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“Shopping & great food ”
Review of Insadong

Insadong
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US$18.00*
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Seoul Hop-On Hop-Off Downtown Palace Course
Ranked #45 of 828 things to do in Seoul
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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 22 April 2018 via mobile

Fun place to get a good snapshot of Korean culture, all within a few blocks. Great food vendors, souvenirs galore, people watching, clothing, Korean spas...this area has it all. Allow some time to really wander and see it all.

Thank Slynch8
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

Insadong is a small shopping street filled with souvenir shops and interesting food joints. I visited almost all the main shopping areas in Seoul, but enjoyed Insadong the most for souvenirs. Its also a very nice place to walk around window shopping as well. Picked up a few cool souvenirs from National Souvenir Centre where the they spoke english and were more than willing to explain the details of each souvenir.

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Reviewed 21 April 2018

Insadong is a must-visit place whenever I stay in Seoul. You can find all kinds of souvenirs from the cheap mass produced items to the unique handcrafted ones. Not to mention the wonderful restaurants along the small side-streets of Insadong.

Thank Peter K
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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

In my opinion, this is the best market for souvenir shopping. There are many unique art shops to buy one-of-a-kind handmade/hand painted works. I bought a small ceramic oil lamp, some paintings, and a custom made music box, among other things. And the prices are very reasonable. It’s a great place for getting gifts for others too. And there are plenty of the cheap, mass produced souvenirs around as well. It’s an easy walk to or from Jogyesa Temple, so stop by both.

Thank dgbkcu
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

So charming. Korean craft, food and art. You can really find it all. I went with my mom and kids. We found a place to take pictures with formal korean dresses. It was so much fun.

Thank isa B
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