I know a lot of you are curious on places worthy of visiting when you’re in Seoul aside from the popular ones, so here’s one you don’t wanna miss: Samcheong-dong! ✩. I’m a huge Running Man fan, so I made a list of the show’s previous shooting locations and apparently, this place is included. I have no regret going since it literally became my happy place, and like to recommend it if you want to enjoy food and shopping without any hassle of it being crowded.
Here’s how you can get there → take the Seoul subway line 3 and get off Anguk Station Exit #1. After taking the exit stairs, turn right and walk straight until you reach the corner street then turn right again. Walk straight through the path between the stone walls.
I just love the combination of autumnal weather and long walks (playing a korean ballad song on my mind).
And what I love more in Samcheong-dong is it’s ‘straight out of magazine’ like shops, which caters unique variety of goods and crafts, that whatever side you look at is picture/instagram worthy.
Especially this flower shop, ‘Madang‘, you see first at the end of stone wall path.
Lovely, aren’t they? Here’s how it looks like when sun’s out.
Now back to the directions, you’ll see an intersection if you continue walking. Just cross the street and walk straight until Kiehl’s store.
You can turn left to explore more shops (Moonshot has cosmetics on 1st floor and YG artists’ items on 2nd floor),
or see murals straight ahead.
Aside from unique clothes, accessories and other crafts, Samcheong-dong is dessert haven. While it is famous for it’s classy Hanok (traditional korean houses) cafes, it also has lots of fancy as well as nature themed cafes for you to choose from. I got confused on what to try first, every coffee/dessert lover’s problem, so I set a separate day just for cafe hopping (which I’ll be posting after this). ♡
I also stopped by this shop that sells unique home decors at a very affordable price. I bought coffee, sugar and milk containers as per mom’s request. Too bad that this was not in my shopping list so I skipped buying for myself and promised to be back to buy items for my work space.
Tip ✔: There are stores that offer great discount, and they tend to lower the price a little more if you’re their first customer. This applies not only here in Samcheong-dong but in other districts as well.
Samcheong-dong is too big to cover all the shops and cafes, but I definitely recommend it in your Seoul itinerary, since the ambiance is so relaxing. Hope what I shared was helpful. Happy eating aaaaand shopping! ♡