Clearly, this isn’t us. It’s another Asian Art Museum, tucked away in Bukchon Hanok Village, Seoul. I was delighted to find another “Asian Art Museum” on my travels! Didn’t go in, but it seemed like a humble gallery in someone’s home.
Bukchon Hanok Village is one of the greatest, magical must-sees in Seoul. A historical neighborhood that climbs into the hills, it’s lined with hanok, (traditional Korean homes), galleries, cafes, and darling little boutiques here and there. Interestingly enough, some wealthy people now are having homes built modeled after hanok. And who could blame them? They are beautiful and pristine, truly a sight to behold. When you descend out the other side of the village, there are even more galleries, homes, cafes, and such. An exploring walker’s paradise.
The village is walking distance to the Blue House (for its blue tiles). You know, like the White House. Hence the security.
And since we’re talking about Seoul, I wanted to add that Chuseok — Korea’s major harvest festival and three-day holiday — was on October 3. Please let us know in the comments section if you celebrated, and how. We have our own Chuseok celebration this Sunday, perfect for the family!
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