Insa-Dong

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Insa-Dong

A district in Seoul, South Korea. Following World War II, it became known for antique shops, and later as an arts district. It historically has been a popular area for tourists to visit.
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Now, make your way to Insadong market which is bursting with souvenir shops, art galleries and traditional tea houses.
When in Seoul, one of the fastest changing cities in the world, Da's attention was drawn to Korean traditional craft, wooden lacquerware with mother-of-pearl, which she discovered at Insadong, one of the traditional art districts in the city.
Each market has its speciality--for instance, if porcelain and art is what you're looking for, head out then to Insadong Street that has shop after shop lined with antiques and private art galleries and souvenirs.
Let's take a look at the Traditional Market Tour: Insadong - Unhyeongung (Unhyeong Palace), one of the many walking Seoul City Walking Tours available in Seoul.
The Insadong - Unhyeongung walking tour takes visitors around the area of Insadong, a quaint neighborhood in the center of Seoul that is full of traditional culture and art.
It is located within the traditional area of Insadong and it continues within the traditions of the area while blending in modern style and convenient facilities.
26 in a newly built art space in Seoul's Insadong quarter, the Anatolia news agency reported Thursday.
The description varies its use of accompanying nominal group epithets, moving from the street to Insadong Street to this small street and ending up with this famous street:
But then we entered the Insadong area beneath and behind Vinoly's tower-an area full of art galleries and small enterprises that jump from chic to teak, from authentic to kitsch but then reveal a significant number of good quality low-rise buildings.
With a few exceptions--including the Sorak Mountains and Naksan Temple in The Power of Kangwon Province, and each of his first three films' momentary flings in Insadong (home to traditional tea houses, eateries, and artistic venues geared towards the middle-class intelligentsia)--interpersonal transactions typically take place inside suffocating spaces hemmed in by enmity and strained by anomie: karaoke bars, strip-joints, love-motels, apartments, office spaces, pharmacies, and even photo-shops.
And she can maneuver her way through the frenzied activity of Seoul, where throngs of shoppers swarm the famed Itaewon district, with its mind-boggling array of shops, restaurants and street-side vendors, or the more upscale Insadong district.