Hanoks

A part of Rakkojae, an upmarket guesthouse in Seoul's historic Bukchon district is seen in this picture December 11, 2008. For decades, they were scoffed at by the status-conscious and razed to make way for apartment blocks, but South Korea's humble traditional houses, or hanoks, have made an unexpected recent comeback as luxury hotels.

( Lee Jae-Won/Reuters / June 6, 2013 )

A part of Rakkojae, an upmarket guesthouse in Seoul's historic Bukchon district is seen in this picture December 11, 2008. For decades, they were scoffed at by the status-conscious and razed to make way for apartment blocks, but South Korea's humble traditional houses, or hanoks, have made an unexpected recent comeback as luxury hotels.

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