The day goes by so quickly, just make it stay a little bit longer by having a night walk around, collecting every light, sound, feeling then put all of them into a pocket full of sweet memories.
Deadly tired and exhausted after a long day of working hard in the office? Really need a private space with delightful atmosphere and full of romantic sounds of guitar? Or want to experience the interesting feeling of walking on “The Street of Love” lonely? Samcheong-dong (삼청동) is the right place for you.
Samcheong-dong (삼청동)is one of the most unique and famous places in Seoul. Specifically, Gyeongbokgung Palace (the home of royalty during the Joseon Dynasty) locates to its left, Changdeokgung Palace (a secondary palace during the Joseon Dynasty) to the right, Cheong Wa Dae (the President’s Office) to the north and Insa-dong to the south.
Let’s take a short walk around Samcheong dong at the midnight and feel the beauty of combination between Korean modernity and tradition at one.
Locating at the center of Samcheong-dong, Yulgok is recognized as the “love paradise” of Seoul, not only because it is the homeland of Korean eateries, clothing stores and coffee shops with eye-catching decoration but pedestrians walking on this road. Almost all the time you will see that there are virtually couples walking there, no single walker may present. If you want to set the record of The Best Ever FA, stand alone on the street for about 10 minutes, you will get all the attention like a superstar.
Destining yourself as a shopaholic, artist or cuisine lover and Samcheong-dong (삼청동) is also an ideal place for you. The street is lined with cafes, museums, antique shops and a great number of famous art galleries. They all have unique architectural design, so you will never feel bored when making your way downtown to discover a thousand new things with sparkling attractiveness.
Recommended shops, stores or galleries that you may be interested in:
- Hakgojae Gallery (학고재) – “Create things new by mastering things ancient” is reflected in its building – a mix of traditional hanok and modern architecture.
- Book Café Naeseojae (북카페내서재) – A room with the wall-to-wall bookshelf filled with many titles, gentle musique and simple menu of soft drinks and snacks. Suitable for a depressed mood which need to stay calm for a while.
- Kuro Neko Japanese Restaurant – Great corner for big fans of Japanese cuisine in Seoul
Finally, no one can deny and get away from the charm of street guitar performance at every late night on Yulgok entrance. All of your exhaustion and worries will be washed away and you definitely come back home with a smile on your bright face!