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Ssamji-gil

Gwanhun-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
+82 2-736-0088
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Come before 9pm

We were here at 9pm and it was dark and closed. So if you wish to come here, suggest you come in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Khiam Yeong H
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Singapore, Singapore
via mobile
funny!

If you travel with children it can be peasant All the shops proposed some funny things..like the... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2018
ksarman
,
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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“unique items” (6 reviews)
“themed cafe” (5 reviews)
“shaped bread” (2 reviews)
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Gwanhun-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Insadong
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"unique items"
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"themed cafe"
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"shaped bread"
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"cute little shops"
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"interesting shops"
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"local artists"
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"arts and crafts"
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"window shopping"
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"interesting place"
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"worth a visit"
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"insadong area"
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"korean tea"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were here at 9pm and it was dark and closed. So if you wish to come here, suggest you come in the late afternoon.

Thank Khiam Yeong H
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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

If you travel with children it can be peasant All the shops proposed some funny things..like the Poo cafe or the Cats Lovers corner, it s colorful , full of ambiance, snacks corner, locals designers Yes it s fun but not typical

Thank ksarman
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Visited the place which i though from pictures would be bigger It is a small well designed building Which is differ than the buildings around

Thank Alia A
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

DISCLAIMER: I am a huge fan of arts and craft and anything locally made, so this was like heaven for me. Our hotel Concierge recommended us to visit the district of Insa-dong as a sightseeing destination for the 'older part of Seoul' and the 'it'...More

Thank smurphetteee
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

It's located at Insadong street , medium size open air design concept , cafes , local designers arts & crafts for sale here . Need to walk up the stairs to go upper floor . Overall I didn't spend much time here as the things...More

Thank kenkeh
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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

We visited this place in the afternoon. It was very cold that day. Ssamjigil filled with souvenirs, craft things, and restaurants. We tried ddung cake (red bean pancake) and we really liked it. It is said that the view from the to floor was really...More

Thank Lynns98816
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

3 levels of local designers market. We didn't see anything that caught our eyes. But there are lots of shops there, so probably something you will find interesting. There was a photo exhibition as well when we were there which was great.

1  Thank BW2103895
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

The walkway spirals upwards for about 4 floors with small shops off to the side. All manner of souvenirs, some nice and some junky. Still worth walking through!

Thank CleopatraBunny
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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

There's a dark room maze and a large crafting area in the basement that are easy to miss but really fun and worth a visit. And at the very top there is a poop themed cafe which was very fun the food is very tasty!...More

1  Thank Alexandra B
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

The design of the place is unique, which makes it an attraction, but it is just an average place for me. There are interesting bits and pieces around the shops but nothing worth noting about. Not a bad place to spend some time while strolling...More

Thank JamieTanBK
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Insadong
Nestled between Jongno and Samcheongdong, this small
neighborhood offers a crash course in various aspects
of Korean culture. Rows of shops display traditional
Korean goods such as pottery and earthenware, crafts,
fans, and more, making it a popular spot for souvenir
shopping. The Ssamziegil shopping complex in
particular has become a local institution for its
unique spiral layout and the many boutique shops
...More
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