Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Traditional Korean shopping street at Insadong @ Seoul

Insadong was one time the largest market for antiques and artworks in Korea. Now although it still have those antiques and artwork shops around but it serve more as a tourist attraction destination. It represents the focal point of Korean traditional culture and crafts. The surrounding here is quite beautiful and you can see many performances and have the authentic Korean street food.

Traditional Korean costume performance.

Korean walnut cakes. Quite good and freshly made and its still hot!

This is how the walnut cakes look like. Its one of the famous Korean street food. One packet for 3000 Won.

With walnut and red bean filling.

Korean lady making crunchy sweet delicacy.

Many souvenirs on sale here.

You have abundance selection of Korean crafts here.

Those Korean lady dolls and money poaches are adorable.

Insadong also have a number of shops selling fashionable and traditional clothes as well.

The art of making cotton candy.

Ice-cream making performance.

A bunch of mat-salleh running a performance on the street in Insadong.

Insadong street no 16.

One of the restaurant in Korean traditional house.

A lot of restaurants and cafe over here.

Insadong is a very touristy place in Seoul.

Another delicacy to fill my stomach.

Coordinate/GPS: 37.574315,126.985891

Metro stations:
-Jonggak Station (Station #131 on Line 1)
-Jongno 3-ga Station (Station #130 on Line 1, Station #329 on Line 3, Station #534 on Line 5)
-Anguk Station (Station #328 Line 3)


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