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“Completely over-hyped”
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The Street of Art
Ranked #2 of 2 Shopping in Gwangju
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Reviewed 26 December 2016

Yes there is a street. Yes, there are a handful of shops selling traditional ink brushes and other implements. There are even a few art galleries with either traditional painting or modernistic works on display. More eye-catching perhaps are shops that appear to be random collections of junk.

Then there's a row of sculpture that frankly is rather blah.

In between these shops are coffee bars and shuttered shops.

All in all, don't bother unless you're determined to buy something.

Thank Alex W
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

Is a street with little shops and art galleries. Perfect to walk on a sunny Saturday. A good place for the kids to paint and do some art work.

Thank kerycruz
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Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

Visited, nothing was going on, a few arty kind of shops but a lot of dead space. Other people wandering around seemed equally unimpressed.

Looks like a failed venture from my experience.

Thank OJW27
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Reviewed 2 January 2016

A short distance from the Asia Cultural Centre lies a giant web of shopping and food. An underground shopping bazaar, while on street level more shopping, cafes, restaurants and street food, nor forgetting money changer counters when you need them. Somewhere here there is also a cat cafe for those who like cats. Street art is also there in some of the streets.

If your legs are weak, or you are not into shopping, this may not be your cup of tea. One oddity is across the fountain near the National Asian Cultural Ctr.. Trees whose trunk and branches are wrapped in wool knitting.

Nearest subway line is Geunmanro4-ga Station

Thank Jamal A
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Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

If you happen to pass through this street, it's ok, but don't take a detour for it. Maybe we got unlucky, but on a Sunday most stores were closed (or maybe they actually closed down?) and there was nothing going on. Better do your shopping in Insadong, Seoul.

Thank 8Aaamandaaa8
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