South Korea Day 13 (part 2): Insadong, Ssamziegil and Cheonggyecheon stream

After exploring Gyeongbokgung palace, we went to bbq restaurant near Insadong area for lunch. It’s called Palsaek Samgyeopsal (팔색삼겹살). Our review on Palsaek Samgyeopsal can be found here

Next, we visited Bukchon Hanok Village, a Korean traditional village which has a lot of alleys and hanok (Korean traditional houses). This area is preserved to show a 600-year old urban environment. Traditionally, Bukchon Hanok village is an area where Joseon dynasty high officials and nobles lived.

Make sure to grab a map of this area and the map shows eight photo spot in order to get nice spot within Bukchon Hanok village area. Bukchon Hanok village has extremely beautiful traditional architecture and it’s well spent afternoon to experience one of Joseon historic site during our holiday.

After exploring Bukchon Hanok village, our leg is getting tired. It’s time for relaxing and strolling around Insadong. We visited Ssamziegil which houses a lof ot fashion, galleries, craft, artwork, restaurant and snack stores.

The top floor of Ssamziegil is a place where couple should visit. It’s called “Wall of Love”, similar to “Love Lock” area in Namsan Tower. Couples can post their love message on the wall.


One unique store that you should visit in Ssamziegil is a poop bread. It’s located nearby the entrance on the ground floor. We chose chocolate filling for the poop bread…We also visited Poop cafe or Ddong cafe at the top floor of Ssamziegil. The food and drinks here are served in cute toilet shaped mugs and plates. Some of the food also resembled poop in iconic form hahaha. What a creativity from the shop owner!

After Insadong, we went to Cheonggyecheon stream. Cheonggyecheon Stream passes close to Deoksugung Palace, Seoul Plaza, the Sejong Center, Insa-dong Street, Changdeokgung Palace, and Changgyeonggung Palace, allowing visitors to easily visit major tourist sites after a leisure stroll along the stream.

For dinner, we eat pizza at nearby Mr. Pizza outlet before heading back to Loft hotel.


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