Namsangol Hanok Village is a collection of five hanoks (traditional Korean houses) from the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), recovered from different parts of the city and relocated to the northern foot of Namsan mountain. The interiors of each of these five houses reflect owners from different walks of life, from the middle class to the yangban (who were mainly high government officials, noblemen and aristocrats).
– Five hanoks and five important residents from the Joseon era
– Experience a day in the life of the yangban class
– Your chance to experience Korean culture
At the hanok village, international visitors can participate in traditional Korean activities such as archery and enjoy traditional Korean performances as well. Anyone who is curious about Korean wedding culture should visit the village on the weekend when the wedding ceremony reenactments take place.
Foreigners wishing to experience taekwondo rather than simply watch can participate in taekwondo practice sessions by making a reservation via the website
(http://www.taekwonseoul.org/) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).