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Hanboknam in Korean is an abbreviation for: ‘the man who dresses you in hanbok’. Perhaps a little creepy-sounding, but the name actually refers to the owner who created his first hanbok rental service in Jeonju’s renowned Hanok Village. He opened two more around the same area and, in 2016, he expanded his services to Gyeonbokgung and Bukchon in Seoul. This shop not only rents out hanbok but also offers special services within the venue (the wide space on the fourth floor of the venue and the second floor of a nearby building is dedicated for activities). The main building area is composed of the hanbok trial and rental area, a café and a rooftop with a great view of Bukchon, where you can chill in your fancy attires and take some amazing photos. On the second floor of the nearby building, you will be offered some more unique experiences like the ‘self-studios’ (with film and TV show-themed settings) and a traditional themed café where you can play traditional games. The café also serves creative desserts like the Bimbimbap Bingsu and the Sun and Moon Ttuk. Of course, it’s an adventure just walking around the ancient alleys of Bukchon fabulously dressed in hanbok, but if getting a few pictures on a rooftop, playing some games and eating some very Korean desserts are part of your agenda, you’ll achieve everything in one place at Hanboknam. As for the hanbok selections, they offer more than 300 different types. They will also help you with all the traditional accessories including a hat, bag, shoes and even wigs.

By: SIHWA KIM

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Venue name: Hanboknam
Contact:
Address: 17, Bukchon-ro 5ga-gil,
Jongno-gu,
Seoul

Opening hours: 09:30-20:30
Price: Regular hanbok 20,000 won (4 hours), Regular hanbok all-day pass 30,000 won, Themed hanbok 40,000 won (4 hours), Themed hanbok all-day pass 50,000 won, Drinks from 2,000 won, Desserts from 5,000 won, Traditional games and activities from 1,000 won, Self-studio cover 10,000 won

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