Insadong: Shopping at Ssamziegil

Seoul’s neighborhood of Insadong holds a special place in my heart. The mix of old architecture and traditions with more modern ones is right up my alley. I’m highlighting a few of my favorite attractions in a series of posts on Insadong. See the first installment showing my visit to Jogyesa Temple and Cheonggyecheon during the Lotus Lantern Festival here. This time, we’re going to visit Ssamziegil. 

 

Ssamziegil

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Insadong: Lotus Lantern Festival

Seoul’s neighborhood of Insadong holds a special place in my heart. The mix of old architecture and traditions with more modern ones is right up my alley. It’s here where you can stroll along a beautiful stream, explore art galleries, shop at various handicraft, artisanal and tchotchke/souvenir stores, sample yummy Korean food, or even visit an active Buddhist temple. I’ll be highlighting a few of these gems in a series of posts on Insadong. First, we’ll take a look at my visit to Jogyesa Temple and Cheonggyecheon during the Lotus Lantern Festival.

Jogyesa Temple

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