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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Namsangol Hanok Village to Exhibit Work of Paik Nam-june

Namsangol Hanok Village to Exhibit Work of Paik Nam-june

The ‘Illuminating the world’ exhibition will stage ‘Lamp’, a media art piece produced by Paik in 1994, and the ‘Revolution Family’ series until January 11. The ‘<Neoanthropinae series>, Flying Man’ by artist Kim Jin-woo will be exhibited until November 20. The piece grafts the movement of machines and sounds together to show the imagination of [...]