Bukchon Hanok Village not only represents Seoul, but the entire country of Korea. There's a reason for why this area has become so popular amongst foreigners; there's no other area that quite shows the spirit of the Korean people and the ways of the past.
Bukchon is situated in between Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace, and Jongmyo Shrine. This area is designated as one of the main places in Seoul where there is a large concentration of traditional Korean homes (hanok). Many historical sites and cultural properties are also packed in this area, automatically making it a street museum of sorts. "Bukchon", which means northern village, was named this way because it is located north of two very significant landmarks, the Jongno area and the Cheonggyecheon (Stream). Currently, Gahoe-dong, Songhyeon-dong, Anguk-dong, Samcheong-dong, Sagan-dong, Gyedong, Sogyeok-dong are considered a part of the Bukchon area.
Gyeongbokgung Palace was the first and largest of the royal palaces built during the Joseon Dynasty.
This area is designated as one of the main places in Seoul where there is a large concentration of traditional Korean homes (hanok).
Changdeokgung Palace is also known as Donggwol, the Eastern Palace, because of its location to the east of Gyeongbokgung Palace.