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First “Shared” Hanok Residence to be Built Near Changdeok Palace

First “Shared” Hanok Residence to be Built Near Changdeok Palace

SEOUL, Nov. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The first-ever shared hanok residence is expected to be built near Changdeok Palace in Seoul. A hanok is a traditional-style Korean house with origins dating back hundreds of years. The Seoul Metropolitan Government revealed yesterday that it would construct a publicly shared hanok in Wonseo-dong, Jongno district made available [...]

Rush to Build Traditional Housing Faces Limitations

Rush to Build Traditional Housing Faces Limitations

SEOUL, Feb. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Interest in hanok, traditional Korean-style housing, has skyrocketed with new architectural technology and financial support in the form of government subsidies, and more and more Koreans are now rushing to build houses using once-forgotten traditional designs. According to government sources, over 50 local governments have come up with official [...]

Chonbuk National University Renovates Campus Traditional Style

Chonbuk National University Renovates Campus Traditional Style

JEONJU, South Korea, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Chonbuk National University, located in the historical city of Jeonju, is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year by renovating its campus with a taste of Korea’s traditional architecture.  According to officials, 6 billion won ($5.1 million) will be invested into renovating the school’s main gate, which will [...]

Korea Establishes New Village of Traditional Houses

Korea Establishes New Village of Traditional Houses

GANGNEUNG, South Korea, Dec. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – A new Hanok (traditional house) village will be completed Wednesday near Ojukheon, a major tourist destination in South Korea’s eastern port city of Gangneung.  Dubbed the Gangneung Ojuk Hanok Village, it will feature 19 traditional houses with 32 rooms, allowing visitors to experience traditional culture activities, including [...]

Authorities to Create Hanok Village in Gangneung

Authorities to Create Hanok Village in Gangneung

SEOUL, Aug. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – A hanok village will be created in the eastern coastal city of Gangneung by October, next year, to promote the beauty of traditional Korean dwellings to foreign and local tourists, the government said Thursday.  The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said it will construct a “hanok experience complex” composed [...]

‘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 Village Development a Cause for Concern

Hanok Village Development a Cause for Concern

SEOUL, August 4 (Korea Bizwire) – Jeonju Hanok Village, one of the most popular tourist attractions in the southern provinces of South Korea, features more than 700 traditional Korean houses called ‘hanok’. Some of the houses were built during the Joseon dynasty, however most of the traditional hanok were built during the Japanese colonial era. More [...]

Seoul City to Create Guidelines to Protect ‘Hanoks’

Seoul City to Create Guidelines to Protect ‘Hanoks’

SEOUL, Aug. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul city government on Wednesday said it will launch a citywide examination of “hanoks,” or Korean traditional houses, and other buildings in the capital city to set up guidelines on protecting the meaningful architectural works.  The Seoul Metropolitan Government said it will launch the research next month with [...]

Seoul Offers Traditional Village Tour Program for Chinese Travelers

Seoul Offers Traditional Village Tour Program for Chinese Travelers

SEOUL, April 12 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea launched a tour program that offers a hands-on experience of Korean traditional culture tailored for Chinese travelers visiting Seoul, the state-run Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) said Tuesday. The travel package includes a pedicab ride to the traditional village, local market tour and a Korean cooking class as well [...]