Insa-dong Antique district

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by globetrots on May 6, 2002

Between the Anguk and Chonggak subway stations, near T'apkol Park, lies the long street of Insa-dong. On this street and on dozens of branching alleys are many traditional style buildings filled with art galleries, antique shops, crafts shops, and restaurants. On Sundays the street is closed to traffic and there are often craft demonstrations and music performances. You could easily drop a fortune here, but there are also some great places to buy more reasonable gifts that don't look like they just came off a production line. These include masks, tea sets, chopstick sets, and paper products.

If you get tired of walking, there are some tea shops, taverns, eateries, and coffee shops with a nice atmosphere, especially if you wander a little off the main street.
Insa-dong Jongno-gu
Seoul, South Korea, 110-290
+82 (0)2 732 2240

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