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If you get off at Chungmuro Subway Station, you are right in front of Namsangol Hanok Village (traditional Korean village). You may consider it interesting to find this area standing between the tall buildings. This village has five restored traditional Korean houses and a pavilion, a pond and a time capsule, which make it a perfect spot to take a walk.
When you enter the front gate, you will see the vast valley and the Chunugak building to the left of the pond. Along with the pond, it is a splendid place where performances are held. On the side you will see five traditional houses. These houses were rebuilt after the traditional houses of Joseon Dynasty and belong to those of various social classes, ranking from peasants to the king. The furniture in the house is situated to help guests understand the daily life of the past, and the clean, traditional houses and their antique items provide a great photo op. If you would like to check out some souvenirs, stop by the traditional craftwork exhibit where you can buy small dishes and other items. You can also have traditional tea and refreshments. On the grounds, there are traditional games you may try such as 'neolttwigi' (sea-saw jumping), 'tuho'(arrow throwing) and 'yunnori' (traditional game of throwing wooden yut sticks). Don't forget to go see the traditional marriage ceremony! During the weekends, traditional marriages are shown at Bak Yeong Hyo's Residence. The traditional marriage ceremony is an interesting event for both Koreans and foreigners and many gather to watch. During the winter season (November to February), there are not as many wedding ceremonies as held in the spring and fall. Weddings are typically held around noon or 1 p.m. and visitors can take pictures with the husband and wife wearing traditional wedding costumes. There is also a time capsule commemorating Seoul’s 600 Year Anniversary that was buried in 1994 and is scheduled to be reopened four hundred years later in 2394.
|Every Tuesday (However, if Tuesday is a holiday, the next day is closed.)|
* Standing Programs
1) Five-colored Experience
2) Traditional Culture Experience Program for International Visitors
3) Learning Korean Traditional Dance and Music
4) Kite Flying (Nov-Feb)
5) Art Stage for Citizen
6) Namsangol Open Stage
7) Seoul Exhibition of Intangible Cultural Asset
8) Hanok Village Characters
* Evening Program
1) Pungryubang at Sulsi
2) Namsangol Seodang (village school)
3) Once upon a time
4) Namsangol Sullakkun (town police)
5) Traditional Cultural Lecture
* Sesijeol Events (New Year’s Event)
1) Seollal Event
Lecture on how to Charye, Presentation of Charyesang, Sharing Bokjori, Writing family precetps, Slicing Garetteok(rice cake), Seoul Jaesugut (shaman ritual), Gyeonggi Folk Songs
2) Ipchun (the first day of Spring) Celebrations
Writing Ipchunchukmun (words of celebrating Ipchun) Sharing Ipchunchukmun, Putting Ipchunchukmun, Presentation of Ipchunchukmun, Nongak performance
3) Jeongwol Daeboreum Moon Welcoming Event
Torching & Burning Daljjip, Jisinbapgi, presentation of how to make Ogokbab (steamed rice with five grains), Cracking Bureom, Ganggangsullae performance, Anseong Nongak Performance
4) Dano Events - Detailed plan and schedules will be made separately
* Separate budget will be allocated for Dano Events
5) Chuseok Events
Table setting/ traditional food on the day of Hangawi(Chuseok), demonstration of Charye, Making Songpyeon, Experiencing Chuseok for international visitors, open place for folk games, performances: Pansori, Tightrope dancing, and Nongak
6) Dongji Event
Making and Sampling Dongji Patjuk (red bean gruel), Folk songs, Nongak, masked-dance performance
|20 parking spaces (exclusively for foreign tourists)|
|Facilities for the Handicapped|
|Free wheelchair rental services, wheelchair accessible ramp (Time Capsule Square), separate restrooms|
|Seoul Namsan Gugakdang (Korean traditional music concert hall), traditional garden and houses, Seoul Millennium Time Capsule|
|500 won per 10min|
|Restrooms located outside the buildings|
|Interpretation Services Offered|
|Baby Stroller Rentals|
|Available for free|
|Pets on a leash are permitted. Please bring plastic bags to dispose of pet litter.|
Chungmuro Station (Seoul Subway Line 3 & 4), Exit 4.
Walk along Hanongmaeul-gil st. for 5 minutes.
Take Bus 104, 105, 263, 604, or 7011.
Get off in front of at 'Twegye 3 (sam)-ga Hanongmaeul'
Walk to the exit4 of Chungmuro Station, then along Hanongmaeul-gil st. for 5 minutes.