SEOUL | Insadong 인사동


*updated with photos

Insadong 인사동 is a blend of modern and traditional shops in the Jongno-gu district of Seoul. Home to Korean traditional arts and antiques, the main street, Insadong-gil, cuts through the centre, with shops flanking it on both sides. Many tourists can be found on this street, where plenty of galleries, cafes and traditional gift shops are located. Alleys that branch out from the main street call out to the curious explorer who hopes to unravel just about something more.



If you enter Insadong from the side of Samcheongdong, you’ll find Ssamziegil 쌈지길 on your left. It is a good place to look for handicrafts. With a compound demarcated by a spiral-like stairway, you’ll be treated to a view of the neighbourhood once you reach the top deck.







We were thrilled to visit a Trickeye Museum at Ssamziegil. Even though we ended up at 2 other Trickeye museums during our trip, the one at Insadong remains my favourite of the three. If you are interested in visiting one, the main branch can be found in Seogyo Plaza (Seogyo-dong).





5 thoughts on “SEOUL | Insadong 인사동

  1. Katie

    These make me want to be walking the streets and exploring the alleys of Insadong right now! 🙂 One question though… how is the paper boat a trickeye piece?

    1. evelyn Post author

      If taken on wide camera lenses, it would look like you are sitting in a paper boat in the sea. This is the only film pic I took in the trickeye museums 😦


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