If a quick immersion in the city's culture and tradition is preferred, the traditional tour covering Gyeongbokgung Palace and Insa-dong
in Jongno is a great option.
"I haven't tried it out yet," a florist at a small shop in Insa-dong
, Seoul, said when asked by the reporter if she could make payment with Zero Pay earlier this month.
Nowhere exudes more local and traditional charm than Insa-dong
, a quaint neighbourhood in the centre of Seoul that transports visitors back to a time where women wore hanbok and men rode horses.
Namsan Traditional House Village, Insa-dong
and other traditional marketplaces.
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, a cultural melange of old and new, is becoming famed among locals and visitors alike as ''street filled with aroma of Korean history,''
''It is no exaggeration to say if somebody wants to feel something strongly Korean, he or she is unfailingly recommended to visit Insa-dong
,'' said Shin Chul Kyun, a 38-year-old South Korean working in an office near Insa-dong
Next stop for the Queen was Seoul's Insa-dong
shopping district where thousands awaited her arrival.
But Raelians learned that the best way to get attention in Korea was to engage in unusual publicity stunts, usually in Insa-dong
. There were free hugs campaigns, topless demonstrations against women wearing bras, and others against female genital mutilation in African countries, and so on.
At the Spring Gagok Concert to be held this Thursday at Seoul Arts Center, three of his pieces will be played during the second half of the program -- "If You were a Flower," a poem by Chang Jang-sik, composed by Lee, sung by soprano Lee Mi-kyung; "Beautiful Insa-dong
," a poem by Chun Kyung-ae, composed by Lee, sung by baritone Choi Jong-woo; and "The Love of Wolyeonggyo," a poem by Seo Young-soon, composed by Lee, sung by soprano Kim Ji-hyun.
That's why the weight remains same but the body looks slimmer," said Moon Dae-hyuk, manager of Jiyumyeongcha's Insa-dong
Hong Soo-hi, the owner of Koohasanbang, Insa-dong
's oldest remaining "pilbang" or ink brush store, deplores the fact the cultural heritage street is no longer what it used to be.