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“DAWON teahouse & Dragon's beard candy”
Review of Insadong

Insadong
Ranked #43 of 836 things to do in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Though touristy, this vibrant neighborhood is one of the cultural and artistic hubs of Seoul. Great tea houses, restaurants, street food, galleries and souvenir shops make it a must-see area.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Insadong, The cultural and artistic hub of Seoul. Insadong is a vibrant neighborhood of Teahouses, Souvenir shops and modern galleries. Most of ladies in our tour group were interested in handicrafts and jewelry.
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DAWON
Our tour guide recommended a Traditional Korean Tea House for a soothing tea ceremony. The teahouse is DAWON , it has Low seated tables. There are tearooms where you will have to remove your shoes before being seated. The menu has a variety of hot & cold teas. I had 5 taste-iced tea by the anme of OMIJA Cha, you will experience 5 flavors simultaneously (sour – salty- sweet-bitter and spicy). I love Korean rice cakes. I had Black sesame rice cake with my cold tea. Notice while being there the Apricot trees around your table. SEE card address in photos.
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Dragon's beard candy
The DRAGON Moustache is a great gift for family if you are visiting Seoul. It is a delicate candy and mildly sweet in flavor. It is called Dragon's beard candy (or Chinese cotton candy).
Mr. Uki is the master of making this delicate candy; he creates thousands of white shredders out of hard honey in seconds. You will surely need to see his artful technique by your self. Mr. Uki has 3 flavors of pumpkin, chocolate and nuts. The candy has 3 months durability in fridge. SEE his address in photos.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quiet and clean shopping center with an artsy background. There are lots of quaint shops along with delicious restaurants and coffee shops. Very enjoyable.

Thank Hoai My W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There’re many souvenir shops, restaurants, cafe along the main street. Many people in weekend. Just looking around is fun!!

Thank Hanayo M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the walk down the long shopping street in Insadong. There are cute shops and loads of places to stop for lunch/dinner. You will find nice gifts here, and there are artsy shops, not just your run of the mill cheap souvenir places.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Insadong is a fantastic place to look after korean art and handcrafts. Lots of galleries and shops. If you like pottery etc, you could spend hours in the street. Other then this, a huge ammount of teahouse for every taste.

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