Thank you for your interest in visiting my house! Our place is situated in the heart of Bukchon hanok residential area in Seoul. Bukchon (Literally “North Village” in Korean) has the highest concentration of hanok, the traditional tiled-roof Korean buildings. Due to its unique location near the two palaces, Bukchon has been home to high government officials and prestigious families of the late Joseon Dynasty. The name “Bukchon” was synonymous to status and class in the era no more than 100 years ago - so if you stay here, you can be sure that you are living in the heart of Korean royal history.
We offer two little but charming hanok house that sits in the heart of Bukchon. The rooms can be rented individually or as an entire house. The two major palaces, Gyeongbok-gung and Changdeok-gung, are both in walking distance. If you seek some excitement, the bustling, modern Gangnam and Apgujeong is also an easy commute on the subway. Jongno, Gwanghwamun, Sinchon, Hongdae are never more than 20 minutes away, day and night.
As for myself, I am a Korean-American girl who just fell in love with Bukchon. I came to Bukchon while apartment hunting with my husband; we were moving to Seoul from Jeju, and by total coincidence we fell in love with this charming little neighborhood. I wanted to share this magical experience with other visitors to Seoul, because the history is really fascinating. I hope I can share many insights into Korean history, as well as interesting insights about the neighborhood I learned while living here.
I am also a graduate student studying English literature and rhetoric. If you love that stuff, I hope to see you even more! :D
My hubby is a mountain buff, and he knows all about the most awe-inspring, spectacular climbing routes around Seoul (we are blessed with many easily accessible mountains near the capital). We are also more than familiar with Jeju Island, if you need help planning in that regard as well!