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Namsangol Hanok Village

Set among the skyscrapers, the Namsangol traditional Korean village comes as a pleasant surprise. Centred on five restored Korean historical homes depicting various social levels from the Joseon Dynasty, the village is a time capsule in the midst of the city with its peaceful pond and pavilion. Visitors can not only explore the houses, but also enjoy traditional tea, shop for souvenirs, browse traditional crafts, or try their hand at ancient games like 'neolttwigi' (jumping on a see-saw) or arrow throwing. At weekends in summer traditional wedding ceremonies are held at midday.

Address: 84-1 Pildong 2-ga, Jung-gu

Telephone: +82 (0)2 2266 6923

Transport: Subway station Chungmuro line 3 and 4, and a five-minute walk from Exit 3

Opening times: November to March 9am to 6pm; June to August 9am to 8pm; September to October 9am to 7pm. Closed on Tuesdays.

Admission: Free