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Insadong

Insa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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As featured in 3 days in Seoul
Ranked #20 of 550 attractions in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Neighborhoods, Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Dining, City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Though touristy, this vibrant neighborhood is one of the cultural and artistic hubs of Seoul. Great tea houses, restaurants, street food, galleries... more » Owner description: Though touristy, this vibrant neighborhood is one of the cultural and artistic hubs of Seoul. Great tea houses, restaurants, street food, galleries and souvenir shops make it a must-see area. « less
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Georgetown, Malaysia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

It's a tradisional market and the street is closed to traffic on Sundays. You get to experience a lot of tradisional food and we tried out at 2 of the restaurants there and the food was delicious! Recommended to go there as the things sold there are different from the other shopping streets

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

My tourist guide fix the hanbok rental here and the service and hanbok were spectacular! The staffs were really friendly and the hanbok is colourful and bright! We're really satisfied with the service. Highly recommended as they have cute hanbok for my year old daughter too!!

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

If you wants to buy art and craft of korean style this is where you should be looking for them... Its just so all korean stuff... Ceramics of korean tradition style, tea house, korean tradional clothing and plenty more. Do give more ample time to venture to the small alleys as you still find good antiques shops. And when the... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

I absolutely love this shopping area of Seoul-- so much so that I returned for another visit. Great tea houses and interesting Korean shops line the street. A great glimpse into Seoul and a must see for everyone visiting. Check side streets for inviting little restaurants. Lots of touristy things-- yet still worthwhile to see!

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

if you looking for korean souvenirs this is the place. from Hanbok (traditional korean dress) to the keychain are here.

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Puriri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Although I wasn't in Seoul to shop, if shopping is what you want, this is the place! Beautiful shops including clothing, pottery/ceramics, souvenirs, food stalls, speciality tea, crafts etc and little side streets with gorgeous restaurants

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Rows of souvenir shops align the street. Quality of souvenirs are average, head to a modern souvenir shop. O Sulloc Tea House and Ssamgil are the best experiences

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

If you like Korean souvenirs and craft then Insadong is for you. There are several lovely restaurants off the main road which offers authentic korean food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I love Insadong! It's a really busy part of Seoul (where isn't?) because it is popular with tourists and Koreans. The difference is that everyone walks at a slow and leisurely rate, taking in the sights, sounds and smells. I love the wide cobblestone street and the beautiful trees. I love that when you look up you're always surprised with... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Great to explore this place in the late afternoon to evening as it won't be too hot. Lots of arty type boutiques and cafes to explore so much so that there's too many interesting, unique things to explore! Streets are full of shops selling all kinds of knick-knacks and you'll be hard-pressed to move along quickly. Suggest to devote 1/2... More

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