Eunpyeong Hanok Village (은평한옥마을) is a beautiful village right by the side of the Bukhansan National Park. We never heard and did not know about this place, until we drove past it by chance, going somewhere else. What a surprise when we found out that this place was actually a Hanok village, located in the middle of nowhere.

So we decided to share this “secret” or shall we say “not so known” place in this blog post. Eunpyeong Hanok Village is great to experience a non-touristy Seoul and take great photos. We are convinced you are going to love Eunpyeong Hanok Village.

A hanok (한옥) is a traditional Korean house built in wood around a patio. This is truly what represents South Korea. We love those little and beautiful Hanoks.

In Seoul, the Bukchon Hanok Village, located on the heights of Jongno is a district well known to see well preserved Hanoks used mostly as private accommodations. Bukchon Hanok Village became famous with many Korean dramas produced there.

The second well known location to visit Hanoks is the Namsangol Hanok Village. This one is a re-creation of a Hanok village. Although interesting, we found a bit less charming.

And now we have a third one in our list of best Hanok Village: Eunpyeong Hanok Village. In order to promote and preserve Korean culture, the government is investing in many projects. The village was built as a part of the Hanok subsidizing project. Some hanoks open to visitors to experience living in a hanok and participate in making traditional Korean handicrafts. There are also cafes, restaurants, and a famous Buddhist temple.

Here is all you need to know about Eunpyeong Hanok Village.

Eunpyeong Hanok Village

127-27 Jingwan-dong, Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul (서울 은평구 진관동 127-27)

Eunpyeong Hanok Village is easiliy accessible by Public Transports from Seoul.

Subway + Bus: Yeonsinnae Station (line 6 and 3), exit 3 + bus 701 or 7211, Hana High School stop, Samchunsa Temple, Jingwansa Temple Entrance (하나 고. 삼 천사. 진관사 입구).

About 10 to 15km from Jongno-Gu, Eunpyeong Hanok Village is easily accessible, with a big car park near Jingwansa Temple.

Eunpyeong Hanok Village

The village is located at the foot of the Bukhansan Mountain. It has many Hanoks (158 to be exact), but the village is relatively small and only spans across a few streets. You can easily wander the streets and take pictures as it is not as touristy as other places in Seoul.

It is so nice to take the time to contemplate the architecture of the houses and soak up the ambience of the neighborhood. Besides, with the view of the Bukhansan in the background, it’s absolutely stunning. A perfect way to spend a lovely afternoon in Seoul.

Eunpyeong Hanok Village

After strolling through the village and taking plenty of pictures (oh for sure you will!), head to the Eunpyeong History & Hanok Museum.

The building is not as pretty as the Hanoks, but worth a visit while inside. It is divided into 3 floors. On the first floor, there is a toy library, pond and rest area. Then head up to learn more about Korean history and cultural heritage. The top floor is an exhibition hall for Hanok. Lastly, don’t miss the rooftop for a great view of Eunpyeong Hanok Village and the Bukhansan.

Admission: Adults 1,000 KRW; Children 500 KRW.

Eunpyeong Hanok Village

A 5-10 minute walk from Eunpyeong Hanok Village is an absolutely splendid Buddhist temple, which we discovered by chance, while parking our car. We then learned that Jingwansa Temple (진관사) is one of Seoul’s four most major and famous temples.

In the heart of the Bukhansan, this temple enjoys a unique environment. Jingwansa Temple also offers Temple Stay program, which allows you to spend a night at the temple. Jingwansa Temple is very popular with foreign visitors and even ambassadors from all over the world. The temple is famous for its work in preserving the Buddhist gastronomic tradition. Famous cooks from around the world stayed there to learn Buddhist cuisine from the monks. The temple even has a research institute for Buddhist cuisine. Based on vegetables without chemical ingredients, the meal at Jingwansa temple allows you to get closer to nature.

Eunpyeong Hanok Village

After visiting the temple head to the forest, to see beautiful pine trees. There are also many hikes in the Bukhansan which starts (or ends) nearby.

Jingwansa Temple is a must see and located only at 10min walk from Eunpyeong Hanok Village.

Address: 73 Jingwan-gil, Jingwan-dong, Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul

Check out our full post about Jingwansa Temple here.

The cafe is located on top of a building, constructed like a Hanok. Cafe 1 offers a beautiful views looking at Eunpyeong Hanok Village with the Bukhansan in the background.

Take your order from the ground floor and head to the 4th floor to enjoy the view. The wooded decoration and its low tables are very traditional. The large windows overlooking the mountain reinforce this very soothing atmosphere

You can also head to the rooftop and enjoy your drink outside. The cafe sells standard drinks but also traditional rice cakes.

Address: 127-27 Jingwan-dong, Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul (서울 은평구 진관동 127-27)

This new cafe, right by Eunpyeong Hanok Village, is one of our favorite cafe in Korea, where you can also sit outdoor. Check out our top outdoor cafes in Seoul – here. Bukhansan Atelier is really big, with plenty of space. The bakery treats are fantastic. There is usually quite a lot of people there on weekends, so expect a bit of queue. However, it’s all so worth it.

Eunpyeong Hanok Village

Eunpyeong Hanok Village is a beautiful place to discover in Seoul. We highly recommend a visit. You can enjoy a wonderful afternoon. You can learn more about the Korean culture, enjoy great coffees and visit one of the most important Buddhist Temple in Seoul. All this, with a stunning view of the Bukhansan in the background. Eunpyeong Hanok Village is a true hidden gem.

JINGWANSA Temple: located next to Eunpyeong Hanok Village: here

JEONJU: if you are interested to discover more Hanok, we recommend a trip to Jeonju: here

MOST BEAUTIFUL OUTDOOR CAFES: discover some stunning cafes in Seoul: here

BUKHANSAN: we’ve listed some of the best hikes in the Bukhansan: here

ADVENTURES: top adventures within 1h from Seoul: here

THINGS TO DO IN WEEKENDS IN SEOUL: not sure what to do this weekend? check out some cool ideas: here.

BRUNCH: best brunch in the city: here

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