Insa-Dong

(redirected from Insadong)
Also found in: Wikipedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Contract awarded for Jinhae-gu Insadong Street 7-41 and 1 other places around the old water pipe replacement work
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.
The company has announced plans to open three new hotels: the 288-room Mercure Ambassador Gangnam scheduled to open by the mid of 2014, the 360-room Ibis Ambassador Insadong scheduled to open in 2014, and the 300-room Novotel Ambassador Seongbuk scheduled to open in 2016.
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.
26 in a newly built art space in Seoul's Insadong quarter, the Anatolia news agency reported Thursday.
Piles of socks with Pae Yong-chun's image on them were sold at traditional Korean markets, such as the Namdaemum, Tongdaemun, and Moran markets, and in street-sale areas such as those in the Insadong and It'aewon districts of Seoul.
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.
De la ciudad hay zonas que prefiero: Bundang, Itaewon, Insadong, Hongik, Sinchon.
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.
The districts of Insadong (famous for its antique parlors) and Seoul University Avenue (the birthplace of Korea's theatre scene, the home of some 57 small performance halls and about 40 theatre companies) have been designated as cultural zones.