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Romantic Routes – Insa-dong and Samcheong-dong

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Romantic Routes  :  Date Course 1 The Namsan and Myeong-dong Area

N Seoul Tower and Samcheong-dong, two of Seoul's most romantic spots, have a lot to offer couples looking to spend a romantic day together. Both places are ideal for taking romantic strolls while soaking up the local history and culture.
Date Course 2 covers Bukchon Hanok Village, Ssamziegil, and a charming cafe in Samcheong-dong and more.

Date Course 2: Insa-dong and Sancheong-dong


Get off at Anguk Station (Line 3) Exit 6 and head towards the heart of Insa-dong to find Ssamziegil. Ssamziegil in Insa-dong is a culture and shopping complex housing craft shops, tea shops, and restaurants. Here, you can do a variety of couple-oriented activities such as getting a couple caricature drawing, or have your photos printed on a desk clock (1 for 15,000 won and 2 for 25,000 won).

Go up to the top floor of the complex to find the Wall of Love. Here you can purchase message tags (round tags for 5,000 won and heart-shaped tags for 8,000 won), write love messages, and hang them on the wall.

Go down to the basement level for a wide range of hands-on activities at the Ssamziegil Workshop. Here, you can decorate ceramics with your own drawings, make mother-of-pearl crafts and accessories, and learn how to make natural soap and hanji paper crafts.

>>> Activities of Sssamziegil Work Shop

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Address: 38 Gwanhun-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Hours: 10:30 - 20:30
Admission: Free of charge (Varies by store)
Tel: +82-736-0088
Website: (Korean)

Ssamziegil Workshop

Address: B1, Ssamziegil, 38, Gwanhun-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
- Groups (20 and more) are required to reserve one week in advance. (10% discount for groups) - Up to 90 people
Activities: Make ceramics with your own designs / Make mother-of-pearl crafts and accessories / Make natural soap and hanji paper crafts


After Ssamziegil, head back toward Anguk Station to go to Samcheong-dong. Samcheong-dong is a neighborhood dotted with quaint coffee shops, distinct shops, and stylish restaurants. Some of the cafés have rooftop seating with good views of the surrounding areas with Bugaksan Mountain in the background.

One of the cafés on the main street is Café Breezin. Serving waffles, honey bread and a variety of coffee and non-coffee beverages, this dessert and coffee shop has a lovely open rooftop seating area with great views.

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Café Breezin

Address: 90-2, Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Hours: 10:00-22:30 (1st floor open until 23:00) / Open all year round
Tel: +82-2-722-8120
Menu: Coffee 4,000 to 5,500 won / Frappe 6,000 to 6,500 won / Tea & juice 6,000 to 8,000 won / Sandwich 7,000 won / Honey bread 8,500 to 9,000 won / Waffle 8,000 to 14,000 won
Website: (Korean)

Bukchon Observatory

To go to Bukchon Hanok Village, walk down Samcheong-ro until you reach the Stone Stair Alley (located between Café Terrace and Ogada). Being surrounded by hanok houses on all sides, the Bukchon Observatory is the ideal place to admire the scenery around the hanok village. One side gives you a view of the hanok rooftops with N Seoul Tower in the distance, while the view from the opposite side of the observatory has a great view of Bugaksan Mountain.

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Bukchon Observatory

Address: 22-3, Bukchon-ro, 11da-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Hours: Summer season 9:00-21:00 / Winter season
9:00-18:00 (Dates and times are subject to change, so please call in advance.)
Tel: +82-70-8819-2153 / +82-10-4678-2153
Admission: Adults 3,000 won / Children 2,000 won (inclusive of coffee, tea or juice)

Bukchon Hanok Village

From the observatory, you can easily find Bukchon's most iconic attraction—the alley of Gahoe-dong. The view of the traditional hanok houses juxtaposed with the modern city skyline spread out in the background is regarded as Bukchon's most scenic site.

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Bukchon Hanok Village

Address: Gahoe-dong, Jae-dong, Samcheong-dong, Gye-dong, Wonseo-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul-si
Hours: N/A
(* As this is a residential area, please try and keep the noise volume to a minimum.)
Admission: Free of charge
Tel: +82-2-3707-8388
Homepage: (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

☞ More info.
Namsan Cable Car
N Seoul Tower
Namsan Public Library
Ahn Jung-geun Memorial Hall
Culture Station Seoul 284 (Former Seoul Station)
Myeongdong Noon Square
Myeongdong Theater
Gyeonghuigung Palace
Samcheongdong-gil Road
Bukchon Hanok Village

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