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Explore artistic Insadong
Cultural 3 hours

Explore artistic Insadong

Dragon’s beard candy, Jogyesa Temple, porcelain making and a traditional tea ceremony.

3 hours

From $38.13  USD per person (based on 8 adults)

  • From $38.13 USD pp (based on 8 adults)

  • Private & 100% personalized tour

  • 3 hours

  • Walking Tour

  • Hosted in English (On request: Arabic, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish)

Welcome to Insadong - a neighbourhood permeated with everything artistic, eclectic and creative.

You’ll explore with one of our Seoul hosts, flitting between traditional tea houses and even more traditional porcelain and stationary shops - Insadong is actually known across Korea as the spiritual home of traditional crafts and antiques.

It’s been an artist’s neighbourhood for centuries, actually. Stroll along its largest street, Insadong-gil, with your host and see street vendors throwing together mind-boggling dishes like ‘dragon's beard candy - you’ll want to try it!

Pop into a stationary store and discover ancient writing techniques, stop by Jogyesa Temple and try to choose which of the 100 art galleries you’d like to visit.

We’d recommend a stop by Ssamziegil, a market/mall hybrid - quirky, right? - where you’ll find 70 independent shops selling the works of Korean artists and craftspeople.

After all of that, you might need a break, and a traditional tea ceremony sounds like just the thing.

    • Join your host and explore the most creative neighbourhood in Seoul!
    • Visit a traditional teahouse where you’ll be transported back in time by the ancient ritual and traditional architecture
    • Browse antique stores and workshops where artisans still make traditional stationary and porcelain to this day
    • Visit one of the hundreds of galleries (really, there are more than 100!) in the area, like the Museum of Fine Art
    • Shop in a modern take on the traditional outdoor market selling arts and crafts
    • Try the local street food if you get hungry - even if you’re not hungry, we’re certain you’ll still want to try it
    • Visit historic landmarks and temples as you amble around
    • This experience will be personalized to you!
    • What’s included
    • Private and personalised experience
    • 3 hours with a host
    • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
    • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)
    • What’s not included
    • Food and drink
    • Tickets to any attractions
    • Transportation costs
    • Gratuities (optional)
  • Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

  • Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund

    COVID-19 Flexible Policy: you can cancel for free up to a day before the experience and receive a full refund.

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  • 2
    We introduce you to your perfect local Build your perfect tour and experience together
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  • 3
    The best part! Experience the city like you would with a knowledgeable friend living there
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