9m 136 2020-06-15
131-1, Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Darakjeong has been popular for a long time because of the simple taste of its traditional Mandu (Korean stuffed dumpling). Since its opening in 1991, tasty soup and scrumptious Mandu have been served. A fist-sized Mandu is fully packed with seasoned meat, bean-curd, and various vegetables. Its thick dough makes it chewy and delightful. For one person, “Manduguk”(boiled dumpling soup) is a good choice. The delicious and nourishing taste of Mandu goes well with the sweet, spicy, and fresh taste of the soup. Manduguk is served in a brass bowl which keeps the food warm while eating. For a large-size group, “Mandujeongol” cooked with various vegetables in a casserole is recommended. There are two types of Mandujeongol that have different tastes. The main characteristic of “Kimchi Mandujeongol” is its spicy flavor, which reminds people of the refreshing taste of Kimchi soup, and “Tojang Mandujeongol” expounds on the savory taste of bean-paste soup. Tojang means folk soybean-paste. “Nokdujeon”(a Korean pan-fried dish with green mung bean) is another famous dish at Darakjeong, which is pan-fried with a very light seasoning to emphasize the original taste of Nokdu (green mung bean). Salted oysters with hot pepper are served with Nokdujeon instead of soy sauce, which is a perfect match.
44m 12562 2020-06-15
136-1, Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Nunnamujip is famous for a North Korean dish called, “Kimchi mari guksu”, which is a noodle dish in cold kimchi soup containing toasted laver, a boiled egg, and sesame. The soup is refreshingly cold and a little spicy. For “Kimchi mari bap”, a bowl of rice is put into cold kimchi soup instead of noodles. The taste is very unique. In addition to Kimchimari, “Tteokgalbi” is a popular dish on the menu as well.
The main restaurant is located in the basement, which has only limited seating capacity with a few tables. As a result, many people usually wait in line for lunch or dinner. A second franchise has opened in a three-story building across the street. To enjoy a quaint atmosphere, the first establishment is better, but the new one’s interior design is much more modern and fancier, giving it a fresh altering look.
93m 6034 2017-01-31
124-6, Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Located at the end of Samcheon-dong Street, Bukmakgol is a Hanok (Korean house) restaurant, offering thick beef ribs and cabbage wraps with pork and garlic.
101m 20740 2020-06-15
122-1, Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
The delicious, sweet, red-bean soup called “Danpatjuk” in Korean and served at “The Second Best in Seoul” has been an all-time favorite since it opened in 1976. Not only the exterior, but the interior as well, is very simple and modest, similar to a teahouse in the '70s. This does not keep people from coming back because the unforgettable taste of the sweet red-bean soup makes them return again and again.
“The Second Best in Seoul” was originally opened as a teahouse for traditional Korean medicinal tea; sweet red-bean soup being one of the main specialties on their menu list. But, nowadays, sweet red-bean soup has become the most popular menu item. Sweet red-bean soup can be enjoyed as a light meal because it fills you up quickly. In addition, the chestnuts, gingko nuts, red beans, and glutinous rice cake that are in the thick red-bean soup provide good nutrition. TIP: The name is very special, right? “The Second Best in Seoul” was named by their modest mind of making food with utmost sincerity.
129m 27702 2019-03-18
143-10, Bukchon-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
If you are an owl lover or enjoy seeing handcrafted pieces of art, the Owl Museum is the place for you. This owl themed museum is filled with pieces of art, crafts, useful household items and accessories. The items here come from over 70 countries including China, the United States, the Czech Republic, and Poland. Over 2000 pieces can be found right under one roof.
Owl themed folding screens, dishes, vases, sculptures, and even owl stamps are among the diverse selection on display here. When people think of an owl museum, an image of a stuffed owl usually pops into their heads. No stuffed owls can be found at this museum. It is full of many unique items.
The Owl Museum was originally a private residence. The structure was remodeled and made into a museum, but managed to keep its original charm. The owner’s second son, who majored in design, chose owl wallpaper to add to the unique atmosphere. Visitors to the museum are treated to a free, tasty cup of tea.
245m 36948 2020-06-09
134-3, Bukchon-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Located on the outskirts of Bugaksan Mountain, Samcheong Park was officially designated as Korea's first park in year 1940. The name Samcheong (literally "three blue") refers to the three highest ideals in Taoism that people can attain. Surrounded by cherry blossoms planted long ago, the park becomes crowded with tourists every April when the blossoms are in full bloom. The park offers many amenities: badminton and tennis courts, a playground, a snack bar, and a multi-purpose rest area.
