You may have heard of Jongno street if you ever been to Korea before. If you haven’t, it doesn’t matter! Let’s learn about why Jongno street is so popular among foreign visitors with an additional information of Safe Stay accommodation hidden inside the district.
Jongno District covers a large area of northern Seoul city (above Han-river). Gyeongbok-gung and the surrounding major palaces, Gwanghwamun Gate, Insadong Street and even Dongdaemun Gate are all included in this district. The streets are full of restaurants, cultural assets, shopping streets, entertainments, parks and places for relaxation. That is why Jongno is always crowded with people.
However, among all those characteristics, people are crazy about Jongno because there are so many delicious foods to taste! Since this blog cannot contain all the area, here are three major regions where countless restaurants and cafes are concentrated!
1) Gwanghwamun Area
We recommend to visit D-tower which is right next to Gwanghwamun Station. Starting from Vietnam rice noodle, you can taste buckwheat noodles, pork grills, sausage stew, bean sprout and rice soup, etc
- Location: 17 Jong-ro 3-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul (1 minute walk from Gwangwamun. Station Exit.3)
2) Jongno 3-ga Station Area
When you arrive at Jongno 3-ga Station, head to gate number 6 and enter the alley. You will encounter a long street full of restaurants, selling variety kinds of foods! Pork grills are the best menu followed by Korean foods, noodles and Western foods.
- Location : Jongno 3-ga Station Exit.6
3) Insadong Street Area
Insadong Culture Street is located at Insadong and this is a hot place among foreigners. While you can enjoy shopping, you must not miss the delicious restaurants hidden here and there! Try the street foods such as chicken skewers, cocktails, fried shrimps or Korean traditional cake called “Injeolmi”
- Location : Jongno 3-ga Station Gate Exit.6
Yehadoye Guesthouse is located in the center of Insadong district where you can experience both traditional and contemporary spirits of arts and foods. The guesthouse operates two ceramic stores right next to the gate where visitors can view Korean traditional potteries. There are thousands of potteries, all in unique style and color, and they are on sale. Besides potteries, you can find chopsticks, vases and glass figures. The owner preserved the beauty of this Korean heritage of over 35 years.
The house has a large living room and a kitchen for guests to use without any burdens. They provide free coffee, microwave oven, toiletries and computers. The shower booth and the laundry room are also equipped in the house. Guests can go outside the rooftop to view the urban scenery or to have some snacks!
There are 8 different kinds of rooms available. Discount price will be offered if you stay for a long time.
- Address: 10, Insadong 12-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
- How to go: About 2 minutes from Anguk Station(Seoul Line.3) Exit.6 by walk
- Reservation: Contact +82-2-722-3619 / +82-10-4712-361
or visit http://yehadoye.com/?page_id=2230
- Price: 40,000 KRW ~ 105,000KRW (Discounts up to 20% for 4 weeks)