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Cafes and Restaurants to visit in Samcheongdong

Samcheong-dong is a trendy area of cafes, restaurants and boutiques, located in the area of Seoul known as Bukchon, to the east of Gyeongbokgung Palace. In Samcheong-dong, there are a lot of Korean traditional homes or hanok, many of which have been turned into cafes, restaurants and wine bars, providing visitors with a refined and tranquil ambiance quite distinct from other busy neighborhoods of Seoul. A number of places have rooftop seating where visitors can look down at the charmingly traditional and the fashionably modern Samcheong-dong. Find out all about it!

Places to enjoy delicious quick dishes near Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul

There are some places to enjoy quick, but delicious food near Gyeongbokgung Palace, which is the most famous tourist spot in Seoul. They are all quite famous among the local people. After a tour around Gyeongbokgung Palace, stop by one of these places to fill your stomach.

Visit the most traditional restaurants in Insadong, Seoul

Foreign visitors are attracted by Insadong's traditional souvenir stores, but there are some restaurants that specialize in some traditional Korean food in Insadong. Here are a great selection of Korean restaurants that are affordable and offer good atmosphere.

Where Past Meets Present in Seochon Village, Seoul

Seochon Village is one of the oldest neighborhoods of Jongno-gu, Seoul, traditionally associated with Joseon era (1392 ~ 1910) and Korean literature. Seochon stretches out from the western gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace to the feet of Mt. Inwangsan, which includes all of the neighborhoods in between: Chebu-dong, Ogin-dong, Tongin-dong, Tongui-dong, Sajik-dong, Hyoja-dong, and Pirun-dong. In Seochon, there are huddles of traditional Korean houses in small alleyways that still remain the same since 500 years ago. Here and there, travelers could find beautiful cafes, galleries, boutique shops, and restaurants hidden in these alleys. Take a stroll around the old, narrow alleyways of Seochon Village where past meets present.

The Street of Art Galleries in Samcheongdong

Samcheong-dong is Seoul's most trendy neighborhood, located nearby Gyeongbokgung Palace. Over the years, many artists have sought out Samcheong-dong, and so it became known as an artistic area. The area is dotted with various traditional and modern art museums and galleries, all unique. Find out all about art museums and galleries in Samcheong-dong, from hanok(Korean traditional house)-style to modern art galleries!

Traditional to Modern Art in Seochon Village, Seoul

Seochon, which means "West Village" in Korean, refers to the Western area of Gyeongbokgung palace. Preserving the neighborhood for more than 600 years, Seochon has lately become alleys of Korean traditional Hanok houses, stylish cafes, shops and various boutique galleries. Daelim Art Museum, is probably the most famous out of all, holds selected exhibitions of worldly known artists. Take a stroll down the alleys of Seochon and visit unique art galleries that exhibit from traditional to modern art.