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Ssamji-gil, Seoul

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#6 of 13 in Neighborhoods in Seoul
Neighborhood Tourist Spot
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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  • Ssamzie Gil is located in Insadong, well known Korean traditional style art/ cultural area. Ssamzie Gil has many interesting shops, including small souveniors, design fashion items, including hanbok (...  more »
  • Great place for window shopping. We enjoyed the novelty of the Poo Cafe (top floor) and we had an excellent bibimbap for lunch at Gogung (basement).  more »
  • Interesting place with lots of decorations and lively area. Where we bought the Poo bread. Worth a visit to check out.  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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