Insadong

Antique shops, traditional restaurants and souvenirs galore.

Isadong is a walking Street close to Palace Quarter of Seoul. Here we found small specialized handcraft shops, traditional souvenirs, tea salons, ceramics, handmade paper and great small restaurants (especially the ones located down the small alleys behind the Isadong Street.

Also, a lot of young women are renting traditional dresses here before visiting the Palace Quarter. When wearing the traditional outfits, you can get in anywhere in the Palace Quarter for free – and it also offers and nice photo opportunity. People do it a lot here in Seoul. We also saw this “phenomenon” in Kyoto, and we love it, it just gives a very special (nice) atmosphere to an area with women (and men) in traditional wear.

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