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Ikseon-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Bukchon village is located on a hill with steep streets at some areas while Ikseon-dong is on flat land. There are many shops that sell souvenirs, some cafes and street vendors here. There are some Instagram worthy gems hidden among the streets. Do wander around....More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank ellycmc7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many of my Korean friends told me that Ikseon-dong is the current go-to hang-out spot of Koreans. There are many unique cafes lined up within the small alley. It gets really crowded during the weekend and evening during the weekdays since this place is so...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank raec499
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's really nice. It's an hanok area full of nice local shops, nice restaurants, coffee shops,... and it's really crowded. If you wanna experience life of korean's youth you should go there. I hightly recommended this place. It's also near to many attractions in Seoul....More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Ngọc Anh L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had know this hot place through SNS as a combination of modern style and traditional culture. This street contains a lot of unique restaurant, cafe, clothes shop in hanok architecture. There are a lot of handicraft accessories shops with unique design and special theme...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank buingot12
Reviewed July 11, 2019

This place turnd hot spot recently for dating and SNS. Every place catch eyes. Restaurants, cafes, bakeries, pubs, accessoiries. All places are good for pictures and as you imagined many people who take pictures. There is custom rental shops which you can try on early...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Myoungok P
Reviewed June 20, 2019

I try to go to Ikseongdong everytime I visit Seoul as it is everchanging with new shops popping up every so often. Love the vibe of the place as it is filled with well designed cafes, restaurants and boutiques created by good use / reuse...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed June 6, 2019 via mobile

Steam buns is fine but French toast doesn't taste good. Crowded with queue. Staff not friendly when asking for ice water.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank JamJYL_17
Reviewed May 26, 2019

2 years back, this place was still not so overcrowded. Here we are back again this time and it was mad crowded with people. Impossible to get a photo nicely without all the crowds around. Almost all restaurants/cafe had a queue. How I miss the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank BeancurdTart
Reviewed May 18, 2019 via mobile

Ikseon-Dong, just a short walk over from Insa-dong has its charm. This tiny traditional area is full of charm. Tiny alleys lead to hidden gems - colorful souvenir shops, themed cafes, tea houses and restaurants. There are clothes shops too. If you are a photography...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019

Little alleys with quaint cafes and themed restaurants. The whole vibe of the place was pleasant. Surprises await you at every turn. So fortunate that my hotel - Makers Hotel was just opposite so i could visit it easily both in the day and night.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Jessy S
August 23, 2018|
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Take subway line 3 and get off at Jongno 3 ga station. The nearest exit number would be 4 or 6.
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