Hanok refers to the traditional Korean house type. It has various characteristics that have developed in line with the environment of the Korean Peninsula and the traditional food and shelter patterns of Koreans, and is often reminiscent of wooden-structured tile-roofed houses in pictures, but thatched houses made of rice straw and red clay also fall within the scope of hanok.

In modern Korea, the number of houses decreased due to the loss of Western houses, but it continues to be famous due to the construction of temples.

The word Hanok itself is presumed to have originated from the rapid distribution of "Yangok" after the opening of the gate and modernization of the late Joseon Dynasty, and in detail, it refers to a house where a Korean people living on the Korean Peninsula live.

Although it has been shunned by modern Koreans as an image of discomfort, its value has been re-evaluated considerably in recent years. In the 6s and 70s, it was just a destruction, but in the mid-2000s, it drew attention as it would be healthy in preparation for apartments that cause problems such as atopy, and in the 2010s, people's tendency to value individuality became stronger, increasing interest in hanok with its unique antique style and tradition.

Existing old houses have been improved and introduced on TV and Internet blogs, and various local governments across the country are also planning to create new hanok villages for residential purposes. The Seoul Metropolitan Government also built a modernized hanok housing district in Seongbuk-dong redevelopment district beyond the hanok preservation plan in Bukchon and Seochon.

Local governments, such as Gongju-si, Gyeongju-si, and Buyeo-gun, are encouraging the construction of new hanoks, such as subsidies for the new hanok construction, and in fact, these cities have several new hanoks built in the 2010s, and are used as cafes and guest houses in addition to housing.Tourist attractions such as Bukchon Hanok Village and Jeonju Hanok Village have increased.

In terms of construction method, as it is easy to obtain long trees due to the emergence of imported wood, the method of making long members by connecting relatively short trees in architecture in the late Joseon Dynasty tends to disappear again.

In addition to imported wood, engineering wood was used, and recently, large members using domestic deciduous pine were produced, making it easier to construct large hanoks such as double-decker structures. In addition, modern facilities are introduced to break away from the existing prejudice of inconvenience.

Recently, many foreigners have been increasingly interested in Hanok, a traditional Korean house, which serves to promote Korean traditional culture along with Hanbok, a traditional Korean costume, and Gugak, a traditional Korean music.

In particular, foreigners like hanok and want to see it when they visit Korea because it is very beautiful on the outside, but on the inside, it preserves the traditional architectural style that has lasted for thousands of years.

If you are a tourist visiting Korea, you can see hanok in Insa-dong, Bukchon Hanok Village, and Namsan Hanok Village in Seoul, and recently, Jeonju Hanok Village, a local city, is gaining popularity among tourists.

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