Monday, January 2, 2012

2011 November: South Korea: Bukchon Village

What is 'Sanggojae' (상고재)?  It is the house used in the Korean drama Personal Taste (also known as Perfect Match in the Philippines).

Based on my online research, the original name of the house is known as 'Yeorangjae' (여랑재).  It is found in the middle of Bukchon Hanok area. 

The name, 'Bukchon,' which literally translates to 'northern village,' came about as the neighborhoods that the village covers lie to the north of the two significant Seoul landmarks, Cheonggyecheon Stream and Jongno. Today, many of these hanoks operate as cultural centers, guesthouses, restaurants and tea houses, providing an opportunity to experience, learn and immerse in Korean traditional culture. [Reference]

Here are other houses found in Bukchon Hanok Village.

You can get a more detailed map on how to go to the village by getting to the nearest Tourist Information Center a block away from Anguk Station (Line 3), Exit 2.

Anguk Station (Line 3), Exit 2.
Go straight for about 300m to arrive at Bukchon Hanok Village.
For more detailed direction, read:


  1. thanks so much for this post. i first learned about bukchon village from the facebook page of korea plaza kuala lumpur. i pray that I too can stay here when our south korea trip is finalized. can't wait to read your post about jeju.

  2. Happy planning! My Jeju entries are on: