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Insa-dong

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

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About

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 6190 Traveler)

Latest 5 reviews of Insadong

  • Shopping district
    You can find a lot of shops and Restaurants. Also some street food. Interesting is also a temple at this district
    Rating:5 stephans822019-07-23
  • Great place for a walk
    Our hotel was close to Insadong and we really enjoyed visiting many times during our stay. The restaurants were very good, our favorite tea shop MoonBird Only thinks of the Moon was there and many...
    Rating:5 carolinablue20182019-07-21
  • Con un pie roto por un templo budista...
    As like all Asia the contrasting arquitecture from the temple and the modern buildings give you the taste of the modern Seoul with ancient traditions. Frivolous shopping and a mystical stop to...
    Rating:5 nativechoice22019-07-21
  • Fun souvenir street
    Located in easily walkable distance between the palaces and Myeongdong, this small area should be visited for cheap souvenirs, also must visit the fun mini shopping arcade called Ssamziegil.
    Rating:5 jchuii2019-07-17
  • Good pedestrian street to stroll
    Good place to buy souvenirs with many restautants (incl. fantastic vegan ones) great cafes ans tea houses. Close to many other touristic spots.
    Rating:5 Solene I2019-07-17
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