Pimatgol Alley means “Horse-Avoiding Alley” in Korean, and the name is deserved as the street is narrow and cramped.
Located between Gyeongbokgung and Cheongwadae, Samcheong-dong Street is the perfect mix of traditions and modernity.
The Gingko tree-lined street (Sinsadong Garosu-gil) that runs from Sinsa Station (Subway Line 3) to Hyeondae High School is a popular, upscale street in Seoul. The street (also known as ‘artists’ street’) has an eccentric flair thanks to its variety of charmingly decorated coffee shops, and designer stores. Garosu-gil is Read more [...]
Apgujeong Rodeo Street is the leading trend area, being known from the early 90’s as a unique and cultural area with a focus on fashion. In the past, this street used to be famous for easily being able to see people wearing luxurious clothing and driving foreign cars but now Read more [...]
Insa-dong has been situated at the heart of the nation’s capital for over 600 years and was at the center of culture during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). The Insa-dong area usually refers to the areas extending from the Anguk-dong Rotary to Tapgol Park in Jongno 2(i)-ga, past the Insa-dong Intersection. Read more [...]
It is a road between Hwaseong Haenggung Palace and Paldalmun Gate. Gongbang means craft shops and Golmok means street. Korean people also called it Suwon Insadong. This street is full of cozy shops, galleries, and restaurants. You can simply buy or make crafts as you like such as the traditional ball chain.
The German Village was built for Korean residents who returned from living in Germany. Many Korean lived in Germany where they earned foreign currency during the modernization of Korea in the 1960’s. The area is now a unique tourism spot related to German culture. Since 2001, the area of Mulgeon-ri, Read more [...]
Ulleungdo is a pentagon-shaped island located 92km away from Dokdo. The island was made from a series of volcanic eruptions. Its highest peak is called Seonginbong Peak, and there is a village along the coastline on the slope. On the north side is a caldera crater which collapsed to create Read more [...]
Hahoe Village is home to descendants of the Ryu clan of Pungsan and is well-known for its traditional houses. Birthplace of renowned scholars of the Joseon Period such as Gyeomam Ryu Un-ryong and Seoae Ryu Seong-ryong, the village became even more famous after Queen Elizabeth of England visited on April Read more [...]
Kim Gwangseok-gil Street is a mural street near Bangcheon Market where the now deceased Kim Gwangseok used to live. The 350m long wall has statues and murals depict his life and music. Every autumn, the area of Bangcheon Market and Dongseongno hosts a “Kim Gwangseok’s Singing Contest.”
Following the Korean War, refugees who fled to Busan set up stalls in order to make a living, and this was the beginning of the Gukje Market (gukje meaning “international” in Korean). The Gukje Market is one of Korea’s largest markets; each alleyway is crowded with stalls, and it connects Read more [...]
Gamcheon Culture Villiage is formed by houses built in staircase-fashion on the foothills of a coastal mountain, earning this village the nickname of “Machu Picchu of Busan.” The many alleys cutting through this community are vibrantly decorated with murals and sculptures created by the residents.
Gunsan Modern History Museum Time Travel sets the stage for experience activities that not only Gunsan citizens but also tourists can enjoy together, showing different aspects of Gunsan. In particular, it is significant in that citizens, not professional actors, prepare and stage their performance. In other words, the event places Read more [...]
The Gangneung Coffee Festival held its first event in 2009 as part of project in making Gangneung, a city of coffee. The festival celebrates the emerging coffee culture of Gangneung-si, which in recent years has welcomed in famous coffee chains and artisan coffee shops. The festival celebrates the scenic city’s Read more [...]
Korean artists of various field of work such as writers, painters, actors, architects and musicians constructed the cultural town of Heyri. Within this community, there are residences, workrooms, art galleries and museums. Artists make a living by opening exhibitions, trading or selling their artworks. Currently, there are about 40 museums, Read more [...]
The opening of the Incheon Port in 1883 led to the start of many foreigners coming into the area for settlement. Soon, it became a rich village and many young people gradually moved out, leaving the village in a state of stagnant. As such, a renovation project was brought upon Read more [...]
Incheon’s Chinatown area came into being with the opening of the Incheon Port in 1883 and Incheon’s designation as an extraterritoriality of the Ching Dynasty. In the past, the area held many stores trading goods imported from China, but most Chinese businesses are now restaurants. Today, the Chinese residents of Read more [...]
This place exhibits and sells toys that the owner has collected since the childhood. It is a small place without any signs but has variety of toys such as playmobils, dolls, Gundams, etc. It is popular among the toy manias for antique and rare toys. (Website https://club.cyworld.com/chunsotoy)
The Free Market opens every Saturday in the play ground in front of Hongdae. From handmade products to second hand products, they sell different types of goods. Musicians’ performances are often held and the participants present their work pieces that themselves created. It is a place of art and cultural Read more [...]
Jangchung-dong is the first place that pops up in the mind when it comes to Jokbal (Pigs’ Feet). It became famous with the opening of the Indoor Gymnasium in 1960. It was the fun of Jangchung-dong Pigs’ Feet Alley to eat Jokbal while talking about the sports game of the Read more [...]
The street of skewered lamb in Jayang-dong, Gwangjin-gu is an exotic place where people can experience China in Seoul. The price is about 10,000 won per person and 10 skewered lambs are served. There are other unique foods such as skewered beef tendon. They also have Chinese foods that are Read more [...]
From the south of Seogangdaegyo, this road goes on to the north side of Yeoui 2-gyo, passing through the back of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea. The official name of this road is ‘Yeouiseoro’ and its total length is 1.7 km. When April comes and the cherry Read more [...]
There are long preserved Hanoks on the alley. Old houses and the modernized buildings coexist on this street. It only takes 10 minute walk from Gwanghwamun, but it is tranquil unlike the center of the city. It is a famous date course with cafes, galleries and restaurants concentrated along the Read more [...]
This streets starts from the Hyundai office building and ends at Jungang High School. Along the street there are Hanok guest houses, ateliers, and old bath house and barbershop that embrace the reminiscence from the old times. “Winter Sonata” was filmed at Jungang High School and the place is visited Read more [...]
This road begins from Artsonje Museum to Yulgongno; it is stretched out from north to south. Its narrowness adds on to the ambience of the street along with cafes and galleries lining the road. It is the place where the traditional Korean houses and the modern buildings coexist. The road Read more [...]
There’s a Chicken alley located in Suwon-si which is near to the Hawseong Haengung Palace. Full of fragrant smell inside the alley and crispy chicken, this place attract many Korean people come to taste the chicken.
Icheon is a small city located in Gyeonggi-do, this is famous for its local farm products like rice and peaches, but more than its agricultural products though, it is famous for the world class pottery that is produced there as well as the naturally occurring hot springs. Icheon’s ceramic village is Read more [...]
Want to buy some cute gifts for your friends? If you are super fans of cat, you must come here. Jaesun Shop located in Mapu-Gu and this shop is cat’s paradise.. f
Jongno Jewelry Shopping Street is located in Jongno of Seoul, is well known nationwide. It is estimated to house between 2,000 and 4,000 jewelry stores of every size and packed close together in one district. Koreans love Jewelry very much. Jongno district has always had a large floating Read more [...]
K-Drama “Winter Sonata” Tour If you were fan of Gyeoul Yeonga (Winter Sonata), you might know this place. because Several scenes from the popular drama Gyeoul Yeonga (Winter Sonata) were filmed here! This popular street is in the heart of downtown Chuncheon. Fast-food restaurants, movie theaters, and nightclubs all pack the streets Read more [...]