Seoul Capital Area

Jongno Pimatgol Alley

During the Joseon Dynasty, the name 'Pima' was coined as ordinary people went this way to avoid the horses of high officials passing Jongro.

Jongno-gu, Seoul


Jongno Pimatgol Alley
Jongno Pimatgol Alley

Description: 

During the Joseon Dynasty, the name ‘Pima’ was coined as ordinary people went this way to avoid the horses of high officials passing Jongro. 

Pimatgol Alley is the Mecca of ordinary people’s food with its authentic old dishes and Haejangguk(Hangover Soup), which has been soothing the empty stomachs of ordinary people.

During the Joseon Dynasty, the name ‘Pima’ was coined as ordinary people went this way to avoid the horses of high officials passing Jongro. 

Pimatgol was originally a road that lasted from 1-ga to 6-ga street in Jongno, but with the redevelopment of the commercial district, it is only partially connected between Kyobo Bookstore in Jongno 1-ga street and Jongno 3-ga street.

However, the unique beauty of Pimatgol still lingers there. 

The scene of people exchanging makgeolli(Korean Traditional alcohol) cups in old restaurants such as Haejangguk(hangover soup), Bindaetteok(Korean pancake), grilled fish, and Jokbal(Pigs’ Feet) restaurants is unique. 

Restaurants here have been soothing the empty stomachs of ordinary people. 

This is why a bowl of “Haejangguk(Hangover soup)” which is boiled with plenty of intestines, seonji(clotted blood), and ugeoji(outer leaves of cabbage), makes a person step here from a distance.

Closed 
N/A (Open all year round)

Operating Hours 
24 hours

Admission Fees 
Free

Available Facilities 
Restaurants, bars, etc.

Pets 
Permitted


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