Strolling through this picturesque neighborhood it is not hard to imagine the days of yore! Bukchon village is flanked by two palaces — Gyeongbok Palace to the west and Changdeok Palace to the east — All the wooden houses are privately owned and looked after by the owners. Keep an eye out for the special alleys that have beautifully restored architectural features like tiny courtyards, decorative walls and dark tiled roofs. The neighborhood is also filled with hip cafés, art galleries and restaurants. The easiest way to get to Bukchon is to take subway line 3 to Anguk Station and take Exit 3.