To experience the traditional culture of Korea while staying in the city, visit Insadong. With art galleries, traditional craft stores, antique art dealers, traditional tea houses, restaurants and more, Insa-dong is for visitors who want to experience traditional aspects of Korea.
Jongno 3-ga Stn. Exit 5
Each fl oor of this uniquely designed building is connected like streets of a town. Visitors can see traditional arts and crafts here.
Bukchon is a traditional residential area. Its 600-year history spans the life of the city itself. Particularly charming and unique sites of the village were selected as the “Eight Views of Bukchon.”
Anguk Stn. Exit 2
The street is lined with hanoks that have been renovated into cozy cafés, galleries and restaurants. It is a street where traditional and modern Korea were combined to create a more unique and chic atmosphere.
Anguk Stn. Exit 1
Handmade designer shoes are sold along this street. The nearby museums, galleries and cafés will make your shopping experience more fun and pleasant.
Anguk Stn. Exit 1
This is a Korean presidential museum opened in January 2010 that exhibits Korea’s past, present and future. Visitors can see and experience a day as the president of Korea.
Gyeongbokgung Stn. Exit 5 09:00–18:00; Closed Mondays
Built in 1395 as the main palace of the Joseon Dynasty (1392–1910) by its founder, King Taejo, Gyeongbokgung is the most comprehensive and grandest of the fi ve palaces of the period.
Gyeongbokgung Stn. Exit 5
09:00–18:00(18:30 Jun.–Aug.; 17:00 Dec.–Feb.); Closed Tuesdays
Located inside Gyeongbokgung Palace, the National Folk Museum of Korea is a place where you can see and experience the different stages of Korean society. Next to the National Folk Museum of Korea is the Children’s Museum.
Gyeongbokgung Stn. Exit 5 Closed Tuesdays and January 1st
Treasures from the Royal Family of the Joseon Dynasty are exhibited here. More than 40,000 precious relics portray the grace and elegance of the palace.
Gyeongbokgung Stn. Exit 5 Closed Mondays