I had the chance to visit Namsangol Hanok Village during the Lunar New Year holiday a few weeks ago. It is conveniently located in the heart of Seoul, very close to Mount Namsan (that’s where its name comes from) and only a walking distance from Myeongdong, one of the most visited areas in the city.
It was built around the 1300′s while the Joseon Dynasty ruled the peninsula. These 5 traditional houses, spread in a large and auspicious area, served as residences of high officials and important persons in the society back in those days.
There is something special about this site. I was transported back in time the moment I went through the main gate.
As I entered, I looked to my left and there was a beautiful but frozen pond!
I came across a traditional tea house and since the cold was winning the battle, I immediately went in!
I ordered some fresh green tea (some of you know by now that I’ve a slight addiction to it). There is nothing better to warm your heart & soul. Look at this.
Entrance to a traditional house.
Newlyweds master bedroom
View of Mount Namsan in the background
Traditional lanterns and houses
It was getting dark and colder. I knew it was time to go back to my nice hotel and get ready for a night on the town!
I really enjoyed my visit and I hope you did too!
I will be back for more with another adventure soon
Til then take care!
Lots of ♥,
P.S: To see the entire photo album, go to my FB page!