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People can reach Samcheong-dong Culture Street by walking about 10 minutes along Gyeongbokgung doldam-gil after looking around Cheongwadae Sarangchae. Exotic handcraft shops, cafés and restaurants in remodeled hanok run along narrow roads. Feel the flavor of Samcheong-dong by sipping a cup of coffee in a café while looking down the streets. In fall, golden ginkgo leaves add a quaint beauty. Bukchon Hanok Village in the neighborhood of Samcheong-dong has plenty of hanok with eaves curved up to the sky as if to fly away. The exploration of Bukchon Hanok Village goes through the densest areas around 11beon-ji, 31beon-ji, and 33beon-ji of Gahoe-dong to Bukchon Culture Center. People can take a short rest here while sitting on toenmaru (narrow wooden porch running along the outside of a room) or experience traditional handcrafts. A perfect tour course of Korean traditions can be completed by looking around Insa-dong.

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    Cheongwadae Sarangchae (청와대 사랑채)

    Cheongwadae Sarangchae is a comprehensive tour promotion hall where you can look around Korean culture and walk in the footsteps of former Korean presidents. The first floor is divided into the Gallery of Korean Culture and Tourism and the special exhibition room, where various themes are displayed throughout the year. Blue House Hall, located on the second floor, introduces the Blue House and former presidents while Happy World Hall shows the vision the government is aiming for.

    • Address : 45, Hyoja-ro 13 gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
    • Phone : +82-2-723-0300

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    Samcheongdong-gil Road (삼청동길)

    Samcheong-dong is a representative culture street that has restaurants, cafes, accessory shops, and handcraft shops with overflowing personality. We recommend tourists to choose little souvenirs at handcraft shops or to enjoy the ever-changing landscape of Samcheong-dong while sitting in a café. There are many small museums such as Owl Museum, Tibet Museum, and World Jewelry Museum.

    • Address : 66, Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul (nearby Samcheong police station)
    • Phone : +82-2-2148-5069

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    Bukchon Hanok Village (북촌한옥마을)

    Bukchon Hanok Village is packed with about 900 hanok. The slimline roof line of hanok shows the beauty of Korea well. People can take commemorative photographs white experiencing an alley tour in accordance with their taste such as Gahoe-dong Handcraft Shop Alley, Samcheong-dong Ginkgo Tree Alley, Anguk-dong School Street, Sagan-dong Galley Alley, and more.

    • Address : Area around 49, Bukchon-ro 11ga-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
    • Phone : +82-2-2148-4160

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    Bukchon Cultural Center (북촌문화센터)

    Bukchon Culture Center is an information center that promotes the history and value of Bukchon Hanok Village. This building maintains the original structure of ‘Minjaemugwandaek’ from the late Joseon Dynasty. Before visiting the center, we recommend inquiring in advance about the availability of traditional culture courses such as tea ceremony, macramé, Korean paper art, cloisonné handcraft, and Korean traditional music. In addition, indigenous solar term events and Saturday experience events are held constantly.

    • Address : 21 Samcheong 4 gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
    • Phone : +82-2-2133-1371

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    Insa-dong Art Street (인사동 고미술거리)

    Insa-dong Traditional Culture Street is a culture street filled with antique arts, antique shops, traditional tea houses, and traditional handcraft shops. It has plenty of shops that sell Korean traditional arts and design products with an overflowing sense of young designers. Culture shows and exhibitions are frequently held in the area so keep an eye out for them when visiting Insa-dong.

    • Address : 44, Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
    • Phone : Jongno ward office +82-2-2148-1114

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Recommended DiningRecommended Dining

  • Balugongyang

    Menu : Temple food

    Phone : +82-2-733-2081

  • Baeknyun Tojong Samgyetang

    Menu : Samgyetang
    (Chicken soup with ginseng)
    Phone : +82-2-747-5535

  • Hwangsaengga Kalguksu

    Menu : Kalguksu
    (Shank bone noodle soup)
    Phone : +82-2-739-6334

Recommended LodgingRecommended Lodging

  • Sunbi Hotel

    Phone : +82-2-730-3451

  • Center Mark Hotel

    Phone : +82-2-731-1000

  • Makers Hotel

    Phone : +82-2-747-5000

Cheongwadae Sarangchae (청와대 사랑채)

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Samcheongdong-gil Road (삼청동길)

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Bukchon Hanok Village (북촌한옥마을)

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Bukchon Cultural Center (북촌문화센터)

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Insa-dong Art Street (인사동 고미술거리)

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