Anyone who’s been to Bukchon will agree that there is no better way than walking to fully immerse oneself in the area's old charms. Comprised of a cluttered network of narrow alleyways housing nearly 900 hanok buildings, the 600-year-old estate is home to many of Seoul’s cultural assets. Interested in exploring Bukchon in-depth? Join the 2 walking tours offered by the City of Seoul.
Starting at Unhyeongung Palace, both routes will take around 3 hours. They are free of charge, but a reservation should be made on the website 3 days in advance. The languages offered are in Korean, English, Chinese and Japanese. Visit Bukchon’s website for detailed information on what each route will offer. Don’t leave the area right after the tour though—getting yourself lost in the neighborhood once occupied by high-ranking officials and nobles of the Joseon Dynasty will let you discover some of the best photo spots in Seoul.