I won a short trip to Seoul that was sponsored by Samsung in December 2012. The rest of the pictures that I took were in the Samsung Galaxy camera that the Samsung people instructed me to use during my time there, but I never got to see the pictures again after I got back.

I visited the Namsangol Hanok Village during the free day I had there. It was the only place I took pictures of with my lousy mobile phone camera. Wanted to share my experience with y'all in case any of you are thinking of making a trip down.

Is it worth the visit?

If you want to immerse yourself in the traditional Korean culture by learning more, then yes. I thoroughly enjoyed observing the the magnificent colours and architectures. Best part? Entry is F-R-E-E! If you're not into things of the past, then you might want to give this a miss as it will bore you out for sure. The place is rather huge therefore lots of walking will be required.

Also known as "A Village of Traditional Houses in the Namsan Valley", this hanok village is a collection of 5 different hanoks (traditional Korean houses) from the Joseon dynasty. Each hanok was rebuilt to represent various social classes, ranking from the peasants to the high government officials to the king.

Other than appreciating the beauty of the houses, I enjoyed playing the traditional games! There were also lots of souvenirs to buy back home. Activities are an array on the weekends, mark that down on your trip itinerary if you were to visit.

If you need more information about the village, visit this useful guide that I referred to: http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=264116

Read about my trip to South Korea here: http://www.iisjong.com/search/label/south%20korea

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