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.
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.
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.
As you approach the gigantic Starbucks outlet, you are reaching the hanbok rental store.
As you see the Beansbins Café on your left, head inwards and go to the 3rd floor of the building next to the café.
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