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Insadong, Seoul

Once the prime district to find antiques and ancient art, Insadong remains at the heart of Seoul's cafe culture. The main street, which the municipality blocks off on weekends to allow for safe pedestrian traffic, branches off into narrow alleys, lined with art galleries, teahouses, and garden restaurants. Traditional and modern Korean art are available for viewing and purchase at over 100 local galleries. Munch on taffy and pajeon (Korean pancake) from street vendors while you explore. Plan my trip to Seoul with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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  • It is a street that I recommend visiting in case you want to buy souvenirs, such as fans, which are very typical of Korea, keychains, polo boxes, bags, etc., as well as cosmetics, which are very recognized. One brand I was recommended was Nature Republic. It is a busy street with a lot of commercial movement.
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  • The old town is famous. There are a lot of korean set meal shops, so we recommend that you go with two or more people and eat a lot of kinds little by little. There are a lot of Korean tea cafes, so if you want to spend your time slowly and quietly, please go!
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