High time for tea north of the city gates.

    If the busy crowds circling Samcheong-dong’s boutiques are bringing you down, escape to nearby Bukchon Hanok Village – one of Seoul’s chillest spots and home to hundreds of traditional houses, called hanok, that date back to the Joseon Dynasty. Check out Cha-ttul for a relaxing afternoon tea in a singularly serene setting. From the outside in, the traditional facade opens up to floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a tranquil garden and a spectacular view of [Baekdoo?] mountain. A wide selection of teas will help you zero in on your moment of zen.