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Exploring Seoul-Insadong shopping market

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December 28, 2021
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Once we’ve completed our walk through Hanok village, we thought to visit the Insa-dong shopping market and Jgyesa temple which is nearby the market since it’s only evening. Nithin’s idea of traveling is always to cover more places in one day if we can but do not rush. It’s a bit tiring, but worth it since we only have 4 days in Seoul. Nithin didn’t want to miss nice places just because of our laziness. I was panting like a dog by the evening and my legs feel stiff by walking too much since morning.


We didn’t buy anything from the shopping street just walking through the street and our aim was to visit Jogyesa temple before it closed. Insadong street is an old shopping street with lots of shopping and street food stall. One place with a multi-story open-air building is unique and attracts lots of youngsters to hang around. Lots of artistic work like handicraft, clothing, etc.


Nice shopping area where you also can have some food and drinks. We loved our walks through this area. We have tried some street food also. I will have another post for street foods in Korea. This market is one of the main street shopping places in Seoul.

Lots of varieties of shops and many nice souvenir shops. It is a free walk area with full lighting and you can enjoy the whole atmosphere whether you shop or not. You won’t come empty-handed if you are there. Insadong is a charming area to spend a couple of hours. The Main Street is Insa-dong – Gil and there are interesting side streets. There are antique shops, art galleries, stationery, and art supply stores, pottery, boutiques, restaurants, and tea houses.

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