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Ssamji-gil

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Insadong
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Address: Gwanhun-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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lovely handicrafts

great place to visit, take some pictures and spend some money. some unique items by wonderful designers.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Hong Kong, China
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Singapore, Singapore
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45 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Basement - activity area where you can make stuffs to bring home as souvenirs. The activities differ but here are usually some for children and some for couples and families. Tax refund is here too... Sides and back - food, food, and more food. There are many exits that leads to small side paths, and there are many food places... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great place to visit, take some pictures and spend some money. some unique items by wonderful designers.

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Beijing, China
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146 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here before in 2006 and the place it very much the same. I enjoy taking photos here and there are many shops run by local artists selling their handy crafts. Time easily fly when walking around here and I enjoyed a coffee on the 4th floor. Super nice..

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Looking for some original artwork in Seoul? This the perfect place! Lots of interesting shops. Muti-levels of shopping. It's worth a look!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

It's a charming building with many small stores, selling unique goods, supporting local artists. Worth the visit. The view at night is prettier and has a good vibe.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

I like the way they they arrange the shops. It is a tax free shops. The shopping was good but a little expensive otherwise I like the place specially on the last floor wear you can write love note.

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Pasir Mas, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Nothing much interesting, but it is still a great experience to visit the place. Building without a stair.

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

I went to Ssamji-gil after Korean tea and desserts in the same street in Insadong. I like shopping at Ssamji-gil because they have Choo Choo Cat things. Other shops sell cute and trendy things. Recommended!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This is a small mall located in Insadong. The shops are selling locally made handicrafts. The prices are a bit high but many of the products are handmade locally. It is a nice place to walk around and explore.

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Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

A cool little shopping mall for hipsters with some cute little shops and restaurants, which might not be your cup of tea but it's a nice hangout nonetheless. Cool views from the roof up top.

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Insadong
Nestled between Jongno and Samcheongdong, this small neighborhood offers a crash course in various aspects of Korean culture. Rows of shops display traditional Korean goods such as pottery and earthenware, crafts, fans, and more, making it a popular spot for souvenir shopping. The Ssamziegil shopping complex in particular has become a local institution for its unique spiral layout and the many boutique shops inside that sell handmade crafts and goods. This is the perfect neighborhood to sample a range of Korean dishes, with vegetarian Korean temple cuisine restaurants being a popular draw, but street food carts are just as famous. As a top tourist destination, crowds can swell, particularly on weekends, but you can find some rest and respite in one of the private art galleries or grab a cup of Korean tea in a tea house – many of which are located in beautifully renovated traditional Korean homes.
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