Exploring Bukchon Hanok Village

Row after row of traditional Korean homes called hanok. 

Wandering Bukchon Hanok Village

Mushrooms laying out to dry on top of the clay tile roofs.

Beautiful traditional doors in Bukchon Hanok Village.

Monochrome overalls and beautiful hanji windows.

Tobi overalls, Stylenanda hat, Zara shirt, J.Crew sandals

Look closely in the distance for the Namsan Tower!

Tobi overalls, Stylenanda hat, Zara shirt, J.Crew sandals

Getting lost maneuvering the maze of alleys in Bukchon Hanok Village.

Tobi overalls, Stylenanda hat, Zara shirt, J.Crew sandals

Nom-nomming on this popular Korean street food called tteok kochi. It's basically deep fried rice cake skewers slathered with a spicy gochujang sauce that is oh so savory and just a tiny bit sweet. It's so addicting, I'm salivating just thinking about it.

It's common for modern cities to entirely lose traces of their cultural heritage. So when I find pockets of a past life preserved into the present, it's like finding a hidden gem. Bukchon Hanok Village is a definite cultural gem. Meaning "Northern Village," Bukchon is a residential area in Seoul where people have been living for centuries in traditional homes called hanok (한옥). The traditional Korean architecture here has been preserved since the Joseon Dynasty. You can wander the alleys to admire the hanok and experience a time bubble in the heart of metropolitan Seoul. 

Going from short overalls to long overalls is my easy transition into fall, and it's so versatile to dress up or down, not to mention comfy while exploring all day. Looking through my Korea photos, I realized I usually defaulted to a monochrome palette for my travel wardrobe, and honestly that's a-ok for me! 

Learn more about traditional hanok architecture here!


Overalls: Tobi
Shirt: Zara
Backpack: Boutique in Dongdaemun
Hat: Stylenanda
Shoes: J.Crew

Styling: Annie Cho
Photography: Jackson Kuo

Bukchon Hanok Village of Seoul, South Korea