Seoul Capital Area

Ikseon-dong

Ikseon-dong is full of fascinating alleyways. For residents, it is just their home, but for visitors, it is like a treasure hunt for interesting shops.

Jongro-gu, Seoul


Ikseon-dong
Ikseon-dong

Description: 

Ikseon-dong is full of fascinating alleyways. For residents, it is just their home, but for visitors, it is like a treasure hunt for interesting shops. The alleys are barely wide enough for three people, but if you keep walking you’ll find yourself surrounded by unique shops.

It is considered the third Hanok Village in Seoul, and is close to Changgyeong Palace and Unhyeon Palace to the north, Jongmyo Shrine to the east, Nakwon Musical Instrument Merchants and Insadong to the west.

Unlike the hanok in Bukchon and Seocheon, where the rich people lived, you can meet the small hanok and simple common people.

Although it is the center of Seoul, it has not been noticed due to its outdated residential environment, but it has gained popularity as young artists gather to renovate hanoks and open cafes, restaurants and cultural complexes.

Gallery Café, which exhibits works of modern art in traditional Korean houses, is famous.

Closed
N/A (Open all year round)

Operating Hours
24 hours

Admission Fees
Free

Available Facilities
Hair salon, cafes, etc.

Pets
Permitted


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