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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)
    As the main temple as well as the district head temple of Jogye order in Seoul, Jogyesa Temple is the center of Korean Buddhism. The temple was built in...
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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 hitting the stage in July 2003, Jump has been incredibly popular in Korea. It also has had remarkable international success; in 2005 and...
  • Ssamzigil (쌈지길)
    Ssamzigil (쌈지길)
    Ssamzigil, opened on December 18, 2004, has been called the "Special Insa-dong within Insa-dong." This unique area was designed in such a way as to connect...
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Type Name Region
Korean Food Insa-dong Doodaemunjip (인사동 두대문집) Jongno-gu Seoul
Western Food Mojito Jongno (모히또 종로) Jongno-gu Seoul
Western Food Dining in Space (다이닝 인 스페이스) Jongno-gu Seoul
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
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