I, for one, love it because I can stay up late and catch up on my Kdramas. I don't have to wake up early the next day, and instead of fixing breakfast, we can just head over to the nearest McD's and have brunch. Oh, and long weekends also give me the chance to update my blog and catch up on my writing backlogs. Just like what I'm doing right now. :)
Let me continue with my Seoul Searching series (because you know, we're not even halfway through) on the day we visited Bukchon Hanok Village. In an old blog post from 2014, I listed this as one of the must-see places in Korea. Little did I know that one year later - on Christmas Eve, to be exact - we would actually be setting foot in this picturesque neighborhood.
'Twas pretty cold that day, so I made sure Yue and I were all bundled up. And because I didn't want Yue to be out in the cold for too long while waiting for the next bus to arrive, we decided to take a cab all the way to Jongno, where the Bukchon Hanok Village is located.
|Oh yes, it was freezing that day.|
|Three layers of clothing was the minimum. For me, at least.|
A historic village that dates back to almost 600 years, this place is home to hundreds of traditional houses called 'hanoks' that were prominent during the Joseon Dynasty. Made of clay, wood, and stone, hanoks are typically single-story structures that have heated floors and curved tile roofs.
|What a sight to behold.|
|Hanoks - built to last.|
|Rows and rows of roofs.|
|Of alleys and pathways.|
Inside, you can rent a hanbok for picture-taking purposes.
We didn't go in since Yue has his own hanbok at home.
|Outside one of the souvenir shops in the area.|
|The facade of one of the restaurants in the area.|
|Yue took this photo, too. :)|
|The only way is up. LOL!|
|At Bukchon, Yue learned how to take pictures with my spiffy Samsung Note 5. :)|
|The view from above.|
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