Bukchon Traditional Culture Center

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Bukchon Traditional Culture Center in Seoul

Bukchon Traditional Culture Center

The Bukchon Cultural Center is a hanok (Korean style building) that promotes the history and values of the traditional Korean Bukchon Hanok Village. The building was sold to the city of Seoul and reopened on October 29, 2002 as the Bukchon Traditional Culture Center.

The hanok was once owned by the Min family. This family of influence was once in charge of finance during the end of the Joseon Dynasty (1392–1897).

The house is composed of a main building, outer quarters, an annex, another building, and a shrine.

The annex, known as haengrangchae since been converted into an exhibition hall. Useful information can be found here including about the history and geography of the village, the building process of a hanok, and about the citizens, government officials, and artists who use to live here. Other information in the annex includes the process of how a hanok is renovated.

Traditional Korean hanok at the Bukchon Traditional Culture Center in Seoul

Traditional Korean hanok

Haengrangchae (annex) now an exhibition hall at the Bukchon Traditional Culture Center in Seoul

Haengrangchae (annex) , now an exhibition hall