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Insa-dong

03145  39-1, Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul  

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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.

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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

TripAdvisor Reviews

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Latest 5 reviews of Insadong

  • Korean Traditional Place
    Many shop and food have been changed to modern style but still you can find Korean special style. 아무래도 한국의 서울의 대표명소이다 보니 외국인들의 방문도 많아지고 따라서 여기저기 손질이 되곤 하지만 낡음은 줄어드는만큼 청결해지고 다양해지고 개방형으로 또 개성있는 곳으로 다른...
    5 QueenEJK2018-11-16
  • Shopping for Local Products
    This place has a plenty of shops selling souvenirs and antiques and artworks. You can stroll along the street and you will be splashed with plenty of choices for souvenirs and artworks. One...
    5 TShahrizam2018-11-15
  • Great place for local goods
    Great shopping area plus plenty of restaurants antique shops art studios to look at plus nearby temples good place to visit
    4 andij10662018-11-14
  • Vibrant
    This place was a great surprise for us as it was so close to our hotel honestly if you’re looking for great local food or souvenirs this place has everything and pretty reasonably priced we only had...
    5 james_anderson642018-11-14
  • Lively street
    We came here in the afternoon on a Friday. The street was lively, with so many locals and tourists alike. We had lunch in one of the Dakgalbi places and had drinks at the cat cafe upstairs. Along...
    5 SummerDaysPh2018-11-13
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