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For a unique experience try staying in a Korean hanok this year! You'll be amazed!

Korean hanoks (traditional houses) are not only a unique and traditional way to get to know Korean culture, but these day's they offer very Instagram-able photos too! We take you through our very unique experience and promise you'll love it as well! Follow Dojeon team member, Lewis, with this amazing experience!



Photo: Lewis Hooper
Photo: Lewis Hooper

Recently, I stayed in a Korean hanok for two nights in Gangneung Ojuk Hanok Village in Gangwon province. I have to say, that the hanok exceeded my expectations. The hanok village was home to high level officials during he 2018 Olympics and Paralympics due to it's beauty and level of comfort. The re-design of the hanoks allowed them to fit in with the environment, showing minimalistic features from the outside, but still close to nearby cultural attractions!



Photo: Lewis Hooper
Photo: Lewis Hooper

Most Korean hanoks date back to the 50s and 60s, to around the date of the Japanese colonial period. The outstanding architecture on the hanok's really make way for a unique and comfortable stay, with it's own unique "ondol" or underfloor heating system, which is perfect on a cold winters night. Also, fun fact, but Hanoks are almost only made of natural elements such as (earth, wood and rock) which make them great for the environment!


Photo: Lewis Hooper
Photo: Lewis Hooper

At Gangneung Ojuk village, the level of comfort inside of the hanoks was next to none, it allowed me to have a really relaxing stay and soak in the rich culture that Korea has to offer. A special moment is looking at the hanok at night time from outside, soaking in the peacefulness of the area and looking up at the stars, this was a really reflective moment for me during the stay!



Photo: Lewis Hooper
Photo: Lewis Hooper


The village was also located nearby to the Ojukheon museum which is home to the 50,000 won note. This was definitely worth a visit since it was so close to the accomodations!


To find out more about the museum, check out the link below:



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Let us know in the comments below, if you have ever stayed in a hanok, or plan to this year!


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