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Adventures in East Asia

Traditional Charms of Samcheong-dong

Samcheong-dong is touted as one of the trendiest cultural centres of Seoul and a wander along its quaint and charming streets showed us why.

Samcheong-Dong-Cafe-Front

Traditional Hanok architecture can be seen in Samcheong-dong along with unique boutiques, stylish cafes and creative product shops.

Samcheong-Dong-Hanok-Alley

Samcheong-Dong-Gallery

Samcheong-Dong-Hanok-Shop-Back

Samcheong-Dong-Restaurant

Samcheong-Dong-Shop-Toys

Samcheong-Dong-Curio-Shop

Samcheong-Dong-Shop

I found the area to be very photographer-friendly and had read that its not unusual to see people posing in front of interesting shops and alleyways for photos.

Samcheong-Dong-Linh-Alley

Samcheong-Dong-Linh-Police-Car

Whilst in Samcheong-dong, I was able to get proof of Korean women commonly holding hands as they wander around streets and shops together. They're not lesbians apparently.

Samcheong-Dong-Female-Couple

This miniature building perched outside a restaurant is actually a post box, opened via the little red knob at the front.

Samcheong-Dong-Mailbox

During our exploration of Samcheong-dong, Linh and I also saw these bikers driving around with a very loud and smoky contraption as if to fumigate the air. I've still no idea what they were doing - anyone know?

Samcheong-Dong-Bike-Smoker-Red

Samcheong-Dong-Bike-Smoker

More photos below and on Samcheong-dong on Flickr.

Samcheong-Dong-Bar

Samcheong-Dong-Junction

Samcheong-Dong-Rustic-Shop

Samcheong-Dong-Salon-Front

Samcheong-Dong-Shop-Figures

Samcheong-Dong-Street

Samcheong-Dong-Upper-Road

Samcheong-Dong-White-Shop


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