Major hiking trails winding through Samcheong Park connect the park to the Bugaksan Mountain's Seoul Fortress Wall Hiking Trail, a mineral spring water in Seongbuk-dong, and Waryong Park. While hiking, visitors can encounter Malbawi Rock, an excellent spot chosen by Seoul Metropolitan Government, where visitors can overlook Seoul at a glance. Malbawi Historic Site Visit Program, run by Jongno-gu Office (Seoul), provides children and adults with the opportunity to learn about natural ecology in Samcheong Park and the history of Seoul Fortress Wall from designated guides. Through well-developed roads around Samcheong-dong, visitors can easily move from Samcheong-dong to Seongbuk-dong. Currently, Samcheong Tunnel near the park connects the two localities.
250m 136083 2019-11-25
107, Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
It is said that Samcheong-dong was named from the story about the three ‘cheong’ (Chinese character meaning ‘clean’) of the area, namely the mountain, water, and people. Another theory is that the origin of the region's name came from Samcheongjeon Hall where three tablets called ‘Taecheong,’ ‘Sangcheong,’ and ‘Okcheong,’ were set up based on Taoism. Samcheong-dong Street features a mixture of old scenes of hanok building with traditional beauty and modern scenes of galleries and cafés, creating a unique atmosphere. Visitors can feel the abundant cultural mood at every corner of the street through the art galleries, museums, antique shops, and quiet pathways.
294m 33519 2019-06-13
101-1, Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Get off the subway at Gyeongbokgung Station (Subway Line 3), follow the wall of the Gyeongbokgung Palace and you'll find yourself facing a street with majestic trees whose foliage changes every season. This street leads directly to Samcheong-dong. As you enter Samcheong-dong and walk towards the Samchong-dong Tunnel, you'll come across Samcheongdong Sujebi, located right next to the Prime Minister Legation.
Samcheongdong Sujebi became a hit among Japanese tourists, after being featured in a popular Japanese magazine. The main dish here is, of course, sujebi (a traditional Korean soup consisting of chunks of dough and various vegetables). It comes in a pot full of sliced pumpkin, clams, and potatoes. This delicious soup is so tasty that there's almost always people lined up outside the restaurant. Other popular items include dongdongju (traditional Korean liquor) and gamjajeon (a Korean potato pancake that uses only potato starch and no other ingredients).
332m 15469 2020-05-12
90, Bukchon-ro 5na-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
The Bukchon Museum displays items that have been collected from Bukchon, a historical village that was once home to the nation’s nobility. For hundreds of years, treasured items in each household were passed down from generation to generation, but since Korea’s rapid development in the second half of the 20th century many of these became obsolete. Opened in 2003, the Bukchon Museum seeks to preserve artifacts and present them in a cozy, homey environment where visitors can get a sense of how each object was used in daily life. The museum is full of household articles that were absolutely essential parts of life in the past, such as ‘maetdol’ (millstones used for grinding beans or mung beans), ‘jangdok’ (crocks for soy sauce or red pepper paste), and ‘yogang’ (Korean chamber pots that were kept in rooms and used as urinals at night). Visitors are even allowed to touch items on display to better be able to imagine life in Korea before industrialization.
381m 14735 2019-12-23
94-1, Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Café Moon has a trendy interior design and includes a realistic 'moon' mounted on one of the walls. The inside and outside of the café are decorated with hanok designs, designs of traditional Korean houses. The inner courtyard of the grounds is often the stage for a variety of parties and music performances held throughout the year. From the late spring into fall, Café Moon holds musical performances of traditional instruments from around the world. The diners enjoying their meals next to the courtyard need only slide the windows open to let in the beautiful melodies.
448m 981 2018-12-30
88, Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Located at the entrance of Samcheong-dong Street in Jongno-gu, Seoul, Jilkyungyee Uriot Samcheong Branch specializes in daily hanbok. Housed in a free-standing hanok building, the store deals with modernized hanbok ensembles and separates, such as jackets, tops, skirts, pants, and dresses plus accessories such as hats, shoes, scarves and more. Along with Jilkyungyee branded items, the store also sells handmade works by artists and craftsmen. The business at the current location has been in operation since 2013. On the first basement and first floor are shops; the second floor, called “Mubongheon,” is used as a daily cultural center. The basement floor displays clothing for men and women, mufflers, and hats, and the first floor sells small accessories, shoes, and bags. The store display resembles the hanok and hanbok style. The daily cultural center on the second floor is used for various cultural events, including invitational exhibition by local artists, special exhibitions of products, and training on Korean traditions. The old pine tree in the garden enhances the mood of being a hanok store selling all things Korean. The Samcheong Branch of Jilkyungyeei Uriot is open daily from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Foreign language service is also available.
451m 3184 2019-12-19
86-5, Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
FATUM is famous for its great view of Samcheong-dong. Each floor is decorated with a different theme, from natural rocks on the first floor, comfort on the second floor, and indoor viewing places on the third and fourth floors, and outdoor seats on the fifth floor. The view features beautiful scenery including Bugaksan Mountain, Inwangsan Mountain, and Gyeongbokgung Palace at once, as well as a fantastic sunset from the café.