SEOUL, Aug. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul city government on Friday said it has completed attaching new nameplates to public “hanoks,” or Korean traditional houses, to better host domestic and foreign visitors.
The Seoul Metropolitan Government said the new nameplates on 23 hanoks provide their names and operating hours in both Korean and English.
Public hanoks run by the city government in Bukchon, a neighborhood located east of Gyeongbok Palace, are open for visitors to freely enjoy.
The attachment of new nameplates is in line with the city government’s efforts to better advertise those hanoks to represent the hanok village in Bukchon.
“We will put more efforts in improving our service to make sure the public hanoks can become a symbol of Bukchon and to help our visitors experience the beauty of the traditional houses,” said Jung You-seung, director-general of the Housing and Architecture Bureau of the city government.