The Bukchon Hanok Village is located between two of the four palaces . a North South street divids the area . you are best to go on the west sidec. its the bigger area and more to see . You can get some great skyline views from this section. you can go to the east section but is smaller and not as interesting . so if you are short on time , just go to the West section . no noise is allowed is this area . photography is permitted . This is an active residential area .