Summer in the beauty of Eunpyeong Hanok village

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The architectural beauty of hanok structures continues to impress visitors to Korea, with many including a trip to a hanok village on their itinerary. If you have ever been to Bukchon Hanok Village Where Jeonju Hanok Village but you still want to see more, so allow some time in Eunpyeong Hanok Village! Although located in Seoul, this village maintains a slower and calmer vibe where you can truly appreciate the beauty of hanok as well as the majestic Bukhansan Mountain.

Eunpyeong Hanok Village

Eunpyeong Hanok Village was founded at the foot of Bukhansan Mountain in December 2014. Rather than restoring old hanok houses like most villages do, the area was created entirely from scratch, becoming the most great district of new hanok houses in metro area. The area is packed with attractions to complete a half-day itinerary, from walking along wooded trails on Bukhansan Mountain to visiting a temple and museum before enjoying a break in a cafe or restaurant with stunning views.

Eunpyeong Hanok Village
Address: 127-25, Jingwan-dong, Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul (서울 특별시 은평구 진관동 127-25)
Instructions: Take Bus No.701 or 7211 from Yeonsinnae Station (Seoul Subway Line 3, 6), Exit 3 to Hanago, Jingwansa, Samcheonsa Entrance Bus Stop.
* Bus No.7723 from Gupabal Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 4 also stops at this bus stop
Business hours : Open 24 hours a day
* Hours may vary by establishment; inquire beforehand.
* Visitors are asked to pay attention to their noise level, the village being a residential area.

Jingwansa temple

Jingwansa Temple is one of the four main temples located around Seoul.

The temple offers many facilities for learning about Buddhist culture, including temple stay, temple food, and traditional culture experience rooms.

The walking path, Baekchowon-gil, starting from the entrance of the temple is highly recommended. The path is named after the monk Baek Chowon, who hid the Korean flag and other patriotic materials during the Japanese colonial period. The path crosses a beautiful valley that comes out of the Bukhansan National Park.

Jingwansa temple
Address: 73, Jingwan-gil, Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul (서울 특별시 은평구 진관 길 73)
Instructions: Take Bus No.701 or 7211 from Yeonsinnae Station (Seoul Metro Line 3, 6), Exit 3 to Hanago, Jingwansa, Samcheonsa Entrance Bus Stop
* Bus No.7723 from Gupabal Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 4 also stops at this bus stop
Business hours : 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., open all year round
Admission: To free
* Separate fees apply to programs
Website (Korean only)

Hanok Museum of Eunpyeong History

Eunpyeong Hanok History Museum is dedicated to promoting Eunpyeong-gu Hanok history and culture through exhibitions as well as lectures and hands-on programs. The building was also selected as a beautiful representative building of Seoul in 2015.

The museum is largely divided into the Eunpyeong History Hall on the second floor and the Hanok Exhibition Hall on the third floor. The hanok room shows the changes in hanok structures over time, showing many examples of modern hanok. The Eunpyeong History Hall shows the history and culture of the area where Eunpyeong Hanok Village is currently located.

Many visitors enjoy a closer look at the materials used to build the hanok, as well as the science behind floor coverings for hanok buildings, such as ondol (underfloor heating) and maru (wooden floor). The museum contains around 7,500 objects linked to the history of the region and to representative cultural heritages.

Hanok Museum of Eunpyeong History
Address: 8, Yeonseo-ro 50-gil, Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul (서울 특별시 은평구 연서로 50 길 8)
Instructions: Take Bus No.701 or 7211 from Yeonsinnae Station (Seoul Metro Line 3, 6), Exit 3 to Hanago, Jingwansa, Samcheonsa Entrance Bus Stop
* Bus No.7723 from Gupabal Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 4 also stops at this bus stop
Business hours : 9:00 a.m.-6: 00 p.m. (Last admission 5:00 p.m.)
* Closed Mondays January 1, Seollal (Lunar New Year) and Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day) holidays
Admission: Adults 1,000 won / Students (elementary school-university) 500 won
* Free: Preschoolers and seniors
Website (Korean only)

Hanok cafes and restaurants with a view

A unique aspect of Eunpyeong Hanok Village is that there are hanok tea houses and restaurants with upstairs seating for a panoramic view of the entire village. Although not very high, the floor-to-ceiling windows allow you to see the beautiful tiled roof lines up close with a fantastic backdrop of Bukhansan Mountain.

Take a moment to relax as you stroll through the village over a traditional drink and snack or even a full meal. Whichever store or menu you choose, you are guaranteed to have the perfect table and view.

Hanok cafes and restaurants with a view
Main shops: 1 In 1 Jan, Romanticar, Bukhansan Atelier, Space Helena, Long Bread, etc.
* Hours of operation and prices vary by store; inquire in advance

Eunpyeong Trail

If you like hiking and trekking, you will definitely want to experience Eunpyeong Trail! There are five courses in total, with courses three and four passing past Jingwansa Temple and Eunpyeong Hanok Village.

Course four in particular is great if you enjoy hiking, as it connects sections of the Bukhansan Dulle-gil trail. The wooden deck also cuts through the natural habitat of the endangered boreal frogs.

Eunpyeong Trail
Route 1 (Bongsan Sunrise Trail): Jeungsan Station – Jeungsan Public Digital Library – Jeungsan Gymnasium Park – Mountain Ash Population – Bongsan Sunrise Park (Smoke Signal Tower) – Entrance to the Five West Royal Tombs
Route 2 (Aengbong Ecological Trail): Entrance to the Five West Royal Tombs – Aengbongsan Mountain – Tapgol Ecological Park – Gupabal Station
Route 3 (Emalsan tomb trail): Gupabal Station – Jingwan Neighborhood Park (Emalsan Mountain) – Hana High School – Entrance to Jingwansa Temple (Eunpyeong Hanok Village)
Route 4 (Eunpyeong Bukhansan Dulle-gil Trail): Entrance to Jingwansa temple (Eunpyeong Hanok village) – Bukhansan Dulle-gil route 9 – Gijachon – Bukhansan Dulle-gil route 8 – Bukhansan ecological park – Bukhansan Dulle-gil route 7 – Nokbeon station (Sangolgogae ecological overpass)
Route 5 (Baengnyeoksan Bulgwangcheon Stream Trail): Nokbeon Station (Sangolgogae Ecological Overpass) – Baengnyeon Neighborhood Park – Eunpyeongjeong Pavilion – Eunpyeong Youth Training Center – Eungam Market – Bulgwanjeon Stream (Rainbow Bridge) – Jeungsan Station

More information
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* This column was last updated in May 2021, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here. We advise you to check the details before visiting.

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