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Insa-dong is overflowing with galleries, such as the Kyung-In Museum of Fine Art, a place steeped in history and tradition. As the center of politics, public administration, and culture during the Joseon Dynasty, Insa-dong is surrounded by many notable tourist attractions, such as the Unhyeongung Palace near Anguk Station and Jogyesa (a major Buddhist temple in Korea) to the west of Insa-dong Street.

  • Unhyeongung Royal Residence (운현궁)
    Unhyeongung Royal Residence (운...
    One of the amazing things about Seoul is that some of the most interesting historical sites are right in the middle of the business districts. Located...
  • Jogyesa Temple (조계사)
    Jogyesa Temple (조계사)
    Jogyesa Temple is the center of Zen Buddhism in Korea, and is famous for being located in the city. From the busy streets of Jongno, follow the road towards...
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Many places in Insa-dong offer opportunities to experience traditional Korean culture and art. Visitors can participate in making bojagi (traditional wrapping cloth), hanji (traditional Korean paper), and knotted crafts at a variety of different locations throughout the area. A visit to ‘Ssamjigil Workshop’ gives visitors further opportunities to try ceramics, hanji, and/or metal crafts. The second floor of Insa Art Center runs various hands-on programs showing how hand mirrors, albums, and jewelry boxes are made. For an even more relaxed journey into the Insa-dong cultural scene, take a trip to the Beautiful Tea Museum to learn about teas and tea cultures from around the world. Lastly, visitors to the area should not miss watching “Jump,” a wildly popular nonverbal performance now showing at the Jump Theater.

  • Jump (점프)
    Jump (점프)
    Ever since first hit the stage in July 2003, Jump has been incredibly popular in Korea. It also has had remarkable international success. In 2005 and...
  • Ssamzie-gil Road (쌈지길)
    Ssamzie-gil Road (쌈지길)
    In the buoyant neighborhood of Insa-dong, a new area extending up to 500m opened up on December 18, 2004. Ssamziegil has been marked as the 'Special Insa-dong...
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Type Name Region
Korean Food Busan Sikdang (부산식당) Jongno-gu Seoul
Korean Food Dduksim Hanu - Gwanghwamun Branch (뚝심한우 광화문점) Jongno-gu Seoul
Korean Food Hanam Dwaeji-jib (Jongno Branch) (하남돼지집 종로 직영점) Jongno-gu Seoul
Bars/ Cafes/ Clubs Tteul Gwa Dawon (뜰과다원) Jongno-gu Seoul
Korean Food Hamgyeong-do Wangsundae (Korean stuffed sausage) (함경도 왕순대) Jongno-gu Seoul
Korean Food Nuri (누리) Jongno-gu Seoul
Korean Food The Hanok Smith Likes (스미스가 좋아하는 한옥) Jongno-gu Seoul
Bars/ Cafes/ Clubs Dawon (Traditional Tea Garden) (전통다원) Jongno-gu Seoul
Korean Food Sarangchae (사랑채) Jongno-gu Seoul
Vegetarian Restaurants Osegyehyang (오세계향) Jongno-gu Seoul
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