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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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  • Insadong can be reached by using the subway train. The street has many souvenir shops. The souvenirs were quite cheap as compared to other places, but you still have to survey from shop to shop to get...  more »
  • Lots of restaurants and good food. Also cool cafes and galleries. Authentic and enjoyable to walk around.  more »
  • In Insadong there are a lot of shops. You can buy there good presents. You can find there many restaurants. Insadong'dan güzel hediyeler almak mümkün. Ayrıca çok lokanta ve mağaza bulabilirsiniz.  more »

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The Seoul metropolitan area has two districts especially appealing to backpackers--Jongno just northeast of the city, and Hongdae to the west. Both offer good shopping and dining, as well as easy transport links to the rest of the city. Mid-range options may prove difficult to find in peak season (July to August), unless you don't mind staying at a traditional hanok guesthouse, where loads of character make up for any lack of amenities. Finally, a range of top-end hotels with an impressive list of services and facilities lie scattered around the city.
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