Surrounded by Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace and Jongmyo Shrine, Bukchon Hanok Village is home to hundreds of traditional houses, called hanok, that date back to the Joseon Dynasty. The name Bukchon, which literally translates to "northern village," came about as the neighborhood lies north of two significant Seoul landmarks, Cheonggyecheon Stream and Jongno.
Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace is also commonly referred to as the Northern Palace because its location is furthest north when compared to the neighboring palaces of Changdeokgung (Eastern Palace) and Gyeonghuigung (Western Palace) Palace. Gyeongbokgung Palace is arguably the most beautiful, and remains the largest of all five palaces.
From Big Ben to the Statue of Liberty to the Sydney Opera House, nations across the world are dotted with iconic architecture that have become synonymous with their city and Korea is no different. For Seoul, the must-visit attraction for international visitors is Namsan Seoul Tower, visible from nearly anywhere within the capital. Originally created as a broadcasting tower, the site has now become a beloved cultural space featuring a beautiful observatory and various experience facilities.