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2019 Seoul Lantern Festival (서울빛초롱축제)

This November 1 to 17, let’s check out the lightning of the 2019 Seoul Lantern Festival (서울빛초롱축제) at the Cheonggyecheon stream up to the Supyogyo Bridge. Yearly, the Seoul Lantern Festival is held throughout the period from the first Friday of November to the third Sunday of November.  Every year a lot of locals and …

Korean Drama Filming Sites Sights and Attractions

Dongdaemun Design Plaza and Park in Seoul

Dongdaemun is a historical place in Seoul in which you can see an extraordinary structure and this is the Dongdaemun Design Plaza. Let’s find out what can we see and do here. Dongdaemun Design Plaza and Park in Seoul Dongdaemun Design Plaza (동대문 디자인 플라자) or DDP has an impressive structure of modern architecture. Designed …

hotel del luna backdrop
Korean Drama Filming Sites Restaurants & Themed Cafes

Hotel Seine 호텔세느장 x Hotel Del Luna Experience

Have you seen a cafe that has different themes on each floor and hotel looks but it’s not? Here’s a place where you can hang out with your friends. Hotel Seine 호텔세느장 is one of those cafes that can be found in the downtown of Seoul, Ikseon-dong exactly.  This is an old hotel which is …

night view of seoul
Sights and Attractions Travel Guide to Korea

Going to Korea? Must-Visit Cities in South Korea

Going to Korea? Do not know where to go? Wanna know where are the must-visit cities in South Korea, here it goes my chingudeul. South Korea is not a huge country but it’s really big in culture, beautiful places from modern to historical. That’s why a lot of tourists have been interested in visiting the …

Korean Drama Filming Sites Sights and Attractions

Seoul Book Bogo 서울책보고: Book Lovers Haven

Seoul Book Bogo filled with nostalgic used books which a haven for book lovers was opened to the public last March 27, 2019, it was an empty storehouse near the Jamsilnaru station. It was transformed by the Seoul Metropolitan City into a huge store for second-hand books and aside from that, there’s a cafe too …

flower shop and cafe with umbrella's hanging
Folk Villages Sights and Attractions

Discovering Ikseon-dong: The Past Snap-shot of Seoul

Are you a person who has an interest in small alleys like Samcheong-dong, Itaewon,  Bukchon, and Ihwa-dong? There’s a place in the heart of Seoul where you can visit without regret. It’s called “Ikseon-dong”.  If you are looking for something old but new, a different texture this place is the best to go. Discovering Ikseon-dong: …

Sights and Attractions

Insadong: What to see and how to go?

First time to go to Seoul? Interested in Korean traditional crafts and souvenirs? Well, Insadong must never forget. Read this post chingudeul for more information about this place before going.

Insadong: What to see and how to go?

Insadong is one of the famous traditional Korean streets in Seoul where the visitors come often. In this area, you will see boutique shops, handicraft shops,  local restaurants, antique wooden tea houses and cafes,  traditional stationery shops, art galleries, porcelain, and pottery shops that line-up along the alleys and streets.


Ssamziegil (쌈지길) Shopping Complex

This a four-story building with almost seventy different kinds of shops where you can enjoy the unique and wonderful site of a traditional and cultural sense of Korea.

Throughout the building with four floors, you’ll find Korean crafts surrounding the traditional and modern, a combination of the old and new Korea. There are also available hand ceramics, textile, metal-works, woodworks that you can buy as souvenirs. Some boutiques and designers hops are selling fashion items, handmade glasses, collectibles, and housewares.

When you reach the top, you can see a sky garden where you can able to get an extraordinarily clear view of the sky.


ddong ppang

There are street foods available too like this bread that looks like poop. Before a set of bread and drink is 4,000 won and a couple of set is around 6,000 won but these days I am not sure if the price is still the same.,

Aside from souvenir shopping, visiting the art galleries, wearing hanbok, relaxing at a cafe or tea house is great too. If you are looking for traditional and special brushes for calligraphy and painting, Insadong has it. 

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

How to go there: 

By Subway,

There are two ways to get here by using the subway.

  1. Take a subway going to Jongno 3-ga Station (subway lines 1, 3, 6 ), and exit at gate 4 or 5.
  2. Take a subway going to Anguk Station ( subway line 3) then exit to gate 5 or 6.

By walking,

  1. You can also walk around 10 minutes to 15 minutes from Gyeongbukdung Palace.

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