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“artsy but very touristy”
Review of Insadong

Insadong
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$82.00*
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Korean Palace and Market Tour in Seoul Including...
Ranked #36 of 797 things to do in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
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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 and souvenir shops make it a must-see area.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

This area is touted as the arts district. It may very well be but a lot of the stores sell the same tourist nick-nacs. There are quality/unique products to be found, you just need to look a little harder.

Thank hinadori
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"art galleries"
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"souvenir shops"
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"the main street"
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"korean souvenirs"
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"tea house"
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"korean tea"
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"street food"
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"knick knacks"
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"anguk station"
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"shopping area"
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"street vendors"
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"great shopping"
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"dumplings"
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"walk around"
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"handicrafts"
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"gifts"
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"culture"
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

This is the place to spend a full evening and check many stores selling everything you can imagine. It is nice to buy a few Korean small things for the family!

Thank Sina149
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

This is the place where you can find souvenirs at a bargain. Lots of food and restaurants around the area. Try live octopus sashimi for those who are brave at heart. Otherwise, have it cooked or grilled or even in steaming pot of broth

Thank Vivian L
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

NIce for late morning/afternoon browsing. Lost of souvenir options if you are looking for more traditional Korean items. Fun street food carts began to appear at lunch time. Certainly not as intense as Namdamun Market. We kept this for the tail end of our trip.

Thank RKGKitchener
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

This is a lovely street far from the thunder of the nearby highways. Street vendors, street artists and antique vendors all combine to make this an almost European experience. But with a signature Korean twist. There are many restaurants serving good, wholesome local cuisine too however, if you're feeling adventurous, try, as I can only describe it, "a horn of ice cream". Very amusing.

Thank s1edge
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