On Sunday I met a facebook friend Lee. We met at Seoul station and had a lovely lunch a Bennagins. After filling our bellies we headed out on our way to Bukchon. Bukchon is located off the Orange line out of Anguk Station. I had never been to Bukchon before so I was very excited. Upon walking it was beautiful and full of traditional things to do. There are so many places to see in this particular village. Lee and I were in search of a hole in the wall-off the grid Owl Museum.
We had to stop and ask. We got a map and took a cab closer to the location. We stumbled across the chicken shop. The chicken shop is this rare little gem. It is a small room and houses a ladies chicken collection of 30 years. She said she collected them nc she was born in the year of the chicken! It was quite wonderful.
Leaving the chicken shop we located the Owl Museum. For 5,000₩ you get entrance and a hot beverage of choice. After a refreshing green tea and hot coco for Lee we browsed around. You were only allowed to take pictures in one spot but the owner and assuming her husband were glad to talk to you about any owl. She started collecting in her 2 year of school. It’s a glorious collection of stuff.
When we left we were on the search for some uniquely awesome socks which were a bust and Lee was on the look out for a scarf.. Which we found!
As we were walking around I decided to purchase a Totoro phone case and a traditional korean stamp.
We also came across some wonderful Rip Van Winkle wall art.
As snow began to fall we decided to continue walking around. We discovered many more museums and galleries to explore. We are trying to hang out again and go to the Jewelry Museum. It was closed as they were setting up for an exhibit. All and all it was a lovely Sunday with a wonderful friend