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Ssamji-gil, Seoul

3.4
#6 of 13 in Neighborhoods in Seoul
Multi-level shopping draws visitors to Ssamji-gil, a modern mall filled with over 70 establishments that include art galleries, souvenir shops, and restaurants. Pick up a fried Korean pancake filled with maple syrup, or sip on a variety of different teas at an outdoor cafe. Reach the top level via a wooden deck that opens out into a garden, accompanied by brilliant city views. Use our Seoul trip itinerary builder to add Ssamji-gil and other attractions to your Seoul vacation plans.
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  • August 16, 2017
    We've visited Insadong last July and we ate at this place. I like the place, not too crowded compare to Myeongdong area. Ssamziegil is a nice place to shop and to buy souvenirs.  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    You can't miss this place if you're visiting Insadong, although our Korean friend who was with us had never been there before our visit, hahaha! It was nicely decorated, lots of cute photo ops. The st...  more »
  • August 1, 2017
    Shopping malls are decorated art on the walls and stairs. When I went was queued lined umbrellas on the ceiling. I think just watching interesting space.
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