Explore Artistic Insadong

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

  • Private &
  • 3 hours
  •  From $47.50 USD per person
  • Walking
  • Multiple languages available. Request at time of booking.

What you’ll do

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.

Our Picks

  • 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

Good to know

What’s included
  • Private and personalised experience
  • 3 hours with a host
  • Walking experience (other transport can be arranged at an additional cost)
What’s not included
  • Food and drink
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuities (optional)
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