Samcheong-dong is one of the most unique places in Seoul. Gyeongbokgung Palace (the home of royalty during the Joseon Dynasty) lies to its left and Changdeokgung Palace (a secondary palace during the Joseon Dynasty) to its right, with Cheong Wa Dae (the President’s Office) and Insa-dong to the north and south respectively.
Samcheong-dong is said to have the absolutely ideal location. Samcheong (sam means “three” and cheong “clean or good”) was given its name in reference to the three things it has plenty of: clean water, beautiful neighboring mountains and kind-hearted residents.
In fact, I like the concept of this area!
There are tonnes of tradtional designs implant with the modern technologies within those boutiques and cafes.
For example like this :
Pretty Traditional Korean house isn’t it?
BUT..it’s actually a..
There are also traditional tea houses/guesthouse around the area too
Some even offer traditional Hanbok for tourists to try on and take photos with. ^^
We had a stopped over at Samcheongdong Sujebi(삼청동 수제비) for lunch.
Oh yes! Apparently this little rustic eatery place is MUST-TRY for tourists.
Even the locals love to patronize this eatery as well. (=
It does taste a little like our local mee-huay-kway I would say. But I do love the light taste of the soup.
This dish consists of: chunks of dough, vegetables, sliced pumpkin, clams, potatoes
(PLEASE SHARE..goodness, we order 3 portions and it can fit like 5-7pax?! =/)
And of course, no other than the home-made kimchi from the lady boss as well.
The hearty lunch boost up our energy to continue our journey around the area.
Oh Hello Spur Shoes!
Pretty roses that never dies…
They are actually SOAP! 😀
We even took a photo with the Tourists Guides! If you need help in directions, do approach them! (They have maps available in English, Chinese and Japanese)
Time for some coffee break over at one of the cute cafe(Coffee Byul Zan)
Greeted with a cute rabbit on the floor.. ^^
They serves pretty yummy home-made Tiramisu as well! =D
왜!왜!왜! Even serviette also so cute!! =O
Our yummy waffles set that cost 13,000won
I shall end off the entry making you guys hungry by the waffles photo. 😛
Remember to add Samcheong-dong down into your itinerary the next time you’re over at Anguk Station. It’s just a pretty 5-10mins walk further down than Insadong and maybe, you might discover even more pretty things than I do. *wink*