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Overtourism Challenges Plague S. Korea’s Top Attractions

Overtourism Challenges Plague S. Korea’s Top Attractions

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Kim Nam-soon recently got a job at Bukchon Hanok Village in downtown Seoul. Her duty is to maintain order in the village filled with traditional Korean houses, or “hanok,” when tourists flood through the narrow alleys. No yelling, no fly-tipping and no photos of residents without their permission. Apparently [...]

Bukchon Hanok Village to Implement “Visitation Hours”

Bukchon Hanok Village to Implement “Visitation Hours”

SEOUL, Jun. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Bukchon Hanok Village, a major tourist hot spot in Seoul, will be implementing “visitation hours,” barring visitors from touring the area early in the mornings and at night. The measure stems from complaints of loud noise and invasion of privacy from Bukchon residents. The local governments of Seoul and [...]

‘Hanoks’ in Seoul Welcome Visitors with New Nameplates

‘Hanoks’ in Seoul Welcome Visitors with New Nameplates

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.  [...]

‘Hanok’ Opens Doors to the Public

‘Hanok’ Opens Doors to the Public

SEOUL, Nov.16 (Korea Bizwire) – Traditional Korean houses in the Bukchon Hanok Village will now be open to the public, providing places to read and appreciate works of art. Seoul city officials announced that they will be opening one of the seven hanok (traditional Korean house) that the city purchased in the Bukchon Hanok Village. [...]