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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 Rating평점:4.0 (Based on 6040 Traveler)

Latest 5 reviews of Insadong

  • Touristy and crowded
    It’s good for souvenir shopping and people watching. It can be combined with a visit to the nearby Bukchon Hanhok Village which to me is much more interesting.
    평점:3 Kitty1802019-03-18
  • Insadong - Be inspired.
    This is an charming place where old but precious and traditional goods are on display. There are alleys on each side of this charming road. Within these alleys are galleries and traditional...
    평점:4 821adrianyong2019-03-18
  • Must
    Local and traditional charm in the center of Seoul. Full of wooden tea houses, boutique ,galleries and street vendors selling traditional snacks. Must do in Seoul .
    평점:4 974giuseppep2019-03-17
  • happening
    cheap foods, cheap clothes, they have lots of DIY stuff here. handmade jewelleries, caricature. friendly people around
    평점:5 Fluffy07082019-03-12
  • Nice walk
    Take a nice walk in the small streets of insadong. Enjoy the cozy tea houses. It´s nice. There are nice different shops there, but like always, avoid the classic souvenier shops.
    평점:5 carlasoliveira2019-03-10
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