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Subways are one of the most efficient and convenient ways to travel around Seoul and its surroundings. Station names, ticket issuing devices, transfer signs and other information are marked in English and other languages.
* Fare: 1,150 won for fi rst 10 km, and 100 won for each additional 5 km.
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Tradition Meets Modernity
[Jongno → Anguk-dong → Bukchon → Samcheong-dong]

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1 INSA-DONG 인사동

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.

subway 1,3,5 Jongno 3-ga Stn. Exit 5

1-1 Ssamziegil 쌈지길

Each fl oor of this uniquely designed building is connected like streets of a town. Visitors can see traditional arts and crafts here.

subway 1,3,5 Jongno3-ga Stn.
10:00–20:30

2 BUKCHON HANOK VILLAGE 북촌한옥마을

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.”

subway 3 Anguk Stn. Exit 2

3 SAMCHEONGDONG-GIL 삼청동길

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.

subway 3 Anguk Stn. Exit 1

3-1 Hwagae-gil Shoe Street 화개길 구두거리

Handmade designer shoes are sold along this street. The nearby museums, galleries and cafés will make your shopping experience more fun and pleasant.

subway 3 Anguk Stn. Exit 1

4 CHEONGWADAE SARANGCHAE 청와대 사랑채

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.

subway 3 Gyeongbokgung Stn. Exit 5 09:00–18:00; Closed Mondays

5 GYEONGBOKGUNG PALACE 경복궁

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.

subway 3 Gyeongbokgung Stn. Exit 5
09:00–18:00(18:30 Jun.–Aug.; 17:00 Dec.–Feb.); Closed Tuesdays

5-1 The National Folk Museum of Korea 국립민속박물관

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.

subway 3 Gyeongbokgung Stn. Exit 5 Closed Tuesdays and January 1st

5-2 The National Palace Museum of Korea 국립고궁박물관

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.

subway 3 Gyeongbokgung Stn. Exit 5 Closed Mondays

tip HANOK GUESTHOUSES

• Rakkojae Guesthouse
+82-2-742-3410
• Bukchon Guesthouse
+82-2-743-8530
• Anguk Guesthouse
+82-2-736-8304
• Urijip Guesthouse
+82-2-744-0536
• Tea Guesthouse
+82-2-3675-9877
• Gahoe Hanok Center
+82-2-591-4400
• Green House
+82-2-744-7017
• Maru Guesthouse
+82-2-744-8751
• Bongsan Guesthouse
+82-2-766-6638

TOURIST INFORMATION CENTERS

Insa-dong PR Center
subway 3 Anguk Stn. Exit 6 / +82-2-737-7890
Buk Insa Tourist Information Center
subway 3 Anguk Stn. Exit 6 / +82-2-2148-4170
Nam-insa Tourist Information Center
subway 1,3,5 Jongno 3-ga Stn. Exit 4 / +82-2-737-7885
Bukchon Tourist Information Center
In front of Jaedong Elementary School
subway 3 Anguk Stn. Exit 2 / +82-2-2148-4160
In front of Jeongdok Public Library
subway 3 Anguk Stn. Exit 2 / +82-2-2148-4161



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