Starbucks Gyeongju Daereungwon, bucks with Hanok Theme style

Hi Guys, this time I want to introduce you to Starbucks Gyeongju Daereungwon, bucks with Hanok Theme style in Gyeongju, South Korea.

This Starbucks Gyeongju design adapt the surroundings area as Gyeongju is famous for it’s hanok villages and one of the best place to go when it comes to history and hanok traditional inheritance of South Korea. 

Starbuck Gyeongju Daereungwon Exterior

Starbuks Gyeongju Daereungwon

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We loved that this western brand starbucks really try their best to be all out and appealing to attract local korean people as well as all korean culture lovers tourist that will definitely visit Gyeongju, especially those who love traditional and native korean culture. No doubt, this is a great marketing to adapt with the surroundings.

However, more than that, this design is mix and match really well and create such a really amazing new modern-cultural korean western design coffeeshop that can’t be ignored.

Starbucks really spent lots of money to research and build this place, as we can see the whole detail of pillars, roof, color and pattern is really appealing and looks attractive to the eyes, totally eyecatching starbucks.

Starbuck Gyeongju Daereungwon Interior

Starbuks Gyeongju Daereungwon

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Honestly, I was a little upset as I saw this seating area type, I think they’re too focus on the traditional and patter that they don’t really think or consider the modern interior style.

I expect they to mix and match the old and the new as well for their interior, but I saw that they’re more focus on the old traditional style here.

While it might looks like a traditional Korean culture with those pattern, I think the table is not comfortable and attract me to sit there while enjoying my coffee.

I just think it’s not really attractive, but maybe they thought the modern style design is already at the front interior so they made the other place looks more cultural, yet it’s too cultural I guess, felt a bit more like a temple or hanokstay more than a western coffeeshop.

Starbuks Gyeongju Daereungwon

Credit to l.arbin9

As you can see here that the interior looks a little monochromatic, monotone and not attractive somehow. I don’t feels like in a western coffeeshop, it’s now more feels like an old town coffeeshop.

However, Starbucks try their best to adapt with the surroundings and also use the surrounds area type of cultural style to their interior design, this is a great brave move for starbucks.

I just felt they can do better and while the interior might not be so appealing, i can’t argue that the exterior is totally great and worth to be praise. 

Hopefully they can add more modern stuff, lighting or color to the interior and also modern furniture just to balance the originality of their brand and identity, not to lose it for the sake of the city or culture they put their brands in.

Anyway, it’s good to visit and take some pictures while you enjoy some coffee time here with family and loved ones, so makes sure you come and try this place and let us know your thoughts.

Useful Informations:

  • Opening Hours: 07:00 – 23:00
  • Phone: 054-773-8774
  • Address: 9 Gyerim-ro, Hwangnam-dong, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
  • Website: Starbucks
  • Menu: Bucks

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