Buk­chon Kal­guksu ArtSonje Cen­ter

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wall candy along­side noodle queen / while to the right is / 733 8945 /

on the cor­ner. The one-way street ad­ja­cent is filled with street snacks like tteok­bokki and oden, plus dar­ling cus­tom sta­tionery and let­ter­press stu­dio a few steps along on the left. Re­trace to ArtSonje and turn right, over and down the small hill to

at the three-way crossroad. A few min­utes walk left takes you to the en­trance of his­toric vil­lage

and up the gift shop and gallery-lined street you’ll spy ce­ramic col­lec­tions by lo­cal artists at Re­trace all the way to the main road fac­ing the Palace and spin right. On your right is

which ad­joins smarty-pants with gorgey chocs and pas­tries. Exit right, and the road splits in two − take the right fork onto Sam­cheong-ro. Be­yond the po­lice sta­tion are clus­ters of bou­tiques that just scream the need for orig­i­nal de­sign, hav­ing cho­sen to copy rather than cre­ate. 50m on you’ll find trad jew­eller and next to Woori Bank ATM is mad-hat­ter on Famished? Carry on past the lush homegrown botan­i­cal cos­met­ics of and pop­star makeup at and opp. the Korean Bank­ing In­sti­tute is

or fur­ther up at the three-way junc­tion is porky bar­be­cue All done? Dou­ble back to­wards Lyana­ture for some live jazz at or sweeties can dig home­made dessert at tucked be­hind mus­sels resto on the main drag.

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