There are many ways to describe hanok: majestic, palatial, traditional, you name it.
While you may not hail from a K-drama chaebol family with multiple hanok mansions...
There are plenty of restaurants around Korea to accommodate all your hanok yearnings.
MangoPlate ID @Angela☺️
...now the gathering spot for anyone in need of a brief respite.
MangoPlate ID @Juliaaaa
Here, you can enjoy the juiciest, fattest samgyetang (soup with whole, stuffed chicken).
AKA the prettiest traditional tea house tucked away from the beaten path.
It's not everyday that you get to literally get to feast like an emperor.
While the decor screams unmistakably Korean, none of that watered down caffeine here.
MangoPlate ID @하모니
But when a bibimbap spread is your reward, who cares about a little physical exertion?
Heaven looks something like German beer in a Korean hanok-style house.
Another spot where you can take a breather from the raucous mess of reality.
Enjoy a sweet treat of red bean rice cake while you're at it.
MangoPlate ID @happiermyo
Whimsical wishing wells, verdant green, and wooden beams: a lesson in film set aesthetics.
MangoPlate ID @송혜승
Traditional afternoon tea at Samcheong-dong's Hanok Village: Korean upon Korean.
MmmMMM now this is what I'm talking about.
HANOK TOUR 2K17, rain or shine, sunlight or hailstorm: here we come.