first floor and check out the toy library, pond, and a relaxing area and then move over to the second floor to learn about the cultural heritage of Eunpyeong. The third floor is dedicated to a vast hanok exhibition, and there is also a rooftop area with a great view.
Admission: Adults W1,000; Children W500.
Address: 8-gil Yeonseo-ro 50, Jingwan-dong, Eunpyeong-gu,
Other Hanok Villages Worth Visiting
There are so many other beautiful hanok villages you should check out in
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- Jeonju Hanok Village + Rail Bike Park Day Tour with Hanbok Experience with Klook
- Visit the Andong Hahoe Folk Village in a private tour with Trazy
- Visit the Korean Folk Village where Dae Jang Keum was filmed and get a discounted ticket through Klook.
- Take a private van tour to the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress and the Korean Folk Village with Trazy.
Why not stay in a hanok house?
If you want to stay in your own Hanok House while you’re here in
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Eunpyeong Hanok Village:
Worth a Visit?
Absolutely! As you can see, the Eunpyeong Hanok Village is a beautiful hidden gem in
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How interesting. I was actually thinking about making South Korea one of my next travel destinations, hence this post comes handy. I’ll bookmark it for when I get deeper into the planning phase. I absolutely need to stay at a Hanok house 😉
Hanok Village looks like a lovely place to visit. I love the architecture of the buildings. Staying in on the houses sounds like a great way to really experience the culture. The view from the café is stunning and I’m sure the coffee and desserts are tasty! I haven’t made it to Seoul, but Hanok Village looks like it is worth the visit.
the Jingwansa Temple looks stunning – i love visiting culutural places like this when i travel!
Eunpyeong Hanok Village looks stunning, like from fairy-tails. I haven’t heard about this place. But I add it to my list when I visit Seul one day.
I went to one of these villages in Seoul in 2018! Now I am unsure if it was this exact one, but I remember we went in one of the homes. It was a local home, but they were selling coffees during the day. It sure was cute inside and just as you said, I wished I could stay the night.
This place is just so charming, I love the architecture and the surroundings. I’ve only ever been to south Korea on a stop over but wish I could have stayed for longer.
Stunning! Is taxi accessible to the Hanok Village?
Hello Megan! It is accessible but the alleys are narrow. I suggest getting of at Anguk Station (subway) and then walk up. The Hanok Village is best explored on foot.