Hanbok Experience (한복체험)

What is a trip to Korea without trying on the hanbok, or Korean traditional costume? The main characteristics of hanbok are that it is often colourful and shows off simple lines and curves. Hanbok is often worn during special occasions and festivals such as Seollal, Chuseok, wedding ceremonies, a baby’s first birthday etc.

A traditional woman’s hanbok set consists of a blouse shirt called jeogori and a wrap-around skirt called chima. A man’s set consists of the jeogori and baji, or pants in Korean.

A set of hanbok can cost in the upwards of $500. However if you would like to have pictures taken with the hanbok there are fortunately plenty of hanbok rental shops around!

Yu Hyun Hwa Hanbok

Located at Samcheongdong, Yu Hyun Hwa Hanok is a very popular hanbok rental place with prices starting from 10,000KRW per hour. You are allowed to wear the hanbok out to anywhere you would like. Most visitors go to the nearby Samcheongdong and Bukchon Hanok Village to take pictures.

DSCF8821
The exterior of the hanbok rental shop.
DSCF8663
Located on the 3rd floor of the building, Yu Hyun Hwa Hanbok Rental.
DSCF8673
Plenty of designs, both traditional and modern ones to choose from.
DSCF8680
Matching hair accessories to go along with your outfit.

The rental costs from 10,000KRW per hour. The fusion hanbok tend to be cheaper at 10,000KRW whereas the traditional hanboks would usually set you back by 20,000KRW. Hair accessories cost an additional 5,000KRW per hour. The store assistants are on hand to help you put on the hanbok as well as to arrange your hair for you.

DSCF8666
The owner tending to a customer, helping her with the hair accessories.
DSCF8682
Really pretty isn’t it?
DSCF8694
Putting on the finishing touches.
DSCF8751
Taking a walk at the nearby Samcheon-dong in the hanbok.

The entire process of selecting the hanbok and having them put on for you by the store assistants should take no more than 20 minutes. Your time begins from the moment you step out of the place. The rates go by per hour, and there is a charge of 3,000KRW per 10 minutes past the 1-hour mark.

How to get to Yu Hyun Hwa Hanbok:

From Exit 2 of Anguk Station on Line 3, head in the general direction towards Samcheongdong. You can get there by heading straight along the main road for about 500m.

Screen Shot 2016-03-25 at 12.03.32 AM.png

DSCF8533
Head out from Exit 2 of Anguk Station.
DSCF8536
Head straight towards Samcheon-dong.
DSCF8838
At the first major intersection, turn left to reach the main road of Samcheong-dong.
DSCF8828
The main street of Samcheon-dong.

As you approach the gigantic Starbucks outlet, you are reaching the hanbok rental store.

DSCF8814
The hanbok rental shop is not far away from this Starbucks outlet.
DSCF8817
Located next to Beansbins Coffee is the hanbok rental shop.

As you see the Beansbins Café on your left, head inwards and go to the 3rd floor of the building next to the café.

DSCF8824
Signs along the main street attracting passers-by’s attention.
DSCF8826
Another huge sign along the main road.

Starting from only 10,000KRW per hour for a full hanbok set including assistance from the staff, we highly recommend this hanbok rental place for your hanbok experience. The staffs were extremely friendly and helpful. Also, the beautiful Bukchon Hanok Village and colourful streets of Samcheongdong is located nearby, what better way to create beautiful memories in Korea than to take pictures in a hanbok along those beautiful hanok-lined streets?

  • Address: 5 Samcheong-ro 9-gil, Jungno-gu, Seoul
  • Subway: Anguk Station, Line 3, Exit 2
  • Opening Hours: 1000 ~ 1930
  • Website: ww.y3h.co.kr
  • Contact Number: +82-02-547-4440
  • Email: NA

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s