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!
Backpack: Boutique in Dongdaemun
Styling: Annie Cho
Photography: Jackson Kuo
Bukchon Hanok Village of Seoul, South Korea