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Nowhere exudes more local and traditional charm than Insa-dong, a quaint neighborhood in the center of Seoul that transports visitors back to a time when women wore hanbok and men rode horses. With its wooden tea houses, boutique galleries and street vendors selling traditional snacks, a stroll through Insa-dong is mandatory for all visitors, especially on Sundays when the streets become traffic free and come alive with street performances, buskers and throngs of young and old who have come to experience one of Seoul’s most fascinating and creative neighborhoods. While the entertainment here is free, Insa-dong is also one of the best places in Seoul to purchase traditional Korean art, products, and other souvenirs, as it is filled with antique shops, art galleries, traditional stationery shops, handicraft shops, pottery and porcelain shops, bookstores, and art supply stores. Insa-dong is also home to many traditional restaurants and tea houses.

[Dec. 29, 2015 20:42  Input / Jan. 20, 2016 00:00  Publish]


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03145  39-1, Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul  
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Address 03145  39-1, Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul  
Subway Jongno 3-ga Station (subway lines 1, 3, 6 ) exit 4, 5, roughly 10 min. away on foot
Anguk Station (subway line 3) exits 5, 6, roughly 5 min. away on foot
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Latest 5 reviews of Insadong

4 2018-05-24 Fatboy F
Almost everything you need
Quite a quaint place to visit. Resturants galore but it's not much of a night life place. Look to the alleys for hidden gems. We chanced upon a nice bbq place in an alley and was very satisfied...
4 2018-05-22 Shepherd_Bear1965
Tradition meets Tourism
Insadong is where traditional arts, crafts and culture meets tourism. You will find some of the same kitch tourist items here that you will find in all the markets, however, if you are looking for...
4 2018-05-22 ZuZuWa
Art galleries, souvenir shops, restaurants
Whenever you go to Insa-Dong you'll find it crowdy but it comes as no surprise as the street is full of life and things to do: art galleries, places to eat, souvenir shops, cafés etc. If you want to...
4 2018-05-21 Royax
There's a lot of stuff for sale that probably you don't need. Though it's crowded, it's still worth checking out.
5 2018-05-21 Roni Alexander P
Worth visiting
In insadong you can see alot of traditional korean houses, and also alot of souvenirs shop located there, street vendors etc.