A Trip Back in Time Inside Simsimheon House, Bukchon Hanok Village, Seoul

One of the things I love about Seoul, South Korea (besides the fun dances and pretty boys of Kpop, naturally), is how it's managed to become a very cosmopolitan city without giving up its cultural and historical treasures to make way for modern ones. Seoulites have managed to find a way to keep a harmonious balance between traditional and modern Korea, and this is how we came to find ourselves exploring a beautiful, traditional house in the heart of Seoul on our trip last year.

We were only planning to marvel at the beautiful traditional houses in Bukchon from the outside because we knew most of the houses were privately owned and not open to the public, but luckily my friends chanced upon Simsimheon, a house you could visit in a guided tour for a fee (was it 10,000 KRW per person? I forget).

But the highlight of the tour for me was the plum tea they served us - best tea I've ever had, seriously! It also features in our Kpop-inspired Seoul travel video - have a look at the photos (and the travel video!) below!

Closing out this post with our travel video!

Simsimheon House
Bukchon Hanok Village 31-29 Gahoe-dong, Jongno-gu,
Seoul, South Korea


rissee said...

The best plum tea ever!

Daene | Filipina in Flip Flops said...

I know Rissee! I wonder where we can buy something similar. :)

Teng said...

woooow ganda ng place :| eto yung next place na gusto puntahan after Japan.

Daene | Filipina in Flip Flops said...

Hi Christeen! Yup, maganda ang Seoul! You should visit after you go to Japan (which I want to visit as well).

Thanks for the visit! :)

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