Insa-dong, Gwanjang & Ewha Seoul Korea (day 2)

Its day two, and where did I wander? Gwanjang Market, Insa-dong and Ewha University!




 Gwangjang Market, previously Dongdaemun Market, is a traditional street market in Jongno-gu, Seoul. The market is one of the oldest and largest traditional markets in South Korea, with more than 5000 shops and 20,000 employees in an area of 42,000 square metres. Approximately 65,000 people visit the market each day.





Mung beans mix fried (bindaetteok)



The market has approximately 1500–2000 vendors selling fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, bread, clothing, textiles, handicrafts, kitchenware, souvenirs, and Korean traditional medicinal items. There are also many restaurants and food stalls selling traditional Korean cuisine, but the market is most famous for its bindaetteok, or mung bean pancakes, and mayak gimbap.


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Insa-dong is a dong, or neighborhood of the Jongno-gu district of Seoul. The main street is Insadong-gil, which is connected to a multitude of alleys that lead deeper into the district. There are many modern galleries and tea shops.

Insadong-gil is "well known as a traditional street that represents the "culture of the past and the present. There are mixture of historical and modern atmosphere and is a "unique area of Seoul that truly represents the cultural history of the nation."

The area has 40 percent of the nation's antique shops and art galleries as well as 90 percent of the traditional stationery shops. Make sure you visited Tongmungwan, the oldest bookstore in Seoul, and Kyung-in Art Gallery, the oldest tea house.


Rice cakes (Mochi all sorts)



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Ewha Womans University is a private women's university in Seoul founded in 1886 by the American Methodist Episcopal. It is the world's largest female educational institute. Ewha Womans University is one of the prestigious universities in South Korea.
We visited the place because its such an awesome campus.




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