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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

Traveler RatingRating:4.0 (Based on 6261 Traveler)

Latest 5 reviews of Insadong

  • Many souvenirs in here!
    Worth to come. Because many variety of souvenirs in here. Price not so expensive,, i recommend this store in pic, because she gave us so many bonus for my kids haha
    Rating:5 ikewidy2019-09-22
  • Seoul's Artistic Town!
    Insadong is definitely a must visit place in Seoul. Walk along the lively streets filled with art gallery, handicrafts shops, dragon candy stalls, street musician, artsy cafes and more!
    Rating:5 jackytansg2019-09-17
  • Souvenir
    This place is a place to buy souvenir where you also can find unique mall called ssamziegil. Best to go is in weekend noon to evening.
    Rating:4 Theywe2019-09-14
  • Nice tea alley
    Nice street with ceramic products of tea pots/cups and local souvenirs. Plenty of restaurants, they even offered English menu. There is a nice tiny tea museum off the path. Their tea are medicinal...
    Rating:4 honeyandpears2019-09-12
  • Touristy
    Mostly souvenir shops with a few small art galleries here and there. Made for a good walk nevertheless.
    Rating:3 Stephanie S2019-09-11
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