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“Too touristic, too expensive not so nice”
Review of Insadong

Insadong
Ranked #38 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 6 April 2018 via mobile

The street used to be something unique years ago... however, over time it became a classical tourists trap with very little of the old atmosphere remaining.
It has lots of small shops with Chinese cheap souvenirs... There are however a few boutiques with Korean urban city style cloths that are truly amazing BUT unbelievably expensive....

Thank DrGalia
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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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"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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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Had fun wearing the hanbok (Korean dress) and photo session. Also the sweets with peanut filling from the roadside carts was delicious. There’s also a nice tea house in an alley. Fun place to explore.

Thank rubiah a
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

The famous street is really nice, a lot of shops, restaurants and Cafés but soooo touristic. It's nice to see. You should go there.

Thank Kime N
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Insa-dong is the premier arts and craft stop in Seoul. It combines just the right mixture of old shops, modern art gallery, museums, and lots of coffee shops and eateries to make an afternoon of browsing, shopping, and eating out a whole lot of fun. But be aware! This area is also popular with the locals - so if you come out for a Saturday or Sunday you may be dealing with more people than you bargained for.

Thank David M
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

I love the street so much! It’s so relaxing walking there with a lot of antique shops around. The street is not that busy and peak as Myeongdong and other shopping street.

Thank Chrystle L
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