Sunday, 1 January 2012


Insadong (인사동) is one of those places every visitor stops by when they first come to Seoul. It has everything a tourist in Seoul would expect: Old-fashioned-traditional-Korean-styley buildings; piles and piles of postcards, chopsticks and Big Bang socks; quaint little over-priced tea shops; Busy street food stalls and two or three Starbucks.

Insadong is also home to several small art galleries and is situated in the historical heart of Seoul where there are many palaces, temples and museums. And some of those tea shops are pretty darn good actually. So despite the crowds of tourists I really like wandering around Insadong on a lazy Sunday.

To get there, just take the subway line 3 to Anguk (안국) station, exit 6. Walk a few metres and you'll see it on your left. If you have more time to wander, Bukchon Hanok village is just across the street at Anguk, or walk right through Insadong until you end up at Tapgol Park and Jongno high street.


  1. I almost never write comments, maybe because few people do so I don't dare to write comments either hahaha :)) but I love your blog and the way you describe the "korean way of life". This place looks amazing. I love the last picture, this is so not european!

  2. Thanks so much for commenting, I really appreciate it!

    There are lots of interesting characters around seoul :)