Namsangol Hanok Village is a collection of five hanoks (traditional Korean houses) from the Joseon
Dynasty (1392-1920), recovered from different parts of the city and relocated to the northern foot of
Namsan Mountain. The interiors of each house reflect owners from different walks of life, from the
middle class to the upperclass, called yangban (mainly high government officials, noblemen,
aristocrats). To get there from Myeong-dong, hop on just about any bus from the bus stop between
exit 3 and 4 of Myeong-dong Station (line 4). You will only go one stop to Chungmuro Station. From
Chungmuro Station, walk into the alley between exit 3 and 4 to reach the Hanok Village.
Though this Hanok Village is not a popular filming location (granted there are large outdoor sets for
period dramas outside of Seoul), a few Korean films, like Hwang Jin Yi (2007), featured this location.
Take a stroll around the traditional hanok village, nesteld in an urban city. If you've got some time,
you can also participate in traditional Korean activities like archery and also enjoy some traditional
Korean performances. In addition, Taekwondo (Korean martial arts) experience programs for
foreigners are held at 11am, 2pm, and 5pm every Wednesday and Saturday.