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Seoul Morning Heritage Tour Including Changdeokgung Palace
"Once you are picked-up at your hotel you will head off to the Buckchon Cultural Center which will provide you with information about the Bukchon Hanok Village. The center shows exhibits and films relating to the history of Bukchon. It is a perfect starting point which will let you experience Bukchon and its authentically Korean atmosphere. Your guide will take you to Buckchon Scenic Spots 4 5 and 6 and show you traditional houses called ""hanok"" dating back to the Joseon Dynasty. The name Bukchon which literally translates to ""northern village"" refers to the area being located north of Cheonggyecheo
From $55.00
Small-Group Afternoon Seoul Tour
"You and the group will be met and greeted by your guide at your hotel and transported to Changdeokgung Palace. This palace was the second royal residence built following the construction of Gyeongbukgung Palace in 1405. It was the principal palace for ma a royal family residence building and the rear garden. Known as a place of rest for the kings the rear garden boasts a gigantic tree that is over 300 years old a small pond and a pavilion. Depending upon interest the tour may spend as long as 90 minutes on the palace grounds.After touring the palace
From $50.00
Morning Seoul City Bike Tour
"Meet your guide at Hongik University a modern campus that boasts sleek architecture with dramatic features. Hop on your bicycle and follow your guide through the university's grounds making your way to the colorful Sinchon neighborhood with its popular nightlife and bars. Stop at the Changdeokgung Palace a grand manor built in the traditional Korean style that was once home to the nation's kings. The bright red green and gold colors of the exterior give way to tranquil interior rooms painted in darker shades that offer a sense of balance and calm. Jump back on your bike and pedal past Seoul City Hall the Gyeongbokgung Palace
From $40.00

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The Art District

This was my first visit to South Korea. I did as much research as I possibly could in two weeks (that's when I knew I was going). So, this area looked interesting to me. I expected to see more "art"...
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Aug 21, 2014

Insadong for Ssamziegil

Tourists visit Insadong 인사동 for the traditional fine art and gallery experience but for me it was all about Ssamziegil (쌈지길). This mall is frequent by locals and tourist and it's you can buy a few...
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Jun 04, 2012


I really had a hard time to find a nice place to stay online. Lucky me, I was able to find Saerim Hotel which is within the Insadong Street! Hurray!!!Insadong street is the souvenir street where...
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Jan 14, 2012

Of Antiques and Curiousities in Insadong

Now if you are thinking of milling about the streets of Korea and doing a little shopping, do yourself this favour and go to Insadong instead of Itaewon. Unlike the latter, Insadong is a cool little...
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Apr 04, 2011

Relaxing time in Habit Welness and Coulture Lounge

Happened to be at Insadong area in the afternoon? You are welcome to visit the afternoon concerts in the Habit Wellness&Culture lounge. There you can have a nice time and relax listening to...
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Feb 26, 2011

National Souvenir Centre 15 insa-Dong

Beware buying at National Souvenir Centre!Ordered and paid for two beautiful hand-crafted table lamps for my wife's 50th birthday present @ £200 and paid for them to be sent by secure tracked...
Feb 08, 2011


Insadong is a very busy shopping street with restaurants scattered around the area. On a Sunday, there's a free classical music concert with popcorn & drinks. After a tiring walk around...
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Oct 04, 2010

Insa-dong Street

Insa-dong ,located in the middle of the city, is an important place where old but precious and traditional goods are on display. There is one main road in Insa-dong with alleys on each side. Within...
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Dec 20, 2009


Insadong is the district of Seoul best loved by foreign visitors. Queen Elizabeth came here in 1999. Americans nicknamed it "Mary's Alley". Its narrow streets are lined with traditional buildings...
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May 08, 2009

Insa-dong --> artsy antique area

Very similar to Vancouver's Granville Island area, Insa-dong is about a 400 meter long stretch of road, offering traditional tea shops, art galleries, antique shops, restaurants and ceramic dealers,...
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Sep 15, 2008

INSADONG-the cultural heart of Seoul

The Insa-dong art and antique district has dozens of art galleries and shops selling art supplies, antiques, and handicrafts along one main street (Insadong-gil) and many side alleys. It also contains...
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Aug 06, 2008


Insadonggil is a must to-see for people who want to experience Korea. It’s surrounded by old palaces and many historic and cultural sites, and the modern building.Many art galleries are situated here,...
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Mar 18, 2008
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Things to Do Near Insa-dong

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Tapgol Park (Pagoda Park)

This is a crowded city centre park. Not so green, but with some interesting historical sites. Tapgol Park is built on the former site of Wongak Temple which was destroyed at a time when Buddhism was...
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Ongo-food Communication,- Day Tours

Why not take a cooking class? Learn to cook a Korean dish. That's what I did when I visited Seoul! It's a fun experience and something that you can bring home with you (new cooking skills) to enjoy...
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Jogyesa - Buddhist Temple

Jogye Temple is chief temple of the Jogye order which represents the Korean Buddhism. Jogye Temple was originally built in 1910 and bore the name of Gakhwangsa Temple by the monks longing for...
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Changdeokgung Palace

Changdeokgung's Moonlight Tour is meant for foreign visitors only and this tour had to be booked in advance. It is only held when there is the night with the full moon. I had to book online 2 months...
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Statue of Sejong the Great

Sejong is generally seen as the greatest king of the Joseon dynasty and is best remembered for the introduction of the Korean alphabet Hangeul. This simpler alphabet replaced the Chinese characters...
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Sejong Center for the Performing Arts

This large building is the cultural place of Seoul Citizens. it was built in 1978. It is a comprehensive cultural space with a floor space of 52,800 square meters and has large and small auditoriums...
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Getting to Insa-dong


Insa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul


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