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.

Option 1: Anguk Station (Line 3), Exit 2.
Go straight for about 300m to arrive at Bukchon Hanok Village.
For more detailed direction, read:

Option 2: Anguk Station (Line 3), Exit 1
Thanks to Cat for sharing the flat image of Bukchon map.  Below is the enhanced image, with directions coming from Anguk Exit 1 and additional landmarks.  Passing the streets as seen in Goblin series (on Yulgok-ro).  Heading to Bukchon for famous Hanok Village and Sanggojae. 

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Places to see
Food and Restaurants
Where to Sleep
Day 1
Take out from McDo
Lunch on Tour
Day 2
Paris Baguette
Lunch at Seongeup
Yeha Guesthouse, Jeju
Day 3
Joongang Cathedral
Flight to Gimpo Airport
Four Seasons House
Coffee Prince Restaurant
Green Residence, Myeongdong, Seoul
Day 4
Coffine Gurunaru
Green Residence, Myeongdong, Seoul
Day 5
Angel in Us Coffee
Green Residence, Myeongdong, Seoul